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Munster Madness And Other Talking Points As Southern Province Get Out Of Jail

Munster have drawn their opening Champions Cup match 17-17 against Castres at the Stade Pierre-Fabre. It was a tightly contested affair played in warm but breezy conditions at the southern French venue.  Munster got off to the worst possible start when Conor Murray was yellow carded for tackling Yannick Caballero off the ball as he was chasing a grubber kick. Castres scored …

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Difference In Earnings Between The English And Samoan Players Next Month Is Eye-Opening

The November Internationals are only a few weeks away and England will be hoping to build on their successful tour of Argentina when they face Argentina again, before facing Michael Cheika’s Wallabies and Samoa.  It wouldn’t be outside the realms of possibility to see England record three wins from three as they look to build momentum towards next year’s Six …

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Six Nations To Lose Out On Millions After Sponsorship Negotiations Falter

It has been reported heavily over the last number of weeks that Six Nations officials have been struggling to secure a new sponsor for the Six Nations tournament.  The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) ended their association with the tournament with the culmination of the 2017 edition of competition and tournament officials have been tasked with securing a flagship sponsor …

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Kevin McLaughlin: “Leinster Are Going To Absolutely Rip Out Of The Blocks”

Leinster are the second Irish side aiming to secure victory on the opening weekend of the Champions Cup after Ulster got the ball rolling last night with a 19-9 victory over last season’s Premiership finalists, Wasps, at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.  It’s French opposition for Leinster this time, however, as the welcome a powerful Montpellier outfit to the RDS …

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Karmichael Hunt Returns As Wallabies Squad Which Hopes To Finally Topple All Blacks Is Named

The Rugby Championship may be over for another year but that doesn’t mean we won’t see the Wallabies and the All Blacks face off against soon.  Michael Cheika and Steve Hansen’s sides will both face off against each other in Brisbane next weekend in the third Bledisloe Cup clash. The Bledisloe is already New Zealand’s, of course, as they secured …

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Jacob Stockdale And Charles Piutau Light Up The Kingspan As Ulster Overcome Wasps

Ulster have recorded a 19-9 victory over last season’s Premiership finalists Wasps in the opening match of the 2017/2018 Champions Cup.   The opening 40 minutes were forgettable, to say the least. Handling errors and chronic indiscipline ruined the first half as a spectacle. No tries were scored in the first half and to be honest, neither side came very close …

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