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Andy Farrell Set For Ulster Role After Completion Of Six Nations

Andy Farrell is one of the most highly regarded defensive coaches in world rugby at the moment and he is currently playing a key role in the Irish set-up as he looks to further implement his systems and structures on an Irish side yearning for Six Nations glory.  He has also helped out at provincial level in Ireland with the most …

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Wales Suffer Injury Blow Ahead Of England Battle At Twickenham

We’re just a few hours away from the hugely anticipated clash between England and Wales at Twickenham.  Both sides come into the Round 2 clash after securing opening day wins against Italy and Scotland respectively and with there being plenty of verbal sparring coming from Eddie Jones in recent days, it has just added another level of intrigue to an …

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Manu Tuilagi Makes His Return To The Aviva Premiership This Weekend

It’s hard to believe it has been a month since the last round of the Aviva Premiership but England’s top-level club rugby competition returns this weekend.  Many teams will have players away on international duty, with some teams worse off than others, which adds an extra level of intrigue and uncertainty with regards to how the results will pan out …

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Munster Release Statement On Gerbrandt Grobler And Name Team For Zebre

Munster have just named their side to take on Zebre in Saturday’s Guinness PRO14 clash at Thomond Park.  Duncan Williams starts for the southern province and in doing so will make his 150th appearance, joining a prestigious list of players in reaching the significant milestone. In all there are 12 changes to the team which best Castres in the Champions …

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“He Has An Expectation Himself…” – Schmidt Hopes Larmour Will Rise To The Occasion

Sean McMahon reporting from Carton House. With Jordan Larmour being named on the bench for Saturday’s clash against Italy, there was no shortage of questions aimed at head coach Joe Schmidt during today’s media session surrounding the talented youngster. Larmour has been electric for Leinster this season both in the Guinness PRO14 and the Champions Cup but the 20-year-old faces …

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Jordan Larmour Set For Ireland Debut As Schmidt Names Team For Italy

With three consecutive home games coming up for Ireland, Joe Schmidt’s side have a great opportunity to stake a claim for Championship honours after overcoming the often tricky away trip to Paris.  Ireland, of course, snuck out of the French capital with a narrow 13-15 victory thanks to Jonathan Sexton’s late drop goal. The performance wasn’t without its flaws and …

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