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Jack O'Toole
22-year-old journalism student who writes about sports from time to time. Follow Jack on Twitter at @jackjotoole

Five Quick Conclusions From Leinster’s Win Over Montpellier

Adam Byrne

Leinster’s comprehensive 57-3 win over Montpellier on Friday night secured Leo Cullen’s side top spot in Pool 4 and automatic qualification to the knockout stages after a disappointing 2015/16 campaign. First-half tries to Isa Nacewa, Jack Conan and Adam Byrne set up a healthy 24-3 lead at halftime before further tries from Conan, Luke McGrath, Cian Healy and Garry Ringrose …

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Watch: Frans Steyn Shown Red Card For Sickening Hit On Johnny Sexton

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Montpellier fly-half Frans Steyn was shown a red card for his high tackle on Leinster fly-half Johnny Sexton during the first-half of the Blues penultimate Pool 4 clash with the Top 14 contenders at the RDS on Friday. Friday’s game in Dublin marked Sexton’s first return to European Rugby after returning last week from recurring hamstring injuries in a 70-6 mauling against …

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Opinion – RFU Need To Come Down Hard On Sale Sharks Over Concussion Incident

Sale Sharks Press Conference

Some movies are just really quotable. Comedy actor Will Ferrell has an impressive rollerdeck of films you can just reel off line after line from, while Academy Award winning director Quentin Tarantino has an equally impressive catalogue of films to quote from including Pulp Fiction and Resevoir Dogs. However, one film I always find myself quoting is Martin Scorsese’s 2006 gangster drama The Departed. Whether …

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Sale Sharks To Be Investigated By RFU Over Concussion Protocols

Sale Sharks v Harlequins - Aviva Premiership

Sale Sharks are to be investigated by the RFU’s Concussion Management Review Group over the club’s management of an incident involving flanker TJ Ioane and a suspected concussion. The Samoan forward crashed to the ground in the first-half of the Sharks 29-26 loss to Harlequins last weekend following an attempted tackle on Harlequins flanker Dave Ward. Ioane was very slow to get …

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Ulster Target Yet Another Springbok

South Africa v Italy - Castle Incoming Tour

Ulster Rugby are looking to add Bulls captain and Springboks flanker Arno Botha to their ranks next season as Director of Rugby Les Kiss looks to strengthen his forward pack with Franco van der Merwe expected to leave for Cardiff. After signing former Sharks flanker Marcell Coetzee last year, Kiss is now looking to pry Bulls skipper Botha for next season …

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Luke Fitzgerald: ‘I Probably Never Reached My Full Potential’

Luke Fitzgerald

Former Ireland and Leinster winger Luke Fitzgerald admitted that he probably never reached his full potential as a rugby player after playing out a ten year career that was consistently marred by injury. In a candid interview on Second Captains, Fitzgerald spoke openly and honestly about his career and how a succession of injuries ultimately curtailed his career. At 29, Fitzgerald retired …

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Watch: Shocking Liverpool Blunder Leads Directly To Southampton Opener

Southampton v Liverpool - EFL Cup Semi-Final: First Leg

Liverpool’s hap-hazardous defence continues to flounder as centre-back Ragnar Klavan gifted Southampton winger Nathan Redmond the opener in the first leg of the Reds League Cup semi-final tie at St. Mary’s. After giving away a cheap penalty against Sunderland last weekend, Klavan’s defensive nightmare continued against Southampton after woefully attempting to clear a Oriol Romeu pass. هدف ساوثامبتون الأول في …

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Conor McGregor Takes Shot At Floyd Mayweather Over Domestic Violence Charge

UFC 196 Open Workouts, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada 2/3/2016 Conor McGregor Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Raymond Spencer

Conor McGregor has provoked retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. with an emoji depicting McGregor reigning supreme over Mayweather captioned ‘call me C.J Watson’. Watson is currently a back-up point guard for the Orlando Magic in the NBA, but in 2010, it was understood that Watson had an intimate relationship with Josie Harris, the mother of three of Mayweather’s children. In …

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Five Established Players Who Could Miss The Lions Tour

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Every Lions tour has high profile omissions. In 2009 Ryan Jones was omitted from the touring squad less than six months after receiving a World Player of the Year nomination. In 2013 Chris Robshaw was overlooked by Warren Gatland who preferred the openside trio of Sean O’Brien, Justin Tipuric and tour captain Sam Warburton instead of the England captain. Every tour has …

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Haskell To Sit Out With Concussion While Launchbury Set To Return

James Haskell

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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