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Maro Itoje Emerges As A Doubt For Six Nations Opener Against Ireland

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Maro Itoje has emerged as a doubt for England’s 2019 Six Nations opener against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on February 2nd.  Saracens confirmed today that Itoje suffered a knee injury during international duty with England. The 24-year-old has a chip in his kneecap and will be sidelined for “a number of weeks”. According to a report in The Telegraph, …

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Limerick Derby The Highlight Of AIL Action This Weekend

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AIL: Saturday, December 8 Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated – DIVISION 1A: GARRYOWEN (5th) v SHANNON (6th), Dooradoyle, tonight, 8 pm Contrasting fortunes for these great Limerick rivals in the last two rounds, with Garryowen, in fifth, claiming wins over Young Munster and Terenure College while sixth-placed Shannon have gone down to Dublin University and Lansdowne, conceding 63 points in the …

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Guinness Sign Six-Year Deal As Title Sponsors For Six Nations

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Guinness has been announced as the new title sponsors of the Six Nations Championship after signing a six-year sponsorship deal.  Following the departure of RBS as the official sponsors, NatWest took on the role for the 2018 championship alone. According to the Times, Guinness will pay £6 million for the naming rights, but the fee will rise to £12 million by …

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Sexton Returns To Captain Leinster Against Bath

Johnny Sexton

The pressure is well and truly on Leinster as they look to retain their Heineken Champions Cup after losing their last outing against Toulouse – their second match of the ongoing group stage. This time around they will travel to Bath in order to get their momentum back on track. Fans of the club will be happy to see the …

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Carbery & Murray Begin Munster Partnership During Visit Of Castres

Joey Carbery Conor Murray Munster

Munster have made two changes for the visit of Top 14 champions, Castres, to Thomond Park on Sunday for their Heineken Champions Cup clash with CJ Stander and Joey Carbery returning to the side. Mike Haley starts at full-back with free-scoring Andrew Conway and Keith Earls completing the back three. Rory Scannell and Chris Farrell continue their centre partnership with Conor …

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Simon Zebo Expecting Tough Test Against ‘Dangerous’ Leicester

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The pivotal third round of the European Champions Cup takes place this weekend with former winners, pretenders and potential outsiders all poised to take a step towards the final in Newcastle next May. On Sunday, two-time runners-up Racing 92 welcome double champions Leicester Tigers. The wealthy French club, currently fifth in the Top 14, are unbeaten having seen off Ulster …

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Ambitious Bid For Pacific Islands’ Super Rugby Team Rejected

An ambitious bid to set up a Pacific Islands Super Rugby team has failed after competition organisers decided it was not commercially viable, the Fiji Rugby Union said Thursday. Including a Pacific team in the southern hemisphere competition was seen as a game-changer for rugby in the islands, a hotbed of talent where top players have long headed overseas to chase more …

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Jaguares Release Typically Eye-Catching Kits Ahead Of 2019 Season

Over the last number of years Argentinian Super Rugby side Jaguares have consistently delivered with beautifully eye-catching kits, and it looks as though the 2019 season is going to be no different. This year’s edition showcases a striking new look as well as sporting a new logo as Jaguares look to build on their solid seventh-placed finish last season. Away from …

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