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Damien Comer Blasts “Pointless” FBD League Decision

The scheduling of the FBD League final between Roscommon and Galway has been the subject of much debate in recent days. Damien Comer Allianz League Galway

The scheduling of the FBD League final between Roscommon and Galway has been the subject of much debate in recent days. As both sides prepare for their respective League campaigns, they play the last round of the group against each other this weekend. Due to adverse weather conditions earlier this month and the League approaching on Sunday week, the final has …

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Connacht Fall To Bitterly Disappointing Defeat In Italy

Guinness PRO14, Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi, Parma, Italy 2/12/2017 Zebre vs Connacht Connacht's John Muldoon and James Cannon tackle Matteo Minozzi of Zebre Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Matteo Ciambelli

Connacht headed to Italy this weekend, expecting to come back with four, if not five points, as they faced off against Zebre. However, the Irish province were shocked by their hosts after Zebre won out on a scoreline of 24-10. Kieran Keane’s side endured an error-strewn first half, as their Italian opposition headed for the dressing room at half-time, 3-0 …

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Leinster And Connacht Hand Debuts To Kiwis As Irish Provinces Name Teams for Weekend

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Ahead of the latest round of PRO14 action, the Irish provinces have named their teams for their respective clashes. The most notable calls are Leinster and Connacht giving debuts to Kiwis James Lowe and Pita Ahki respectively. Leinster are facing Treviso, and expect to pick up another win. Including Lowe’s start, Garry Ringrose is appearing for the first time this …

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Munster And Connacht Name Teams For Friday’s Inter-Provincial Derby

Munster and Connacht have revealed their starting XV’s for this week’s derby clash in the Sportsground in Galway. The game, televised on TG4, sees the provinces return to domestic action after playing two rounds of European competition. Munster have named a strong squad and have included Ian Keatley at fly-half, playing outside Conor Murray. The southern province opened their European …

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We’ve Ranked Every PRO14 Jersey Ahead Of The New Season

Dublin , Ireland - 23 August 2017; PRO14 players, from left, CJ Velleman of Southern Kings, Tommaso Castello of Zebre, Ryan Wilson of Glasgow Warriors, Iain Henderson of Ulster, Tiernan O'Halloran of Connacht, Niell Jordaan of Toyota Cheetahs, Ken Owens of Scarlets, Isa Nacewa of Leinster, CJ Stander of Munster, Mark Bennett of Edinburgh, Gethin Jenkins of Cardiff Blues, Dan Lydiate of Ospreys, Cory Hill of Dragons and Dean Budd of Benetton, at the Guinness PRO14 season launch at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

The PRO14, with new teams and unfamiliar structures, finally gets underway this weekend with three intriguing games on Friday evening. The league was officially launched last week in the Aviva Stadium and it gave us our first chance to see all the new jerseys together. And that got us thinking, who has the best one? So, after a lot of …

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Connacht Sign New Prop From The Top14

Connacht Rugby are in their final week of preparations before they face off against familiar foes, the Glasgow Warriors, at the Sportsground in Galway on Saturday.  It’s difficult to gauge how the western province will fare this season, last season was a disaster as Pat Lam’s departure and an unprecedented injury crisis severely affected the squad as they succumbed to …

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