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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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Pic: Connacht Unveil Two Eye-Catching New Kits At The Sportsgrounds

Connacht, in partnership with Australian sportswear company Beyond Limits Known(BLK), unveiled two new kits at the Sportsgrounds in Galway today. Fans of the western province caught their first glimpse of the side’s new home kit last month. Some thought the jersey was a little heavy on sponsorship logos but the response was primarily positive for the traditional green number. Today, …

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Bundee Aki And Tyler Bleyendaal Are Training With Ireland This Week

Aki Ireland

Joe Schmidt has this week gathered his Irish side for a training camp in Kildare’s Carton House before the players return to their clubs for the new season. The world’s number three side will take on South Africa, Fiji and Argentina in November and may have a new name to call upon with Bundee Aki soon eligible for citizenship. The Connacht …

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Opinion: Irish Rugby Is On The Right Track But There Are Still Improvements To Be Made

With the national and provincial season complete, the timing is right to investigate and delve into the movements the IRFU have been making for both province and country this season. This is alongside new plans which have been put in place for elite player development, provincial and club game investment plus the growth of an ever-improving Sevens programme. While all …

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