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Keith Earls Makes Extraordinary Comeback As Champions Cup Squads Are Named

Having suffered what looked to be a season-ending injury during Ireland’s Six Nations campaign, Keith Earls will make an incredible comeback for Munster in this weekend’s Champions Cup semi-final… Munster will travel to Bordeaux to take on Racing 92 on Sunday while Leinster will essentially have home advantage as they prepare to welcome the Scarlets to the Aviva Stadium this …

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Report: Munster Targeting Argentine International To Replace Departing Zebo

Just hours after Racing 92 finally revealed the worst-kept secret in rugby and confirmed that Irish full-back Simon Zebo will join them from Munster next season, a report has emerged suggesting that the southern province are looking far afield for Zebo’s replacement. According to Colm Kinsella of the Limerick Leader, Munster are targeting 24-year-old Argentine international and Jaguares back Santiago …

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Report: Montpellier Make Gargantuan Offer To Munster’s CJ Stander

Guinness PRO12 Semi-Final, Thomond Park, Limerick 20/5/2017 Munster vs Ospreys Munster's CJ Stander

In recent weeks, fears that CJ Stander could follow Donnacha Ryan and Simon Zebo in signing for a move to the Top 14 have subsided somewhat, but a new report is likely to rouse further anxiety among Irish rugby fans. According to the Irish Examiner, the Ireland and Munster back-row has received a gargantuan offer from affluent French suitors Montpellier …

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Disciplinary Panel Has Ruled On Andrew Conway’s Fate After Sending Off Against Connacht

Munster’s Andrew Conway has been handed a mere one-week suspension by a Pro14 disciplinary panel for late-charging Connacht out-half Jack Carty after he kicked the ball in the 61st minute of an all-Irish clash at the Sportsground in Galway on Friday. The tackle forced referee Nigel Owens to brandish a red card under Law 10.4, meaning that Conway initially faced …

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We’ve Ranked Every PRO14 Jersey Ahead Of The New Season

Dublin , Ireland - 23 August 2017; PRO14 players, from left, CJ Velleman of Southern Kings, Tommaso Castello of Zebre, Ryan Wilson of Glasgow Warriors, Iain Henderson of Ulster, Tiernan O'Halloran of Connacht, Niell Jordaan of Toyota Cheetahs, Ken Owens of Scarlets, Isa Nacewa of Leinster, CJ Stander of Munster, Mark Bennett of Edinburgh, Gethin Jenkins of Cardiff Blues, Dan Lydiate of Ospreys, Cory Hill of Dragons and Dean Budd of Benetton, at the Guinness PRO14 season launch at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The PRO14, with new teams and unfamiliar structures, finally gets underway this weekend with three intriguing games on Friday evening. The league was officially launched last week in the Aviva Stadium and it gave us our first chance to see all the new jerseys together. And that got us thinking, who has the best one? So, after a lot of …

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The Champions Cup Have Released The Times & TV Details For The First Four Rounds Of Fixtures

Champions Cup

Wasps will make the trip to Ulster’s Kingspan Stadium in the opening game of this season’s European Champions Cup on October 13th. The EPCP have this afternoon announced the dates, times and television details for each of the first four rounds of fixtures. They can all be viewed here on their official website. Leinster face Montpellier on that Saturday afternoon in …

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The IRFU Could Soon Be Drug Testing Schools Players

10 May 2014; Jordi Murphy, Leinster, wins a lineout against Edinburgh. Celtic League 2013/14, Round 22, Leinster v Edinburgh, RDS, Ballsbridge, Dublin. Picture credit: Brendan Moran / SPORTSFILE (Photo by Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty Images)

The IRFU look set to follow in New Zealand Rugby’s footsteps by drug testing schools rugby players as young as 16 and 17. The schools game is now considered a high-risk area by anti-doping agencies and a Sport Ireland spokesperson has said the testing of the young players is, understandably, viewed as a crucial matter to deal with. Per The …

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The Devastated Reaction Of Munster Fans To Confirmation Of Rassie Erasmus’ Departure


It has been confirmed by Munster this morning that Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus will leave the province in December. It’s also been announced today that defence coach Jacques Nienaber will also be packing his bags as the pair assume new roles at South Africa Rugby. Erasmus will, according to the Springboks’ Twitter account, “oversee national teams, management of (competitions) …

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Report: Rassie Erasmus Has Triggered Six Months’ Notice Clause In Munster Contract

Munster’s Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, has triggered a six-months’ notice clause in his contract that will allow him to leave the southern province for a job at the helm of the South African national side according to a report published by the Irish Independent this morning. Following Munster’s comprehensive Champions Cup semi-final defeat to the competition’s eventual winners, Saracens, in …

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Two Irish And Two English Internationals Make Shortlist For EPCR European Player Of The Year

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

In March, the EPCR released a 15-strong list of nominees for their 2017 European Player of the Year. Today, 10 of those players were dropped, as the organisation announced a 5-man shortlist. Eliminated from the running were Wasps flanker Thomas Young, Clermont Auvergne’s Noa Nakaitaci, Glasgow lock Jonny Gray, Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong, Wasps standout Joe Launchbury, Munster scrumhalf Conor …

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Watch: Ulster’s Paddy Jackson Shows Real Class With Concern For Badly Shaken Darren Sweetnam

Sound man, Paddy Jackson… Munster’s Darren Sweetnam played just about the smallest role possible in his side’s titanic and thrilling Pro12 battle with Ulster at Thomond Park yesterday. The 23-year-old winger had to be taken off in just the second minute with a possible concussion, but the incident that left him unable to continue happened even earlier than that, mere …

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