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Wales’ Top Players To Take Pay Cut Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

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Wales’ leading international players have agreed to a 25% pay cut as the Welsh Rugby Union looks to implement a number of cost-saving initiatives following the outbreak of COVID-19. The pay cut is effective from April 1 and will last for four months, however, it will not affect players earning £25k per annum in each of Wales’ four regional teams. Cardiff …

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Nash Replaces Injured Earls As Munster Try To Salvage European Season

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Munster’s Calvin Nash will make his Heineken Champions Cup debut in their final pool game against Ospreys this weekend in Thomond Park.  The game will also mark a first European start for Fineen Wycherley while Academy duo Ben Healy and Jack O’Sullivan have been named among the replacements. Following last Sunday’s 39-22 loss to Racing 92 in Paris, Johann van …

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Arno Botha And Dan Evans Receive Bans Following Red Cards

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Munster back row, Arno Botha, has been suspended for three weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in London today. The South Africa native received a straight red card during the closing minutes of the club’s Heineken Champions Cup, Round 3 match against Saracens at Thomond Park on Saturday. Botha was introduced in the 70th minute as a replacement for CJ …

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Former Wales Coach Mike Ruddock Joins Ospreys Short-Term

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Former Wales coach Mike Ruddock has been appointed by the Ospreys on a short-term basis to review the club’s rugby operation.  Although head coach Allen Clarke is still technically employed by the club, coaches Matt Sherratt and Carl Hogg were in charge of the Ospreys’ 13-18 loss to the Cheetahs at the weekend. Ruddock, who led Wales to a Grand …

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Loughman Inspires Munster To Dramatic Bonus-Point Win In Wales

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Ospreys 13 Munster 32 Munster recorded a rare away win in the Heineken Champions Cup following a dramatic bonus-point victory over Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. Just when it seemed the fourth try was out of their reach, Munster piled 12 players into their final maul with the clock in the red and James Cronin touched the ball down in …

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PRO14 Debut For Jack O’Sullivan As Munster Name Team For Ospreys

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Munster head coach Johann van Graan has named his team for Friday night’s Guinness PRO14 clash with Ospreys at Irish Independent Park in Cork.  There will be a PRO14 debut for Munster Academy back-row Jack O’Sullivan. The UCC club man starts at number eight where he is joined by Jack O’Donoghue and Tommy O’Donnell. Up front sees James Cronin, Rhys …

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Alun Wyn Jones Signs New Contract With WRU

Alun Wyn Jones

Alun Wyn Jones has signed a new contract with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) and the Ospreys which secures his future in the country until June 2021. The world’s most capped international second-row (134 international appearances – 125 for Wales plus nine British & Irish Lions caps) has had a stellar season where he helped his country to a Grand …

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Six Try Connacht Thrash Ospreys With Huge Win In Galway

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Connacht 46 Ospreys 5 Connacht are up to third in Conference A thanks to a huge six try victory over the Ospreys at the Sportsground in Galway this afternoon. Connacht got off to a fantastic start with just two minutes on the clock when Peter Robb received a flat pass in midfield and burst through the Ospreys defence. He laid …

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Ben John Announces Retirement From Rugby Due To Head Injuries

Ben John

Ospreys centre Ben John has announced his retirement from professional rugby after suffering a series of head injuries in 2017.  John has made 70 appearances for the Ospreys, scoring 15 tries but he has now decided to call time on his career with his long-term health taking precedence. John hasn’t played a professional game of rugby since a clash with …

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7 Try Leinster Thump Ospreys On Mixed Night For Irish Provinces

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Leinster continued their relentless march to achieve the top spot in Conference B of the Guinness PRO14 thanks to a thumping 52-7 win against the Ospreys at the RDS.  Three first-half tries from Conor O’Brien, Scott Penny and Nick McCarthy gave Leinster a 24-0 lead at halftime and it didn’t get any better for Allen Clarke’s side in the second …

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Last-Gasp TMO Check Sees Connacht Fall In Wales

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Ospreys 22 Connacht 17 A full-strength Connacht side fell to a narrow 22-17 defeat to the Ospreys at Bridgend in the Guinness PRO14 on Friday night. Andy Friend’s side produced some uncharacteristic errors in the opening 10 minutes as they found themselves two tries down. With just two minutes into the game, a clearing kick from Tiernan O’Halloran was blocked down which …

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Ruthless Munster Rip Apart Ospreys En Route To Commanding Win

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Munster 49 Ospreys 13 Sean McMahon reporting from Irish Independent Park  This Friday night saw the official unveiling of the new 3G pitch at Irish Independent Park and it was fitting that Munster produced a pacy, attacking game which was full of tempo on the artificial surface. Munster had the bonus-point wrapped up by the halftime interval as tries from …

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