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Five Reasons Why We Love Paul O’Connell

With Paul O’Connell playing his final game on Irish soil today, we present five reasons as to why he became a national treasure 1. He scored a try on his international debut There is no better way to endear yourself to the nation than score a try on your debut. This is what O’Connell achieved when Ireland trounced Wales 54-10 in February …

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World Rugby Moves to Clarify Aspects of Laws Ahead of World Cup

Ahead of the upcoming Rugby World Cup, the sports governing body, World Rugby, has moved to clarify certain aspect of the rules governing the game World Rugby has moved to clarify certain aspects of the laws relating to the sport, and has asked officials to become stricter in their application, before Autumn’s World Cup.  In a statement World Rugby said, they had “considered …

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CONFIRMED: O’Connell WILL Join Toulon After The World Cup

Mourad Boudjellal, owner of Toulon, last night confirmed that Paul O’Connell will join his club on a two year deal after the conclusion of this year’s Rugby World Cup. O’Connell was in France, to put pen to paper on a two-year deal late last night, in what was a dramatic transfer deadline day capture for the Gallic giants. After the …

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Leinster’s Coaching Ticket Beginning to Take Shape

Leinster’s new coaching ticket is beginning to take shape following Matt O’Connor’s departure Leinster have appointed John Fogarty to replace Marco Caputo as scrum coach, after he resigned in the wake of Matt O’Connor’s sacking. Fogarty, a former Munster, Connacht and Leinster player, was part of the blues side that won the 2009 Heineken Cup. Fogarty is no stranger to the Leisnter set up, having …

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BREAKING: Paul O’Connell May Stay With Munster With Doubts Over Toulon Move

Paul O’Connell’s move to Toulon may be under threat following investigations into a shoulder injury The Irish captains move to French giants Toulon looks to be in danger, as tests have revealed issues relating to a shoulder injury that caused the Munster second row to miss the provinces clash with Treviso last month. Although the IRFU agreed to release O’Connell from his contract, …

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Tbilisi Cup Team Announced & It’s A Big Chance For Fringe Players To Stake A World Cup Claim

Emerging Ireland coaches Allen Clarke and Girvan Dempsey have named their side for the opening game of the Tbilisi Cup against Emerging Italy on Saturday, with Leinster backrower Rhys Ruddock captaining the Connacht heavy side. Ruddock has been named at blindside flanker for Ireland’s opening game against Emerging Italy and is joined in the starting side by Leinster teammates Jack Conan, Dan …

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Munster Will Be Watching Saturday’s Top 14 Final With Interest

Munster will be keeping an eye on this weekend’s Top 14 final with a view to the seeding of next season’s Champions Cup. The creation of the European Rugby Champions Cup last season, reduced the number of pools from six to five, of four teams. While this reduction was designed to increase competitiveness, it has left messy consequences. Although each of the …

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Ranking The World’s Top 10 Fullbacks

It’s a slow news day on the rugby front, with no Super Rugby until tomorrow, and no Rugby World Cup for another excruciating 99 days. So, what better way to tear each others’ heads off in Pundit Arena HQ than to argue as to who is the world’s best full-back? Let the debate commence as we dive for cover… _____ …

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