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Donnacha Ryan Set To Swap Munster For France In Surprise Move [Report]

Guinness PRO12, Thomond Park, Limerick 26/12/2016 Munster vs Leinster Munster's Donnacha Ryan after the game

In a surprise move, Ireland international Donnacha Ryan is reportedly set to call time on his Munster career and follow teammate Dave Foley to France. The Irish Examiner are reporting that the 33-year-old has in fact already signed a two-year deal with Racing 92, wherein he will link up with Munster legend Ronan O’Gara. Should the reports prove true, last weekend’s …

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An Experimental Irish Squad For The Summer Tour

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Joey Carbery of Leinster Rugby attempts to move past the challenge of Stephen Myler of Northampton Saints during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Leinster Rugby on December 9, 2016 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

With all the coverage over which Irish players will be on the plane for the upcoming Lions tour, it is easy to forget about the summer tour. This will see Ireland take on the USA on the 10th of June in New Jersey , before playing tests against Japan on the following two Saturdays. For the purposes of this article, …

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Two Coaches Appointed To Kieran Keane’s New Setup At Connacht

Kieran Keane Appointed New Connacht Head Coach 20/2/2017 ITM Cup, Lansdowne Park, Blenheim, New Zealand 4/9/2015 Otago vs Tasman Tasman head coach Kieran Keane

Connacht have found life difficult as reigning Pro12 champions. Subsequent to their maiden champions, injuries have plagued this season. Pat Lam’s decision to leave for Bristol next season was an even worse blow, however. With Connacht sitting 7th in the Pro12 standings, facing a daunting run-in, they needed some good news. That news came in the announcement on Monday with two …

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The Fast XV: Picking The Quickest Team In World Rugby

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 11: Jonathan Joseph of England scores his sides second try during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Scotland at Twickenham Stadium on March 11, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

The main difference between England and Scotland in this year’s Six Nations was not power but speed. Jonathan Joseph’s impeccable timing and blazing pace saw him blast through the Scottish backline seemingly at will. But would the Bath flier make a World Fastest XV? 15  Israel Dagg  (New Zealand) A very tough one to pick but the way Israel Dagg …

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EPCR Unveil Full List Of Nominees For ‘Player Of The Year’

With the finale weekend of the Six Nations behind us, attention now moves sharply back to the club game. Close on the horizon is Rugby Champions Cup action. Furthermore, the quarter-finals this year have thrown up some mammoth ties involving Europe’s rugby elite. To whet our appetite for the knockout stages, the EPCR have been drip feeding the public their nominees …

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