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VIDEO: Nigel Owens’ Greatest Moments

Nigel Owens is widely regarded as the best referee in the world of rugby and here’s why.  Nigel Owens commands respect on the rugby field like none other. The Welshman has a real handle for putting players in their place when someone foolishly tries to challenge him. After all, ‘this is not soccer’. Enjoy the excellent montage of some of Owens …

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An Ode To Gordon D’Arcy On His Retirement

After being left out of Leinster’s most recent contract renewals list, there had been a lot of ambiguity surrounding the future of Leinster centre Gordon D’Arcy. Today the Irish international has signalled his intentions to retire from professional rugby, hanging up his boots after 17 seasons at Leinster this October, after the Rugby World Cup. D’Arcy made his debut for …

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Greatest Heineken Cup Players Of All Time: 1. Ronan O’Gara

After weeks of counting down Heineken Cup legends, we have finally reached the conclusion. From tough tacklers to accurate outhalfs, our choice for  number one rose above them all. No team was safe from this European rugby legend. Our choice as the Greatest Heineken Cup Player Of All Time is Munster maestro Ronan O’Gara. No. 1 Ronan O’Gara When it comes …

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Greatest Heineken Cup Players Of All Time: 2. Brian O’Driscoll

This man needs no introduction. Coming in at number two on our countdown is one of the greatest rugby players in the  history of the sport. We give you, Leinster legend Brian O’Driscoll. No.2 Brian O’Driscoll What can be said about Brian O’Driscoll that hasn’t been said before? One of the greatest rugby players of all time and the most capped …

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Greatest Heineken Cup Players Of All Time: 3. Fabien Pelous

Our countdown is nearing its climax and coming in at number three is the legendary French second row Fabien Pelous. 3. Fabien Pelous (Toulouse) No matter how stylish or fluent a team is, every outfit that craves success needs an enforcer. Few players fitted this bill more than Toulouse second row Fabien Pelous. While Guy Noves has held the management reins …

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Greatest Heineken Cup Players Of All Time: 4. Paul O’Connell

No countdown of European rugby greats could exclude Munster’s man-mountain, Paul O’Connell. Coming in at number four, POC epitomises the ‘Stand Up and Fight’ mantra of Munster rugby. 4. Paul O’Connell (Munster) Figures don’t come more foreboding than the giant frame of Munster icon Paul O’Connell. The current Irish captain, and three time British and Irish Lion is one of the …

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Greatest Heineken Cup Players Of All Time: 5. Vincent Clerc

Our countdown of the Greatest Heineken Cup Players Of All Time is hotting up and coming in at number five is Vincent Clerc, a cold-blooded try scorer with a record of 35 tries in 73 appearances. In every sport finding a prolific scorer is the hardest task of management. None more so than in rugby and the Heineken Cup, where …

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Greatest Heineken Cup Players Of All Time: 6. Jonny Sexton

We’re approaching the business end of our countdown of the greatest Heineken Cup players of all time. Coming in at number six is Leinster legend and current Racing Metro out half, Jonny Sexton. 6. Jonny Sexton (Leinster/Racing Metro) As the old adage goes, it’s about quality not quantity. Jonny Sexton may have only made 41 Heineken Cup appearances but there …

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