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Two Irish And Two English Internationals Make Shortlist For EPCR European Player Of The Year

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In March, the EPCR released a 15-strong list of nominees for their 2017 European Player of the Year. Today, 10 of those players were dropped, as the organisation announced a 5-man shortlist. Eliminated from the running were Wasps flanker Thomas Young, Clermont Auvergne’s Noa Nakaitaci, Glasgow lock Jonny Gray, Leinster prop Tadhg Furlong, Wasps standout Joe Launchbury, Munster scrumhalf Conor …

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Watch: Fans Show Appreciation For Leinster’s Gutsy Semi-Final Display With Airport Ovation

Leinster may have lost to Clermont Auvergne today in Lyon and exited the European Champions Cup at the most agonizing of stages, but with words like ‘courageous’, ‘brave’ and ‘valiant’ or their synonyms being used to describe the side’s performance in just about every media headline, fans of the eastern province have plenty of reason to feel proud of their …

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Watch: Hibbard Decked By Monstrous Punch During Challenge Cup Semi, Accused Of Simulation By Ref

In a recent article, Wales Online writer Mark Orders described Gloucester hooker Richard Hibbard as “fearless, combative and with zero regard for his own personal safety”. It was a fitting description of one of rugby’s true warriors. Given his well-earned reputation for toughness, it came as a big surprise today when the former Wales international was accused of simulation during …

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