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Johnny Sexton Claims Ireland Captaincy Could Come Under Review

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Johnny Sexton believes his position as Ireland captain may be reviewed following the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.  The Leinster and Ireland out-half took over the captaincy from Rory Best at the turn of the year before leading Ireland in their opening three games of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations before all sporting events ceased due to the pandemic. Speaking on Off …

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Jack McGrath Signs New Contract Extension With Ulster

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Former Leinster star Jack McGrath has recommitted to Ulster, signing a new two-year contract extension that will see him remain at the Kingspan Stadium until 2022.  Since making the move to Ulster at the start of the season, McGrath has made 10 appearances for the province. With 56 caps for Ireland to-date, McGrath was selected by Andy Farrell for this …

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“When You Go To War On A Rugby Pitch, Everyone Has To Be In”

Leinster Women’s players Sene Naoupu and Lindsay Peat have opened up on the challenges they both faced in their journey to the top in the first instalment of Energia’s #ThePowerBehindLeinster series. Both Naoupu and Peat have become vital players for Leinster since arriving at the Eastern Province but the latter explained that she initially found the transition to rugby tricky …

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Leinster Trio Among Nominees For European Player Of The Year

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The nominees for the 2020 EPCR European Player of the Year have been announced with three Leinster players included.  In total, seven clubs are represented among the 15 nominees who were picked by a panel of judges which include Brian O’Driscoll, Alan Quinlan, Bryan Habana and Dimitri Yachvili. Leinster, Racing 92 and the Exeter Chiefs all have three nominees included …

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Champions Cup Quarter-Finals Confirmed Following Dramatic Weekend

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The quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup have been confirmed following the final weekend of action in the competition’s pool stages. The tie of the round is undoubtedly defending champions Saracens game against top seeds Leinster with the English club securing a spot in the last eight with victory over Racing – just a day after their Premiership relegation was …

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JJ Hanrahan Returns Ahead Of Munster’s Crunch Clash With Racing

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Munster have named their starting XV ahead of their crucial Heineken Cup Champions Cup against Racing 92 in Paris on Sunday afternoon. Johann van Graan’s side have been handed a timely boost with the return of out-half JJ Hanrahan to the starting XV which contains eight changes from the team that faced Ulster last weekend. Niall Scannell starts at hooker …

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Alan O’Connor Captains Much-Changed Ulster Side For Leinster Clash

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Dan McFarland has rung the changes for Ulster’s PRO14 inter-provincial derby against Leinster on Friday evening in the RDS Arena.  On the back of a successful run in Europe which saw the Irish provinces record back-to-back wins over Harlequins, McFarland has rested his star players for the trip to Dublin. Alan O’Connor will captain the side on the occasion of …

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Leinster Confirm Johnny Sexton To Miss Northampton Clash

Leinster out-half Johnny Sexton will miss the eastern province’s Champions Cup clash with Northampton on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium following a knee injury picked up at the weekend. Sexton came off injured in Leinster’s convincing victory over the Saints on Saturday after 42 minutes when he landed awkwardly following a tackle from Matt Proctor. Leinster confirmed that Sexton would …

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Ruthless Leinster Storm To Bonus-Point Win Over Northampton

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Northampton 16 Leinster 43 Leinster extended their lead at the top of Pool 1 in the Heineken Champions Cup following a highly impressive bonus-point win over Northampton Saints. In a frantic encounter, Leo Cullen’s men recorded seven tries, three of which came during a blistering first half in which the lead bounced from one side to the other. Despite a …

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JJ Hanrahan Returns As Alby Mathewson Bids Farewell To Munster

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Alby Mathewson will make his final appearance for Munster from the bench in their second-round Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 in Thomond Park on Saturday. JJ Hanrahan returns to the side in place of Tyler Bleyendaal who reported stiffness this week and was unavailable for selection. He is one of three changes to the Munster side who recorded a …

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Late Change For Leinster As Joe Tomane Ruled Out Of Benetton Clash

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Leinster have made a late change to their starting XV for their Champions Cup opener against Benetton with Rory O’Loughlin replacing Joe Tomane.  The 29-year-old New Zealand native has withdrawn from the matchday squad after suffering a tight hamstring during Friday’s captains run. O’Loughlin is set to make an appearance in the centre alongside Garry Ringrose while Robbie Henshaw takes …

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