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Rob Kearney Highlights Influence of Jared Payne On Ulster’s Form

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Rob Kearney will captain Leinster on his return to first-team action when they welcome Ulster to the RDS tomorrow evening (kick-off 5.15pm). It is the first meeting between the two provinces this season, and both are opting for a second-string side, ahead of crucial Champions Cup fixtures scheduled for next weekend. Leinster’s stand-in skipper believes they can’t read too much …

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Jared Payne Remains Unavailable For Ulster As Headaches Persist

Ulster and Ireland back Jared Payne faces an uncertain immediate future as he continues to recover from an injury-hit British and Irish Lions tour this past summer. The New Zealand born star has not played since the Lions clash with the Chiefs on June 20th and Ulster’s Director of Rugby Les Kiss has revealed that the 32-year-old has been suffering …

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Lions And Blues Player Ratings – From A Kiwi Perspective

during the match between the Auckland Blues and the British & Irish Lions at Eden Park on June 7, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand.

An epic battle on Wednesday was decided by a brilliant second-half try by substitute Ihaia West, which gave the Blues a deserved 22-16 over the Lions at Eden Park. The Lions forward pack were strong and several All Black contenders made huge impressions. So how did the players rate? ________ British And Irish Lions 15. Leigh Halfpenny (Wales) 6 Solid …

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Lions 2017: Who Should Start In Midfield For The All Blacks Tests?

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 3, Twickenham London 27/2/2016 England vs Ireland England’s Owen Farrell and Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Lions partnerships and working combinations will all come under scrutiny over the coming weeks. And one of the most pivotal areas, the 10/12/13 Lions midfield axis, is an exciting one to cast our eye over first.  Owen Farrell should start the first Test at fly-half. His vision, playmaking ability and accurate goal kicking will be invaluable. Victorious in the Champions Cup …

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World Rugby Slams The Door On The Current Player Residency Rule

World Rugby has finally ruled on the somewhat contentious three year residency rule that Ireland rule has used so effectively in recent years. Mooted for some time now, rugby’s governing body has deemed that foreign players will no longer be eligibile to play for the country of their residence until such time that they have played five consecutive years in …

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