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Watch: Bundee Aki Admits How Nervous He Was At First Ireland Camp

It’s certainly going to be an interesting season for Connacht’s Bundee Aki. The 27-year-old is in his fourth season with the western province and his form will play a crucial part over the coming months if Connacht are to return to the heights of the 2015/2016 season.  What more is that Aki will be eligible to play for Ireland in …

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Conor Murray Admits There Was Frustration And Anger When Erasmus And Nienaber Announced Departure

The 2016/2017 season is one which no Munster supporter, player or anyone involved in the province will likely forget soon. The province were successful on the field as they reached a PRO12 final and European Cup semi-final.  On their way to achieving this, they produced powerful, passionate performances, as was their response to the sad passing of head coach and Munster …

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Cian Healy Asked To Leave Leinster’s Flight To Cape Town From Port Elizabeth

It hasn’t been the best of times for Leinster in their inaugural trip to South Africa. The province are currently in the southern hemisphere nation as they look to complete victories over the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs.  Leinster are already halfway through that task after recording a straightforward victory over the Kings at the weekend and they will face …

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Huge Number Of Ireland Players In Race To Be Fit For Autumn Internationals

We’re already over halfway through September and with that, only two months away from the Autumn Internationals which take place in November. Ireland will face South Africa, Fiji and familiar foes, Argentina, in the penultimate month of 2017.  With Ireland securing impressive victories over USA and Japan during their June tour, in addition to their victory over England in this year’s …

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Watch: Ulster Score A Superb Late Try To Down Scarlets

Guinness PRO14, Kingspan Stadium, Belfast 15/9/2017 Ulster vs Scarlets Ulster's John Andrew runs in a late try

In an entertaining encounter at the Kingspan Stadium, a superb late try by replacement hooker John Andrew earned the home side a hard-earned 27-20 win. With the scores locked at 2o points apiece with only four minutes to go, the Ulstermen launched an attack from their own 10m line through centre Luke Marshall. Marshall shipped it on to his midfield …

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Another South African Is Reportedly Being Courted To Succeed Erasmus At Munster

Guinness PRO12, Irish Independent Park, Cork 10/2/2017 Munster vs Newport Gwent Dragons Munster's Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus

As Munster prepare for the fast-approaching departure of director of rugby Johan ‘Rassie’ Erasmus, thoughts are turning to just who will replace the South African in December. Having accepted a role with the South Africa Rugby setup, Erasmus will depart with defence coach Jacques Nienaber, following a tumultuous two seasons at the club. Stepping into to lead the club following the …

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Watch: CJ Stander Battles Back From Woeful Start In Tricky Pro14 Quiz

Munster and Ireland backrower CJ Stander showed his inner anorak when taking on the PRO14 Quiz this week. Faced with 14 questions about each PRO14 team, the South-African born star showed some impressive knowledge as well as making some big gaffes in the three-minute video which can be seen on Sky Sports. After making a poor start, where he got …

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Nine Into Three Doesn’t Go: Leinster’s Endless Supply Of Back-Rowers And What To Do About It

Leinster’s academy is one of the most heralded in world rugby, as every year they seem to churn out outrageously talented, skilful young players who make the transition to the senior side with ease, and ultimately end up playing for Ireland. Take Garry Ringrose and Joey Carberry as the latest examples of this. However, there is one part of the Leinster …

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