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Has Brian O’Driscoll Just Revealed The Worst Kept Secret In Irish Rugby

Brian O’Driscoll may have announced Leinster’s newest signing. In the aftermath of Leinster’s victory over Munster, a clearly excited Brian O’Driscoll took to twitter to rightly praise the performance of Garry Ringrose. Leinster’s latest midfield star ripped open Munster’s defence with a superb outside break, before stepping and passing to Isa Nacewa to score. Such was the performance of Ringrose, …

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Brian O’Driscoll Makes A Major Claim About Garry Ringrose

Garry Ringrose had a magnificent game this evening as Leinster scored ultimately a comprehensive victory over rivals Munster in Thomond Park. The 20 year old carved open the hosts’ defence with a run from his own half, before gifting the ball to Isa Nacewa to finish off a well worked try. This was a performance that many Leinster fans have …

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Injury Concerns Mar Leinster’s Victory Over Munster

Joe Schmidt will be a worried man tonight, following Leinster’s victory over Munster at Thomond Park this evening. While many of the international players stood up and performed, and Garry Ringrose also gave the Kiwi something to think about, there was a sour note. Ireland pair Cian Healy and Keith Earls both came off injured, and hopes will be that …

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Munster Fans Turn On Anthony Foley

Munster supporters are losing patience with Anthony Foley. While Munster’s defeat to Leinster was not entirely unexpected, many members of the famed red army were hoping for an improved performance, better execution and greater creativity. However despite much effort, Munster could only register seven points against Leinster, and as a result, lost their fifth consecutive game. Throughout each of those …

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Twitter Fawns Over Garry Ringrose Moment Of Magic Vs Munster

Garry Ringrose has been a bright light in a dark season for Leinster, and hopes are high that he is the future of Irish rugby. Many were frustrated when he was not selected to face Toulon last week, but Leo Cullen has appeased the fans this week by selecting the youngster for Ireland’s biggest derby in Thomond Park. It has …

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All Change For Irish Provinces Ahead Of Christmas Derbies

Irish rugby fans are in for one hell of a treat in the coming days, with Leinster travelling to Limerick to face Munster, while Ulster face Connacht in Galway. Joe Schmidt will be an interested observer, with the Six Nations appearing on the horizon, but there are also precious Pro 12 points on the line. Leinster coach Leo Cullen has named …

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Leinster’s Problem Is A Lack Of Basic Skills

When I began catching up on some recent matches the other day, I did so with my wee cousin, on his way to Cape Town to join the local rugby academy. As such, I was in coach mode when watching the latest Leinster games. I am not a coach like Leo Cullen, I have none of his experience, but I drew …

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Irish Rugby: Provincial Power Rankings

As the festive season approaches, and the double Christmas derbies loom large on the horizon, we’re offered the perfect chance to take stock of the first half of the season. There has been a wide range of ups and downs, and plenty in between, to keep provincial supporters entertained and enraged thus far this term. As such, here are the …

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Seán O’Brien Extends Contract With Leinster And Ireland

Leinster and Ireland have received a massive boost today, after it was confirmed by Irish Rugby that Seán O’Brien has extended his contract until after the 2019 World Cup. The Tullow Tank is regarded as one of the best back-row players in the Northern Hemisphere, and was named European Player of the Year in 2011. He has been immense for …

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Eight Young Irish Rugby Players Who Really Stood Out In 2015

With another disappointing World Cup quarter-final exit for Ireland, it may be easy to think that the future is not as bright with stalwarts such as Paul O’Connell gone from the international side. However, 2015 has overseen the emergence of many young stars across the provinces and onto the international scene. The players listed below can bolster Ireland’s options going …

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Worcester Warriors Announce ‘Major Signing’

Former Rugby League star joins Worcester Warriors. After missing out on Manu Tuilagi, the Worcester Warriors have today announced that they have made a ‘major signing’. While it was well known the Warriors were in the market for a centre, no firm links outside of their bid for Tuilagi had been established. However today the Warriors announced that Leinster centre Ben Te’o …

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Toulon Put On Forwards Clinic To Knock Leinster Out Of The Champions Cup

Three time and reigning Champions Cup champions Toulon put on a second-half clinic to eliminate Leinster from this season’s Champions Cup, scoring 15 points unanswered in the second-half to secure their first away win in this season’s competition. With their backs up against the wall and needing a win to stand any chance of progressing from a highly competitive Pool …

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Brian O’Driscoll – “Ian Madigan not the right fit for Munster”

Former Ireland and Leinster captain Brian O’Driscoll has said that former teammate Ian Madigan would not be a good fit at Munster and that he see’s the mercurial inside back moving abroad. Speaking on Newstalk’s Off The Ball last night, O’Driscoll said that Madigan needs to go somewhere where he’s assured of gametime and that ultimately the amount of money offered would play a …

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Luke Fitzgerald Becoming The Player We Always Thought He Could Be

When Luke Fitzgerald made his Ireland debut against the Pacific Islands as a 19-year-old in 2006, there was a growing sense that he was Ireland’s next big thing. We saw the success that Brian O’Driscoll had at a young age in the Irish side and we assumed that Ireland would now have another young, blonde haired stepper from Blackrock within their …

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French Club Pulls Out Of The Race To Sign Ian Madigan

Ian Madigan’s future has been the subject of much speculation. Throughout the last two weeks there has been much speculation over the future of Ian Madigan. Although the IRFU have been looking to move the playmaker to Munster, Madigan has received interest from the likes of Harlequins, Bristol, Bordeaux-Bègles and Clermont. Indeed, with Brock James joining La Rochelle at the end of the …

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Leinster Name Team To Take On Toulon

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has named the side charged with the difficult task of beating Toulon tomorrow evening at the Aviva Stadium. Jack McGrath starts at tighthead, joining Richardt Strauss and Mike Ross in the front row. There is no change in the second row or back row, while Eoin Reddan comes in at scrum-half for the injured Isaac Boss. …

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Big Ian Madigan News Breaking In France

The IRFU were hoping that Ian Madigan would join Munster. Although it has been widely reported that the IRFU had been encouraging Ian Madigan to join Munster, it appears that the Leinster playmaker is in advanced talks with Top 14 side, Bordeaux-Bègles. The news was reported by L’Equipe this morning, with the French publication suggesting that Madigan met with Bordeaux-Bègles officials on …

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