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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

Who’s Hot Toulon The Toulonnais sealed an historic domestic/European double in the Stade de France on Saturday night as they defeated Castres 18-10. Jonny Wilkinson kicked fifteen points in his last ever rugby game. The Bouclier de Brennus trophy will be heading back to the Stade Felix Mayol for the first time since 1992. Toulon is only the fourth club …

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O’Connor: Ian Madigan Best Utilised From The Bench

Leinster Rugby Head Coach Matt O’Connor stated that his squad know the stakes ahead of their RaboPro12 final clash with Glasgow tomorrow at the RDS. The coach has also decided that Ian Madigan – who secured the semi-final victory with a try against Ulster – is best utilised from the bench with Jimmy Gopperth once again chosen at out-half.  “Everyone …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

Who’s Hot Ian Madigan The strutting peacock that is the Leinster flyhalf rescued the Blues from a shock defeat over Irish rivals Ulster with a dart over the try line. It has been a frustrating season for the Blackrock man who has found his opportunities limited due to Matt O’Connor’s preference for Jimmy Gopperth. However, Madigan’s magic may just be …

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Jimmy Gopperth and Ian Madigan could both start Rabo Final

Leinster showed grit and determination worthy of true champions to overcome a spirited Ulster side and progress to this year’s RaboDirect Pro12 Final at the RDS. In the post match press conference, Matt O’Connor admitted that both Jimmy Gopperth and Ian Madigan could get starting berths for the final following some great link-up play. Despite going behind by nine points …

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Leinster v Ulster: Five Key Battles To Watch At The RDS

Two weeks after their battle in Belfast, Leinster and Ulster clash once more in the Pro12 semi-final at the RDS. It will be the third time in four years that both of these teams have met each other in the end of season playoffs, with the Blues emerging victorious in the previous two encounters. As well as a place in …

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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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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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The Gain Line: “The Letter of the Law”

It was the official curtain raiser at new Ravenhill on Friday evening. Signs draped on the grandstand bid the fans to be the 16th man. That was, as it happened, unduly optimistic. Ulster for the second time in short succession had to play the majority of the match with 14 men. In the end a gallant Ulster side lost out 20-22 …

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Leinster take the win, but Ulster take the plaudits

Leinster secured a tight 22-20 win at Ravenhill on a fantastic night in Belfast that saw Ulster reduced to fourteen men. In a hugely anticipated game, Ian Madigan led the battle of the 10s with two early penalties to put Leinster 6-0 ahead. However, the night would go pear shaped for Madigan, with the Leinster man missing a number of kickable opportunities …

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