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The Highest Salaries By Position Across Europe’s Top 3 Leagues

As the game of rugby union has grown in recent years, we have seen salaries increase across all competitions in the world, especially in the northern hemisphere.  Many clubs in France and England are backed by wealthy benefactors who are able to supplement a club’s wealth to attract some of the top players in the world. We have already seen …

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Yet Another All Black Is Making The Move To The Northern Hemisphere

The lure of lucrative contracts in the northern hemisphere is showing no signs of abating with the news that yet another All Black is set to make the move north.  George Moala, capped four times by the All Blacks and currently plying his trade for the Auckland Blues, has signed a three-year contract with Top 14 heavyweights Clermont Auvergne. Moala’s last …

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Ireland Stars Prove That The Green Jersey Is Worth More Than Money

What a difference a week makes. As Ireland fans faced the prospect of our best players poached by the high-rollers from France, it now seems we need to have worried after all. Two rounds of glorious European rugby in which all four provinces shone in their respective battles, has fans heading into the Christmas week with a warm fuzzy feeling …

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Report: Montpellier Make Gargantuan Offer To Munster’s CJ Stander

Guinness PRO12 Semi-Final, Thomond Park, Limerick 20/5/2017 Munster vs Ospreys Munster's CJ Stander

In recent weeks, fears that CJ Stander could follow Donnacha Ryan and Simon Zebo in signing for a move to the Top 14 have subsided somewhat, but a new report is likely to rouse further anxiety among Irish rugby fans. According to the Irish Examiner, the Ireland and Munster back-row has received a gargantuan offer from affluent French suitors Montpellier …

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Irish Rugby Under Serious Threat Just As It Becomes Ready To Challenge For Greatness

Ireland’s international rugby panel is finally a thing of beautiful depth and talent, a mix of experience, talent, youth and ambition. It’s a pity it could soon be undone by the deep pockets of our continental neighbours. Less than two years out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup, head coach Joe Schmidt has been steadily building a squad that could legitimately …

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Furious Clermont Release Scathing Statement Regarding Rescheduled Saracens Tie

A foot and balls are pictured on the pitch prior to the French Top 14 Rugby union match between ASM Clermont and SU Agen at the Michelin stadium in Clermont-Ferrand, central France, on December 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / THIERRY ZOCCOLAN (Photo credit should read THIERRY ZOCCOLAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Clermont Auvergne have not reacted well to their Champions Cup clash with Saracens being rescheduled for Monday. In response to hazardous conditions around Allianz Park at the weekend, the EPCR made the decision to postpone Sunday’s fixture. They later rescheduled it for the following day, and despite initially saying that it would be behind closed doors, further checks on the …

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Watch: Finn Russell’s Magic Try Assist Was The Highlight On A Disappointing Night For Glasgow Warriors

Russell Glasgow

Glasgow Warriors’ hopes of Champions Cup progression took a near-fatal hit on Friday night as they suffered defeat at the hands of Montpellier. Having lost their two games of the European campaign to Exter Chiefs and Leinster last month, the Scottish side knew that realistically they had to beat their Top 14 opponents in order to gain some grounding in …

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