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O’Halloran & Aki Return As Connacht Name Team For Sale Test

Bundee Aki Tiernan O'Halloran Connacht

Connacht full-back, Tiernan O’Halloran, has been named in Andy Friend’s side to face Sale Sharks in the European Challenge Cup tomorrow.  The 27-year-old has recovered from the leg injury that saw him miss all of the interprovincial derbies over the Christmas period and will feature in the back line alongside Cian Kelleher and Matt Healy. Following his contract extension earlier …

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“Why Can You Put 40 points On Leinster…And Can’t Beat Zebre?”

Connacht’s 2017/18 season under Kieran Keane was characterised by inconsistency.  They won just seven games all season while three of those came against their interprovincial rivals at home in the Sportsground in Galway. The recorded home and away losses to Zebre and their sole away victory came against Benetton. Ultimately, consistency needs to be improved. This is a challenge for …

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Relief For Connacht Supporters As Tiernan O’Halloran Commits His Future To The Province

On the eve of Connacht’s interprovincial clash against Ulster at the Sportsground in Galway, supporters of the western province have received an early Christmas present with the news that Tiernan O’Halloran has signed a contract extension.  O’Halloran has been the subject of speculation over his future, with a potential move to Munster reported in some quarters of the Irish media, …

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Watch: Tiernan O’Halloran Drop Goal Helps Earn Connacht Last-Gasp Comeback Win Against Cardiff

Connacht’s slim hopes of securing a European place received a boost on Sunday as they secured a 19-13 win over Cardiff Blues at Arms Park. The reigning Pro12 champions’ title defence has not exactly gone to plan, with Pat Lam’s side currently finding themselves in eighth place in the table. However, they earned a vital win against their Welsh opponents in …

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The Irish XV That Needs To Start Against Italy

Ireland may have fallen at the first hurdle in their bid to land a Grand Slam, but Joe Schmidt’s side can take confidence from the fact that they are more than capable of addressing the deficiencies exposed by Scotland. With Italy up next and the first Six Nations rest weekend to follow, Ireland have plenty of time to reflect on …

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Joe Schmidt Unveils Irish Team To Face Scotland

As expected, Joe Schmidt has not made any surprise inclusions in Ireland’s starting XV for Saturday’s tie against Scotland. Although some commentators and fans have been arguing for the inclusion of either Simon Zebo or Tiernan O’Halloran at fullback, Andrew Trimble’s groin injury didn’t give much space for Schmidt for manoeuvre. Had the Ulster winger been available, Schmidt may have …

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Fullback Options

DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 10: Rob Kearney of Ireland throws himself on the loose ball metres from his tryline as Mike Brown of England closes in during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at Aviva Stadium on February 10, 2013 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images) Lions

The final article in the series analyses the options Warren Gatland has at full back for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. It is anticipated that three full backs will be chosen for the initial Lions squad, as was the case in 2013 tour of Australia. Ireland – Rob Kearney, Simon Zebo, Tiernan O’Halloran Rob Kearney …

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Irish Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

Although there existed the possibility of all four Irish provinces qualifying for the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-finals prior to round five, only Munster and Leinster ultimately made it into the last eight. Ulster fans will no doubt rue the fact that their side came away from Bordeaux Begles empty handed. The northern province led 13-9 with six minutes remaining …

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Irish Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 5, RDS, Dublin 13/1/2017 Leinster vs Montpellier Leinster's Jack Conan breaks free to score his sides second try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Irish provinces enjoyed their best weekend since the formation of the European Rugby Champions Cup in 2014. Victories for Leinster and Munster ensured their passage into the quarter-finals, and home draws must surely await as the Irish powerhouses face the already knocked out Castres and Racing 92 respectively in the final round of pool games. Although Connacht sit at …

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