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Munster Announce A Wave Of Exciting Contract Extensions

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 3, Thomond Park, Limerick 9/12/2017 Munster vs Leicester Tigers Munster's Sam Arnold

Munster and the IRFU have confirmed that four of their exciting youth prospects have signed two-year deals to remain with the province until 2020. Sammy Arnold, Darren O’Shea, Conor Oliver and Dan Goggin have all signed on to stay for the next two years, in a big boost for Munster’s healthy youth production line. Munster Rugby and the IRFU can …

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Sam Allardyce Hails ‘Superhuman’ Seamus Coleman On His Everton Return

31st January 2018, Goodison Park, Liverpool, England; EPL Premier League Football, Everton versus Leicester City; Seamus Coleman of Everton making his return to the Everton squad after sustaining a double leg fracture ten months ago crosses as Demarai Gray of Leicester City challenges (Photo by Alan Martin/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Everton manager Sam Allardyce was greatly impressed with Seamus Coleman’s comeback game on Wednesday night. The Ireland captain completed the full 90 minutes at Goodison Park in his familiar right-back slot as the Toffees ended a run of six Premier League matches without victory in defeating Leicester City 2-1. Speaking to the media on Friday morning ahead of Everton’s clash …

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Man City’s Kevin De Bruyne Hits Out At James McClean’s Cynical Foul In West Brom Win

West Bromwich Albion's Irish midfielder James McClean (L) vies with Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and West Bromwich Albion at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Lindsey PARNABY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo credit should read LINDSEY PARNABY/AFP/Getty Images)

Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne has echoed manager Pep Guardiola’s concerns that players are not getting enough protection from hard challenges. City have lost Leroy Sane until the middle of March at the earliest after a nasty challenge from Cardiff City’s Joe Bennett in last weekend’s FA Cup clash, while De Bruyne had to deal with a robust tackle from …

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