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CONFIRMED: Rassie Erasmus And Jacques Nienaber Are Leaving Munster Rugby

The speculation surrounding the future of Rassie Erasmus has been rife since the turn of the new year and although the South African coach allayed those fears towards the end of the season when he stated that he would be staying, that didn’t stop pessimism from many Munster supporters.  Unfortunately, for the Munster Rugby faithful, Erasmus’ departure has now been confirmed and …

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What Should We Expect From The Sexton-Farrell Axis On Saturday?

Considered the likely combination at out-half and inside centre before the tour started, we finally get to see Owen Farrell and Jonathan Sexton start in a ball playing 10-12 axis in Saturday’s second Test. While Farrell’s defensive posture and tackling has been uncharacteristically suspect this season, positionally, and with regard to line speed, Farrell is very astute. However, the world’s …

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Opinion: Irish Rugby Is On The Right Track But There Are Still Improvements To Be Made

With the national and provincial season complete, the timing is right to investigate and delve into the movements the IRFU have been making for both province and country this season. This is alongside new plans which have been put in place for elite player development, provincial and club game investment plus the growth of an ever-improving Sevens programme. While all …

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Five Questions For The Lions And All Blacks Coaches Ahead Of The Second Test In Wellington

After a pulsating first Test in which the All Blacks out-Warrenballed the Lions 30-15, will we see any changes in tactics employed by coaches Warren Gatland and Steve Hansen for the second Test in Wellington? Will Gatland drop his captain, Peter O’Mahony? How will the All Blacks approach the game tactically? Here are the five biggest questions which need answers …

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