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Donncha O’Callaghan Named Worcester Warriors’ Player Of The Season

Pre-Season Friendly, Irish Independent Park, Cork 26/8/2016 Munster vs Worcester Warriors Worcester Warriors Donncha O'Callaghan

Donncha O’Callaghan has been awarded Worcester Warriors’ player of the season, adding to his already impressive trophy collection.   The much loved former Munster and Ireland lock has proved a massive success since joining the English Aviva Premiership side in 2015 and has recently been rewarded with a contract extension for the upcoming 2017/18 season. O’Callaghan who also won the fans player of the …

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Former Ireland Under-20 Star Named In Italy Squad For Summer Tests

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 22: Ian McKinley of Benetton Treviso wearing his protective eyewear during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Gloucester Rugby and Benetton Treviso at Kingsholm Stadium on October 22, 2016 in Gloucester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Another Irish element has been added to the Italy rugby squad for their summer tests. Former Ireland Under-20 and Leinster star Ian McKinley has been drafted into Italy’s by head coach Conor O’Shea for the Azzurri’s upcoming fixtures against Scotland, Fiji and Australia. #Italrugby, 44 Azzurri per 31 posti al tour estivo Il 9 maggio la lista dei convocati per …

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Irish Players’ Player Of The Year Nominees Are Out And It’s Impossible To Pick A Winner

It’s certainly been a rollercoaster year for many Irish players. At international level, there has been some success with a win over the All Blacks in November followed by a disappointing Six Nations showing which yielded losses against Scotland and Wales.  On the club front, players involved with Munster and Leinster have thrived – reaching the last four of the …

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Watch: Top Five Tries Scored During The Month Of April

European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final, Stade de Gerland, Lyon 23/4/2017 ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Leinster LeinsterÕs Garry Ringrose runs in a try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

After 30 days of some scintillating rugby in both the southern and northern hemispheres, here’s a list of the top five tries for the month of April. Following on from Sky Sports New Zealand show Post-Match’s look back at the history of Super Rugby and the top five individual tries ever scored in the competition. I have decided to compile a video of the best …

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Leinster Coach Heavily Linked With A Move To France

Leinster are enjoying an incredibly good season. One which has seen them reach the semi-finals of the Champions Cup (and they will feel they should have reached the final) and a guaranteed home semi-final in the PRO 12.  Their season has been characterised by the emergence of a huge number of young players at the club who have impressively stepped up …

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Ruan Pienaar’s Farewell Message To Fans Is Incredibly Touching

Ruan Pienaar’s seven-season tenure with Ulster is about to come to an end. Ulster play their last game of the season against Leinster in the Kingspan on Saturday and it will be the last time the Springbok lines out in the white of the northern province.  Pienaar is a non-Irish Qualified (NIQ) player due to him being capped by South Africa …

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Munster’s Ronan O’Mahony Suffers Season Ending Injury

Munster’s Pro 12 home semi-final clinching victory over Treviso at the weekend has come with a heavy price as test have confirmed, via Sky Sports, that in-form winger Ronan O’Mahony has suffered a fractured fibula.  The 34-14 victory in Italy confirmed the Limerick based side will be at home in Thomond Park for their Pro 12 last four clash but for …

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