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Frank Quinn Column: The Pro12 Looks Set To Dominate The Champions Cup Quarter-Final Line Up

Glasgow Warriors v Munster Rugby - European Rugby Champions Cup

Although Munster are home and hosed with a game to spare, Rassie Erasmus will be leaving nothing to chance in their last pool match against Racing 92. The opportunity to claim a home quarter-final in Thomond Park so as to swell the province’s financial coffers, and to further foster the positive atmosphere that currently surrounds Munster Rugby has unexpectantly become available. …

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Watch: Yann David Sits Kurtley Beale Down With Massive Hand Off

Toulouse centre Yann David enjoyed a busy first-half against Wasps with an industrious display in the Stade Toulousain midfield. Toulouse relied heavily on David to get over the gainline and when he did, he didn’t disappoint, fending off Wasps fullback Kurtley Beale with ease. In a game devoid of many try scoring opportunities int he first-half, David awoke the crowd at …

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List Of Already Confirmed Aviva Premiership Transfers Ahead Of The 2017/18 Season

Leicester Tigers v Worcester Warriors - Aviva Premiership

During the course of the last few seasons, Aviva Premiership clubs have not been afraid to compete with the likes of Toulon, Racing 92, and Clermont Auvergne in the transfer market. Backed by a massive broadcasting deal signed with BT Sport in 2015, Premiership clubs attracted the likes of Kurtley Beale, Matt Toomua, Ben Te’o and Schalk Burger to England last summer. Despite the …

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Haskell To Sit Out With Concussion While Launchbury Set To Return

James Haskell is to sit out Wasps penultimate Champions Cup clash with Toulouse this weekend after Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young confirmed that Haskell would play no part in Saturday’s game. Haskell, who suffered the first concussion of his career against Leicester last weekend, lasted just 36 seconds in his return to rugby before being forced off the field …

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Dai Young Provides James Haskell Injury Update

Wasps Director of Rugby Dai Young has provided a positive update on James Haskell after the England flanker was forced from the field just 36 seconds into his Wasps return. Haskell, who has been sidelined since July with a toe injury, made his return to the Ricoh Arena on Sunday only to be taken off within the first minute of …

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Predicting The Champions Cup Quarter Final Line Up

With two pool games remaining in the European Rugby Champions Cup, the shortlist of potential quarter finalists has narrowed considerably. While the likes of Saracens already look to have one foot firmly planted in the next round, last season’s beaten finalists, Racing 92, are yet to win a game this campaign. Fellow Top 14 giants Toulon are also looking down the …

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Watch: Danny Cipriani Scores Superb Solo Try Against Newcastle

Wasps fly half Danny Cipriani continued his recent good club form against Newcastle Falcons on Friday evening, scoring an excellent try to help his team to a narrow but exciting 34 – 30 at Kingston Park. With his team struggling to make headway into Newcastle’s 22, the fly-half took the matter into his own hands after a ricocheted ball landed …

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Watch: Christian Wade Beats Six Defenders Before Scoring Wonder Try For Wasps

Wasps v Bath Rugby - Aviva Premiership

While England fans maybe divided over whether or not Christian Wade has the physical characteristics to play international rugby, most will agree that he is one of the Premiership’s most exciting wingers. Armed with lightening pace and a devastating step, Wade evades defenders in a similar vein to Shane Williams. Indeed, once Wasps put the diminutive winger into space, opponents …

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Ruan Pienaar On Leaving Ulster And His Hopes For His Last Season In Ireland

Guinness PRO12, BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, Wales 3/12/2016 Cardiff Blues vs Ulster Ulster's Ruan Pienaar in action Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Camerasport

Ulster and Connaught lock horns on Friday night at Kingspan Stadium. As with all inter-provincial games, the significance is heightened by the prospect of local bragging rights. However, for Ulster scrum-half Ruan Pienaar, these games are taking on added significance this year. As has been well publicised, Pienaar is being forced out of Ulster by the IRFU, against his wishes and those …

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Wales Coach Warren Gatland Denies Quit Rumours

Wales coach Warren Gatland has denied planning to quit his Wales role after next summer’s Lions tour, according to a leading New Zealand sports website. According to Newshub.co.nz, Gatland says the Daily Mail’s article claiming the Hamilton-born coach was the ‘first I’ve heard of that.” He also added: “Is that the same people who’s saying that James Haskell is dead?” …

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Opinion: Why We All Love The Romance Of Connacht

Despite possessing limited financial fire power in comparison to most of the major teams in European rugby, Connacht’s latest win over Wasps shows sometimes heart and soul can mean so much more than money. The Pro 12 champions continue to inspire fans right across the global rugby community with their intelligence and forethought, but most importantly their determination. These were …

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Andy Goode Column: Munster Announced Themselves As A Force To Be Reckoned With Once More After Embarrassing The Tigers

Munster Rugby v Leicester Tigers - European Rugby Champions Cup

As a former Leicester Tigers player, it hurt watching their 38-0 trouncing at the hands of Munster last Saturday. the Tigers were outplayed across the park, and were absolutely dominated upfront. This is not the Leicester team of old, they don’t have enough squad depth in key positions and their back row was taught a lesson. For their part, Munster were magnificent. …

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