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Watch: Zebre’s Oliviero Fabiani Sent Off After Vile Bite On Connacht’s Quinn Roux

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Zebre’s hooker was sent off for biting Connacht’s Quinn Roux. After suffering a massive 82-14 defeat at the hands of Wasps last weekend, Zebre look set to find themselves at the wrong end of another massive mauling against Connacht. Although the Irish province only led 14-0 at half time, Connacht tagged on another 26 points before the hour mark. Such was the …

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Professional International Rugby’s ‘One Cap Wonder’ XV

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Achieving a solitary cap in professional rugby is normally down to taking advantage of an injury crisis, hitting a rich vein of form in a position of test weakness at just the right time, or sadly being blighted by injury into the early stages of your career. We’ve put together a team of test players that only ever received one …

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New Awareness Campaign Once Again Highlights Concussion Concerns In Irish Sport

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In September it was announced that Nathan White was retiring from professional rugby based on medical advice following a concussion injury. The Connacht and Ireland prop arrived in Dublin from his native New Zealand in 2012 to join up with Joe Schmidt at Leinster before moving onto Connacht the following year. Prior to his injury against his former employers last …

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Leinster Wear Red Before Montpellier Clash As A Tribute To Anthony Foley

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 2, Altrad Stadium, Montpellier 23/10/2016 Montpellier vs Leinster Leinster team line up in tribute to Anthony Foley Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Leinster are facing Montpellier away in the European Champions Cup this afternoon, looking to make it two wins from two in their campaign. The Irish province are eager to emulate yesterday’s performance of their southern counterparts, as Munster blew Glasgow Warriors away in a special occasion at Thomond Park. Last night, Ulster paid tribute to the late Anthony Foley with a rousing …

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Three Barrett Brothers Named In All Black Squad For European Tour

DUNEDIN, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 25:  Beauden Barrett of New Zealand reacts during the International Test match between the New Zealand All Blacks and Wales at Forsyth Barr Stadium on June 25, 2016 in Dunedin, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The All Blacks will be looking to extend their winning streak against Ireland, Italy and France. After beating a path through the Rugby Championship, the All Blacks will be looking to underline their global dominance by claiming wins over Ireland, Italy and France next month. To that end, Steve Hansen has named a squad filled with exciting players who have the …

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Watch: Ulster Fans Blast Out Hair Raising Rendition Of The Fields Of Athenry In Memory Of Anthony Foley

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Ulster fans paid tribute to Anthony Foley during their game with the Exeter Chiefs. Following the tragedy that befell the Spence family in September 2012, Ulster rugby more than understand the grief felt by their counterparts in Munster this week. However in their darkest hours, both provinces have stood shoulder to shoulder in support of each other. In the aftermath of …

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Munster Give Their Best Performance On A Day When Rugby Didn’t Matter

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What a difference two weeks can make. A fortnight ago Munster were reeling from a disappointing 25-14 defeat to Leinster at the Aviva Stadium. Their forwards had been outplayed, their backs had misfired, and their Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus had endured his first defeat since taking charge of the province during the summer. Munster looked sloppy and they were soundly …

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Twitter Reacts As Munster Pay Tribute To Anthony Foley With Bonus Point Victory Over Glasgow

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There was something in the air in Thomond Park on Saturday afternoon, as Munster put in a powerful display to secure a remarkable win over Glasgow Warriors. The Scottish side opened their account in the European Champions Cup last weekend with a dominant victory over Leicester Tigers. However the home side, who were mourning the loss of Anthony Foley, hit them …

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VIDEO – Munster Pay Respect To Anthony Foley With Chilling Minute’s Silence

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Munster Rugby paid their respects to recently deceased Shannon, Munster and Ireland legend Anthony Foley on Saturday with a brilliantly observed minute’s silence at Thomond Park. Foley died aged 42 last Sunday after suffering an acute pulmonary oedema onset by heart disease at the Munster team hotel in Paris. His funeral was held in Killaloe, County Clare on Friday with tens of thousands attending …

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Watch: An Emotional ‘There Is An Isle’ At Thomond Park

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In front of a sold out Thomond Park, the Munster supporters choir sang a brilliant rendition of Shannon RFC club anthem ‘There Is An Isle’ in tribute to deceased Shannon, Munster and Ireland legend Anthony Foley. Foley passed away last Sunday in Paris after suffering an acute pulmonary oedema brought on by heart disease. His passing has evoked an outcry of …

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