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IRFU Sanction Sean O’Brien Over Pub Incident [Report]

Sean O'Brien

The IRFU have sanctioned Sean O’Brien due to an “incident of inappropriate behaviour” following Leinster’s PRO14 title win against the Glasgow Warriors.  The Irish Independent reports that O’Brien urinated on a member of the public in a pub in Dublin the day after Leinster clinched the title at Celtic Park. “The IRFU have investigated an incident of inappropriate behaviour by a …

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Ranking The Toughest Pool Draws Of Irish Teams In Champions Cup

Irish Teams Champions Cup

The draw for the 2019/2020 pool stages of the Heineken Champions Cup took place on Wednesday as clubs from across Europe learned their fate as to who stands between them and the knockout stages of the competition.  It’s a special year for the Irish teams as it’s the first time that all four provinces have qualified for Europe’s premier club …

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Zebo’s Munster Return & Other Talking Points From Champions Cup Draw

Champions Cup Draw

The draw for the 2019/2020 edition of the Heineken Champions Cup was made on Wednesday afternoon in Lausanne, Switzerland.  All four of the Irish provinces are competing in next season’s edition of the Champions Cup and today they learned who stands between them and European glory. Here we discuss some of the biggest talking points from Wednesday’s draw. Pool Of …

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New Look PRO14 Conferences Confirmed For Next Season

PRO14 Conferences

The PRO14 has confirmed the makeup of the two conferences for the next two seasons.  The current format of the PRO14 has been in place for two seasons with the same teams competing in the same conferences in the last two campaigns. However, officials have now confirmed that there will some shakeup ahead of the 2019/20 campaign with six teams …

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The Top Performers From Leinster’s PRO14 Final Win Against Glasgow


Leinster secured back-to-back Guinness PRO14 titles thanks to a hard-fought 18-15 win over the Glasgow Warriors at Celtic Park on Saturday night.  Due to the wet conditions, the quality of the match was reduced to what can only be described as a ‘slug-fest’ but it was Leinster’s composure and ability to play in such circumstances which saw them eke out …

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A Glasgow & Leinster Combined XV As Chosen By You

Glasgow Leinster

The Guinness PRO14 final between Leinster and Glasgow Warriors kicks off at 6.30 pm this evening and it looks set to be a quality match as these two in-form sides go toe-to-toe.  Glasgow thrashed Ulster at Scotstoun last weekend while Leinster had too much in the tank for Munster as they pulled away in the second half in what was …

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Leinster V Glasgow: Choose Your Combined XV From Starting Teams

leinster glasgow

We’re just a day away from the Guinness PRO14 final which sees Leinster and the Glasgow Warriors battle it out for the title.  Leinster will be looking to claim back-to-back PRO14 championships while Dave Rennie’s side will be hoping to lift the trophy for the first time since 2015. Both sides have named very strong teams for Saturday’s final at …

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Leo Cullen Apologises For “Throwaway Remark” After Win Against Munster

Leo Cullen

Leo Cullen has apologised for a “throwaway remark” he made during the post-match press conference after Leinster’s 24-9 victory over Munster at the RDS last weekend.  During that press conference, the Leinster head coach stated: “Glasgow rugby players all support Rangers I’ve been told so everybody in Glasgow should be supporting us, the Celtic fans for sure.” Before continuing: “Hopefully, …

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Departing Leinster Second Row Ian Nagle Signs For Zebre

Ian Nagle

Zebre have announced today that they have signed Irish second-row Ian Nagle ahead of the 2019/20 season.  Nagle was one of seven players who Leinster announced will be departing the province but it remained to be seen where he would end up. The 30-year-old has been on loan with Ulster since November where has made 11 appearances for Dan McFarland’s …

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Glasgow Make Just One Change To Matchday 23 For Final With Leinster


Glasgow Warriors head coach Dave Rennie has made just one change to his matchday 23 for Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 final with Leinster at Celtic Park.  That change comes among the replacements as prop Siua Halanukonuka comes into the squad. Elsewhere, Rennie has stuck with the side which completely dismantled Ulster in the semi-final which sees Ali Price and Adam Hastings …

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Leinster Confirm 21 New Contracts But Rob Kearney Not Listed

Rob Kearney

Leinster Rugby have announced 21 new contracts, including the signing of Cian Kelleher from Connacht, but Rob Kearney is not included on the list.  Kearney’s contract with the IRFU expires after the 2019 World Cup in Japan and there is widespread speculation as to where he will play his rugby next season. Kearney is not among the list of departures …

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Cian Healy Signs New Contract With The IRFU

Cian Healy

Cian Healy has signed a new contract with the IRFU.  Healy’s new contract will keep him with Leinster and in Ireland until the end of the 2020/21 season. The loosehead prop has had a superb season – starting in four of Ireland’s five Six Nations games in addition to lining out in the victories over the All Blacks and Argentina …

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