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Jacob Stockdale Excited At The Prospect Of Increased Competition

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Jacob Stockdale is relishing the prospect of increased competition within the Ireland setup. Earlier this week it was announced that James Lowe has signed with Leinster for a further three seasons meaning the New Zealand native will be eligible for Ireland selection in the near future. Since joining the eastern province in 2017, Lowe has become a fan favourite among …

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Every New Signing Made By The Irish Provinces This Summer

Provinces Signings

The resumption of the northern hemisphere rugby season is getting closer.  Many clubs across Europe are already back in training. In Ireland, Munster and Leinster will return to training next week while Connacht and Ulster will be back out on the paddock on June 29. For the Irish provinces, the Guinness PRO14 season is expected to return at the end …

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Stuart Lancaster Outlines The Changes He Wants To See In Rugby

Stuart Lancaster

Stuart Lancaster has outlined some of the changes he wishes to see in the sport of rugby union.  The Leinster senior coach is currently back at home in Leeds but he’s certainly been keeping busy. On top of his regular duties with Leinster, the former England head coach has been conducting online seminars with AIL coaches throughout Ireland in addition …

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Eir Sport Have A Friday Night Treat In Store For Irish Rugby Fans

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Eir Sport are throwing it back this evening to nine years ago when Leinster and Munster faced off in the 2010/2011 Celtic League Grand Final. The powerhouse pair faced off following a rip-roaring season that saw both provinces, as well as Ulster, storm their way to the league semi-finals. Ulster’s prize for finishing third in the table saw them take …

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Ulster Dominate PRO14’s Team Of The Season So Far

ulster rugby

Four Ulster players have been named in the PRO14’s Team of the Season so far following the league’s suspension due to the ongoing pandemic. The northern province’s high selection number on the team, which was selected using stats from Opta, sees them tied with Edinburgh as the most represented club on the selection team. European Player of the Year nominees …

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Isa Nacewa Fully Expects To Coach Leinster In The Future

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“I don’t think my bond with Leinster will ever die.” Those were the words of rugby legend Isa Nacewa who has admitted that he wishes to return to Ireland one day to coach the Irish province. Nacewa retired from Leinster duty, for the second time, in 2018 following their run to a fourth Heineken Champions Cup coupled with a PRO14 …

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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

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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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