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Watch: New Connacht Rugby Signing Scores Unbelievable Try In Super Rugby

Connacht Rugby will be welcoming quite a few new faces to Galway once the regular Super Rugby campaign finishes this weekend.  The western province, now under the tutelage of new head coach Andy Friend, will soon have Colby Fainga’a (Melbourne Rebels), David Horwitz (Melbourne Rebels) and Kyle Godwin (Brumbies) on their books. The Brumbies, despite their excellent win over Australian conference …

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Kilkenny And Limerick Name Teams For Sunday’s Crunch Quarter-Final

Kilkenny and Limerick have named their respective sides ahead of Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Hurling quarter-final at Semple Stadium (throw-in 2 pm).  Brian Cody has made two changes to the side who lost to Galway in the Leinster Hurling final replay. Cody has brought in Colin Fennelly and Martin Keoghan to replace Walter Walsh and John Donnelly. This means there is no …

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Watch: Brad Thorn Fumes At Red Card That He Sees As A ‘Love-Tap’

The Queensland Reds finished off their Super Rugby campaign with a 48-27 victory over the Sunwolves at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Friday.  Thorn’s first year in charge of the club probably wasn’t as successful as he would have hoped but he will be confident of making further improvements next season. The match was blighted by controversy, however, as …

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IRFU Post €1.2 Million Profit After Historic Season For Irish Rugby

The IRFU have today announced that they have recorded a €1.2 million profit for the 2017/2018 season.  Last season was a historic one for Irish rugby. The men’s national team went unbeaten throughout the November Internationals and the Six Nations which resulted in a Grand Slam, while they also recorded a series win against the Wallabies in Australia. At provincial …

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Gina Akpe-Moses Qualifies For 100m World Championship Final

Gina Akpe-Moses has qualified for the 100m U20 World Championship final today after coming third in this afternoon’s first semi-final.  Akpe-Moses ran a fantastic race to finish with a time of 11.51. She had to wait until the other two semi-finals had finished to see if her time would be fast enough to qualify for the final. Unfortunately, Limerick’s Ciara Neville came …

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“Why Can You Put 40 points On Leinster…And Can’t Beat Zebre?”

Connacht’s 2017/18 season under Kieran Keane was characterised by inconsistency.  They won just seven games all season while three of those came against their interprovincial rivals at home in the Sportsground in Galway. The recorded home and away losses to Zebre and their sole away victory came against Benetton. Ultimately, consistency needs to be improved. This is a challenge for …

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