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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

Watch: An Emotional ‘There Is An Isle’ At Thomond Park

In front of a sold out Thomond Park, the Munster supporters choir sang a brilliant rendition of Shannon RFC club anthem ‘There Is An Isle’ in tribute to deceased Shannon, Munster and Ireland legend Anthony Foley. Foley passed away last Sunday in Paris after suffering an acute pulmonary oedema brought on by heart disease. His passing has evoked an outcry of …

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Clive Woodward Reveals Real Reason For Martin Johnson Red Carpet Incident

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 30: England players line up for their National Anthem during the RBS Six Nations Championship match between Ireland and England at Lansdowne Road in Dublin, Ireland on March 30, 2003. (Photo By Phil Cole/Getty Images)

Ireland-England games are generally tense, feisty affairs at the best of times, but when a grand slam is on the line it generally adds another layer of intensity to what is often a fiery and fervent occasion. Sir Clive Woodward’s 2003 England team were a highly abrasive, confrontational group of players that had steamrolled their way through the first four rounds of the Six …

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John Kavanagh On Alvarez Fight: ‘Conor Could Knock You Out In A Phone Box’

SBG head coach John Kavanagh has said that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor ‘could knock you out in a phone box’ ahead of the Dubliner’s UFC lightweight title fight with Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in New York next month. McGregor will attempt to become the first UFC fighter in the organisation’s history to simultaneously hold two belts at the same time …

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Gegard Mousasi Goes On Another Rant About Conor McGregor

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Gegard Mousasi punches Thiago Santos (L) during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

UFC middleweight Gegard Moussasi has said that featherweight champion Conor McGregor should do a better job of coping with criticism levelled towards him given the Dubliner’s penchant for trash-talking his opponents in the build-up to his fights. Mousassi criticised McGregor’s approach to promotion, likening his promotional blueprint to former boxer Floyd Mayweather, who was the highest paid athlete in 2015, according …

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Dan Carter Sees No Problem With His Use Of Corticosteroids

Dan Carter

Former New Zealand out-half Dan Carter has said that he can’t see a problem with his therapeutic use of corticosteroids after French newspaper L’Equipe reported that “traces of corticosteroids” — which are used to help reduce inflammation — had been found in the urine samples of Carter and Racing teammates Juan Imhoff and Joe Rokocoko prior to last season’s Top 14 final win over …

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All Blacks Name Team For Final Bledisloe Cup Match

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 08: New Zealand 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)

New Zealand have made just one change for their final Bledisloe Cup match with the Wallabies this Saturday, with Hurricanes winger Julian Savea replacing Waisake Naholo on the left wing. Savea returns to the starting XV after briefly being replaced by Naholo for New Zealand’s Rugby Championship finale against South Africa in Durban a fortnight ago, with Naholo having only just returned to …

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George North May Not Be Released By Northampton For International Duty

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 15: George North of Northampton Saints is tackled by Alexandre Dumoulin and Frans Steyn of Montpellier during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Montpellier at Franklin's Gardens October 15, 2016 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Northampton winger George North may be ruled out of Wales’ opening November international against Australia, after Northampton backs coach Alan Dickens confirmed that the club have yet to receive contact from the Welsh Rugby Union regarding North’s availability. Current Premiership Rugby Limited rules stipulate that no non-English players will be released to play international games outside of the official World Rugby window with the PRL …

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O’Mahony On Anthony Foley: ‘You Can’t Put Into Words What He’s Meant To This Club’

Munster Rugby Press Conference, UL, Limerick 19/10/2016 Munster captain Peter O'Mahony Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

An emotional Peter O’Mahony did his best to pay tribute to deceased Munster head coach Anthony Foley on Wednesday, as both O’Mahony and director of rugby Rassie Erasmus faced the media ahead of Munster’s Champions Cup tie with Glasgow Warriors at Thomond Park on Saturday. O’Mahony said that Foley was a huge influence on him during his time at the club …

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