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Stade Francais Youth Academy Player In Intensive Care After Heart Attack

Stade Francais Feature

A French teenager is in a serious condition in intensive care after suffering a heart attack while playing rugby at the weekend. Nicolas Chauvin, 19, suffered the cardiac arrest while playing for the Stade Francais youth academy at Bordeaux-Begles, the Parisian club said on Monday. The teenager has also had surgery on a broken neck following Sunday’s match. Back-rower Chauvin …

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Blow For Leinster And Ireland As Henshaw Ruled Out Until New Year

Robbie Henshaw Ireland Leinster

Leinster and Ireland have been dealt a blow with the news that Robbie Henshaw faces a period on the sidelines due to an injury he picked up during the warm-up before Ireland’s November clash with Argentina.  Henshaw injured his hamstring before that game and was originally ruled out for six weekes. However, an injury update provided by Leinster this afternoon …

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James Gallagher To Headline Dublin Bellator Card In Early 2019

James Gallagher Bellator

Bellator will make its return to Dublin and the 3 Arena with the promotion confirming today that they will host an event on February 23 with James Gallagher headlining.  Gallagher (7-1-0) is currently preparing for his comeback after suffering the first loss of his professional career against former CFFC champion, Ricky Bandejas, at Bellator 204 in August. “The Strabanimal” suffered …

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Klopp ‘Not One Second Worried’ About Salah’s Early Season Form

Jurgen Klopp Salah Liverpool

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says he was not worried for “one second” about Mohamed Salah’s form this season after his relatively sluggish start. The Egypt forward made it 10 Premier League goals for the campaign with his hat-trick in Saturday’s 4-0 win at Bournemouth that sent Liverpool top of the league. The Reds now boast the league’s only unbeaten record …

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Watch: Dolphins Stun Patriots With Last-Gasp “Rugby” Touchdown

Miami Dolphins Patriots Rugby

The Dolphins scored a touchdown on a wild final play Sunday to edge New England 34-33 in Miami and put the Patriots’ NFL playoff plans temporarily on hold. The Patriots led 33-28 with seven seconds remaining, but couldn’t stop what coach Bill Belichick dubbed a “desperado” play. Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill took the snap and connected with Kenny Stills, who …

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Michael Cheika’s Future To Be Decided By Christmas

Michael Cheika Wallabies Australia

Rugby Australia will decide the fate of under-fire Michael Cheika and his coaching staff “ahead of Christmas”, chairman Cameron Clyne said Monday after an end-of-season review, following a disappointing year for the team. Cheika has been under growing pressure after a poor season, with recent losses to England and Wales, and an uninspiring win over Italy. In a brief statement …

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Ulster Secure Bonus Point In Wales After Scarlets Nail-Biter

Ulster Scarlets Champions Cup

Scarlets 24 – 25 Ulster  Ulster recorded a bonus-point victory over the Scarlets at Parc y Scarlets to give their hopes of reaching the Heineken Champions Cup knockout stages a serious shot in the arm. Two first-half tries from Jacob Stockdale and Henry Speight gave Ulster a narrow 13-10 lead at halftime. Will Addison and Marcell Coetzee both touched down in …

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