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Leicester Tigers Fly-Half Owen Williams Set To Join Premiership Rivals In Mega Money Transfer

Leicester Tigers v Saracens - Aviva Premiership

Good news stories have been in short supply for the Leicester Tigers in recent weeks. Injuries sustained by Matt Toomua and Manu Tuilagi robbed the club of their first choice center combination, leading to a lack of any real cutting edge in the back line, limiting the type of strategy Richard Cockerill could deploy. Nevertheless, when the lack of creativity was …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Munster’s 32-7 Win Over Racing 92

1. Munster’s Work Rate Munster are not and never have been a team that can open up their opposition like Connacht or Wasps, instead they look to take teams through multiple phases in order to create space. For such a strategy to work, players need to demonstrate massive work rate at the break down in order to produce quick ball. …

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Munster Fans Celebrate After Their Side’s Massive Win Over Racing 92

Munster’s 32-7 win over Racing 92 on Saturday afternoon was a fitting performance to send off former head coach Anthony Foley in style. Foley was pronounced dead just hours before the previous scheduled fixture between these two sides back in October, suffering an acute pulmonary oedema at the Munster team hotel in Paris, and on a day which caused so much heartache …

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Watch: CJ Stander Scores Galloping Try As He Bursts Through The Racing Defence

If ever there was a try to sum up a player’s playing style, this was it. With Munster leading 11-0 at the Stade Olympique Yves-du-Manoir, CJ Stander raced up and charged down Benjamin Dambielle’s kick before his side eventually regathered the ball shortly thereafter. With Munster on the counter-attack, Stander ran inside Dambielle before brushing off Chris Masoe on his way to …

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5 Interprovincial Transfers The IRFU Should Facilitate Next Summer

In comparison to the situation that exist in Wales, the IRFU’s pyramidal structure works far more efficiently and without the baggage associated with welsh regional rugby. In Ireland the club/schools system feeds the provinces, who in turn produce players for the national team. In order to best manage the pool of talent available, the IRFU centrally contract their elite players and determine …

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Frank Quinn Column: Why Joe Schmidt And The IRFU Have Been Wrongly Scapegoat For Influencing Player Selection At Provincial Level

Over the holiday period of Christmas and New Year it appeared to be open season by the journalists on squad selections and player welfare. There is little doubt that the national team requirements come first everywhere in the world, so why should Ireland be different especially after their very successful Guinness series in November? Although there was not much player …

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Second Top 14 Club Make Move For Ian Keatley [Report]

Following his man of the match performance against Connacht, Ian Keatley has become a man in demand. Already linked with a move to Bayonne, most Munster fans expect to see Keatley leave the province when his contract expires at the end of the season. Although the 29 year-old excelled against Connacht on New Year’s Eve, Tyler Bleyendaal has made the number 10 shirt …

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Munster Prepare For Emotional Return To Paris This Week For Champions Cup Clash with Racing 92

Munster Fans Pay Tribute to Anthony Foley, Thomond Park, Limerick 19/10/2016 Tributes are paid to Munster head coach Anthony Foley outside Thomond Park Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Back in October, on another routine Champions Cup weekend, rugby took a back seat as news emerged of the tragic passing of Munster head coach and Ireland legend Anthony Foley while in Paris for the southern province’s clash with Racing 92. Following the devastating news, the fixture was immediately cancelled and the Munster squad returned to Limerick heartbroken at the …

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Irish Pro12 Side Of The Festive Period

Munster were the big winners of the festive period after winning their derby clashes against Leinster and Connacht. The contrasting manner of their victories might perhaps be the most pleasing aspect of the Christmas period for Rassie Erasmus. While their St. Stephen’s Day win over Leinster saw the Reds run in four tries in an open contest, the conditions forced Munster to keep …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Munster’s 16-9 Win Over Connacht

1. The Weather As has been the case so often in the past, the weather conditions in Galway had a massive influence over events in the Sportsgrounds. The rain and resulting slippy surface ensured the game would be won by the team that dominated the space 10 meters either side of the ruck. With their bigger pack, the conditions played …

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Shane Horgan Backs Conor Murray For Lions Captaincy

Former Ireland and Lions wingers Shane Horgan has backed Munster scrum-half Conor Murray to captain next year’s British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand after a stellar 2016 with both Munster and Ireland. Murray, who was a tourist in 2013 on the Lions tour of Australia, has been in outstanding form for Munster over the last few weeks and …

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Ranking Irish Rugby’s Most Memorable Images Of 2016


As the year draws to a close, we can look back on 2016 as a phenomenal, and at times tragic, twelve months of rugby. The rugby community lost a true legend in Anthony Foley as Munster’s Head Coach suddenly passed away in October. The effect he had on the sport has been highlighted wonderfully since his death with the numerous tributes …

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Watch: Adam Jones Channels His Inner Fly Half After Expertly Slotting Toe Poked Penalty In Twickenham

Although Adam Jones might be better known for his scrummaging and crazed hair style, he has clearly added a string to his bow in recent years, demonstrating a calmness when given the opportunity to kick for goal. Jones, who recently signed a new contract extension with Harlequins that will see him become a player/coach at the Stoop, was spotted warming up …

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Huge News For Munster Fans As Key Player Signs Contract Extension


Following Munster’s comprehensive victory over rivals Leinster last night, some phenomenal and much-anticipated news for the province emerged. Jaco Taute has been pivotal to the revival of Munster this season with his performances in midfield endearing him to the Thomond Park faithful. His contract was due to finish on New Year’s Eve with the Springbok only arriving as short-term cover …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Munster’s Big Win Over Leinster

Munster recorded a 29-17 win over their rivals. 1. Munster’s Physicality in Defence Given the inexperienced back line selected by Leo Cullen, Leinster were going to have to dominate around the fringes if they were to come away from Thomond Park with a victory. However Munster met them on the gain line, not only smashing all of Leinster’s ball carriers, but …

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