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Tyler Bleyendaal Named On Bench For Munster A This Weekend

Tyler Bleyendaal has officially been named on the bench for the Munster A side scheduled to face Leinster this weekend.  Bleyendaal has been on the long road to recovery for the last year since injuring his neck last October. The fly-half has endured a nasty string of injuries that have forced several delays to him kickstarting his Munster career but …

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James Lowe Starts As Leinster Name Explosive Team For Wasps Test

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Leo Cullen has named an explosive team for Leinster’s Heineken Champions Cup opener against Wasps in the RDS on Friday evening. There has been much speculation about whether there would be space for James Lowe but the New Zealander is named alongside Rob Kearney and Jordan Larmour in the backline. Johnny Sexton takes up his place at out-half once again …

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Joy For Munster As Conor Murray Signs New Contract Extension

Munster were handed a major boost with the news that scrum-half, Conor Murray has signed a contract extension that will see him remain with the province until 2022. There was much speculation that the 29-year-old would decide to move abroad once his current contract expired after the World Cup next year but the Limerick native has instead pledged his allegiance to …

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Major Blow For Munster As Mathewson Doubt For Exeter Clash

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Munster will be sweating on the fitness of their newly-installed scrum-half, Alby Mathewson as he looks to be an injury doubt ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup opener against Exeter on Saturday. The New Zealander, who was brought in by the club as cover for the injured Conor Murray, suffered a leg injury in the 30-22 loss to Leinster in …

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New Zealand Snatch Dramatic Win Over Boks In Championship Thriller

New Zealand twice came from 17 points behind to grab a last-gasp 32-30 win over South Africa in Pretoria Saturday in a Rugby Championship final-round thriller. Ardie Savea scored a pushover try in the 79th minute to level the scores and another replacement, Richie Mo’unga, slotted a simple conversion for a dramatic triumph. After turning over level at 6-6, South …

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The Forecast: Your Guide To This Weekend’s Sporting Action

Pundit Arena previews a massive weekend of sporting action with the latest instalment of The Weekend Forecast, in association with RNLI. What? Alfred Dunhill Links Championship on the European Tour. When? Thursday 4 – Sunday 7 October. Where? The competition is played on three different links courses, centred on the “home of golf”, St Andrews in Fife, Scotland. Where can I …

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Conway & Kearney Reach Milestones As Teams Named for Aviva Derby

Joey Carbery is set for his first return to the Aviva Stadium since leaving Leinster for Munster as both sides name their team for Saturday evening’s interprovincial derby.  Johann van Graan has made three changes to his side with Darren Sweetnam, Sammy Arnold and Jean Kleyn all named in the starting 15. ? Team Announcement for #LEIvMUN > Head Coach …

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Dominic Robertson-McCoy Banned For Six Weeks

Connacht prop Dominic Robertson-McCoy has been banned from action for six weeks after a vicious stamp on Leinster’s Josh van der Flier on Saturday. The rather ugly incident happened during the second-half of his Connacht side’s losing matchup against Leinster over the weekend. 70: Red Card! Dominic Robertson-McCoy sent off for a 'deliberate stamp to the head' of Josh van …

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Scope OF TMO To Be Revised During Closed Trial In November Tests

World Rugby have approved a closed trial revising the scope of the Television Match Official (TMO) in the November tests hosted by Tier one unions. Confirmation of the trial comes after a full review of the current global trial and the variant used in Super Rugby by a working group of match officials, coaches, players and administrators. The key objective of …

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Brian O’Driscoll Refutes Moriarty Allegation Against Sexton

Brian O’Driscoll has come to the aid of his compatriot in the burgeoning dispute over treatment from match officials. Sunday saw Ross Moriarty claim that Ireland’s Johnny Sexton gets special treatment from referees as a result of his status. Moriarty received a yellow card in the Dragons’ game against Leinster for an off-the-ball challenge on Sexton, and had this controversial comment …

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Ulster Rugby Launch Their New European Kit

The province have a new look ahead of their 2018/19 Champions Cup campaign. After going out in the pool stage having finished behind La Rochelle and Wasps last season, Ulster enter this European season with renewed hope. The 1999 Heineken Cup winners have been grouped with Scarlets, Racing 92, and Leicester Tigers this time around, starting with a trip to …

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Ireland Release Striking New Jersey For Upcoming Season

Ireland released their new Canterbury home and alternate jerseys Monday morning ahead of the November internationals, against Italy, Argentina, New Zealand and the USA. The striking new home kit, which is of course green, has a more rounded collar than last season’s Canterbury jersey, and it contains a modern design with eye-catching green, black and white flecks all over the torso. …

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Dan McFarland: South Africa Trip Came At A Cost For Ulster

A depleted Ulster fell to their heaviest defeat in the history of the club against a rejuvenated Munster in Thomond Park on Saturday evening.  The result brought to an end their unbeaten run during this season’s PRO14 campaign. While head coach, Dan McFarland admits that the team failed to give a good account of themselves, he insists that there are …

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