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Munster’s New Defence Coach Has Been Confirmed

Ever since the departure of Rassie Erasmus and Jacques Nienaber from Munster last month, there has been a coaching role left void despite Johann van Graan taking up the head coaching role at the southern province.  Nienaber was the defence coach for Munster throughout the beginning of this season and the 2016/2017 season and his departure led to Ireland defence …

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“He Does Have This Knack Of Burrowing His Way In There And Making A Nuisance Of Himself”

Chris Cloete is only four games into his Munster career and already, he is having a considerable impact on the performances of the southern province in both the Guinness PRO14 and Champions Cup.  Standing at a mere 5′ 7″, the former Southern Kings and Western Province flanker is not your regular back-row forward, his short and stocky nature means he …

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Irish Rugby Under Serious Threat Just As It Becomes Ready To Challenge For Greatness

Ireland’s international rugby panel is finally a thing of beautiful depth and talent, a mix of experience, talent, youth and ambition. It’s a pity it could soon be undone by the deep pockets of our continental neighbours. Less than two years out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup, head coach Joe Schmidt has been steadily building a squad that could legitimately …

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Top 14 Leaders Montpellier Emerge As The Club Courting CJ Stander

Make no mistake, Irish rugby is under attack from France as cash-rich Top 14 sides come calling for Ireland’s best and brightest. First came the news that Munster’s Simon Zebo was making the switch France next season, this bombshell was quickly followed by the news last week that Munster captain Peter O’Mahony has offers on the table from both Franch and England …

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Eddie O’Sullivan Has Questioned Why Leinster Have Signed Maori All Blacks’ James Lowe

When it was announced that Leinster had secured the signing of James Lowe, supporters of the eastern province were licking their lips at the thought of the 25-year-old tearing it up at the RDS.  Lowe made his eagerly anticipated debut for Leo Cullen’s side at the weekend in their 36-10 victory over Benetton at the Stadio Comunale di Monigo. The four-capped timed …

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