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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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Irish Players Aplenty In Midi Olympique’s Team Of Champions Cup

Irish Teams Champions Cup

Six Irish players have been included in French publication Midi Olympique’s Champions Cup team of the tournament. Saracens were the victors in this season’s competition after they denied Leinster the chance to retain the crown beating them in Newcastle by 20-10 on Saturday. Despite finishing as runners up, Leo Cullen’s side managed three inclusions with Tadhg Furlong in at tighthead …

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Williams Questions IRFU Decision To Not Consider McCall For Irish Job

Saracens have won the Heineken Champions Cup trophy for the third time in their history after dethroning Leinster at St. James Park this afternoon.  It’s the third time in four seasons that the English club have lifted European club rugby’s top prize and Irishman, Mark McCall, has been an ever-present in all three of those victories. The Saracens director of …

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Leinster & Saracens Combined XV As Chosen By You

Leinster Saracens

The two heavyweights of Europe, Leinster and Saracens, meet in the Heineken Champions Cup final today at 5pm in St James Park, Newcastle. Leinster are aiming for their fifth title, their second in-a-row, while Saracens will be hoping to lift the trophy for the third time. Ahead of the game, we asked you to vote for your preferred team from …

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Leinster V Saracens: Choose A Combined XV From Starting Teams

Sexton Farrell Leinster Saracens

Both Leinster and Saracens have named their teams ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final showdown in St James Park, Newcastle. Mark McCall has made two changes to his Saracens side who overcame Munster in the semi-final last month. Sean Maitland was a late withdrawal in that game but returns to the starting XV for the final. Meanwhile, Will Skelton’s …

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Saracens Name Team For Tomorrow’s Champion Cup Final Clash

Saracens Media Day

Saracens have named their team for tomorrow’s massive Champions Cup final clash against Leinster in Newcastle, England.  Leinster will be looking to earn their fifth Champions Cup trophy as they take on Mark McCall’s Saracens – who themselves are gunning for their third. Leo Cullen’s side, if they are triumphant, will become the first team in history to take home …

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Wales Coach Robin McBryde To Replace John Fogarty At Leinster

Leinster

Wales assistant coach, Robin McBryde, will replace John Fogarty at Leinster when he becomes Ireland scrum coach after the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Fogarty will also take up the role of IRFU National Academy forwards coach from July 1, working across all four provinces “to further develop the alignment and deliver a technical programme for both scrum and lineout for …

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James Ryan Voted Leinster Players’ Player Of The Year

James Ryan Leinster

James Ryan was voted as the Players’ Player of the Year at the annual Leinster Rugby awards night last night in Dublin. The 22-year-old has made 13 appearances in a Leinster shirt this season with his stats including one try, 283 metres gained and 172 carries. Ryan has enjoyed a prolific career since making his competitive debut for the province …

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