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England Announce Squad Update Ahead Of Scotland Test

England squad

Eddie Jones has announced his England squad for their upcoming Six Nations clash against Scotland in BT Murrayfield on Saturday.  Five uncapped players, Ben Earl, Alex Moon, Fraser Dingwall, Ollie Thorley and Jacob Umaga, have been included while Alex Mitchell is named as an apprentice player. Jones remains stuck for options at number eight following the injury to Billy Vunipola. …

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Ireland Record 19-12 Victory Over Scotland In Six Nations Opener

Ireland Scotland

Ireland 19 Scotland 12 Andy Farrell’s reign as Ireland head coach got off to a winning start against Scotland in the Guinness Six Nations this afternoon but it wasn’t easy viewing for the Irish contingent. Newly-installed captain Johnny Sexton was the sole provider of Ireland’s scores as despite being the better team for large portions of the game, Scotland’s penalty …

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Saracens Face Further Uncertainty As Interim CEO Steps Down

Saracens Griffiths

Saracens Rugby have confirmed that interim chief executive Edward Griffiths has stepped down from his post, just 26 days after being appointed.  Griffiths was chosen as the temporary replacement for Nigel Wray with the hope that the club could find a way to remain within the Premiership Rugby salary cap regulations for the current season. He previously warned that the current …

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Leinster Trio Among Nominees For European Player Of The Year

Leinster nominees

The nominees for the 2020 EPCR European Player of the Year have been announced with three Leinster players included.  In total, seven clubs are represented among the 15 nominees who were picked by a panel of judges which include Brian O’Driscoll, Alan Quinlan, Bryan Habana and Dimitri Yachvili. Leinster, Racing 92 and the Exeter Chiefs all have three nominees included …

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England Camp Clear The Air Following Saracens’ Salary Cap Controversy

The England players have held a meeting to air their grievances over the controversy surrounding Saracens’ breach of the Premiership salary cap policy, according to Jonny May.  The Leicester Tigers winger insisted that following the 30-minute meeting that coaches were excluded from, the Saracens contingent have the full support of their England teammates. “The tone was that there is obviously …

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Finn Russell Out Of Ireland Clash Following “Breach Of Team Protocol”

Finn Russell

Scotland out-half Finn Russell will miss his side’s Guinness Six Nations opener against Ireland following a “breach of team protocol”, Scottish Rugby have confirmed. Gregor Townsend’s men are currently in a team camp in Edinburgh as preparations continue for the clash in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, February 1. However, those preparations have been hit with a major blow as …

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Saracens Will Be Relegated At The End Of The 2019-2020 Season

Premiership Rugby have confirmed that Saracens will be relegated from the top flight at the end of the 2019/2020 Premiership season. Saracens are the reigning Premiership champions in addition to being holders of the Champions Cup but will start next season in the RFU Championship. The club was fined £5 million in November and deducted 35 points for failing to …

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Nash Replaces Injured Earls As Munster Try To Salvage European Season


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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Ulster Make One Change For Champions Cup Showdown With Bath

Ulster Champions CUp

Ulster have made one change to their side ahead of their final Heineken Champions Cup Pool 3 game against Bath at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday.  Despite their loss to Clermont Auvergne at the weekend, Ulster remain confident of securing a Champions Cup quarter-final spot knowing that any manner of victory against Bath will see them progress. Tom O’Toole – who …

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

van graan 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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Worcester Provide Positive Update On Fatialofa Following Surgery

Michael Fatialofa

Worcester Warriors’ lock Michael Fatialofa is recovering well following surgery to relieve pressure on his spinal cord caused by swelling. The 27-year-old suffered a serious neck injury during his side’s clash with Saracens and was withdrawn on a stretcher after receiving lengthy treatment on the pitch. Fatialofa was transferred to St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington in West London where he underwent …

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Saracens Players Could Face Redundancy, Warns Interim Chief Executive


Saracens could be forced to dismantle their current squad in order to comply with the Premiership salary cap, their new interim chief executive has warned.  The London club were fined £5.36 million and docked 35 points by Premiership Rugby for breaching salary cap regulations in the 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons by failing to disclose payments to players, leading to …

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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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Month-By-Month Guide To The 2020 Irish Sporting Calendar

2020 calendar

With the Summer Olympics, Euro Championships and the Ryder Cup, 2020 will be an incredible year for sport. To ensure you don’t miss a second of the action, we’ve compiled all the key dates into one essential guide. _____ January 2020 4th: All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship semi-finals 5th: All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship semi-finals 19th: All-Ireland Senior Club Football …

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The Definitive Rugby Quiz Of 2019

Rugby Quiz

It’s been a pretty special year for rugby.  2019 started off with Wales winning a Grand Slam in Warren Gatland’s final year in charge while at European club level, Saracens won the Champions Cup after a gripping final against Leinster. This, of course, was all an appetiser before the main course – the 2019 Rugby World Cup – and it …

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Scarlets Confirm Liam Williams Return Following Saracens Spell

Liam Williams

Wales international Liam Williams will rejoin Scarlets for the 2020/21 season following a three-year spell with Saracens. Williams began his professional career with the Welsh side in 2011 but made the move to Saracens following a successful British & Irish Lions tour in 2017. In his first season at Allianz Park, Williams scored 10 tries in all competitions and has …

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