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Brian O’Driscoll Questions Dylan Hartley’s Suitability To Captain The Lions

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Dylan Hartley has always been a divisive figure among rugby fans. Those who criticise the England captain label him as a hot head and a liability, while those who rush to Hartley’s defence point to his leadership and all round quality. Brian O’Driscoll evidently falls into the former category, after questioning Dylan Hartley’s suitability to captain the Lions this summer. …

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The Telegraph Links Two Premiership Clubs With Moves For Leinster’s Jack Conan

Guinness PRO12, The RDS, Dublin 3/12/2016
Leinster vs Newport Gwent Dragons
Leinster's Jack Conan
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Leinster’s Jack Conan could be about to find himself at a crossroads in his career. A player of undoubted ability, the 24-year-old number eight currently finds himself behind Jamie Heaslip in Leinster’s pecking order. Indeed, Conan might have to bide his time on the bench a little longer after Jamie Heaslip signed a new contract with the IRFU, keeping him Leinster …

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Leinster Rocked By Injury To Captain And Talisman Isa Nacewa

Guinness PRO12, BT Murrayfield, Edinburgh 16/9/2016 Edinburgh vs Leinster LeinsterÕs Isa Nacewa scores a try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Leinster rugby has been rocked by the news that captain Isa Nacewa has been sidelined due to a knee injury that required surgery this week. Having missed the provinces Pro 12 contest with Treviso last weekend, the Kiwi visited a specialist who recommended that surgery was the best course of action. With the procedure complete, Leinster head coach Leo Cullen …

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The Already Injured Six Nations XV

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Billy Vunipola of England runs with the ball during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Since the dawn of professionalism, rugby has become an increasingly attritional game. Players are now bigger, quicker and stronger than ever before, which in turn has led to greater and more dangerous collisions. In a study commissioned by the LNR (Ligue Nationale de Rugby) and FFR (Fédération Française de Rugby) cataloguing all of the injuries suffered by Top 14 players between …

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Dave Kilcoyne Hits Back At Paul Kimmage In Recently Deleted Tweet

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Irish Independent journalist Paul Kimmage has been waging a war with Munster Rugby in recent weeks and, in particular, CJ Stander. The South African-born flanker qualifies to play for Ireland on residency rules, a law that is currently under review. The former professional cyclist said on Matt Cooper’s radio show, “The Last Word”: “I don’t want to see him playing for …

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Ireland Once Again Dominate Official Six Nations Team Of The Week

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 2, Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy 11/2/2017 Italy vs Ireland Ireland's CJ Stander

After reflecting on another bruising weekend of action, the Six Nations have once again published their team of the week. As was the case following the first weekend of action, Ireland once again dominate the team with five inclusions. CJ Stander and Paddy Jackson have retained their places in the official selection and are joined by Gary Ringrose, Keith Earls …

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