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Watch: McGregor Throws First Punch Before Getting Attacked After The Fight

Conor McGregor punch

Unfortunately, after a fantastic and entertaining four rounds of action in the lightweight bout between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor, chaos ensued which has left a sour taste and has completely overshadowed what was an excellent fight.  By now, you are likely familiar with happened after the fight as Khabib launched himself out of the Octagon towards Dillon Danis and …

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Watch: Stuart Olding Sent Off For Shocking Tackle Attempt

Stuart Olding

Stuart Olding, the former Ireland and Ulster centre, received a red card after just 12 minutes of his side’s ProD2 clash with Soyaux Angoulême.  Olding, of course, has been plying his trade with Brive since he had his contract revoked by the IRFU and Ulster Rugby due the circumstances surrounding the high-profile trial which he and Paddy Jackson were involved …

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Watch: Referee JP Doyle Gets Stuck In To Check Grounding

Referee JP Doyle was straight into the action in today’s eagerly anticipated East Midlands Derby between the Leicester Tigers and the Northampton Saints at Twickenham.  Saints’ Jamie Gibson got the first try of the game and he has Doyle to thank for going through the effort of viewing the grounding. The Saints were about a metre out from the Tigers’ line …

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Result! A Combined Leinster-Munster XV Chosen By You

We asked and you answered.  Ahead of this evening’s Guinness PRO14 clash between Leinster and Munster at the Aviva Stadium, we asked you to choose a combined Leinster-Munster XV based on the respective starting XVs of both sides. Some decisions were easy and others proved to be quite contentious – here are the results of the earlier poll. Combined Leinster-Munster …

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Vote For Your Combined Leinster-Munster XV

Leinster and Munster

This evening, Leinster and Munster will do battle in front of over 50,000 people at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin in what will be the highlight fixture of the Guinness PRO14 season thus far.  Leinster have rested a number of players, including Johnny Sexton, ahead of this evening’s clash, with a six-day turnaround to the Heineken Champions Cup clash with …

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Connacht End 58-Year Hoodoo In Ill-Tempered Ulster Win

Connacht have ended 58 years of hurt after they finally secured a win against Ulster in Belfast thanks to a 15-22 victory at the Kingspan Stadium tonight.  An early try from Tiernan O’Halloran got Connacht off the mark after a lineout setpiece saw Matt Healy come in off his wing and burst through a gap before offloading to O’Halloran who dotted …

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