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Five-Try Leinster Easily Dismiss Edinburgh Challenge

Leinster 31 Edinburgh 7 Marisa Kennedy reports from the RDS Arena Two first-half tries from Fergus McFadden and James Lowe, as well as an extraordinary defensive effort, saw Leinster 12-0 ahead at half-time. Edinburgh pulled one back after the break but further tries from Jordan Larmour, Johnny Sexton and Garry Ringrose easily saw off the challenge of the Scottish team …

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Connacht Get Big Win Over Scarlets In Pro14

Connacht overcame their disappointment against Edinburgh last week to see off Scarlets at the Glaway Sportsground. The Welsh visitors had gained victories over Benetton and even champions Leinster in recent fixtures, but were undone on Saturday against a home team boasting players like Jack Carty and Tom Farrell who were in top form. It was Thomas Farrell who got the …

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Southern Kings Record Stunning Bonus-Point Win Over Glasgow

Southern Kings 38 Glasgow 28 There was a major shock in the Pro14 this afternoon as Southern Kings, who are lying at the bottom of Conference B, earned a bonus point win against Glasgow Warriors in Port Elizabeth. Three opening first-half tries from Martin du Toit and a brace from Yaw Penxe saw Kings race into the lead with Masixole …

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Excellent Cardiff Blues Beat Munster At Arms Park

Cardiff Blues managed to do enough to see off Munster and take home the points after today’s Guinness Pro14 showdown. FT: Cardiff Blues 37 – 13 Munster It wasn’t to be the Irish side’s night as they came up against a very strong Cardiff performance over the course of the 80 minutes in Wales. For the first half, it was …

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Robin Copeland To Make Debut For Connacht Against Scarlets

Former Munster star, Robin Copeland is set to make his debut for Connacht against Scarlets in the Sportsground on Saturday.  Copeland is one of six changes to Andy Friend’s team from that which took on Edinburgh last weekend. Irish international Bundee Aki is also included in the starting XV having come off the bench in Murrayfield to make his first appearance …

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Sexton To Win 150th Cap As Leinster Name Team For Edinburgh

Leinster captain, Jonathan Sexton is set to make his 150th cap for the province when they take on Edinburgh in the RDS on Saturday. Head coach, Leo Cullen has made three changes to the side which beat Dragons last weekend. Jordan Larmour, who will make his 25th appearance moves from the right wing to full-back, with Fergus McFadden coming in …

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Stuart Hogg Sidelined For Three Months Following Surgery

Scotland and Glasgow Warriors star, Stuart Hogg is expected to be out of action for 10-12 weeks following ankle surgery yesterday. The 26-year-old sustained the injury in their 25-10 win over Munster earlier this month. Hogg will miss a number of crucial fixtures including Scotland’s Autumn International Tests. Gregor Townsend’s side are due to take on Wales in Cardiff on November …

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Kieran Read To Miss Rugby Championship Clash With Argentina

Captain, Kieran Read will miss the All Blacks’ upcoming Rugby Championship Test against Argentina, coach Steve Hansen said Friday. Read, who had a back operation late last year and only returned to Test rugby in August, was omitted from the 32-man squad to travel to Buenos Aires for the September 29 fixture. He will rejoin the team for the match …

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Stander & Taute Return As Munster Ring Changes For Cardiff Trip

CJ Stander will make his first appearance this season for Munster as they take on Cardiff Blues in the Pro14 on Friday night. JJ Hanrahan comes into the side at full-back and there is an all-changed centre partnership with Jaco Taute making his first start since returning from injury alongside Rory Scannell. Hanrahan joins Andrew Conway and Darren Sweetnam in …

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