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Five Key Aspects Munster Must Get Right in Glasgow

After 22 rounds of rugby the final four of the Pro 12 has been decided. On Friday night Munster travel to Scotstoun looking to make amends for their dreadful showing the week before against Ulster in Limerick. Their opponents, Glasgow Warriors, will be looking to create history as the first Scottish team to reach the final. 1. Accuracy If Rob …

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IRFU’s Special Player Project: A Waste of Time & Money?

“Hopefully when the time is right and if I’m playing good footy, hopefully I can play for the Ireland international team.” The words of Bundee Aki who recently signed a three-year deal with Connacht. The powerful centre who plies his trade with the Chiefs in Super Rugby at present, will add a cutting edge to the Western province’s backline, but …

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Irish Rugby Player Rankings – Week Ending 11/05/2014

It was the final round of fixtures in the Rabo Direct Pro 12 last weekend. Leinster were given a scare by plucky Edinburgh, Munster put in a woeful performance against an inexperienced Ulster side who won by two points and Connacht finished their campaign with a whimper, losing to the Ospreys by 25 points. With the season winding down, the …

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The PA Guide To Munster’s New Signing Tyler Bleyendaal

Munster have announced the signing of promising 23-year-old New Zealander Tyler Bleyendaal as they look to strengthen their squad for next season. However, don’t feel bad if you haven’t heard of the young star, we’re here to enlighten you. Here is your Pundit Arena guide to Tyler Bleyendaal. 1. Tyler Bleyendaal was born in Christchurch in 1990 and will celebrate …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

Who’s Hot Andrew Trimble The Coleraine man has had a stellar season which was recognised with him sweeping up at the Ulster and Ireland rugby award ceremonies. Trimble was named IRUPA Players Player of the year for his magnificent Six Nations campaign. Ulster will be hoping for two more brilliant showings by the winger in their pursuit of Pro 12 …

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Aviva Premiership & RaboDirect Pro12 Near Conclusion

For another year the Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro 12 leagues arrive at the final round of games. Dominic Evans previews the conclusion of the rugby season. Aviva Premiership The Aviva Premiership is the first to conclude this Saturday. All games kick-off at 15:15. The bottom half of the table is finalised. After a woeful season Worcester Warriors were relegated …

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Conor Murray- Irish Player of the Season?

Since his exploits with the Lions last Summer, Conor Murray entered the new season with the reputation of a world-class player. Come the turn of the new year, some of the victorious Lions players were fatigued such as George North and Ben Youngs. Training and playing with other Lions resulted in a positive experience for the Ireland and Munster scrum-half. …

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Forgotten Friday – Ian Dowling

It’s a break from football and a return to rugby for this week’s Forgotten Friday. This week is the turn of former Munster winger Ian Dowling. Earlier this week, news broke that Munster flanker Niall Ronan has joined a long list of modern day professional rugby players who have been forced to retire through injury. Dowling was a player hit …

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Irish Rugby: A Team Of The Worst Overseas Provincial Signings

After bringing you the best overseas provincial signings it only would be right to look back on Irish rugby imports who did not exactly have the desired impact that was hoped for. So, who should have been stopped at customs and sent back to where they came from before they trotted onto a rugby field in Ireland? The Fifteen The …

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