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Munster Announce A Wave Of Exciting Contract Extensions

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 3, Thomond Park, Limerick 9/12/2017 Munster vs Leicester Tigers Munster's Sam Arnold

Munster and the IRFU have confirmed that four of their exciting youth prospects have signed two-year deals to remain with the province until 2020. Sammy Arnold, Darren O’Shea, Conor Oliver and Dan Goggin have all signed on to stay for the next two years, in a big boost for Munster’s healthy youth production line. Munster Rugby and the IRFU can …

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Joe Schmidt Makes Big Calls In Ireland Team To Face France

Ireland have announced their matchday 23 to take on France at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday.  With Jacques Brunel naming his side this morning, which includes six uncapped players, two starting and four on the bench, Joe Schmidt has had the luxury of naming a much more experienced side. In the front row, captain Rory Best partners …

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Ulster Rugby Confirm That They Have Parted Ways With Les Kiss

Ulster Rugby have confirmed that Les Kiss will be leaving his post as the province’s Director of Rugby, effective immediately. Kiss parts ways with the province by mutual consent according to a statement released to the press this evening. The Australian was defence coach when Ireland won the Grand Slam in 2009 and later served as interim Head Coach after …

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“Leinster Was A Tough One To Take For Me…” Stockdale Frustrated To Drop High Standards

Despite having only four caps with Ireland, Jacob Stockdale could already be considered a key component in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad.  The talented winger, who has long been touted as someone who would make a big impact on the international stage, has made a seamless transition to the Test arena. Since making his debut against the United States last summer, …

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“I Won’t Question His Motives!” John Ryan Happy With Joe Schmidt Approval Despite Munster Competition

Sean McMahon reporting from Carton House.  It’s very difficult not to like John Ryan. His down to earth demeanour was there for all to see this afternoon as he fielded a variety of questions from the Irish media as Ireland’s Six Nations opener against France looms large on the horizon. During the 10-minute chat, it’s clear that the Cork man …

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Munster Confirm Duncan Casey Will Depart The Province After Securing French Move

Munster have confirmed this afternoon that Duncan Casey has completed his time with the club after securing a contract in France.  After the southern province’s victory over Castres last weekend in the Champions Cup, reports began to circulate that Casey would be leaving Johann van Graan’s side to take up a contract offer in France, believed to be Grenoble who ply …

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