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Connacht To Start Academy Players While Ulster Remain Unchanged

Kieran Joyce Connacht

Connacht head coach, Andy Friend has named two academy players in his starting team to face Perpignan in the European Challenge Cup on Friday. Following his debut against the French side in the Sportsground last weekend, Kieran Joyce retains his place in midfield in the absence of Bundee Aki who has travelled to New Zealand to get married. He will partner …

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Bernard Jackman Parts Ways With Dragons, Club Release Statement

Bernard Jackman Dragons

Dragons released a statement today confirming that they will be parting ways with their head-coach Bernard Jackman and will be seeking a replacement. Earlier today we brought you reports claiming that Dragons head coach Bernard Jackman and the club were parting ways. Jackman’s time spent at the helm of Dragons began with an underwhelming first year in charge, one that seemingly set …

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Fiji Take Cape Town Rugby Sevens Title

Fiji ran out convincing winners of the Cape Town leg of the World Rugby Sevens series after beating the United States 29-15 in the final on Sunday. Fiji turned the tables in emphatic fashion after they were beaten by the Americans in the quarterfinals of the first leg of the series in Dubai a week earlier. The match was effectively …

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Shortlist For RTÉ Sportsperson Of The Year Trimmed From 23 To 13

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The RTÉ Sport Awards take place next Saturday night, and who will win Sportsperson of the Year is anyone’s guess. The sheer strength-in-depth of the 23 person ‘longlist’ released last week showcased just how great a year 2018 was for Irish sport across many codes. That list has since been shortened to 13, with the likes of boxer TJ Doheny, athlete …

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Sloppy Munster Turn On The Style Late On To Down Castres

Munster 30 Castres 5 Munster have secured their second win in the Champions Cup with a dominant performance over Castres Olympique at Thomond Park this afternoon.  Johann van Graan’s side had to do so without the services of Joey Carbery and Chris Farrell who were ruled out prior to kick-off but Carbery’s replacement, JJ Hanrahan, proved more than up to the …

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Late Tries Enable New Zealand To Avoid Shock Sevens Exit

Two tries in the last minute enabled New Zealand to stay in contention for the title on the first day of the World Rugby Cape Town Sevens tournament at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday. New Zealand, winners of the opening tournament of the 2018/2019 season in Dubai last weekend, faced elimination before the quarter-final stage for the first time in …

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Carbery & Murray Begin Munster Partnership During Visit Of Castres

Joey Carbery Conor Murray Munster

Munster have made two changes for the visit of Top 14 champions, Castres, to Thomond Park on Sunday for their Heineken Champions Cup clash with CJ Stander and Joey Carbery returning to the side. Mike Haley starts at full-back with free-scoring Andrew Conway and Keith Earls completing the back three. Rory Scannell and Chris Farrell continue their centre partnership with Conor …

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Keith Earls On Glory Days: “In My Eyes I Have No Medal”

It has been 10 years since Munster last lifted a trophy at European level, despite numerous attempts, and the team are more desperate than ever to relive the glory days, according to Keith Earls.  The Limerick winger is the only surviving member of that 2008 squad, however, he played no part in the campaign that saw the province beat Toulouse …

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Perpignan Lose Record Eleventh Straight Top 14 Match

Perpignan lost 22-11 to Bordeaux-Begles on Sunday in a record 11th straight league defeat in one season for a Top 14 club. The Catalans take over from Mont de Marsan who failed to win on 10 occasions in the top-flight in 2012-13. Bordeaux-Begles move up to sixth in the table with their second victory in a row and remain unbeaten …

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Herring Hits 150 Caps As Provinces Name Teams For PRO14 Clashes

Ulster Rugby v Oyonnax - European Rugby Champions Cup

Robert Herring is set to make his 150th appearance for Ulster when the province welcome Cardiff Blues to Kingspan Stadium tomorrow afternoon in round 10 of the Guinness PRO14. The province have been boosted by the return of a number of internationals including Jordi Murphy, John Cooney and Stuart McCloskey, who all featured for Ireland during the November Series. Cooney, …

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RTÉ Sportsperson Of The Year Nominees Confirmed

2018 has been a tremendous year for Irish sport. While it hasn’t quite gone to plan for some more high-profile competitors such as Conor McGregor and the Irish football team, the depth of success for Ireland across many codes of sport is a testament to that. One of the significant recognitions of this glory comes at the RTÉ Sports Awards …

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Ellis Jenkins To Undergo Surgery For ‘Significant Knee Injury’

Ellis Jenkins

Wales flanker, Ellis Jenkins, is to undergo surgery for a knee injury sustained during the country’s win over South Africa in their final November Test last weekend. The 25-year-old was a last minute addition to the teamsheet for that game after Dan Lydiate was forced out of the starting XV with an elbow injury. The Cardiff Blues player switched to …

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BaaBaas Name Starting XV For 2018 Killik Cup

The Barbarians are in London once again as they take on Argentina for the Killik Cup. The competition hasn’t been kind to the side in recent years – winning just one of the past five fixtures, back in 2014. But some positive results in the past year, featuring wins over the likes of Tonga, Munster and (an admittedly depleted) England …

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