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Munster Rugby To Work With EPCR Following Conor Murray Head Injury To Ensure Player Safety

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Munster rugby has rushed to defend their handling of Conor Murray’s suspected head injury and return to play against Glasgow in the Champions Cup on Saturday. An accidental clash of heads with Tim Swinson saw both players receive treatment on the field and while both were deemed fit to continue, it appeared to take the Munster scrum-half a few minutes …

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Sale Player Alleged To Have Leaked Team Info To Bristol Coach

SALFORD, ENGLAND - MAY 04: Sale Sharks flags are flown during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and London Wasps at the Salford City Stadium on May 04, 2013 in Salford, England. (Photo by Chris Brunskill/Getty Images)

It is being reported by Neil Fissler of the Sunday Express that a member of the Sale Sharks playing squad is due to face a disciplinary hearing on Tuesday after it was discovered he had passed confidential team information on to an opposition coach. It is understood that both Premiership Rugby and the RFU have been informed, with the leak alleged to …

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Alan Quinlan Calls Foul On Glasgow’s ‘Cynical and Dangerous’ Treatment Of Conor Murray

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Former Munster and Ireland hard man Alan Quinlan and labelled Glasgow’s tactics against Conor Murray during their crucial Champions Cup clash on Saturday as ‘cynical and dangerous’. Munster emerged from Scotstoun Stadium with a 14-12 victory over Glasgow following a late try by Francis Saili which sealed their place in the final eight of the European competition. The game was …

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Toulon Sign Medical Joker In The Massive Form Of Alesana Tuilagi

Harlequins v Newcastle Falcons - Aviva Premiership

Top 14 giants Toulon have reportedly signed veteran winger Alesana Tuilgai  as a medical joker as a replacement for the injured Vincent Clerc. In a move that has raised eyebrows among rugby fans, the cash rich play thing of Mourad Boudjellal has, according to L’Equipe, taken the surprise move and signed the 35-year-old from the Newcastle Falcons. Elder brother of …

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Irish Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 5, RDS, Dublin 13/1/2017
Leinster vs Montpellier
Leinster's Jack Conan breaks free to score his sides second try
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The Irish provinces enjoyed their best weekend since the formation of the European Rugby Champions Cup in 2014. Victories for Leinster and Munster ensured their passage into the quarter-finals, and home draws must surely await as the Irish powerhouses face the already knocked out Castres and Racing 92 respectively in the final round of pool games. Although Connacht sit at …

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English Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

Northampton Saints v Bristol Rugby - Aviva Premiership

It was an up and down weekend for English sides in the penultimate round of the Champions Cup pool stages. Northampton restored some pride with a 28-21 win over Castres, Wasps showed great resilience to edge out Toulouse at the Ricoh Arena, while Exeter kept their qualification hopes alive with a 31-19 win over Ulster at Sandy Park. With England’s …

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Opinion – Toulon May Have Stars But They Desperately Lack Substance

Toulon’s Head Coach Mike Ford 18/12/2016

When Mourad Boudjellal took over as Toulon President in 2006, he promised to build a French rugby dynasty. A team that would go onto dominate both French and European Rugby winning three Heineken Cup/European Rugby Champions Cups, one top 14 championship and two Challenge Cup finals appearances. The club have attracted a glittering array of international talent over the last decade but …

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Report: EPCR To Investigate Munster Over Handling Of Suspected Conor Murray Concussion

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European Professional Club Rugby are reportedly set to launch an investigation into Munster’s handling of Conor Murray’s possible concussion after the Ireland scrum-half came off second best in a challenge with Glasgow lock Tim Swinson on Saturday. The incident in question occurred in the 62nd minute when Swinson caught Murray’s jaw with his elbow, after which the scrum-half lay motionless on the …

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