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Eir Sport Have A Friday Night Treat In Store For Irish Rugby Fans

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Eir Sport are throwing it back this evening to nine years ago when Leinster and Munster faced off in the 2010/2011 Celtic League Grand Final. The powerhouse pair faced off following a rip-roaring season that saw both provinces, as well as Ulster, storm their way to the league semi-finals. Ulster’s prize for finishing third in the table saw them take …

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Jerry Flannery: South Africa Trip Won’t Have Weakened Ulster

Munster defensive coach, Jerry Flannery has insisted that this weekend’s opponents, Ulster will not be weakened as a result of their recent trip to South Africa.  Ulster returned unbeaten from their trip to the Southern Hemisphere which saw them earn a hard-fought 39-all draw with Toyota Cheetahs following their 28-7 win over Southern Kings five days earlier. Last season, Munster faced …

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We’ve Ranked Every PRO14 Jersey Ahead Of The New Season

Dublin , Ireland - 23 August 2017; PRO14 players, from left, CJ Velleman of Southern Kings, Tommaso Castello of Zebre, Ryan Wilson of Glasgow Warriors, Iain Henderson of Ulster, Tiernan O'Halloran of Connacht, Niell Jordaan of Toyota Cheetahs, Ken Owens of Scarlets, Isa Nacewa of Leinster, CJ Stander of Munster, Mark Bennett of Edinburgh, Gethin Jenkins of Cardiff Blues, Dan Lydiate of Ospreys, Cory Hill of Dragons and Dean Budd of Benetton, at the Guinness PRO14 season launch at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The PRO14, with new teams and unfamiliar structures, finally gets underway this weekend with three intriguing games on Friday evening. The league was officially launched last week in the Aviva Stadium and it gave us our first chance to see all the new jerseys together. And that got us thinking, who has the best one? So, after a lot of …

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The Champions Cup Have Released The Times & TV Details For The First Four Rounds Of Fixtures

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Wasps will make the trip to Ulster’s Kingspan Stadium in the opening game of this season’s European Champions Cup on October 13th. The EPCP have this afternoon announced the dates, times and television details for each of the first four rounds of fixtures. They can all be viewed here on their official website. Leinster face Montpellier on that Saturday afternoon in …

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The Full PRO14 Fixture List For The 2017/18 Season Has Just Been Announced

The full Pro14 fixture list has today been revealed on Pro14’s official website, with eager fans now knowing how their teams’ fixtures will pan out. The ground-breaking new format will see two South African teams join the twelve Irish, Welsh, Scottish and Italian teams, with the fourteen teams divided into two conferences of seven. Ulster kick-off the revamped tournament on …

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The Devastated Reaction Of Munster Fans To Confirmation Of Rassie Erasmus’ Departure

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It has been confirmed by Munster this morning that Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus will leave the province in December. It’s also been announced today that defence coach Jacques Nienaber will also be packing his bags as the pair assume new roles at South Africa Rugby. Erasmus will, according to the Springboks’ Twitter account, “oversee national teams, management of (competitions) …

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The Referees For The Champions Cup Semi-Finals Have Been Revealed

European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter-Final, Thomond Park, Limerick 1/4/2017 Munster vs Toulouse Munster's Darren Sweetnam celebrates his try with Tyler Bleyendaal Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Champions Cup semi-finals are fast approaching. With just over a week until kickoff, European rugby has today announced who will be taking charge of each encounter. Our #ChampionsCup semi-final referees! ▪️Munster v Saracens – Romain Poite ▪️Clermont v Leinster – Nigel Owens pic.twitter.com/4d5nEE2FqX — Champions Cup (@ChampionsCup) April 14, 2017 Munster fans will, no doubt, not be best pleased. Romain …

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Ties And Venues Confirmed For The Champions Cup Semi-Finals

Munster, Leinster, Saracens and Clermont Auvergne all secured passage to the Champions Cup last four this weekend. Munster powered past Toulouse in Thomond Park on Saturday after Leinster had eased past Wasps. Saracens ran out 38-13 winners against Glasgow Warriors earlier today while Clermont edged an all-French affair against Toulon in the final game of the weekend. The semi-finals have …

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Munster’s Thomond Park Set To be Renamed Later This Year

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By the end of 2017, Munster will likely be playing their home matches at a rebranded Thomond Park, the province’s chief executive has revealed.  Having seen Cork’s Musgrave Park, their second home, renamed the Irish Independent Park in recent years, it seems the Limerick ground will be following suit. The club’s exec, speaking to the Sunday Independent, divulged that there …

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