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Gatland Names Two Uncapped Players In Wales Squad For November

Wales Head Coach Warren Gatland

Warren Gatland has named two uncapped players in his Wales squad for the upcoming November Internationals. Wales will take on Scotland, Australia, Tonga and South Africa throughout November as Gatland and his coaches ramp up preparations in what is a crucial season building into the 2019 World Cup in Japan. Ospreys wing and Wales Sevens’ all-time leading points and try …

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Racing 92 Send Classy Message To Munster On Foley Anniversary

Racing 92 Anthony Foley tribute

Racing 92 have sent a heartwarming message to Munster Rugby on the anniversary of the tragic passing of Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley.  The Shannon, Munster and Ireland legend sadly passed away on the morning of Munster’s Champions Cup clash with Racing 92 this day two years ago and his loss and absence will always be felt by those who are close …

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Kerry’s Darran O’Sullivan Announces Inter-County Retirement

Darran O'Sullivan

Kerry’s Darran O’Sullivan has announced his retirement from inter-county football today.  The four-time All Ireland winner, who was also an All Star in 2011, captained Kerry to the 2009 title even though he was battling injuries throughout that season. Donnchadh Walsh, Kieran Donaghy and Anthony Maher have all announced their departures in recent weeks and O’Sullivan (32) becomes the latest player …

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Ronnie O’Sullivan Labels English Open Venue A “Hellhole”

Ronnie O'Sullivan

Ronnie O’Sullivan has launched an attack on the venue for the English Open, labelling it a “hellhole” that smells of urine. O’Sullivan accused event organiser World Snooker of cutting corners because the K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, which is staging this week’s tournament, is well below the required standard. The five-time world champion beat Kurt Maflin 4-1 in his opening English …

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Mike Haley Enjoying Munster Life And His New Scooter ‘Gang’

Mike Haley is enjoying life at Munster and since his move from Sale Sharks during the summer, the Irish-qualified fullback has amassed a total of 320 minutes for the southern province this season.  He has already made the starting fullback spot his own at the southern province – the only fixtures he has missed were due to a hamstring injury. …

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Injury Concerns For Munster After Exeter Arm Wrestle

There were plenty of sore bodies around the High-Performance Centre in UL this morning as Munster get ready to prepare for the visit of Gloucester to Thomond Park on Saturday at 1 pm.  Munster put in their most physical performance of the season to earn a hard-fought draw against the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park but unfortunately for Johann van Graan …

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Watch: Gloucester Denied Try In Controversial Circumstances


At Kingsholm, Gloucester and Castres are battling it out in Pool 2 of the Heineken Champions Cup.  With nothing separating Munster and Exeter in yesterday’s arm-wrestle at Sandy Park, there is a huge opportunity for one of these sides to take an early advantage after round one. Gloucester will be hoping to win this game considering they face a tough …

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Watch: Quade Cooper Shows Off His Skills In The Mud In NRC

Quade Cooper

Quade Cooper’s current journey with Brisbane City has come to an end as his side fell to a 13-10 defeat to the Canberra Vikings.  The result means that the Canberra Vikings face a trip to Fiji to take on Drua in the semi-final of the competition. It was a mixed bag for Cooper who scored one of his side’s tries from a …

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