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Marcus Horan: “Every Day I’d Think Of Him And I Still Can’t Believe That He’s Gone”

As we made our way out of the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon, we counted ourselves lucky not to have bumped into Peter O’Mahony. Having heard his interview in the aftermath of Munster’s defeat at the hands of Leinster, it wouldn’t have needed much extra-sensory perception to imagine what was going on in the Cork man’s mind. The intensity of …

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“The Hooker Was Beating Me In Fitness” – Christian Lealiifano Opens Up On Leukaemia Battle

Christian Lealiifano’s journey over the past 18 months or so has been nothing short of remarkable.  The 30-year-old had successfully recovered from Leukaemia to make his return to professional rugby at the end of the Brumbies’ 2017 Super Rugby season. He then travelled the 10,500 miles north to Belfast to take up a short-term deal with Ulster Rugby. The opportunity …

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Springboks CEO Confirms Johann van Graan Move To Munster

After the last number of weeks which has yielded various reports regarding the successor to Munster’s Director of Rugby, Rassie Erasmus, it has been confirmed today by the Springboks CEO, Jurie Roux, that Springboks forward coach, Johan van Graan, is to be the new boss at Munster.  A few weeks ago it was originally believed that Dave Wessells was in …

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Leinster Edge Out Attritional Battle Over Bitter Rivals Munster

Leinster 23 – 17 Munster  Munster entered this game looking to end their Aviva Stadium hoodoo, the men in red lost on all occasions in their three trips to Irish Rugby HQ last season. It was a tight opening 15 minutes where both sides had prolonged periods of possession without looking overly dangerous. Andrew Conway made a break down the right …

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Munster And Leinster Both Name Powerful Sides For Mouth-Watering Aviva Stadium Clash

This weekend sees the first of the Irish interprovincial derbies take place when Ulster welcome Connacht to the Kingspan Stadium on Friday night before Leinster host Munster at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon.  Leinster and Munster derbies are always eagerly anticipated affairs with a healthy rivalry existing between both sets of supporters. Leinster have had joy in this fixture …

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