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5 Quick Conclusions From Munster’s Thumping Of The Leicester Tigers

Munster Rugby v Leicester Tigers - European Rugby Champions Cup

Munster easily dispatched the Leicester Tigers 38-0. 1. Darren Sweetnam is ready for to light up European rugby Munster may have played with a simple game plan, but boy was it effective. Until his departure, Conor Murray launched characteristic bombs in the direction of Adam Thompstone and George Worth, with both players struggling to cope with the pressure applied by Sweetnam. The Munster winger wasn’t …

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Watch: Brilliant Pass From Conor Murray Leads To Simon Zebo Try

Munster Rugby v Leicester Tigers - European Rugby Champions Cup

Conor Murray won rave reviews for his performances in last month’s November internationals as the Munster scrum-half was sensational in Ireland’s wins over Australia and New Zealand. The Limerick native is in pole position to start for the British & Irish Lions next summer, but for the moment, he’s continued his sparkling form from last month in a different red jersey. …

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Ranking Europe’s Top Ten Clubs Ahead Of The Latest Round Of Champions Cup Fixtures

Racing 92 v Saracens - European Rugby Champions Cup Final

This season the European Rugby Champions Cup is arguably at it’s most competitive since the competition came into being in 2014. Although the tournament has been dominated by Premiership and Top 14 clubs, this season the Pro12 sides have started to close the gap. Glasgow’s dominant win over the Leicester Tigers on the tournament’s opening night set the tone, and the …

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Munster’s Clash With Racing 92 Rescheduled For January

Munster’s meeting with Racing 92 was postponed after news of Anthony Foley’s passing emerged. European Club Rugby have confirmed that Munster’s postponed fixture against Racing 92 has been rescheduled for Saturday January 7 at 3:45 (Irish time). The game was due to take place on October 16, but was called off after news of Anthony Foley passing emerged. The rescheduled …

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Galway Hurling To Vote On The County Joining Munster Championship

Galway Joe Canning

The Galway hurling community has been vocal in recent weeks about their continued exclusion from the Leinster underage hurling championships, as well as the refusal by the Leinster council to grant the side home games in the senior competition. The Tribesmen have been treated as second class citizens since joining the province in 2009, and there have been several calls …

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Joe Schmidt Adds Six New Players To Ireland Squad, But Loses Another To A Devastating Injury

Ireland Rugby Tour to South Africa 2016 Ireland Rugby Squad Training, Westerfield School, Cape Town, South Africa 9/6/2016 Dave Kilcoyne

Ireland have added a number of new faces for the remaining upcoming Autumn internationals. After the heroics of Joe Schmidt’s side against the All Blacks last weekend, Ireland return to home action with fixtures coming up against Canada and Australia at the Aviva Stadium, with another clash with New Zealand in between. 6 players addeed to Ireland squad Niyi Adeolokun, …

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Twitter Reacts As Munster Edge Out Ulster In Ravenhill

Ulster vs Munster Munster's Rory Scannell scores a drop goal

Munster recorded a hard-fought 15-14 Pro 12 win against Ulster on Friday night. Finding themselves 14-5 down at half time, Munster rallied back in the second half and completed their comeback with five minutes remaining courtesy of a Rory Scannell drop goal. However, there was still time for a couple of moments of further drama – Paddy Jackson sent a drop …

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European Rugby Champions Cup: As It Stands After Round Two

BARNET, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Michael Rhodes of Saracens is congratulated after scoring a try during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Saracens and Scarlets at Allianz Park on October 22, 2016 in Barnet, United Kingdom. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Twenty European clubs have completed two rounds of the pool stages of the European Rugby Champions Cup. After round two, does anyone stand out? With a third of the pool games completed and the knockout stages being determined via a table, the 20 team table has been produced as a result of the first two fixtures. Information has been gathered via http://www.epcrugby.com/europeanrugbychampionscup/pools/index.php European …

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Opinion: A Radical Ireland XV That Would Trouble The All Blacks

Joe Schmidt Ireland

New Zealand swept Australia aside on Saturday to break the record for the number of consecutive test wins in rugby union. Next up is Ireland in Chicago, with few giving Joe Schmidt’s side any real chance of upsetting the odds. During his tenure with Ireland, the Kiwi coach has been renowned for tailoring the game plan to challenge the opposition. …

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Leinster Wear Red Before Montpellier Clash As A Tribute To Anthony Foley

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 2, Altrad Stadium, Montpellier 23/10/2016 Montpellier vs Leinster Leinster team line up in tribute to Anthony Foley Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Leinster are facing Montpellier away in the European Champions Cup this afternoon, looking to make it two wins from two in their campaign. The Irish province are eager to emulate yesterday’s performance of their southern counterparts, as Munster blew Glasgow Warriors away in a special occasion at Thomond Park. Last night, Ulster paid tribute to the late Anthony Foley with a rousing …

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Munster Give Their Best Performance On A Day When Rugby Didn’t Matter

What a difference two weeks can make. A fortnight ago Munster were reeling from a disappointing 25-14 defeat to Leinster at the Aviva Stadium. Their forwards had been outplayed, their backs had misfired, and their Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus had endured his first defeat since taking charge of the province during the summer. Munster looked sloppy and they were soundly …

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