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


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

Alan O'Connor Ulster

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


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


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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Champions Cup Fixtures Announced As Irish Provinces Learn Their Fate

The full list of fixtures have been announced for this season’s Heineken Champions Cup with all four Irish provinces involved in the competition. Last year’s beaten finalists Leinster will fancy their chances in a pool containing Lyon, Benetton and Northampton and begin this year’s tournament against the Italian side on Saturday 16th of November at 15:15 in the RDS They …

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Luke McGrath Eyeing Nine Jersey Following Six Nations Disappointment

Luke McGrath

Leinster and Ireland scrum-half Luke McGrath is hoping to put the disappointment of missing out on the Six Nations behind him as he eyes a starting position for this weekend’s game against Italy.  McGrath suffered knee ligament damage prior to the Six Nations, ruling him out of the entire tournament and should he feature against the Italians at the weekend, …

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Rob Kearney Agrees To Contract Extension With IRFU

Rob Kearney

Leinster full-back Rob Kearney has agreed to a contract extension with the IRFU that will see him remain in Ireland following the World Cup. The 33-year-old wasn’t included in Leinster’s recent list of players who had signed a contract extension, leading to speculation that he was on his way to France. However, the IRFU confirmed on Tuesday that they have …

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Johnny Sexton Returns As Leinster Name Team For PRO14 Final

Johnny Sexton Leinster

Johnny Sexton has returned to the Leinster starting XV for their PRO14 final clash with Glasgow Warriors in Celtic Park on Saturday evening. The team captain was left on the bench for the semi-final against Munster last weekend with Ross Byrne preferred at fly-half. He returns to partner Luke McGrath for the final while Byrne is named among the substitutes. …

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Carty Among Seven Irish-Based Players In PRO14 Team Of The Season

Jack Carty

Connacht duo Jack Carty and Colby Fainga’a are among seven Irish-based players in the PRO14 Dream Team of the Season 2019. The nod at fly-half caps off an impressive year for Carty after winning his first international cap against Italy during the Guinness Six Nations while he also became Connacht’s record point-scorer. In total, 11 clubs are represented in a …

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