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Billy Keenan

Billy is a 20 year old DCU Communications student & Rugby Correspondent for the Hybrid Award winning Action Replay- Extra Time podcast on DCUfm.

John Joe Nevin Announces His Return To The Ring

15 November 2014; John Joe Nevin, left, exchanges punches with Jack Heath during their featherweight bout. Return of The Mack, 3Arena, Dublin. Picture credit: Ramsey Cardy / SPORTSFILE (Photo by Sportsfile/Corbis via Getty Images)

Olympic silver medalist John Joe Nevin has announced he will make his return to the boxing ring on September 29 after a 13-month absence. The 29-year-old’s fight will take place in the Tolworth Recreation Centre in London. The Irishman has a professional record of eight wins, four of which were TKOs, and zero defeats. Cant wait for it getting closer …

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All Black Centre Malakai Fekitoa Confirms Move To France

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - JULY 14: Malakai Fekitoa of the Highlanders looks on during team warmup ahead of the round 17 Super Rugby match between the Highlanders and the Reds at Forsyth Barr Stadium on July 14, 2017 in Dunedin, New Zealand. (Photo by Dianne Manson/Getty Images)

Highlander and All Black centre Malakai Fekitoa has confirmed via social media that he will join Top 14 outfit Toulon for the upcoming season. The 25-year-old has seen his international career stifled in recent months due to the re-emergence of Sonny Bill Williams and has since decided to move abroad. The 24 timed capped All Black took to social media …

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Jack McGrath Starting Would Be Evolutionary, Not Revolutionary

Wellington , New Zealand - 1 July 2017; British and Irish Lions players, from left, Liam Williams, Jack McGrath and Taulupe Faletau during the Second Test match between New Zealand All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand. (Photo By Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

New Zealand have been wounded, but it will take another loss for them to be truly defeated. The Lions left Wellington on the back of a 24-21 victory against the All Blacks. However, if they are to continue their winning ways, minor adjustments must be made. One single change can make a world of difference. Ben Smith was dearly missed …

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Make No Mistake, England Are Coming to Humiliate Ireland

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Owen Farrell of England looks to pass as Robbie Henshaw of Ireland closes in during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

It’s an unnerving time for Ireland. The weather has reverted to type and England are coming to Lansdowne Road. Gone are the sunny days and Six Nations Championships of yesterday and yesteryear.  Ireland have raised the Six Nations trophy on French and Scottish soil under Schmidt’s reign, further more adding salt to broken hearts of the home players and supporters. As Father …

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Leinster’s Zane Kirchner Signs For Newport Gwent Dragons

European Rugby Champions Round 4, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 17/12/2016 Leinster vs Northampton Saints Leinster's Zane Kirchner Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Versatile back Zane Kirchner, who has been capped 30 times for the Springboks, will join the Welsh region at the beginning of next season after spending four years at Irish province Leinster. Kirchner will be replaced in the squad by James Lowe, whose signature was announced by Leinster yesterday. ✍️ CONTRACT NEWS: Dragons secure Springbok talent Zane Kirchner https://t.co/T5HZc07T2i pic.twitter.com/7eYy5TqzBe …

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South Africa Introduce New Overseas Selection Policy

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 08: Damian de Allende of South Africa during the The Rugby Championship match between South Africa and New Zealand at Growthpoint Kings Park on October 08, 2016 in Durban, South Africa. (Photo by Steve Haag/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

As of July 1, South Africa can only select overseas players who have been capped more than 30 times on the international stage. The policy replaces the current selection process where any player eligible to represent South Africa could potentially be picked by the Springbok management. However, the head coach will be allowed to select any player, regardless of caps in …

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