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Munster Fans Bemoan Disappointing Performance Against Clinical Scarlets

Guinness PRO12 Final, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 27/5/2017 Munster vs Scarlets Munster's CJ Stander dejected after Scarlets scored there fourth try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Munster’s ambitions of winning their fourth Pro12 title were torn to pieces on Saturday evening by a clinical Scarlets outfit.  Having finished the season strongly with three victories, the southern province went into the game high on confidence but were bettered on the day that mattered most by their Welsh counterparts. Early tries from Liam Williams, Steff Evans and Gareth …

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Exclusive – Lions On Lions: Four 2005 Tourists Talk New Zealand

With the 2017 Lions tour of New Zealand the first time the iconic side has faced the All Blacks in 12 years, Pundit Arena caught up with four 2005 tourists from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland to get their thoughts on their experiences and what they hope for this summer. We spoke to Ireland’s Shane Byrne, Scotland’s Chris Cusiter, England’s Andy …

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The All-Time Greatest Lions XV

Speculation is mounting ahead of Warren Gatland naming his British and Irish Lions squad next week. The most prestigious accolade any test rugby player from these islands can get is a call to wear the famous red jersey. However, it’s fair to say that some have made that jersey their own in their respective positions. There has been some standout moments …

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Leinster’s Zane Kirchner Signs For Newport Gwent Dragons

European Rugby Champions Round 4, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 17/12/2016 Leinster vs Northampton Saints Leinster's Zane Kirchner Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Versatile back Zane Kirchner, who has been capped 30 times for the Springboks, will join the Welsh region at the beginning of next season after spending four years at Irish province Leinster. Kirchner will be replaced in the squad by James Lowe, whose signature was announced by Leinster yesterday. ✍️ CONTRACT NEWS: Dragons secure Springbok talent Zane Kirchner https://t.co/T5HZc07T2i pic.twitter.com/7eYy5TqzBe …

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Alun Wyn Jones’ Lions Captaincy Credentials Come Under Scrutiny After Being Overruled By His Own Players

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: Alun Wyn Jones of the Lions celebrates after their victory during the International Test match between the Australian Wallabies and British & Irish Lions at ANZ Stadium on July 6, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Wales were comfortably beaten by Scotland in Murrayfield earlier today with Vern Cotter’s men blitzing the visitors in the second half. The Scots held just a three point lead not long into the second half when Wales were awarded a penalty out wide by referee John Lacey. Potential Lions captain Alun Wyn Jones told Lacey that his side would opt …

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Warren Gatland Won’t Just Select Lions Squad Based On On-Field Escapades

MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - DECEMBER 07: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach, faces the media during the 2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement held at Carton House Hotel on December 7, 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Even as the Six Nations move towards a crescendo, nobody can stop thinking about the Lions tour this Summer. Many had written it off as an impending whitewash, given the spectacular form of the  All Blacks since picking up their third World Cup in 2015. Recent events, primarily Ireland’s triumph over New Zealand in Chicago, England’s stunning winning streak and …

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