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Stuart McCloskey Has Earned The Right To Partner Robbie Henshaw In The Irish Midfield

Stuart McCloskey’s recent performances for Ulster suggest he may be ready to slot into the Irish midfield. When Brian O’Driscoll announced his retirement from international rugby in 2014, there were huge question marks over who was going to fill his boots at outside centre, and invariably who would be his successor’s partner at inside centre. O’Driscoll and provincial teammate Gordon D’Arcy …

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Video: Paddy Jackson’s Season Saving Penalty

Paddy Jackson saved Ulster’s European season. After going 23-0 down, many thought that Ulster’s European season had come to a miserable end against Oyonnax. Indeed, given Munster’s embarrassing result last night and Leinster’s slow start to the season, an early Champions Cup exit for Ulster would have represented another blow to Irish pride ahead of the Six Nations. However, Ulster were not …

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Six Players Who Could Light Up The Six Nations

The Six Nations is almost upon us, and we’re getting very excited. There are countless subplots before this year’s tournament even begins. England and France had disastrous World Cups, and enter 2016 under new management. However, can they return to the top of European rugby’s table? Meanwhile Ireland are hot in pursuit of a third consecutive championship, but humbling defeat …

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Massive Injury Blow For Ireland Ahead Of Six Nations

Joe Schmidt’s options at second row have been greatly depleted. Writing in the Irish Independent this morning, Ruaidhri O’Connor has reported that Ulster’s Iain Henderson will miss the rest of the season through injury. It was expected that the powerful Ulster forward would replace Paul O’Connell in the Irish second row, but after suffering a hamstring injury last month, Ulster coach …

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Munster Fans Rejoice As Their Side Avoids Sixth Consecutive Defeat

Munster secured an unlikely victory in Belfast. In a hugely attritional game, Munster avoided the possibility of a sixth consecutive defeat against Ulster in Ravenhill this evening. With a series of huge European games to come, the victory has the potential to turn Munster’s season around. Indeed despite receiving much criticism over recent weeks, Ian Keatley was at the heart of the Reds …

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Munster Forced To Make Late Changes To Their Line Up

Munster have been forced into making two changes to their starting line up. Embattled Munster coach, Anthony Foley, has been forced to make two late changes to his starting line up against Ulster. Although the southern province will be looking to avoid a sixth straight defeat, they will have to do so without Dave Foley and Andrew Conway after they …

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Anthony Foley Rings The Changes For Munster’s Clash With Ulster

Munster head coach Anthony Foley is a man under pressure at present. Despite the news that he is signing a one year contract extension, the Thomond Park faithful are not convinced. With losses to Leinster and Leicester in recent weeks, the southern province are not the feared outfit they once were, and many are calling for change. Munster are looking to …

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Six Attainable Transfer Targets That Could Return Ireland’s Provinces To Europe’s Top Table

The Irish provinces are in need of rejuvenation. For much of the past decade Ireland’s provinces dominated European rugby. However with the likes of Mourad Boudjellal bankrolling Top 14 sides and English clubs benefiting from additional TV revenue, the Irish teams have struggled to attract  the game’s top talent. Indeed with the likes of Paul O’Connell and Brian O’Driscoll retiring, Ireland’s provinces …

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The Pundit Arena GAA 2016 Preview

2015 is behind us, and while the summer championships were most definitely a let-down, we look forward to 2016 with a sense of anticipation. Can Kilkenny and Dublin defend their crowns? What is going to happen elsewhere? Who will be the Westmeath or Fermanagh of 2016? Some of our main GAA writers, Seán Ó Murchú, Seán Cremin, Donal Cashin and …

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