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All Blacks Grip On No.1 Spot In Danger As Ireland Close In

Kieran Read of the All Blacks and Conor Murray

The All Blacks’ grip on the number one spot in the World Rugby rankings is beginning to loosen after their shock 34-36 loss to the Springboks in Wellington on Saturday.  Steve Hansen’s side produced an uncharacteristic error-strewn performance as a lively South African side punished their southern hemisphere rivals en route to a famous victory. The result comes as a …

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Watch: Folau Heavily Criticised For Butchering Match Winning Moment

Israel Folau has come under some severe criticism for butchering a golden opportunity at the end of the Wallabies’ 19-23 loss to Argentina which would have won them the game.  It was a day of upsets in the Rugby Championship as earlier this morning, the Springboks pulled off a shock win against the All Blacks in Wellington. Argentina continued that …

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NZ Media Claim Nigel Owens Mistake “Killed The All Blacks”

Nigel Owens during the match

A report in the NZ Herland claims that a decision, or lack of decision, from Nigel Owens at the end of South Africa’s incredible win over the All Blacks cost Steve Hansen’s side the game or in other words, “killed the All Blacks”.  After the midway point of the second half, when Aphiwe Dyantyi’s try put the Springboks 24-36 in front, …

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Springboks Shock New Zealand With Wellington Win For The Ages

South Africa have defeated New Zealand by 36-34 in a classic test match to secure their first victory away from home against the All-Blacks since 2009. Rassie Erasmus’s men were going into this one as the heavy underdogs having been defeated by Australia in Brisbane in their last Rugby Championship game, but the Springboks were good value for their famous …

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Johann Van Graan: “There Were Special Moments There For Joey”

It wasn’t a bad night’s work for Munster as they cruised to a 49-13 win over the Ospreys at Irish Independent Park in Cork.  The southern province had the game, and the bonus point, wrapped up by halftime and the result, including the manner of it, will provide a much-needed confidence boost after last week’s disappointing result in Scotstoun. Munster’s …

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Ruthless Munster Rip Apart Ospreys En Route To Commanding Win

Munster 49 Ospreys 13 Sean McMahon reporting from Irish Independent Park  This Friday night saw the official unveiling of the new 3G pitch at Irish Independent Park and it was fitting that Munster produced a pacy, attacking game which was full of tempo on the artificial surface. Munster had the bonus-point wrapped up by the halftime interval as tries from …

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Watch: Joey Carbery Scores His First Try For Munster

Joey Carbery managed to score his first ever try for Munster today as his side met Ospreys in today’s PRO14 action. What a way to do it, as well. The debut of the former Leinster man Joey Carbery was one of the most eagerly-anticipated moments of the start of this campaign and now, he has scored his first try. It …

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Ulster Make Three Changes For Kings Game In South Africa

Ulster have made three changes to their side to play Southern Kings in Nelson Mandela Bay in the PRO14 on Sunday.  Sean Reidy replaces the injured, Jordi Murphy who made his debut for the province in last weekend’s dramatic win over Edinburgh. He is joined in the backrow by Nick Timoney and Marcell Coetzee. Tom O’Toole has recovered from a concussion suffered …

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Sexton Captains As Host Of Internationals Return To Face Dragons

Leinster captain, Johnny Sexton will make his first start of the season against Dragons tomorrow in the RDS. The home side have named a very strong team for the PRO14 clash and are boosted by the return of Josh van der Flier who injured his ACL in February during the Six Nations against France. A number of internationals are also making their return …

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