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A Ranking Of Next Season’s Signing By Irish Provinces

Province Signings

With the 2019/20 rugby season postponed indefinitely, we’re already casting our eyes to next season and what it might have in store.  Of course, the current campaign may still be fulfilled but due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 and what is an already congested rugby calendar, it’s looking increasingly unlikely. So that brings us to what will hopefully be an …

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Quiz: Name The Leinster Team Which Won Their First Heineken Cup

Leinster Quiz

It’s time for another quiz.  With the sporting and rugby world on lockdown due to the outbreak of Covid-19, we’re in a nostalgic mood at Pundit Arena as we go through the archives of famous rugby matches. Our latest quiz is on Leinster’s maiden Heineken Cup triumph in 2009. Michael Cheika’s side got their hands on a European trophy as …

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The 2020/21 Champions Cup Teams If Season Ended Now

Champions Cup

There will be no shortage of headaches for competition organisers over the coming weeks and months as the Covid-19 pandemic puts a shuddering halt to the 2019/20 season.  With the current rugby season likely to be cancelled, we immediately cast our minds to the 2020/21 campaign and the potential ramifications that this unprecedented time will have on the new season. …

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EPCR Confirm Champions Cup Quarter-Finals Have Been Postponed

The EPCR have confirmed that this season’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals have been postponed.  The news comes as no surprise and was expected following the ongoing spread of COVID-19 which continues to spread across the globe. The organisation confirmed that the decision was made following a conference call today and that the eight games will be postponed with the entire …

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Munster, Leinster & Connacht Name Teams For PRO14 Weekend

PRO14 Teams

Munster, Leinster and Connacht have all announced their teams for this weekend’s round of PRO14 action.  Munster travel to Italy to take on Zebre, Leinster are also on the road as they take on Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium while Connacht face a tricky trip to Scotland to take on Edinburgh. All games take place on Friday night and kick …

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“He’s Been In That Gym For 10 Months Working His Ass Off”

Dan Leavy

Such is the strength in depth which Leinster have in the back-row at the moment, you would almost be forgiven in forgetting that the eastern province has two Ireland internationals waiting to make their return from long-term injury.  Both Jack Conan and Dan Leavy are closing in on making their first appearances of the season. Conan is expected to be …

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Saracens Facing Further Punishment As EPCR Conduct Investigation

Saracens

Saracens could face further punishment with the news that European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) have conducted an investigation into the alleged fielding of an ineligible player. The incident is alleged to have occured during the club’s 27-24 win over Racing 92 at Allianz Park in January.  Saracens informed EPCR earlier this week that Tito Lamositele, who came on in the …

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Ronan Kelleher Sets Sights On Six Nations Title After First Cap

Ronan Kelleher

You’ve got to appreciate Ronan Kelleher’s enthusiasm. It’s that trait and drive which brought him to the Aviva Stadium this weekend where he won his first cap for Ireland after coming on for Rob Herring in the 73rd minute of the 19-12 win over Scotland. The 22-year-old Dubliner has been a revelation this season, grabbing his opportunity with both hands …

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James Ryan Returns As Leinster Eye Top European Seeding

Leinster team

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named his team to take on Benetton in the final pool round of the Heineken Champions Cup on Saturday (KO 1 pm).  The eastern province travel to Italy to take on Benetton and they have been boosted by the return of James Ryan who has been missing in recent weeks due to a calf …

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Leinster Issue Johnny Sexton & James Ryan Injury Update

Sexton Ryan

Leinster Rugby have issued an injury update on key duo Johnny Sexton and James Ryan ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Lyon on Sunday.  The eastern province have already qualified for the quarter-finals of this season’s competition thanks to the four wins they have secured in the pool stages thus far. Sunday’s visit of Lyon will provide a …

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Leinster Make Wholesale Changes While Murray Debuts For Connacht

leinster connacht

Leo Cullen has changed Leinster’s entire backline from their win in Thomond Park last week ahead of tomorrow’s inter-provincial clash with Connacht at the RDS. Jordan Larmour comes into the team at full-back with Fergus McFadden and Dave Kearney making up the back three on the right and left wings respectively. Joe Tomane returns from injury where he will take up …

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The Power Plays: Authoritative Display From Ross Byrne Begs Six Nations Question

Ross Byrne

Brought to you by Energia, proud sponsors of Leinster Rugby. There was no shortage of superb displays from Leinster in their 13-6 win over Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday night.  What clearly stood out was the defensive masterclass put on by the reigning champions which was spearheaded by captain Scott Fardy and the increasingly prominent Will Connors who completed …

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Munster & Leinster Name Teams For Sold Out Thomond Park Derby

Munster Leinster Teams

Munster and Leinster have both named their teams ahead of Saturday’s mouthwatering clash at Thomond Park in the Guinness PRO14.  Both teams enter this match on the back of Interpro wins. Munster beat Connacht at the Sportsground in Galway last weekend while Leinster put 54 points on Ulster at the RDS in what was a highly entertaining game. Munster make …

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