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Connacht Confirm The Signing Of Experienced Super Rugby Back-Row Colby Fainga’a

Connacht Rugby have today announced the signing of experienced back-row Colby Fainga’a from the Melbourne Rebels.  Fainga’a has made 100 Super Rugby appearances after reaching that landmark game in last weekend’s clash with the Queensland Reds. The 27-year-old has played under new head coach Andy Friend when the Connacht boss was in charge of the Brumbies in 2010. Commenting on …

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Ireland Cruise To Sevens Final Victory After Thumping Win Over Germany

Ireland cruised to victory in the final of the Rugby Europe Men’s Sevens Grand Prix in Marcoussis on Sunday afternoon thanks to a one-sided 49-7 victory over Germany.  It was a case of men against boys as Germany could barely get their hands on the ball throughout the 14 minutes as Ireland punished their opponents’ unforced errors with absolute ease. An …

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How Ireland Are On Course To Be World No. 1 After 6 Nations 2019

Ireland may have gained more ground on the All Blacks in the world rankings, but taking the number one spot is unlikely to occur until the 2019 6 Nations. There is unlikely to be a showdown for the number one spot in the world rankings at the Aviva Stadium on November 17th. Ireland’s loss of one match in their series to the Wallabies means that …

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Ireland Scale New Heights In Latest World Rugby Rankings

Mitsubishi Estate Series 3rd Test, Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Australia 23/6/2018 Australia vs Ireland Ireland's Conor Murray celebrates after the game

Ireland remain in second place in the latest World Rugby rankings, but have also hit a new milestone. Their dramatic series-clinching 20-16 victory over Australia in Sydney last Saturday has seen Joe Schmidt’s side move past the 90-point mark for the first time in the 15-year history of the rankings system. It marks the end of a stunning season for …

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Felipe Contepomi Set To Return To Leinster In Coaching Role

Felipe Contepomi will leave his post at Argentina XV to return to the club with which he made his name. The Argentine was appointed coach of the XV in 2015, but after the departure of the national team’s head coach, Daniel Hourcane, Contepomi is also on the move, according to ESPN Argentina. The 40-year-old will rejoin Champions Cup holders Leinster as a backs …

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