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IRFU Post €1.2 Million Profit After Historic Season For Irish Rugby

The IRFU have today announced that they have recorded a €1.2 million profit for the 2017/2018 season.  Last season was a historic one for Irish rugby. The men’s national team went unbeaten throughout the November Internationals and the Six Nations which resulted in a Grand Slam, while they also recorded a series win against the Wallabies in Australia. At provincial …

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The Week’s Five Hottest Rugby Stories

With pre-season well underway throughout the clubs of the northern hemisphere and Super Rugby reaching it’s climax down under, there has been plenty of big rugby news, including transfers, over the last week.  Here, we take a look back at some of the biggest headlines in the world of rugby. 1. Chris Ashton Signs For Sale  One of the biggest …

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Felipe Contepomi Set To Return To Leinster In Coaching Role

Felipe Contepomi will leave his post at Argentina XV to return to the club with which he made his name. The Argentine was appointed coach of the XV in 2015, but after the departure of the national team’s head coach, Daniel Hourcane, Contepomi is also on the move, according to ESPN Argentina. The 40-year-old will rejoin Champions Cup holders Leinster as a backs …

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Rory Best Injured, Out Of Australian Tour

The RBS 6 Nations Rugby Round 5 Aviva Stadium Dublin 18/3/2017 Ireland vs England Ireland’s Rory Best

Irish skipper Rory Best has been ruled out of Ireland’s three-test tour of Australia due to a hamstring injury.  Ireland’s upcoming trip to Australia will now see them without one of their key men after it emerged that captain Rory Best has suffered an injury. Best, 35, has reportedly suffered a hamstring injury and according to coach Joe Schmidt, will …

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Connacht Sign Sevu Reece From The Waikato Chiefs

Connacht have announced via their official Instagram page that they have secured the signing of Fiji’s Sevu Reece from Waikato. Today came the news that 21-year-old winger Sevu Reece has officially signed for Connacht following another impressive season at New Zealand outfit Waikato Chiefs. Hotly-tipped for the future, Reece was the youngest member of the Barbarians side that played against …

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Ireland Will Return In November To Soldier Field In Chicago

The IRFU have confirmed that the Irish rugby team will once again play in the United States. 2016 saw Ireland earn a historic win over New Zealand at Soldier Field in Chicago. Two years later, Joe Schmidt’s team will take on Italy on November 3 at the same venue. IRFU Director of Commercial & Marketing, Padraig Power, said: “Irish Rugby is delighted …

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Stephen Ferris Scorches Ulster Rugby After Lions Tweet Omission

Stephen Ferris had a pretty heated response for Ulster rugby following their decision to omit him from a recent tweet honouring some of their Lions veterans. Following a tweet sent out by the official Twitter account of Ulster rugby honouring some of their athletes who have represented the Lions over the years, one man, ex-player Stephen Ferris, was far from …

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Girvan Dempsey To Join Bath After 21 Years At Leinster

Girven Dempsey’s 21 year association with Leinster will come to an end this season as he agrees a deal to become attack coach at Bath. The end of this current season will see Girvan Dempsey finish up a 21-year stint as part of the Leinster rugby setup. He has agreed to become attack coach at the Premiership club Bath and …

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Leo Cullen Heaps Praise On Sexton & Nacewa Following Champions Cup Victory

Despite his own historical accomplishment in Bilbao’s San Mames Stadium yesterday, Leo Cullen was quick to deflect the attention away from himself. Leinster managed to take home their fourth European Champions Cup yesterday by edging out Racing 92 in what amounted to a very tense affair in the Spanish city of Bilbao. Neck-in-neck heading into the game’s conclusion, a minor …

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Rugby Fans Pays Tribute To Retiring Andrew Trimble

Ulster Rugby released a statement on Thursday announcing Andrew Trimble’s retirement from rugby at the end of the season. Trimble released his own statement shortly after confirming the news, and thanked the club and the fans of both it and Irish rugby. pic.twitter.com/42tG4O44Sn — andrew trimble (@andrew_trimble) May 3, 2018 Trimble has represented both club and country since 2005, making …

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