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Ireland Will Return In November To Soldier Field In Chicago

The IRFU have confirmed that the Irish rugby team will once again play in the United States. 2016 saw Ireland earn a historic win over New Zealand at Soldier Field in Chicago. Two years later, Joe Schmidt’s team will take on Italy on November 3 at the same venue. IRFU Director of Commercial & Marketing, Padraig Power, said: “Irish Rugby is delighted …

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Leo Cullen Heaps Praise On Sexton & Nacewa Following Champions Cup Victory

Despite his own historical accomplishment in Bilbao’s San Mames Stadium yesterday, Leo Cullen was quick to deflect the attention away from himself. Leinster managed to take home their fourth European Champions Cup yesterday by edging out Racing 92 in what amounted to a very tense affair in the Spanish city of Bilbao. Neck-in-neck heading into the game’s conclusion, a minor …

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“It’s Not About Vindication.” Emotional Stuart Lancaster Was All Class After Final Glory

There was a touching moment after Leinster’s Champions Cup triumph over Racing 92 where Stuart Lancaster invited members of his family onto the pitch, all wrapped in Leinster gear, to share in the moment of lifting the trophy.  It’s often easy to forget how much of an impact that Lancaster’s departure as England coach and the media circus which surrounded it, …

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Watch: Robbie Henshaw And Louis Dupichot Involved In Sickening Head Collision

At halftime, it’s Leinster 6-6 Racing 92.  The opening 40 minutes has certainly been an arm-wrestle and although Leinster have dominated possession and territory, they face into a three-point deficit going into the second period of the game. Racing have frustrated Leinster at the breakdown and in the lineout but the Parisian outfit look vulnerable once the eastern province gets …

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Johnny Sexton Wary Of Game-Changer Dan Carter

Leinster were told Friday to step up a gear against French club Racing 92 if they want to win their fourth Champions Cup final. “We have got to top our quarter-final and semi-final performance because we know we are going to have to go up another level to win tomorrow,” Leinster coach Leo Cullen said ahead of Saturday’s clash against …

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Munster Reveal Why They Recruited Two South African Youngsters For The Academy

On Tuesday, Munster announced that they have released seven players from their academy.  The players who are leaving include Joey Conway, John Foley, Daniel Hurley, Vincent O’Brien and Rob O’Donovan, Conor Fitzgerald who is the brother of senior back Stephen and former Ireland U20 full-back Jack Power who had joined the province from Leinster’s academy. Telling young, aspiring professional rugby players …

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Where The Champions Cup Final Could Be Won Or Lost For Leinster On Saturday

Leinster go into Saturday’s Champions Cup final with Racing 92 firmly established as favourites which is no surprise considering they have gone unbeaten since they began their campaign with a 24-17 win over Montpellier at the RDS in October.  Their Guinness PRO14 form has also been excellent, with a home semi-final already secured against Munster in 10 days time. However, …

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