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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

leinster wasps champions cup

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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Edinburgh Reach Knockouts For First Time In Seven Years With Montpellier Win

Edinburgh

Edinburgh have secured passage to the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup thanks to a 19-10 victory over Montpellier at Murrayfield.  The last time the Scottish club reached the last eight was way back in the 2011/12 season and not only content with that, but Richard Cockerill’s side have secured a home quarter-final. Edinburgh chipped away at the scoreboard in …

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Johnny Sexton Ruled Out Of Leinster’s Trip To Wasps

Johnny Sexton Leinster Ireland

Leinster have confirmed that Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of the province’s final Champions Cup clash with Wasps at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday.  The eastern province provided an injury update at their media briefing today and they confirmed that Sexton is “continuing to rehab a tendon issue in his knee” and “will not be involved this weekend”. Luke …

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Jean Kleyn: Sandy Park Was Hell, Saturday Will Be The Same

Jean Kleyn Munster

The 10-10 draw which took place when Munster and the Exeter Chiefs faced off at Sandy Park in the opening round of the Champions Cup was like a Test match in everything but name.  The physicality and intensity in which both sets of players went about their business was gripping viewing and supporters should be in for a treat when …

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Van Graan Confident Munster Can Get The Job Done Without O’Mahony

Peter O'Mahony Johann van Graan Munster

The main concern this week for Munster as they prepare for their deciding clash with the Exeter Chiefs at Thomond Park on Saturday is the fitness of captain Peter O’Mahony.  The Corkman suffered a rib injury in the bonus-point win over Gloucester at Kingsholm and head coach Johann van Graan rated O’Mahony’s chances of featuring at the weekend as “50-50, …

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“He Tends To Take Defenders Away From Me Which Is Great”

Rory Scannell Chris Farrell Munster

There is an air of positivity around the Munster Rugby camp these days thanks in part to their three-game winning streak.  Munster have won three games in succession before, but this time, due to the calibre of their opposition and the manner in which they dismantled their opponents, supporters of the southern province are now looking to the future with optimism. …

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Stockdale Soars As Ulster Seal Historic Win In Belfast

ulster racing

An enthralling contest was played out at Kingspan Stadium today as Ulster overcame Racing 92 in a match that will go down in Belfast folklore. Buoyed by an electric atmosphere, Ulster started the brighter of the two sides and Billy Burns converted the first kick of the game after 100 seconds to send them into a 3-0 lead. Ulster never …

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