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Conor Murray Ruled Out Of Munster’s Clash With Toulouse

Munster Rugby Squad Training, UL, Limerick 14/9/2016 Conor Murray Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Munster have been dealt a hammer blow as Conor Murray has been ruled out of this evening’s Champions Cup quarter-final clash with Toulouse. The Irish international picked up a knock against Wales during the Six Nations. It came as a surprise when he was included in Rassie Erasmus’ starting line-up for this evening’s clash at Thomond Park. However, an 11th …

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Watch: Willie Le Roux Makes An Absolute Hash Of Touching Down Easy Try Against Leinster

Willie Le Roux

Leinster and Wasps are facing off in the European Champions Cup quarter-final, in front of a packed Aviva Stadium. The hosts being heavy favourites, found themselves leading 8-0 during the second half. However, Wasps’ Willie Le Roux broke through and found himself on his own crossing the Leinster line. However, rather than simply touching down for the try, he decided …

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Ranking Europe’s Top 8 Sides Ahead Of The European Rugby Champions Cup Quarter Finals

LYON, FRANCE - MAY 14: Saracens celebrate their victory during the European Rugby Champions Cup Final match between Racing 92 and Saracens at Stade de Lyon on May 14, 2016 in Lyon, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

After taking a mid-season hiatus, the European Rugby Champions Cup returns this weekend with a very intriguing quarter-final line-up. Perhaps the most hotly contested tie will be between Leinster and Wasps, two sides who are known for playing entertaining running rugby and top the tournament’s try-scoring charts with 28 and 31 touchdowns respectively. Indeed, Leinster’s total is made all the more impressive …

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Why Jared Payne Should Be In Warren Gatland’s Lions Squad

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - OCTOBER 22: Jared Payne of Ulster (L) and Harry Williams (R) of Exeter Chiefs during the Champions Cup Pool 5 game at Kingspan Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Ireland back Jared Payne has a solid chance of being named in the Lions squad. With a possible five centres and two fullbacks set to travel, the versatile Kiwi should be on head coach Warren Gatland’s radar. For the 2013 tour of Australia, Gatland brought four set centres, with another two brought in for backline cover. If he sticks to …

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Tony Ward Baffled By IRFU Decision Not To Award Central Contract To Munster’s Donnacha Ryan

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

Munster fans are having to come to terms with the all but certainty that their second row warrior Donnacha Ryan will leave the province this summer following the failure by the IRFU to offer the 33-year-old a central contract. Despite Munster stepping up and offering their veteran talisman a two-year contract extension, director of rugby Rassie Eramus confirmed that Top …

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