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Toulouse Roll Back The Years In Titanic Leinster Battle

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Toulouse and Leinster produced the game of the weekend in an incredible battle at the Stade Ernest Wallon as the French side came from behind to beat the European champions 28-27.  Toulouse had the advantage at the interval where they led 21-13 but Leinster, almost as expected, came roaring back into the match thanks to tries from James Ryan and …

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Watch: Jordan Larmour Gets Sold By Sublime Guitoune Step

Jordan Larmour

At halftime, Leinster currently trail Toulouse 13-21 at the Stade Ernest Wallon and it has been a breathtaking opening 40 minutes in sun-kissed conditions in the south of France.  Toulouse raced into a 14-0 lead thanks to a try from Maxime Medard and three penalties from the boot of Thomas Ramos. Leinster, once they got a sustained period of possession …

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40 Phases! Falcons Eke Out Superb Win In Grandstand Finish

Newcastle Falcons celebrate

The Newcastle Falcons have made it back-to-back wins in the Heineken Champions Cup after defeating Montpellier 23-20 at Kingston Park this afternoon.  Gary Graham’s first-half try and 11 points from the boot of the excellent Joel Hodgson in the first half gave the Falcons a 16-6 lead at the break. In the second interval, it was all Montpellier and they …

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Hodge Blow For Wallabies Ahead Of All Blacks Test

Reece Hodge

Wallabies back Reece Hodge was Sunday ruled out of their third Bledisloe Cup clash against New Zealand next weekend and the upcoming tour of Europe with a fractured ankle. The utility back, who has played in all nine of Australia’s Tests this season, picked up the injury in the team’s final training session on home soil on Friday before the …

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“No One Has Practiced High Tackles” – O’Mahony On High Tackle Spotlight

Peter O'Mahony of Munster

Munster’s bonus-point win over Gloucester at Thomond Park was overshadowed by the debate surrounding the consistency in the officiating of contact being made with the head.  Danny Cipriani received a straight red card in the first half on Saturday which ultimately ended the match as a competition as the southern province used the man advantage to score a further four …

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14-Man Castres Outmuscle Exeter As They Chase Munster In Pool Two

Despite falling two tries behind and then playing 34 minutes one-man down, Castres dominated Exeter for long stretches to win their European Champions Cup match, 29-25, on Saturday. Exeter grabbed an early 14 point lead as Santiago Cordero broke through two tackles to scored after eight minutes then six minutes later Matt Kvesic erupted from the middle of a maul …

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Munster Count The Cost Of Bruising Win Over Gloucester

Sean McMahon reports from Thomond Park.  Munster may be happy that they came out of today’s encounter with Gloucester with five points in the bag but there was disappointment written all over Johann van Graan’s face when he spoke to the media after the game when discussing the injuries sustained by his squad.  Tommy O’Donnell was the first to go …

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Munster Bag The Bonus Point In Controversial Thomond Park Battle

Sweetnam and Haley celebrate a Munster try

Munster 36 Gloucester 22 Sean McMahon reports from Thomond Park Munster secured a bonus-point win at Thomond Park as they put five tries past Gloucester  n the Heineken Champions Cup this afternoon. Unfortunately, this match as a contest was ended when Danny Cipriani received a straight red card after 29 minutes when his shoulder made contact with the head of …

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