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Departing Leinster Second Row Ian Nagle Signs For Zebre

Ian Nagle

Zebre have announced today that they have signed Irish second-row Ian Nagle ahead of the 2019/20 season.  Nagle was one of seven players who Leinster announced will be departing the province but it remained to be seen where he would end up. The 30-year-old has been on loan with Ulster since November where has made 11 appearances for Dan McFarland’s …

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Ultan Dillane Among Connacht Changes For Zebre Clash


Connacht are back in PRO14 action this weekend following their exit for the Heineken Challenge Cup at the hands of Sale Sharks, and head coach, Andy Friend, has named a strong team to face Zebre. Jack Carty has recovered from the arm injury that forced him off the field during last week’s 20-10 loss in the AJ Bell Stadium and …

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Murray & Farrell Return As Munster Secure Bonus-Point Win In Italy


Munster 32 Zebre 7 Munster secured a bonus point win over an error-strewn Zebre side in Italy this evening in what was a far-from-convincing performance. Johann van Graan was forced into a change before the game with Bill Johnston replacing JJ Hanrahan due to illness but the South African will have been pleased to welcome back Chris Farrell and  Conor …

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Magnificent Paul Boyle Steers Connacht To Bonus Point Win

Connacht 32 Zebre 13 Sean McMahon reporting from The Sportsground  Connacht got their first win of the 2018/19 Guinness PRO14 season as they beat Italian visitors Zebre 32-13 at the Sportsground in Galway.  A brace of tries from 21-year-old Year 2 Academy back row Paul Boyle gave the western province a 17-3 lead at halftime, and it was a lead …

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Connacht Fall To Bitterly Disappointing Defeat In Italy

Guinness PRO14, Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma, Italy 2/12/2017 Zebre vs Connacht Connacht's John Muldoon and James Cannon tackle Matteo Minozzi of Zebre Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Matteo Ciambelli

Connacht headed to Italy this weekend, expecting to come back with four, if not five points, as they faced off against Zebre. However, the Irish province were shocked by their hosts after Zebre won out on a scoreline of 24-10. Kieran Keane’s side endured an error-strewn first half, as their Italian opposition headed for the dressing room at half-time, 3-0 …

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Watch: Zebre Stun Ulster And Record A Famous Victory

What has been the Achilles heel of the PRO12/PRO14 over the last number of seasons? In most cases, if you asked this question, supporters will tell you that it is the gulf in class which exists between the teams in the competition and the almost inevitable outcome when it comes to who makes the playoffs. However, with the expanded tournament …

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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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Former Connacht Coach Michael Bradley To Take Over The Reins At Zebre

After speculation last week regarding Zebre’s future participation in the PRO12 proved to be false, the Italian club has announced the management structure for the coming season.  Zebre is now under the control of the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) who have released a statement today outlining the coaching staff of the club. Former Connacht and Edinburgh head coach, Michael Bradley, …

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Zebre To Go Under Italian Rugby Federation Control And Will Participate In The PRO12

News broke this Monday morning that ‘Zebre Rugby Club Company’ wanted to pull out of the PRO12.  A statement released by the Italian Rugby Federation (FIR) stated that they had received communication from Zebre outlining their intentions to withdraw from the tournament. A meeting will take place today in Parma to determine how exactly this will transpire. It remained to be seen …

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A Statistical Review Of The Guinness Pro12 2016/17 Season

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Launch of the 2016/17 Guinness PRO12 Season, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 23/8/2016 Pictured today at the launch of the 2015/16 Guinness PRO12 Season Jonny Gray (Glasgow Warriors), Alessandro Zanni (Benetton Treviso), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Lloyd Williams (Cardiff Blues), Tommy Bowe (Ulster Rugby), John Muldoon (Connacht Rugby), Isa Nacewa (Leinster Rugby), Billy Holland (Munster Rugby), Dan Lydiate (Ospreys), Stuart McInally (Edinburgh Rugby), George Biagi (Zebre Rugby) and Lewis Evans (Newport Gwent Dragons) Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Scarlets emphatically secured their maiden Pro12 title this year in somewhat surprising fashion against a much-fancied Munster side that have been on their best form in years after the untimely passing of head-coach Anthony Foley. For the second year in a row, Rhys Patchell was the tournament’s top points scorer – overtaking Kiwi Tyler Bleyendaal’s tally of 144 points in …

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Former Ireland Under-20 Star Named In Italy Squad For Summer Tests

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Ian McKinley of Benetton Treviso wearing his protective eyewear during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Gloucester Rugby and Benetton Treviso at Kingsholm Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Gloucester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Another Irish element has been added to the Italy rugby squad for their summer tests. Former Ireland Under-20 and Leinster star Ian McKinley has been drafted into Italy’s by head coach Conor O’Shea for the Azzurri’s upcoming fixtures against Scotland, Fiji and Australia. #Italrugby, 44 Azzurri per 31 posti al tour estivo Il 9 maggio la lista dei convocati per …

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