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Mako Vunipola Ruled Out For Three Months With Hamstring Injury

Vunipola

England Rugby have confirmed that Mako Vunipola will undergo surgery for a hamstring injury sustained during Saracens Heineken Champions Cup final win over Leinster last weekend.  The Saracens prop has been ruled out for three months meaning he will miss the remainder of the Premiership season. It is thought that Vunipola will be fit for England’s World Cup campaign in …

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Rugby Australia Officially Terminate Israel Folau’s Contract

Rugby Australia have officially terminated Israel Folau’s multi-million dollar contract following a high-level code of conduct breach. The breach came last month when Folau shared a post on social media stating that “hell awaits” drunks, homosexuals, adulterers, liars, fornicators, thieves, atheists and idolators. Rugby Australia stated their intent to terminate the 30-year-olds contract shortly afterwards, however, Folau requested a code …

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Leinster & Saracens Combined XV As Chosen By You

Leinster Saracens

The two heavyweights of Europe, Leinster and Saracens, meet in the Heineken Champions Cup final today at 5pm in St James Park, Newcastle. Leinster are aiming for their fifth title, their second in-a-row, while Saracens will be hoping to lift the trophy for the third time. Ahead of the game, we asked you to vote for your preferred team from …

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Leinster V Saracens: Choose A Combined XV From Starting Teams

Sexton Farrell Leinster Saracens

Both Leinster and Saracens have named their teams ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Champions Cup final showdown in St James Park, Newcastle. Mark McCall has made two changes to his Saracens side who overcame Munster in the semi-final last month. Sean Maitland was a late withdrawal in that game but returns to the starting XV for the final. Meanwhile, Will Skelton’s …

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Saracens Name Team For Tomorrow’s Champion Cup Final Clash

Saracens Media Day

Saracens have named their team for tomorrow’s massive Champions Cup final clash against Leinster in Newcastle, England.  Leinster will be looking to earn their fifth Champions Cup trophy as they take on Mark McCall’s Saracens – who themselves are gunning for their third. Leo Cullen’s side, if they are triumphant, will become the first team in history to take home …

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Folau Reportedly Rejects $1 Million Settlement As Hearing Continues

Israel Folau

Israel Folau rejected a $1 million offer to from Rugby Australia to walk away from his contract prior to the beginning of his code of conduct hearing according to local media reports. The hearing continued today after eight hours of evidence on Saturday during which Folau, Rugby Australia chief executive Raelene Castle, and head coach Michael Cheika all spoke, but …

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Best Bids Kingspan Farewell As Ulster Secure Tight Win Over Connacht

Rory Best Ulster

Ulster 21 Connacht 13 Ulster provided a fitting Kingspan Stadium farewell to Rory Best and Darren Cave as they secured a nervy win over Connacht to progress to the Guinness PRO14 semi-final against Glasgow. It was a typically tight affair between the inter-provincial rivals but Ulster were the deserved winners having taken many lessons from their defeats to Connacht earlier …

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Johann Van Graan Happy For Munster Win By Any Means Necessary

Munster

Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has insisted that he doesn’t need to see “pretty rugby” from his players in their PRO14 quarter-final with Benetton as long as they get the win.  A loss against the Italian side in Thomond Park on Saturday would bring Munster’s season to an end after they exited the Heineken Champions Cup at the hands …

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Murray Fit For Quarter-Final As Earls & Carbery Return To Training

Conor Murray Munster

Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has confirmed that Conor Murray will be available for selection for their Guinness PRO14 quarter-final against Benetton on Saturday.  The scrum-half was forced to miss their final group game against Connacht last Saturday after he picked up a neck injury during the warm-up. Van Graan revealed afterwards that his withdrawal from the matchday squad …

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Wales Coach Robin McBryde To Replace John Fogarty At Leinster

Leinster

Wales assistant coach, Robin McBryde, will replace John Fogarty at Leinster when he becomes Ireland scrum coach after the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Fogarty will also take up the role of IRFU National Academy forwards coach from July 1, working across all four provinces “to further develop the alignment and deliver a technical programme for both scrum and lineout for …

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James Ryan Voted Leinster Players’ Player Of The Year

James Ryan Leinster

James Ryan was voted as the Players’ Player of the Year at the annual Leinster Rugby awards night last night in Dublin. The 22-year-old has made 13 appearances in a Leinster shirt this season with his stats including one try, 283 metres gained and 172 carries. Ryan has enjoyed a prolific career since making his competitive debut for the province …

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Provinces Name Teams For Pivotal Final Round Of PRO14

Provinces teams PRO14

The final interprovincial derbies of the regular PRO14 season will take place this weekend with Munster welcoming Connacht to Thomond Park while reigning champions, Leinster, travel to Kingspan Stadium to face Ulster.  It is a must-win game for Johann van Graan’s side in Limerick if they are to have any hope of topping PRO14 Conference A and qualifying directly for the …

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Munster Confirm Jaco Taute Move To Leicester Tigers

Jaco Taute

Munster have confirmed that South African centre, Jaco Taute, will join Leicester Tigers at the beginning of the next season.  The announcement comes hours after the Premiership club confirmed the signing of Leinster centre, Noel Reid. Taute was first brought to the province in September 2016 as a replacement for the injured Francis Saili and made his debut the following …

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Noel Reid To Join Leicester Tigers At End Of Season

Noel Reid

Leinster Rugby have confirmed that centre Noel Reid will join Leicester Tigers from the start of the 2019/2020 season. The 28-year old made his senior debut for the province against Aironi in October 2011 and has made 120 appearances in a Leinster jersey since then, scoring 103 points. Reid also has one international cap to his name, which came during …

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Saracens V Munster: Choose Combined XV From Starting Teams

Munster Saracens

Saracens face Munster in a highly-anticipated Heineken Champions Cup semi-final in Ricoh Arena in Coventry tomorrow (Kick-off 3pm). Both Mark McCall and Johann van Graan have named their sides for the clash with the Irish province having to do without the services of Joey Carbery and Keith Earls with Tyler Bleyendaal and Darren Sweetnam named instead. Meanwhile, captain, Brad Barritt, …

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Lowe Gets The Nod As Sexton Named For Toulouse Semi-Final

James Lowe Leinster

Leinster have named their team for the Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Toulouse on Sunday with an injury to Jamison Gibson-Park meaning James Lowe will start.  The New Zealander is named on the wing alongside Rob Kearney and Jordan Larmour. Captain, Johnny Sexton, is set to make his first appearance of the year for Leinster following a quad injury sustained …

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