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Why Getting Enough Sleep Is Important for Rugby Players

Sleep has been referred to as the single greatest performance enhancer known to man. Sorry, correction – the single greatest natural performance enhancer. Lance Armstrong and his gang probably have a few more impressive potions tucked into their cycling shorts. When competing at a high level in a sport like rugby, the difference between scoring that conversion, catching that high …

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Connacht Release Brand New Alternate Kit

Connacht Rugby have released a brand new alternate kit for the 2018/19 season.  The new jersey is made with BLK’s exclusive Exotek fabric throughout the main body bound with reinforced cover stitch and lycra panelling. Exotek was created exclusively by BLK to enhance athlete performance while maximising player manoeuvrability. The new alternate jersey draws inspiration from the deep Atlantic Ocean, with …

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Carbery Starts As Munster Name Very Strong Team For Ospreys

Joey Carbery will earn his first start for Munster on Friday night as he has been named in the starting XV for the southern province’s clash with the Ospreys at Musgrave Park in Cork (KO 7.35 pm).  The former Leinster out-half has made two appearances for Munster so far which has seen him come off the bench in games against …

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“Close To Slanderous” – Mayo Manager Slams Controversial Allegations

Mayo ladies senior football manager Peter Leahy has labelled the recent comments from Cora Staunton as “close to slanderous” as the saga surrounding the player walkout continues to rumble on.  Staunton last week labelled the environment within the Mayo camp as unsafe which led to eight players from Carnacon departing the panel in addition to a further four players. Staunton …

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Ma’a Nonu Returns To New Zealand For 2019 Super Rugby Campaign

Ma’a Nonu will return to New Zealand ahead of the 2019 Super Rugby campaign after spending three seasons with French heavyweights, Toulon.  The 103 times capped All Black will go full circle with his career as he returns to New Zealand on a one-year deal with the Auckland Blues. This will be the third time Nonu will have played with …

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Israel Folau And David Pocock Return For The Wallabies

Flanker David Pocock and back Israel Folau were declared fit enough to be included in the starting lineup Thursday in a big boost for the Wallabies ahead of their weekend clash with Argentina. Both players were late scratchings from Australia’s team against South Africa in Brisbane on Saturday but were named in the starting XV for their Rugby Championship showdown …

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Williams One Of Ten Changes As Stars Return For All Blacks

Sonny Bill Williams will make his much-anticipated return to Test rugby off the bench on Saturday with the All Blacks making wholesale changes for their clash with South Africa in Wellington. There are 10 changes to the run-on side and five on the bench in a strong All Blacks combination looking to extend their unbeaten record in the fourth-round Rugby …

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