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Leinster Or Munster To Face Scarlets As Rhys Patchell Masterclass Proves Too Much For Glasgow

A first-half Rhys Patchell masterclass saw Scarlets cruise into this year’s Guinness PRO14 final after securing a straight-forward 13-28 victory over the Glasgow Warriors in Scotstoun.  Patchell opened the scoring for his side as he drifted across the pitch and excellently burst through a gap in the Glasgow defence. He converted his own score to give his side a 0-7 …

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Watch: Sky Sports Launch New TV Ad Promoting Their GAA Coverage

The Sky Sports GAA coverage for this year’s football and hurling championships kicks off on June 2.  That Saturday sees two mouth-watering hurling clashes as All Ireland hurling champions Galway taking on Wexford in Wexford Park while Limerick face off against old rivals Cork at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. It’s clear now that some people aren’t happy with the …

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Latest Premier League Manager Departures Breaks The Record

Carlos Carvalhal and Paul Lambert’s departures from their clubs on Friday mean there have now been a Premier League-record 15 managerial changes this season. Swansea announced they would not renew Carvalhal’s expiring contract and Stoke, also relegated, quickly followed suit by parting company with Lambert. The pair followed Sam Allardyce (Everton) and David Moyes (West Ham) in leaving their roles …

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Predictions Ahead Of This Weekend’s Premiership Semi-Finals

Saturday sees the Premiership semi-finals take place and we’re set for two mouth-watering encounters.  First up, Saracens host Wasps at Allianz Park (KO 12:30) before the later clash of the Exeter Chiefs and Newcastle Falcons (KO 15:30). Here we take a look at the matchday 23s for each side and predict who will contest the Twickenham final next weekend, with …

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Gareth Southgate Wants His England Players To Let Off Steam

England manager Gareth Southgate wants his players to enjoy their time off before and during the World Cup in Russia despite the potential for criticism of his management. Southgate named a youthful 23-man squad on Wednesday and his given those not involved in the FA Cup or Champions League finals a week off to rest after the rigours of a …

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Eder And Nani Miss Out On Portugal World Cup Squad

Forwards Eder and Nani were surprise absentees from Portugal’s World Cup squad with national team coach Fernando Santos opting instead for the youth of Andre Silva and Goncalo Guedes to play alongside superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Also missing from the 23-man squad was Andre Gomes who, like Eder and Nani, played at the 2016 European championships won by the Portuguese. Injured …

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There Are Some Pretty Big Names Left Out Of France’s World Cup Squad

Marseille star Dimitri Payet was left out of France’s World Cup squad announced by coach Didier Deschamps on Thursday, completing a miserable 24 hours for the playmaker. The former West Ham United player was forced off with a hamstring injury in the first half of Marseille’s Europa League final defeat against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, and that fitness doubt persuaded …

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