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Shocking Effects Of Neck Surgery Left Leinster’s Cian Healy On Verge Of Retirement

Leinster and Ireland prop Cian Healy has revealed that he was almost forced into retirement from rugby last year after undergoing off-season neck surgery prior to the 2015 Rugby World Cup. Despite not featuring in any of Ireland’s pre-tournament warm up matches with Wales, Scotland or England, Healy was picked in Joe Schmidt’s 30-man squad for the World Cup alongside Leinster props Jack McGrath and Mike Ross. Healy was …

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Irish Pro12 Side Of The Weekend

The new season stepped up a level for the Irish provinces this weekend. The weekend before the beginning of the new European season has traditionally seen the Irish sides step up a level as they prepare for tougher challenges ahead. The inter-provincial derbies also give players the opportunity to put their hands up for international selection, and supporters the chance …

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Munster’s James Cronin Could Face Lengthy Ban After Hideous Stamp On Jamison Gibson-Park

Guinness PRO12, The Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland 8/10/2016 Leinster vs Munster Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong and James Cronin face off in the scrum Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

James Cronin faces an anxious wait ahead of Munster’s Champions Cup clash with Racing 92. Although Saturday’s inter-provincial derby between Leinster and Munster may not have been a game for the ages, the fixture itself was at times tense. Not only were provincial bragging rights at stake, but more crucially, momentum ahead of next weekend’s opening round of the European Rugby Champions …

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5 Conclusions From Leinster Vs. Munster

Leinster saw off Munster 25-14 at the Aviva stadium. The game between Leinster and Munster in the Aviva stadium was certainly not a classic. Both sides are shadows of their former selves, with Munster in particular still looking off the pace. During the early weeks of the season it was apparent that Rassie Erasmus had stripped Munster back to the …

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Leinster v Munster Player Ratings

Guinness PRO12, The Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland 8/10/2016 Leinster vs Munster Leinster’s Tadhg Furlong and James Cronin face off in the scrum Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Leinster cruised to a comfortable 25-14 win at the Aviva Stadium thanks to a double from captain Isa Nacewa and a second-half try from substitute Jamison Gibson-Park. Munster were competitive throughout the contest but Leinster did a great job defensively as they continually stifled a Munster side that never really got going in attack. Munster scrum coach Jerry Flannery described …

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Twitter Reacts As Leinster Prove Too Strong For Munster In Dublin

Guinness PRO12, The Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland 8/10/2016 Leinster vs Munster Leinster’s Isa Nacewa scores a try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Leinster beat Munster today in the Aviva Stadium on a scoreline of 25-14. Leo Cullen’s charges were full value for the victory, as they face into European Cup action next weekend. There were several positives for Leinster, not least the inception of Robbie Henshaw into the midfield. However, there was dismay after a flat Munster performance. Not the desired result, …

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Five Key Matchups Ahead Of Leinster v Munster

The biggest rivalry in Irish club rugby is back on Saturday as Leo Cullen’s Leinster host Rassie Erasmus’ Munster at the Aviva Stadium in the first All-Irish provincial derby of the new season. With four wins apiece from their first five games, both sides enter the game in strong form as Leinster prepare to give Robbie Henshaw a debut in the centres, …

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Munster v Leinster Teams Named – Henshaw And O’Mahony Set To Start

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Munster and Leinster have both named their teams for this weekend’s interprovincial derby at the Aviva Stadium. Robbie Henshaw is set to make his Leinster debut at inside centre, while Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony will make his return to the Munster starting XV after coming off the bench in the Reds win over over Zebre last weekend. Leinster Head Coach Leo Cullen …

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Champions Cup: Our Round Table Predictions For This Season’s Tournament

As the European Rugby Champions Cup gets underway later this month, we’ve taken a closer look at the pool stages, potential quarter and semi-final fixtures and predicted a winner for the final next May… _ Wasps have an incredibly strong side this year and will be a prominent figure throughout Europe and the Aviva Premiership. Their pool could arguably be considered as …

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Galway Turning Up Heat On Leinster Council For Hurling Equality

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Galway joined the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship in 2009, and have remained competitive in the competition since, winning the Bob O’Keeffe Cup in 2012. However, the Leinster Council refused their application for the minor and u21 teams to be included in the province. Being inserted straight into the All-Ireland quarter/semi-finals at these grades has been a detriment to the Tribesmen at …

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