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This Clip Of CJ Stander’s last Minute Charge Down Against Edinburgh Will Get Munster Fans Excited

CJ Stander’s charge down denied Edinburgh victory in Murrayfield. Munster return to Pro 12 action tomorrow against Connacht knowing that CJ Stander’s last minute block down won them their previous league game in Edinburgh. Although the game in Murrayfield was at times lacking excitement, Munster found themselves up by two points and attacking the Edinburgh line as the clock ticked toward …

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A List Of Irish Players Who Are Out Of Contract Next Summer

Ireland risk losing some of their biggest stars next summer. With the World Cup having come to a conclusion, another four year tournament cycle has begun for Ireland. As a result, the contracts for many of their star players have come up for renewal. The IRFU will have to ask whether or not it is worthwhile to hand contracts to some …

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What Does Robbie Henshaw’s Club Future Hold?

It’s not long since Robbie Henshaw was on the outside looking in. A young prospect, with a huge future. He was the heir apparent to the iconic number 13 jersey, worn with distinction by Brian O’Driscoll for over a decade. The Connacht tyro was drafted into the Irish squad for the 2014 Six Nations campaign to shadow the great man …

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Kieran Marmion Extends Connacht Contract Until 2018

Connacht and Ireland scrum-half Kieran Marmion has extended his contract with Connacht, which will see him stay with the western province until 2018. Born in England to Irish parents, Marmion has represented Ireland all the way up through the ranks, and was part of the u20 side who beat South Africa in the 2012 IRB Junior World Championship. Since then, …

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New Twist In Robbie Henshaw Saga

It was thought that Robbie Henshaw would sign for Leinster. Although it had been reported that Leinster were favourites to sign Robbie Henshaw, this morning Anthony Foley has revealed that Munster are also interested in the Connacht centre. Writing in the Irish Independent, David Kelly has reported that Munster are privately annoyed at being seemingly overlooked as an alternative destination for the 22 …

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Ireland’s Next Captain – Assessing The Options

The international retirement of Paul O’Connell has left a glaring hole in Joe Schmidt’s Irish side, and it’s not in the second row. O’Connell, along with Brian O’Driscoll, were pillars of Irish rugby for a very long time and the natural leaders of what has been a very successful Irish side. Their departures from international rugby has created a vacuum of …

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Connacht’s Bizarre New Jersey Is Well… Make Your Own Mind Up

BLK are famed for designing some rather unusual rugby jerseys, but their new Connacht shirt may well take the biscuit. The western province’s new jersey was released by the manufacturer, and it is certainly different. The design is based upon comic-book hero The Green Lantern, with the logo on the chest. Muscles are printed onto the shirt for that extra …

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Connacht Rugby Squad Still Stuck In Russia

Connacht faced a 12,000km round trip over the weekend, as they opened their European Challenge Cup campaign away to Russian side Enisei-STM. They got there safely, did the business in the freezing temperatures, but the trip home was not so smooth. There was a problem with their chartered flight home, and are still stuck in eastern Europe. They are scheduled …

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Video: Connacht Rugby Fans Feel The Freeze In Russia

Connacht made the long trip across Europe for their Challenge Cup opener with Enisei-STM in Russia earlier this morning. It was a 6000km round trip made all the more difficult by the -18 degrees celcius at the ground. However, this failed to dampen the spirit of the supporters, and the 18 loyal Connacht fans cheered on the western province to …

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Pat Lam On How His Connacht Side Make The Most Of Data Analytics

The assessment of data analytics has been bleak in recent weeks. Brendan Rodgers’ failings gave the British press a much-craved opportunity to have a go at those dangerous numbers and algorithms. ‘Football is no place for iPads and mathematics’ they cried, it’s about emotion and spirit and much-hyped but ultimately disappointing major international championships. In the GAA, analytics has been …

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