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“…Our Collective Will Hopefully Outdo Their Individuals”

Munster are going into unchartered territory this week where they are underdogs even though they are at home in a European Cup quarter-final. Munster’s injury crisis, in tandem with Toulon’s demolition of Clermont Auvergne at the weekend, has led many to believe that Toulon are favourites for the clash on Saturday. The southern province will be backed by a raucous …

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“If You Can’t Enjoy Weeks Like This, Why Are You In The Game?” Munster Will Battle In The Face Of Adversity

You have to applaud Munster head coach Johann van Graan for the almost constant positivity which the 38-year-old exudes. You would forgive him if he was a little downbeat this week as his side get ready to take on French heavyweights Toulon at Thomond Park on Saturday afternoon. He has seen his squad become decimated with injury. As it stands …

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The Cost Of Ireland’s Grand Slam To Be Learned In Champions Cup Clashes

Ireland is enjoying a satisfyingly steadily upward trajectory in the world of Test rugby and following their Six Nations Grand Slam this month, Joe Schmidt’s side has overtaken England as the closest rival to New Zealand’s rugby dominion. The nature of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign was one of control, accuracy and authority, featuring a lethal cutting edge often lamented as …

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Romanian Rugby President Labels Spanish Players’ Behaviour As “Hooliganism”

Romanian Rugby President, Alin Petrache, has described the behaviour shown by the Spanish players, representatives and supporters as “hooliganism” in the aftermath of Spain’s loss to Belgium on Sunday. By now, you are probably aware that Spain missed out on their first and most likely opportunity of World Cup qualification at the weekend as they lost to Belgium in the Rugby Europe …

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The Difference In Game Time Between Ireland And England’s Top Players Is Startling

The post-mortem into England’s fifth-place finish in this year’s Six Nations is well underway and one of the main reasons which is being discussed is the load being put on some of England’s top stars. With the Lions tour taking place last summer, which extended the 2017/18 season for all those involved, there was concern surrounding the welfare of those players …

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