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Ulster And Ireland Receive Some Hugely Positive Injury News

during the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool D match between Ireland and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on October 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.

Ulster and Ireland are in line for a huge boost as Iain Henderson looks set to return to play after four months out with injury. Irish rugby has been going through a rebuild of late. Decimated by long-term injuries and left with a gaping hole in the second row following the retirement of captain Paul O’Connell, Ireland were faced with …

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The Reason Behind Darragh Fanning’s Decision To Leave Leinster

Leinster have announced that Darragh Fanning is set to leave the province at the end of the month. The 29-year-old will leave the province after 34 appearances to pursue goals outside of rugby. The St. Mary’s winger made his debut in the Pro 12 against Scarlets in 2013 and was Leinster’s joint-top try scorer last season with six tries, three of …

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Is It Too Late For Leinster’s James Tracy And Ireland?

What will the future hold for Leinster’s James Tracy? Ireland closed their 6 Nations championship against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium this evening, captained by Ulsterman and hooker Rory Best. By the time the next World Cup gets under way in Japan, Best will have just turned 37 and it is unlikely he’ll still be around for the trip to …

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Five Irish Players Looking To Impress This Weekend

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 20: Paddy Jackson (L) of Ulster clears his lines during the European Champions Cup Pool 1 rugby game at Kingspan Stadium on November 20, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

As we enter the penultimate weekend of European Cup pool stage action, competitive Irish interest is on the wane. As a result of bringing knives to their previous gunfights, Munster and Leinster have nothing but pride to play for this weekend – or next – having garnered a paltry return of one victory from eight games between them. Munster are …

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Why Ian Madigan’s Decision To Leave Leinster Was The Right Call

Jonathan Sexton’s return to Leinster was treated as a celebration but the writing was on the wall for Ian Madigan as soon as the news broke that one of Ireland’s favourite sons was due to return home. Who can blame Madigan, therefore, for wanting to move elsewhere. By joining Bordeaux-Bègles the 26-year-old will finally gain the regular stint at fly-half that …

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Irish Rugby: Provincial Power Rankings

As the festive season approaches, and the double Christmas derbies loom large on the horizon, we’re offered the perfect chance to take stock of the first half of the season. There has been a wide range of ups and downs, and plenty in between, to keep provincial supporters entertained and enraged thus far this term. As such, here are the …

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Bristol To Tempt Ireland & Leinster Man With Mammoth Wage Packet

Ian Madigan may be the latest Ireland-based player to be tempted by a move away from the Emerald Isle, with it being reported on Tuesday morning that English club Bristol are readying a €500,000-a-year deal for the Leinster man.  According to the Irish Independent, the English Championship club, along with Harlequins, are interested in luring Madigan across the Irish Sea. The …

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European Cup Pool Preview – Leinster

The European Cup returns to our screens this weekend, and here is a preview of the Irish’s provinces chances. First up it’s Leinster. Overview: Boasting a squad containing 16 of Ireland’s 31 man Rugby World Cup squad, you’d be forgiven for thinking Leinster would be a cut above the rest at club level in the Northern Hemisphere. Yet, it’s been …

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Ronan O’Gara Says He ‘Would Take Up A Job’ At Leinster

Speaking on Newstalk’s Off The Ball in the Cork Opera House last night, Ronan O’Gara spoke openly to members of the audience and the hosts about a plethora of rugby issues.  One subject in particular on Wednesday night’s show has started tongues wagging across Leinster and Munster, however. ‘ROG’ revealed that he would be open to taking up a position at …

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Kane Douglas Walks Out On Leinster & Heads Back To Australia

Leinster have confirmed that lock Kane Douglas will leave the club with immediate effect as he prepares to leave Dublin and head back to Australia citing a desire to be closer to his family as the reason for his return home. Douglas signed for Leinster last May but leaves the province with two years left on his contract after an indifferent debut season where the …

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Leinster Unveil Plans For New-Look RDS

Leinster Rugby have today announced plans to extend and revamp their home ground, the RDS in Ballsbridge, Dublin. The new design will faciltate up to 25,00o supporters in what is sure to be a move welcomed by the IRFU. It is expected to cost in the region of €20 million. The expansion at the Ballsbridge venue is a move which …

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Focus Friday – Lessons Learnt From JJ Hanrahan

It’s been two days since JJ Hanrahan’s shock move to Northampton was announced, Jonathan Fitzpatrick questions whether or not anything will be learnt from Hanrahan’s transfer. Cogs in a wheel For the last decade – if not longer – Munster have been crying out for a decent home-grown centre. An actual centre at that, not a fullback or a winger shoe horned into the …

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The Death Of Leinster-tainment

With Matt O’Connor in charge and Leinster not only performing poorly but failing to grind out results, Alan Dempsey considers if Leinster’s open, expansive play is now dead and buried. Leinster’s two games against Conor O’Shea’s Harlequins were something of a stalemate, with both teams taking five competition points each (1 win, and one losing bonus point each). However, Harlequins …

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Focus Friday – Leinster’s New Look Backline Vs. Edinburgh

This evening Leinster welcome Edinburgh to the RDS in the Guinness Pro 12. Leinster have made eight changes to the side that scored a hugely important win in France last week, and will be looking to use the momentum of that crucial away victory to steer them to a dominant performance tonight. Luke McGrath is at 9, a much deserved opportunity …

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