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Disciplinary Panel Has Ruled On Andrew Conway’s Fate After Sending Off Against Connacht

Munster’s Andrew Conway has been handed a mere one-week suspension by a Pro14 disciplinary panel for late-charging Connacht out-half Jack Carty after he kicked the ball in the 61st minute of an all-Irish clash at the Sportsground in Galway on Friday. The tackle forced referee Nigel Owens to brandish a red card under Law 10.4, meaning that Conway initially faced …

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Is A Career In Professional Sport A Bridge To Nowhere?

As professions go, professional sport tends to be seen as a fairly desirable one, coming complete with perks and plaudits, yet despite these modest benefits therein often only apathy awaits thereafter. As soon as the sporting career is over, it’s not clear why others should really care. Defining oneself by the past is rarely as interesting as refining oneself for …

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Ireland Fans Distraught At Losing 2023 Rugby World Cup Recommendation

Ireland 2023 Rugby World Cup Bid Presentation Preparation, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/9/2017 Finishing touches - Dick Spring (Ireland 2023 Bid Chairman) presents Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Brian O’Driscoll with Ireland 2023 ties and tie-pins as they go through the final preparations for tomorrow’s crucial Rugby World Cup bid presentation to World Rugby, in London. Ireland will propose a ‘tournament like no other, full or Irish spirit and commercial success’. The Ireland bid team are confident that their bid is the most lucrative and secure ever presented for a Rugby World Cup, with support and guarantees from the governments of Ireland and Northern Ireland offering an unsurpassable opportunity for World Rugby to host the 2023 tournament to another first time host. Pictured (L-R) Brian O'Driscoll, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Dick Spring (Ireland 2023 Bid Chairman) Mandatory Credit ©

World Rugby has dealt a major blow to Ireland’s hopes of hosting the 2023 Rugby World Cup by recommending a rival bid from South Africa. Although the recommendation is just that, a recommendation, it does carry a significant amount of weight when it comes to the actual voting process on November 15th. The news, understandably, was met with bitter disappointment …

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