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Connacht End 58-Year Hoodoo In Ill-Tempered Ulster Win

Connacht have ended 58 years of hurt after they finally secured a win against Ulster in Belfast thanks to a 15-22 victory at the Kingspan Stadium tonight.  An early try from Tiernan O’Halloran got Connacht off the mark after a lineout setpiece saw Matt Healy come in off his wing and burst through a gap before offloading to O’Halloran who dotted …

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Watch: Jacob Stockdale Shows Superb Awareness In Special Try

Jacob Stockdale

With 35 minutes on the clock, Ulster are trailing Connacht 5-14 at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast in the first of this weekend’s interprovincial matches.  The first 20 minutes of this match were completely dominated by the men from the west as Connacht’s scrum heaped misery on their northern opponents. Tiernan O’Halloran got the first try of the game after …

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Clontarf And Lansdowne Do Battle As Top-Flight AIL Returns

AIL Launch

Division 1A and 1B of the AIL get underway this weekend and the clash between defending champions Lansdowne and Clontarf is undoubtedly the fixture of the opening round.  Limerick club, Shannon, make their long-awaited return to the top flight of the AIL and they will take on old rivals Cork Con in what should be a hotly contested Munster derby. …

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Conway & Kearney Reach Milestones As Teams Named for Aviva Derby

Joey Carbery is set for his first return to the Aviva Stadium since leaving Leinster for Munster as both sides name their team for Saturday evening’s interprovincial derby.  Johann van Graan has made three changes to his side with Darren Sweetnam, Sammy Arnold and Jean Kleyn all named in the starting 15. 📢 Team Announcement for #LEIvMUN > Head Coach …

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Ulster And Connacht Name Teams For Friday’s Interpro

Rory Best of Ulster

Ulster and Connacht have named their respective sides for Friday night’s interprovincial clash at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.  Ulster, who were on the receiving end of a 64-7 drubbing at the hands of Munster in Thomond Park on Saturday, will welcome back Rory Best and Jacob Stockdale which will be their first appearances of the season. Best will partner …

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Connacht Confirm Sevu Reece Will Not Be Joining The Province

Sevu Reece

Connacht have confirmed that Sevu Reece will not be joining the province.  Reece, who is currently playing for Waikato in the Mitre10 Cup in New Zealand, was granted a discharge without conviction for an incident whereby he assaulted his partner. The 21-year-old has been in scintillating form for Waikato, scoring six tries in eight games in the provincial competition but …

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James Ryan: “You Never Know What He’s Going To Do”

Joey Carbery and James Ryan

There’s been an element of frustration for James Ryan so far this season.  He made his first appearance in the trouncing of the Dragons in the RDS in the middle of September where his now familiar physicality and ability to offload in the tackle was constantly on show to the delight of those in attendance and to the detriment of …

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