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Dominic Evans

Dominic Evans
Dominic graduated from University College Cork with an honours degree in English and History. He has also completed a News Journalism course and is an accomplished writer.

Rugby Legend: Brian Moore

The number 2 position, a.k.a the ‘Hooker’, is a pivotal area in modern day rugby. Matches can be won and lost on scrums and lineouts. Heading into the New Zealand tour in June,  England head coach Stuart Lancaster and his side may be weakened by the potential loss of first choice Dylan Hartley and will miss Lions number 2 in Tom …

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Mark McCafferty – Changing Rugby For The Good?

For some the Premiership Rugby (PR) chief executive Mark McCafferty is revolutionising the sport. For others, he is changing it for the worse. Since he arrived as Chief Executive of the Premier Rugby Association in 2005, McCafferty has continued to evolve the game in England to ensure its survival. An influx of foreign players can hurt the game, as is …

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Danny Cipriani – A Star Reborn.

After a tumultuous period Danny Cipriani has started to fulfil the promise he showed at the beginning of his career, with many people calling for his return to the England fold. When Danny Cipriani first burst onto the scene for London Wasps, he was hailed as England’s brightest star since Jonny Wilkinson. Eye-catching performances against top domestic and European clubs …

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Aviva Premiership & RaboDirect Pro12 Near Conclusion

For another year the Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect Pro 12 leagues arrive at the final round of games. Dominic Evans previews the conclusion of the rugby season. Aviva Premiership The Aviva Premiership is the first to conclude this Saturday. All games kick-off at 15:15. The bottom half of the table is finalised. After a woeful season Worcester Warriors were relegated …

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Saracens- a cut above the rest.

Saracens hammered the Heineken Cup favourites Clermont 46-6 at Twickenham last week with the definitive defensive performance. Man of the Match Jacques Burger completed 29 tackles in 70 minutes. Even more impressive was the force of his hits, he drove the attackers behind the gain line. His defensive prowess was a microcosm for the rest of the team. If Burger …

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Conor Murray- Irish Player of the Season?

Since his exploits with the Lions last Summer, Conor Murray entered the new season with the reputation of a world-class player. Come the turn of the new year, some of the victorious Lions players were fatigued such as George North and Ben Youngs. Training and playing with other Lions resulted in a positive experience for the Ireland and Munster scrum-half. …

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PA Legends: Paul O’ Connell

In the first of a new series entitled ‘PA Legends’ , Dominic Evans discusses the career of Munster  talisman Paul O’ Connell. The Ireland and Lions hero has enjoyed a tremendous career and will be looking to reach another Heineken Cup Final with victory over Toulon on Sunday. “When Paul O’Connell is there, anything is possible.” – Ronan O’Gara. The above statement …

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A Game Too Far For Munster?

Both the Toulon and Munster camps are softening their chances of winning on Sunday, with the expected mind-games coming to the fore.  Toulon’s head coach, Bernard Laporte, said: “Their strength in the mauls is an undoubted weapon and they are equally strong in the lineouts as well. They haven’t reached this stage of the competition for nothing, but then they …

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Gloucester and Bath Deserve Severe Punishment

Last Saturday one of the fiercest rivalries in the Aviva Premiership, Gloucester vs. Bath, produced as Steve James of The Telegraph reported “..one of the Aviva Premiership’s darkest and most shameful days.” Referee Tim Wigglesworth branded two red and six yellow cards. Gloucester suffered greatly, by the eighty-minute mark they were reduced to 11 men including the two sent off. …

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Rugby Champions Cup- A New Start in European Rugby

The Heineken Cup provided numerous classic encounters over the years. The Munster vs Leinster semi final at Croke Park and London Wasps vs Toulouse in the 2004 final to name two. From next season the ERC governed tournament will no longer exist. In place is the new title ‘Rugby Champions Cup’. Ever since the English and French sides handed in …

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