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“I Definitely Won’t Rule It Out Because I Miss Home”

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Simon Zebo has said he still harbours ambitions to add to his 35 international rugby caps but will hold no grudges if it never comes to fruition. Zebo’s last appearance for Ireland came almost three years ago when he started at full-back in their summer tour of Japan. However, after leaving Munster in 2018 for pastures new with Racing 92, …

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Gregor Townsend Responds To Finn Russell’s Scotland Claims

Russell Townsend

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has emphatically responded to claims made by international fly-half Finn Russell during a lengthy interview with the Sunday Times over the weekend. The 27-year-old, who was dropped from the Scotland squad prior to their Six Nations opener for a “breach of team protocol” suggested that he would not return to the international platform until significant …

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Racing Issue Scathing Statement Following “Grotesque” Saracens Fine

Racing 92 have issued a scathing statement following EPCR’s decision to fine Saracens for fielding an ineligible player during the club’s 27-24 win over the French club in January. The EPCR decided to bring misconduct charges against Saracens after they were informed earlier this week that their player, Titi Lamositele, who was named in the matchday squad for the fixture …

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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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Van Graan “Gutted” As Joey Carbery Ruled Out For Up To Four Months

Munster carbery

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has said he is “gutted” for Joey Carbery following his latest injury setback on his return from a lengthy absence. According to Virgin Media’s Sinead Kissane, the 24-year-old is set to spend between two and four months on the sidelines after suffering a wrist ligament injury in Friday night’s game against Ulster which requires …

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Simon Zebo A Doubt For Champions Cup Visit Of Munster To Paris

Simon Zebo

Racing 92 could be without the services of former Munster player Simon Zebo for the visit of the Irish province to Paris in the Heineken Champions Cup this weekend. According to a report by James Harrington in the Irish Examiner, the former Ireland international has emerged as a doubt after he was withdrawn from Racing’s win over Clermont in the …

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Leone Nakarawa’s Sacking Confirmed By Racing 92

Racing 92 have sacked Fijian lock Leone Nakarawa, the club confirmed today. The 31-year-old returned from the Rugby World Cup two weeks later than scheduled having played in all four of the Pacific Islanders’ pool matches in Japan before being knocked out. Nakarawa was expected back in Paris on Monday, October 28, but did not return until Monday, November 11. …

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Peter O’Mahony: “He’d Be Disappointed Himself But He Shouldn’t Be”

Peter O'Mahony JJ Hanrahan

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony has praised the performance of out-half JJ Hanrahan during his side’s Champions Cup draw with Racing 92 in Thomond Park on Saturday. The Kerry man kicked 11 of Munster’s 21-point haul, including a monster conversion to level the game following Andrew Conway’s late try. Hanrahan had an opportunity to steal the win for Johann van Graan’s …

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“His Ankle Was Gone And He Still Got Back Up” – Van Graan On Loughman Effort

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Sean McMahon reporting from Thomond Park. The world-class quality of Finn Russell proved a major thorn in Munster’s side at Thomond Park on Saturday night.  His sublime grubber and gather which resulted in the opening try of the game was followed in the second half by a scintillating ‘show-and-go’ as he cut through the line before offloading to the supporting …

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Larkham Praises “Amazing” Mathewson As He Prepares To Leave Munster

Munster senior coach Stephen Larkham has heaped praise on the province’s departing scrum-half, Alby Mathewson, who will feature for Munster for the final time this weekend.  The province announced his departure earlier this week. The New Zealand native was originally signed on a short-term contract as injury cover for Conor Murray but remained with Munster for 15 months. This weekend’s …

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Munster Issue Injury Update Ahead Of Racing 92 Clash

Munster Injury Update

Munster have issued an injury update ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 at Thomond Park on Saturday (KO 5.30 pm).  The southern province enter this game off the back of a bonus-point 32-13 over the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. The Parisian side also secured a bonus-point in their match with Saracens at the Paris La …

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Finn Russell Creates & Finishes Amazing Try In Win Over Champions

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Racing 92 rounded off the opening round of the Heineken Champions Cup in style with a 30-10 victory over Saracens in Paris.  It was all one-way traffic from the get-go as the French outfit dominated a largely second-string Saracens from start to finish. Virimi Vakatawa got Racing off the mark with their first try after nine minutes before Maxime Machenaud …

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Vote For Your Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

An incredible weekend of rugby has seen Munster, Saracens, Leinster and Toulouse advance into the last four of this season’s Heineken Champions Cup.  There was no shortage of outstanding individual performance throughout the four games which took place over the last few days and we would like you to vote for your XV of the weekend below. The results will …

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Watch: Toulouse Produce Absurd Offload En Route To Stunning Try

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Despite being down to 14 men, Toulouse lead Racing 92 10-19 at halftime in their Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at the Paris La Défense Arena.  Zack Holmes saw a straight red card for a high tackle on Juan Imhoff but this seemed to invigorate Toulouse who scored two stunning tries thereafter to secure the lead at the break. Toulouse’s second …

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