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CJ Stander On Shortlist For International Rugby Players Try Of The Year

CJ Stander Try Ireland

CJ Stander and Ireland are among the nominees for the International Rugby Players Try Of The Year award.  Stander’s famous try for Ireland against England at Twickenham where they secured the Grand Slam is included along with two superb efforts from the All Blacks which resulted in Brodie Retallick and Beauden Barrett dotting down during the Rugby Championship. The final …

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Ulster Rugby Appoint Edinburgh Managing Director As New CEO


Ulster Rugby have confirmed the appointment of Edinburgh Rugby managing director, Jonny Petrie, as the club’s new CEO.  Petrie will take up his new role by the beginning of 2019 after he finishes up his current role with Edinburgh who has been with since July 2015. The 42-year-old former Glasgow and Scotland captain retired from rugby in 2007, before joining …

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Rob Kearney Now A Doubt As November Series Looms

Rob Kearney is now a doubt for Ireland’s clash with Argentina on the tenth of November after not being included in the squad for Saturday’s game with Italy. Kearney suffered a shoulder injury during Leinster’s routine win over Benetton and was replaced just after half-time by Conor O’Brien. Joe Schmidt will be hoping that Kearney can recover in time for the …

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Former Captain Carling Appointed England Leadership Mentor

Former England rugby captain Will Carling has been hired by head coach Eddie Jones to be a leadership mentor to the team in the forthcoming November Tests, the BBC reported. Jones said Carling – who captained England in 59 of his 72 Tests – fills a gap that he, as an Australian, cannot. “Because I’m not English, I can’t preach …

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SRU & WRU To Donate Six-Figure Sum To Doddie Weir’s Charity

The Scottish and Welsh rugby unions “will donate directly” to Doddie Weir’s charity after Saturday’s autumn Test in honour of the former Scotland lock struck by illness. The two national sides had faced criticism for not contributing from its proceeds to his motor neuron disease charity. Instead, fundraisers such as a game-day bucket collection and a dinner attended by Scotland head coach …

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A List Of England Players Unavailable To Eddie Jones


Eddie Jones and his England team are currently in Portugal preparing for the upcoming November internationals where they will face off against South Africa, New Zealand, Japan and Australia over consecutive weekends. The big three from the southern hemisphere and a dangerous Japanese side will provide a stern test to this English team but this task has been made all …

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Munster Confirm The 27 Players Who Have Travelled To South Africa


Munster have confirmed the 27 players who have travelled to South Africa for their Guinness PRO14 clash with the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Sunday.  With a significant number of players selected by Joe Schmidt for the upcoming November internationals, coupled with the injuries the southern province has been experiencing, the squad was likely to rely on academy players. Four have …

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Adam Ashley-Cooper Gets Wallabies Shot After Two-Year Absence

Wallabies veteran Adam Ashley-Cooper has been drafted into Australia’s training squad in Japan this week, raising the possibility of a return two years after winning his last cap. The 34-year-old utility back made the last of his 116 appearances for the Wallabies in a 29-9 defeat by the All Blacks in August 2016 when he was subbed off early with …

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Ireland Squad Named For Clash With Italy in Chicago

Joe Schmidt and Ireland

Ireland have named their squad of 26 players who will travel to Chicago to face Conor O’Shea’s Italy on Saturday, November 3rd. The squad includes two uncapped players – Leinster’s Ross Byrne and Ulster’s Will Addison, with the 26 man squad being whittled down to a matchday 23 at the end of the week. _____ Forwards (15): Finlay Bealham (Buccaneers/Connacht) …

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