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Conor Murray Ruled Out Of Munster’s Clash With Toulouse

Munster Rugby Squad Training, UL, Limerick 14/9/2016 Conor Murray Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Munster have been dealt a hammer blow as Conor Murray has been ruled out of this evening’s Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Toulouse. The Irish international picked up a knock against Wales during the Six Nations. It came as a surprise when he was included in Rassie Erasmus’ starting line-up for this evening’s clash at Thomond Park. However, an 11th …

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Ranking Europe’s Top 8 Sides Ahead Of The European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter Finals

LYON, FRANCE - MAY 14: Saracens celebrate their victory during the European Rugby Champions Cup Final match between Racing 92 and Saracens at Stade de Lyon on May 14, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After taking a mid-season hiatus, the European Rugby Champions Cup returns this weekend with a very intriguing quarter-final line-up. Perhaps the most hotly contested tie will be between Leinster and Wasps, two sides who are known for playing entertaining running rugby and top the tournament’s try-scoring charts with 28 and 31 touchdowns respectively. Indeed, Leinster’s total is made all the more impressive …

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Munster And Leinster Select Teams For Champions Cup Quarter Finals

After the disappointment of the 2016/17 season, in which no Irish side qualified for the knock-out phase of the Champions Cup, this campaign both Munster and Leinster have the opportunity to advance to the semi-final stage. Although they face tough competition in the form of Toulouse and Wasps respectively, both Irish sides have home advantage this weekend and will hold realistic expectations …

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Selecting A Pro12 Champions Cup Quarter Final Select XV To Take On Their Aviva Premiership And Top 14 Equivalents

Glasgow Warriors v Munster Rugby - European Rugby Champions Cup

After the conclusion of the Six Nations, rugby fans turn their attention to the European Rugby Champions Cup this weekend. However, unlike last season when Pro12 sides didn’t feature at the quarter-final stage, this weekend will see Munster, Leinster and the Glasgow Warriors strut their stuff in the final eight of the competition. Although the Scottish side would need to …

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Donnacha Ryan Set To Swap Munster For France In Surprise Move [Report]

Guinness PRO12, Thomond Park, Limerick 26/12/2016 Munster vs Leinster Munster's Donnacha Ryan after the game

In a surprise move, Ireland international Donnacha Ryan is reportedly set to call time on his Munster career and follow teammate Dave Foley to France. The Irish Examiner are reporting that the 33-year-old has in fact already signed a two-year deal with Racing 92, wherein he will link up with Munster legend Ronan O’Gara. Should the reports prove true, last weekend’s …

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Watch: Donnacha O’Callaghan Hilariously Outs Warriors Teammate As A ‘Tinder Predator’

Former Munster player Donnacha O’Callaghan appeared on TV3’s Clubhouse on Tuesday night and certainly did not disappoint.  The Thomond cult hero, now plying his trade in England with the Worcester Warriors in the Aviva Premiership, had the live audience and presenter Joe Molloy in hysterics when expressing how the generation gap between himself and his teammates is affecting him. O’Callaghan …

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EPCR Unveil Full List Of Nominees For ‘Player Of The Year’

With the finale weekend of the Six Nations behind us, attention now moves sharply back to the club game. Close on the horizon is Rugby Champions Cup action. Furthermore, the quarter-finals this year have thrown up some mammoth ties involving Europe’s rugby elite. To whet our appetite for the knockout stages, the EPCR have been drip feeding the public their nominees …

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Ian Keatley Being Lined Up For Premiership Switch [Report]

Ian Keatley looks set to leave Munster this summer. Despite being previously linked with moves to La Rochelle and Bayonne, according to the Irish Independent, it now looks as though Ian Keatley will leave Munster for the Worcester Warriors this summer. The fly-half, who was recalled to the Irish squad during the early rounds of the Six Nations, had suffered …

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Five Possible British And Irish Lions Bolters

DARLINGTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Zach Mercer (C) of England during the U20 Six Nations match between England U20 and Italy U20 at Mowden Park on February 24, 2017 in Darlington, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

The British and Irish Lions tour will be a hugely exciting time for the home nations, and whilst much of the squad will be made up of international stars, there could well be a place for an uncapped so-called bolter. Here we take a look at five options in this department for Warren Gatland. _______ Darren Sweetnam (Munster) The young …

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