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Leinster Name Team For First Pre-Season Match In France

Pre-season for Leinster will go up a notch on Friday evening when they travel to the south of France for a friendly.  Leo Cullen’s charges will take on ProD2 outfit Montauban. An extended squad of 28 players will travel and it gives a chance for many fringe players to stake a claim ahead of the coming season with the Ireland contingent …

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John Kiely Reveals Details Of Keith Earls’ Limerick Visit

Just over 10 days separate Limerick from winning their first All-Ireland Senior Hurling title since 1973.  Of course, they have one huge obstacle in the way to finally end 45 years of hurt, reigning champions Galway. The Tribesmen are rightly favourites for the August 19 clash but the Treaty County will take confidence from their run to the final and their …

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Leinster Release Brand New Eye-Catching Kits For Upcoming Season

Leinster have released their brand new home and alternate kits for the upcoming season.  Adidas are the new kit manufacturers for the eastern province, taking over from Canterbury. Supporters got a glimpse of what they could expect from the new kit when the training range was released a few weeks ago but now the wait is finally over as the …

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Johnny Sexton Named Leinster Captain Ahead Of Upcoming Season

Leinster have announced that Johnny Sexton will be the new club captain ahead of the upcoming season with fellow Ireland international Rhys Ruddock his vice-captain. The outhalf takes over the armband from recently retired Isa Nacewa with Leinster head coach Leo Cullen confirming the news on Tuesday. Sexton, who has won 76 Ireland caps and has represented the British & Irish …

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Six Uncapped Players In Argentina Squad For Rugby Championship

New Argentina coach Mario Ledesma has named six uncapped players in his first squad ahead of the four-nation Rugby Championship that begins on August 18. Forwards Lucas Favre, Marco Ciccioli, Diego Fortuny, Santiago Grondona, Franco Molina and Mayco Vivas were all included in a 36-man squad by Ledesma, who took over from Daniel Hourcade last week. Tomas Lezana and Leonardo …

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Michael Hooper Winning Fitness Race For All Blacks Opener

Wallabies skipper Michael Hooper says he is confident of being fit to play the opening Bledisloe Cup clash against the All Blacks after coming through his full first training session since tearing a hamstring. Hooper picked up the injury in the final Test against Ireland in June and was unable to play for the NSW Waratahs during their recent Super …

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Erasmus Names Three Uncapped Players In Squad For Rugby Championship

Siya Kolisi retains the captaincy, three star forwards return after injuries and three uncapped players are included in the South African squad for the Rugby Championship. Flanker Kolisi became the first black Test skipper of the Springboks two months ago and led them to a 2-1 home series victory over England. Although 2017 captains Warren Whiteley and Eben Etzebeth are …

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