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“Second Best Isn’t Acceptable…He’s Someone That Drives That”

Garry Ringrose

New captain, new head coach, new assistant coaches, five uncapped players and four ‘development players’ – there’s a sense of turning the page as Ireland head into the 2020 Six Nations.  Andy Farrell named his first Six Nations squad on Wednesday and the new head coach is starting off his tenure in his typical no-nonsense approach by excluding some big …

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Wales Name 38-Man Six Nations Squad

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac has named a 38-man squad ahead of the 2020 Six Nations.  This will be Pivac’s first Six Nations in charge after taking over from Warren Gatland after the culmination of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. In total, there are five uncapped players in the squad with Louis Rees-Zammit included. The Gloucester winger has …

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Gregor Townsend Names Scotland Squad Ahead Of Six Nations

Scotland Six Nations Squad

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named a 38-man squad ahead of the 2020 Six Nations.  There are six uncapped players in the squad which include Glasgow Warriors trio Tom Gordon (back-row), Kyle Steyn (wing/centre) and Ratu Tagive (wing). They are joined by Edinburgh back-row pair Luke Crosbie and Nick Haining, with Gloucester’s former Scotland U20 lock, Alex Craig, completing …

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Powerful Clermont Second 40 Sees Ulster Come Away With Nothing

Clermont Ulster

Clermont Auvergne 29 – 13 Ulster  A powerful second-half performance from Clermont Auvergne saw the French side secure the win over Ulster in the top of the table Pool 3 clash. Ulster got off to a great start and showed their running intent from the off. A Stuart McCloskey linebreak and offload to Jacob Stockdale saw Ulster go deep into …

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Munster Add Three Youngsters To European Squad Ahead Of Racing Clash

Munster European Squad

Munster have added three fresh faces to their European squad ahead of their season-defining Heineken Champions Cup clash with Racing 92.  The southern province go into Sunday’s clash with Racing 92 in Paris knowing that a win will be necessary to keep their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages alive. Johann van Graan’s side welcome Ospreys to Thomond Park …

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France Name Six Nations Squad With 19 Uncapped Players

France Six Nations Squad

France have named their Six Nations squad ahead of the 2020 edition of the tournament.  New France head coach Fabien Galthie has named a revamped 42-man squad ahead of the Six Nations which includes a rather incredible 19 uncapped players. There will also be a new skipper and that honour has fallen to Toulon back-row Charles Ollivon. The 26-year-old has …

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Fallon Sherrock Fairytale Comes To An End At The Ally Pally

Fallon Sherrock

Fallon Sherrock’s time at this year’s PDC World Darts Championships has come to an end after she was defeated by 22 seed Chris Dobey at Alexandra Palace 4-2.  The third-round match saw Sherrock get off to a fantastic start as she hit three 180s in the opening two legs to lead 2-0 in the first set. Chris Dobey responded by taking …

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Your Friday TV Guide For All Of Today’s Sport

Sport TV Guide Friday

Friday 27th December Sport TV Guide  Leopardstown Christmas Festival Day 2 – RTÉ2  Race 1 – 12.05pm – The Paddy Power ‘Only 363 Days Till Christmas’ 3yo Maiden Hurdle – 3yo 16f Race 2 – 12.35pm – The Paddy Power ‘Live Stream All Irish Racing On Our App’ Beginners Steeplechase – 4yo+ 17f Race 3 – 1.10pm – The Paddy’s …

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Your Guide To The Irish In Action At World Darts Championship Today

Irish Darts

There are four Irish men involved in today’s action at the PDC World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace.  Sunday was a good day for the Irish involvement as Fermanagh’s Brendan Dolan beat India’s Nitin Kumar 3-0 to set up a clash with two-time world champion Gary Anderson on Monday’s card. Cork’s Ciarán Teehan produced a stunning upset to beat the …

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Saracens Set To Unleash Big Guns For Visit Of Munster

Saracens Munster

Sean McMahon reporting from Thomond Park.  Saracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall says that many of the players who were rested for Saturday night’s clash with Munster at Thomond Park will be available for the return trip at Allianz Park next weekend.  The reigning European and English champions left a number of their star players at home including Mako and …

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“I’m Really Looking Forward To Seeing Him Play Again” – Van Graan On Casey

Craig Casey

Professional rugby is a results-driven business.  When the season gets up and running it’s often difficult for teams to allocate the time to experiment with different players or provide vital senior experience to the younger contingent. Especially right now, with the current condensed period of the season which sees four rounds of the European Cup take place over five weeks, …

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Munster Issue Injury Update Ahead Of Racing 92 Clash

Munster Injury Update

Munster have issued an injury update ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 at Thomond Park on Saturday (KO 5.30 pm).  The southern province enter this game off the back of a bonus-point 32-13 over the Ospreys at the Liberty Stadium. The Parisian side also secured a bonus-point in their match with Saracens at the Paris La …

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Kieran Marmion To Stay With Connacht After Signing New Contract

Marmion contract

Ireland international scrum-half Kieran Marmion has signed a new contract extension with Connacht.  Marmion’s future has been the subject of heavy speculation with reigning English and European champions Saracens reported to be interested in bringing the 27-year-old to Allianz Park. However, Connacht Rugby have now confirmed that Marmion will stay at the Sportsground after signing a three-year contract extension. Commenting …

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Munster Survive Thomond Scare To Edge Ulster In Limerick

Munster Ulster

Munster 22 Ulster 16 Sean McMahon reporting from Thomond Park  Halloween may be behind us but Munster produced a real fright for their supporters as they almost suffered an unlikely defeat at home. With a 15-6 lead at halftime, many expected Munster to push on but some poor discipline allowed Ulster a way back into the game through the boot …

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