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Eastmond Set For Disciplinary Hearing After Ian Madigan Tackle

Kyle Eastmond will appear before an independent disciplinary panel on Tuesday as a result of his tackle on Ian Madigan in the Leicester Tigers’ loss to the Bristol Bears at Ashton Gate on Saturday.  The incident occurred in the 24th minute of the match with Bristol holding a slender 10-7 advantage over their opponents. The home side were going from …

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Assessing Ireland’s Midfield Options For Scotland Showdown

Relatively speaking, injuries have been kind to Ireland thus far in the Six Nations Championship. That is of course if you’re not counting the midfield. Joe Schmidt prepares for the Scotland showdown short on centres, with Robbie Henshaw and Chris Farrell ruled out. Therefore, Ireland will be forced to shake things up in the midfield as they aim to take …

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Bristol To Make Charles Piutau The Highest Paid Player In The World

Charles Piutau of Ulster during the Guinness PRO12 rugby match between Munster Rugby and Ulster Rugby at Thomond Park in Limerick, Ireland on April 15, 2017 (Photo by Andrew Surma/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Details have emerged regarding the salary that Charles Piutau will earn at Bristol in the 2018/19 season. It was confirmed on Thursday that the former All Black would be heading to the Championship next year, leaving Ulster after two seasons to join up with former Connacht coach Pat Lam. According to the Telegraph, meanwhile, Piutau will be paid £1m per …

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Star Studded Bristol Imports Heading For The Championship

European Rugby Champions Round 6, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast 21/1/2017 Ulster vs Bordeaux-Begles Bordeaux-Begles' Ian Madigan

Bristol have had a terrible season and after their heavy 32-14 loss to Gloucester on Friday night they look condemned to the Championship. Despite the awful form, they have not struggled in attracting some star names to join the ranks at Ashton Gate including current Connacht coach Pat Lam. All Black Steven Luatua is one such name, the blindside flanker …

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Four Irish Rugby Stars Facing Uncertain Futures

Munster Senior Cup Final, Irish Independent Park, Cork 26/2/2017 Cork Constitution vs Young Munster Ian Keatley of Young Munster Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne`

While things are never perfect in rugby, the current landscape, from an Irish perspective, is generally quite positive. In the Six Nations Ireland have bounced back from their disappointing performance against Scotland by aggressively and professionally dispatching both Italy and France, while both the Under-20s and women’s side are three from three and still in the hunt for grand slams. …

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Northampton Saints Confirm Signing Of Springbok Scrum Half

Wales v South Africa - International Match

After weeks of speculation, the Northampton Saints have finally confirmed the capture of Cobus Reinach ahead of the 2017/18 season. The nine-times capped Springbok scrum-half will arrive from the Sharks where Reinach as played for his entire career thus far. It has been an open secret that the Saints have been on the lookout for a new set of half-backs, and …

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Simon Zebo Has Revealed A Desire To Leave Munster

England v Ireland - International Match

Following the 2015 World Cup, there was a great deal speculation linking Simon Zebo with a move to Toulouse. Although it appeared at one stage that the Munster winger would move to the Top 14 club, in the end, Zebo signed a two deal with the province and the IRFU in February 2016. Nevertheless, the 26-year-old has maintained his desire to play …

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Ireland’s Six Nations Campaign: A Tale Of Two Out-Halves

Johnny Sexton Paddy Jackson Ireland

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has some tough decisions to make over the remaining Six Nations games as Leinster’s Johnny Sexton returns to the fold for international selection.  Sexton has been Ireland’s star player for the best part of the last five years, but now there is a new kid on the block, Ulster’s Paddy Jackson. Sexton and Jackson are …

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Ian Madigan Heading For Premiership Side When He Leaves Bordeaux [Report]

Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016 3rd Test Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Port Elizabeth 25/6/2016 South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s Ian Madigan

It has been widely reported that Bordeaux Bégles outhalf Ian Madigan is looking to leave the Top 14 side one year before his contract is due to expire. The former Leinster number ten made the move to France last year due to strong competition from international teammate Johnny Sexton, but has been encountering similar problems at the Stade Chaban-Delmas with Lionel Beauxis. …

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Ian Madigan Has Asked To Leave Bordeaux-Begles [Report]

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Ian Madigan of Ireland passes the ball during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Romania at Wembley Stadium on September 27, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Irish out-half Ian Madigan has been a controversial omission from Joe Schmidt’s Six Nations squad. Injuries to Jonathan Sexton and Joey Carbery meant that the Kiwi coach turned to Ian Keatley to act as deputy to Paddy Jackson in Rome last week. Madigan was perfectly fit, but due to the IRFU’s overseas policy, the former Leinster man was not considered. …

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