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The Top Performers From PRO14 Semi-Final Weekend

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The Guinness PRO14 is entering its final week as the Glasgow Warriors and Leinster will battle it out for the title in Celtic Park next Saturday.  Both sides, who finished top of their respective conferences, eased to victory over the weekend. Glasgow put 50 points on Ulster on Friday night in Scotstoun and while Munster put up a fight for …

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Rory Best Bows Out Following Glasgow’s Dismantling Of Ulster

Glasgow Warriors 50 Ulster Rugby 20 Rory Best’s career in an Ulster jersey came to a disappointing end as they were defeated by Glasgow Warriors in their Guinness PRO 14 semi-final at Scotstoun. The pre-match talk centred on the return of Jacob Stockdale after the Irish international was named at full-back, however, a late injury to Robert Baloucoune meant he …

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Ulster Confirm The Signing Of Super Rugby Back Matt Faddes

Matt Faddes

Ulster have confirmed the signing of Kiwi utility back Matt Faddes.  The 27-year-old plays his rugby with the Highlanders in Super Rugby and Otago in the Mitre10 Cup. The Balclutha native made his debut for Otago in 2011 and he earned himself a spot in the New Zealand 7s squad in 2013 where he played in three tournaments. His impressive …

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A Rundown Of Ireland’s Seven European Cup Rugby Victories

Leinster are preparing for a shot at immortality this coming weekend when they go head to head with Saracens in the Heineken Champions Cup final. If Leo Cullen’s charges can come out on the right side of the result not only will they secure back-to-back European titles but they will also etch their names into the history books as European …

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The Top Performers From PRO14 Quarter-Finals

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The Guinness PRO14 quarter-finals took place this weekend as Munster and Ulster secured their passage to the semi-finals where they will face away trips to take on Leinster and the Glasgow Warriors, respectively.  There was no shortage of drama between the two games and the pain of defeat will no doubt be felt by Benetton and Connacht who will both …

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Fergus McFadden To Miss Rest Of The Season After Headbutt Ban

Fergus McFadden ban

Fergus McFadden will miss the remainder of the season after the Leinster winger picked up a six-week ban for striking Ulster’s Sean Reidy with his head during their recent Guinness PRO14 clash in Belfast at the weekend.  Referee George Clancy reviewed the incident with his TMO at the time but because he couldn’t see the point of contact on the …

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Fergus McFadden Cited For Apparent Headbutt In Interpro Clash

Fergus McFadden

Leinster’s Fergus McFadden has been cited for an incident with Ulster’s Sean Reidy during the clash between the two provinces at Kingspan Stadium on Saturday.  The Guinness PRO14 confirmed this evening that McFadden will face a disciplinary hearing on Wednesday. The incident involved McFadden leading with his head in a motion towards Reidy in what looked to be an apparent …

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The Power Plays: Key Leinster Traits Evident In Much-Changed Side

Power Plays Leinster

Brought to you by Energia, proud sponsors of Leinster Rugby ___ It may have been a dead rubber fixture at the Kingspan Stadium on Saturday but both Ulster and Leinster used the opportunity to provide more experience to their younger contingents. From a Leinster perspective, the likes of the raw Will Connors, Oisin Dowling and Jimmy O’Brien all gained invaluable …

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Guinness PRO14 Playoff Matchups Now Confirmed

PRO14

The participating teams in the 2018/19 Guinness PRO14 playoffs have been confirmed after the final round of regular season action was finalised today.  GUINNESS PRO14 – QUARTER-FINALS Saturday, May 4 15:00: Munster Rugby (A2) v Benetton Rugby (B3) Thomond Park, Limerick Live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports & DAZN 17:35: Ulster Rugby (B2) v Connacht Rugby (A3) Kingspan Stadium, Belfast …

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Debut Boy Rea Proves The Match Winner As Ulster Sink Leinster

Ulster 14 Leinster 13 It may have been a dead rubber match but it proved highly entertaining at the Kingspan Stadium as Ulster defeated Leinster by a single score. Both sides struggled in the opening stages to get a foothold in the game as a swirling wind around the Kingspan Stadium made for an error-strewn game. Fergus McFadden got away …

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McFadden Escapes Card For Apparent Headbutt On Sean Reidy

Fergus McFadden

Leinster winger Fergus McFadden could be cited in the aftermath of his side’s clash with Ulster at the Kingspan Stadium after an apparent headbutt by the 32-year-old didn’t result in a card. McFadden was involved in an incident off the ball with Ulster number eight Sean Reidy. The two players were pushing and shoving off the ball in the first …

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Munster & Ulster Name Sides For Penultimate Round Of PRO14 Action

Munster

Munster and Ulster have named their respective sides as they both enter crucial matches in the Guinness PRO14 on Friday night.  Both provinces are hoping to finish off the season strongly with Munster battling it out for a home semi-final while Ulster will look to improve their chances of securing a home quarter-final. Munster are currently battling on domestic and …

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Will Addison’s Season Is Over After Undergoing Back Surgery

Will Addison

Ulster Rugby have confirmed that Will Addison has undergone back surgery which puts an end to his season.  Addison hasn’t played since Ulster’s Heineken Champions Cup victory over the Leicester Tigers at Welford Road at the end of January. The 26-year-old was named in Ireland’s initial squad for this year’s Six Nations but he didn’t play a minute of action …

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How The PRO14 Playoff Race Looks With Just Two Rounds Remaining

PRO14 Playoff

There are just two regular season rounds remaining in this season’s Guinness PRO14 campaign and the race for a coveted playoff position looks set to go down to the wire.  The top three teams in each conference qualify for the PRO14 playoffs. In terms of European qualification, the three highest ranked European sides from each conference will qualify for the …

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