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Rory Best on Jacob Stockdale: “He’ll Use This And He’ll Bounce Back”

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The trajectory of Jacob Stockdale’s career since bursting onto the scene with a try against South Africa in his first home international has been a constant upward curve. Unfortunately for the Ulster winger, Saturday’s game-changing slip-up against Leinster in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final marks the first major setback of his career as the northern province crashed out of Europe’s …

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Jacob Stockdale Issues Apology After Crucial Error In Ulster Loss

Jacob Stockdale

Ireland and Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale has issued an apology after he failed to ground the ball for what looked to be a certain try in his side’s narrow 21-18 loss to Leinster in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final.  Early in the second half, Ulster held a narrow 11-13 lead when Stockdale showed tremendous pace and footwork to evade the …

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Chris Farrell: “I’m Ramped Up, I’m Ready To Play Already”

Munster centre, Chris Farrell, needs no extra motivation to get him ready for this weekend’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Edinburgh.  After a thundering start last year, his season was cruelly cut short when he suffered an ACL injury during an open Six Nations training session. He was forced to watch on from the sidelines as his Munster teammates …

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Chris Henry: ‘We Watch Munster & Leinster At The Aviva Every Game, It’s Frustrating’

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Former Ulster star, Chris Henry voices his dismay at the decision to allow Munster and Leinster to play each other at the Aviva while not giving the other provinces the same exposure. Speaking exclusively to Pundit Arena, the former Ireland international previewed this weekend’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final clash between his former side and champions, Leinster. Leinster and Munster regularly …

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Van Graan: ‘Players Go Through Ebbs & Flows In Their Careers’

Johann van Graan Munster

Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has defended the form of his players involved in Ireland’s Six Nations campaign as they prepare to return to the provincial camp. The performances of many Munster players including Conor Murray, CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony were criticised through the disappointing campaign, especially during last week’s loss to Wales in the Principality Stadium. The Irish …

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15-Man Shortlist Named For European Player Of The Year

European Player Of The Year

EPCR have announced a 15-man shortlist for European Player Of The Year.  All quarter-finalists, except the Glasgow Warriors, have representatives on the list. The list is also dominated by Irish players who make up 53% of the total. Last season’s winner, Leone Nakarawa, who played a key role in Racing 92’s qualification for the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals, is nominated …

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Breaking: Ulster Ban Spectator For Life For Simon Zebo Abuse

Simon Zebo Ulster

Ulster Rugby have banned a spectator for life from the Kingspan Stadium due to verbal abuse aimed at Simon Zebo.  Zebo was on the receiving end of verbal abuse when he played at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast for his club Racing 92 in their recent encounter with Ulster in the Heineken Champions Cup. The former Ireland winger suggested that …

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Ulster The Prize As Leinster Cruise To Routine Win Over Wasps

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Leinster travelled to the Ricoh Arena today in the final group game of this year’s Champions Cup looking to secure a home quarterfinal with a victory over a struggling Wasps side. The two sides met back in October in the opening round of this year’s competition when Leinster ran in eight tries en route to a 52-3 hammering. Leinster fielded …

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“Special” Tadhg Beirne Set For Scan After Bruising Win Over Exeter

Tadhg Beirne Munster Exeter Ireland

Sean McMahon reports from Thomond Park.  Munster and Ireland will sweat on the fitness of man-of-the-match Tadhg Beirne, who picked up a knee injury in the second half of the southern province’s 9-7 victory over the Exeter Chiefs at Thomond Park tonight.  Beirne, who played a pivotal role in Munster’s win and their subsequent progression to the knockout stages of …

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Saracens Snatch Top Seed With Hard Fought Win Over Warriors

Saracens saw off a furious challenge from Glasgow Warriors to win 38-19 at Allianz Park on Saturday and clinch first place in Pool 3 and the top seed in the European Champions Cup quarter-finals. Saracens had won their first five games to ensure a last-eight spot. Glasgow had already qualified on Friday without playing when Scottish rivals Edinburgh beat Montpellier …

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