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Five Ideas To Improve The Pro 12

Glasgow Warriors v Munster - Guinness Pro 12 Final

The Pro 12 will be without any representatives in the Champions Cup Quarter Finals. The Pro 12 has come in for a great deal of criticism this season, with commentators pointing to the low attendances, questioning the quality of rugby on display, and criticising the fact that many of the league’s star players are withheld by national unions. However those who criticise …

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The Pro 12 Is Once Again Thrown Into Turmoil

Glasgow Warriors v Munster - Guinness Pro 12 Final

The Pro 12 could be without a broadcaster next season. Earlier today The Guardian’s Paul Rees wrote an article detailing just how far the Pro 12 has fallen behind the Premiership and Top 14. Although Rees made some good points, he largely covered old ground, describing how the English and French clubs changed the landscape of European Rugby. In the …

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Pro 12 To Be Split Into Conferences

Glasgow Warriors v Munster - Guinness Pro 12 Final

Pro 12 chiefs are proposing a radical shake up of the league’s structure. The Pro 12 could be about to undergo a massive overhaul according to Wales Online, who have reported that competition organisers are contemplating expanding the league and splitting it into conferences. Such a move would ensure that that there would be no league fixture scheduled during international windows, …

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Munster Hijack Robbie Henshaw’s Move To Leinster

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - APRIL 03: Robbie Henshaw of Connacht is tackled by James Hook of Gloucester during the European Rugby Challenge Cup match between Gloucester and Connacht at Kingsholm Stadium on April 3, 2015 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Massive Irish rugby news is emerging this morning, as Munster have hijacked Robbie Henshaw’s move to Leinster. The Connacht and Ireland centre was due to move east next season, but we can confirm this morning that the southern province are now set to announce the signature of the highly rated 22 year-old. This comes as a major blow to the Dublin 4 …

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Sale Sharks Sign American Fly Half To Replace Danny Cipriani

USA v Japan - Group B: Rugby World Cup 2015

Sale Sharks have moved to replace Danny Cipriani. Sale Harks have moved to replace Danny Cipriani, after confirming the capture of American international fly half, AJ MacGinty, from Connacht this morning. Although MacGinty is Irish born, he qualified to play for the US Eagles through the IRB’s residency rules after moving to the US in 2011. It was while MacGinty was playing with …

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Slovakia Stalemate Highlights Pros And Cons Of Ireland’s Diamond

DUBLIN, IRELAND - OCTOBER 08: Head Coach Martin O'Neill of Republic of Ireland reacts during the UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier group D match between Republic of Ireland and Germany at the Aviva Stadium on October 8, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

The Republic of Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Slovakia on Tuesday evening highlighted both the benefits and drawbacks of Martin O’Neill’s preferred 4-3-1-2 formation. After experimenting with a 4-4-2 against Switzerland four days earlier, the Irish manager reverted to the diamond formation that inspired Ireland’s dramatic turnaround in qualification fortunes last year. This tactical switch coincided with the return of the …

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