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Ulster And Connacht Name Teams For Friday’s Interpro

Rory Best of Ulster

Ulster and Connacht have named their respective sides for Friday night’s interprovincial clash at the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast.  Ulster, who were on the receiving end of a 64-7 drubbing at the hands of Munster in Thomond Park on Saturday, will welcome back Rory Best and Jacob Stockdale which will be their first appearances of the season. Best will partner …

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Connacht Confirm Sevu Reece Will Not Be Joining The Province

Sevu Reece

Connacht have confirmed that Sevu Reece will not be joining the province.  Reece, who is currently playing for Waikato in the Mitre10 Cup in New Zealand, was granted a discharge without conviction for an incident whereby he assaulted his partner. The 21-year-old has been in scintillating form for Waikato, scoring six tries in eight games in the provincial competition but …

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James Ryan: “You Never Know What He’s Going To Do”

Joey Carbery and James Ryan

There’s been an element of frustration for James Ryan so far this season.  He made his first appearance in the trouncing of the Dragons in the RDS in the middle of September where his now familiar physicality and ability to offload in the tackle was constantly on show to the delight of those in attendance and to the detriment of …

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Brian O’Driscoll Refutes Moriarty Allegation Against Sexton

Brian O’Driscoll has come to the aid of his compatriot in the burgeoning dispute over treatment from match officials. Sunday saw Ross Moriarty claim that Ireland’s Johnny Sexton gets special treatment from referees as a result of his status. Moriarty received a yellow card in the Dragons’ game against Leinster for an off-the-ball challenge on Sexton, and had this controversial comment …

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Ulster Rugby Launch Their New European Kit

The province have a new look ahead of their 2018/19 Champions Cup campaign. After going out in the pool stage having finished behind La Rochelle and Wasps last season, Ulster enter this European season with renewed hope. The 1999 Heineken Cup winners have been grouped with Scarlets, Racing 92, and Leicester Tigers this time around, starting with a trip to …

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New Connacht Signing In Doubt After Domestic Assault Incident

Sevu Reece

Connacht’s new signing, Sevu Reece, may not join the province on a two-year deal due to a domestic abuse scandal in New Zealand.  Reece hasn’t joined up with Connacht yet this season due to commitments with his club Waikato in the Mitre10 Cup in New Zealand where the 21-year-old has scored six tries in eight games. However, Reece was granted …

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