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Dominic Robertson-McCoy Banned For Six Weeks

Connacht prop Dominic Robertson-McCoy has been banned from action for six weeks after a vicious stamp on Leinster’s Josh van der Flier on Saturday. The rather ugly incident happened during the second-half of his Connacht side’s losing matchup against Leinster over the weekend. 70: Red Card! Dominic Robertson-McCoy sent off for a 'deliberate stamp to the head' of Josh van …

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Provinces Name Teams Ahead Of Crucial Inter-Pro Weekend

Munster, Leinster, Connacht and Ulster have all named their teams ahead of this weekend’s interprovincial games in the Guinness Pro14. Connacht take on current Pro14 champions Leinster at the Showgrounds on Saturday at 17:15 as Ulster travel to Thomond Park to take on struggling Munster at 19:35. Dave Heffernan is named as captain for Connacht as Ultan Dillane partners Quinn …

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Connacht Get Big Win Over Scarlets In Pro14

Connacht overcame their disappointment against Edinburgh last week to see off Scarlets at the Glaway Sportsground. The Welsh visitors had gained victories over Benetton and even champions Leinster in recent fixtures, but were undone on Saturday against a home team boasting players like Jack Carty and Tom Farrell who were in top form. It was Thomas Farrell who got the …

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Big Guns Return As Leinster & Connacht Name Teams

Both Connacht and Leinster have announced their respective squads for Round 2 of the Guinness PRO14 tomorrow. The big news for Connacht is that both Sean O’Brien and Gavin Thornbury will return from injury and will start for Andy Friend’s side tomorrow evening. Set to face Zebre for a 17:15 kick-off, Friend made it clear (via the club’s official website) …

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John Cooney Signs Three Year Extension With Ulster

Ulster Rugby have announced that former Connacht scrum-half, John Cooney has signed a three-year extension with the province. The 28-year-old enjoyed a stellar opening season with Ulster last year, culminating in him winning the Bank of Ireland Player of the Year, Supporters Club Player of the Year and Rugby Writers’ Player of the Year awards after a remarkable season that …

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Irish Provinces Unveil Their Teams For Pro14 Opener

With us now edging ever closer to the start of this season’s Pro14 campaign, we now know how each of the Irish teams involved will line out. With Connacht, Munster, and Ulster set to play on Saturday and Leinster opening things up on Friday, here are your teams for the opening fixtures of this year’s Pro14 campaign. Connacht’s starting fifteen for …

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Development Competition To Be Held Between Welsh And Irish Clubs

The IRFU and the WRU have joined forces to launch a new development competition called ‘The Celtic Cup’. The aim of the competition is to introduce emerging professional players to the week-to-week challenges of playing senior rugby. It will run for seven weeks and include development squads from Munster, Connacht, Ulster, Leinster, Cardiff Blues, the Scarlets, the Dragons and Ospreys. IRFU & WRU …

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Former Connacht Hooker Reynecke Out Of Intensive Care Following Stroke

Former Connacht player, Ethienne Reynecke has left the intensive care unit but remains heavily sedated after suffering a stroke last week. The 36-year-old was left in a critical condition after developing a blood clot on the brain with doctors unable to operate due to the swelling. Media outlet, Sport24 are reporting that the SuperSport commentator has been moved to a neurology …

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