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Ronaldson earned a contract with Connacht. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE

The Importance Of The All Ireland League To Irish Rugby

With plenty of doubt surrounding the future of the Heineken Cup, the All Ireland League makes a welcome return to Ireland’s domestic scene later today. Th...

With plenty of doubt surrounding the future of the Heineken Cup, the All Ireland League makes a welc...

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Keatley starts the season as Munster's first choice fly half. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

Keatley Must Develop Ruthless Streak

Last week Rob Penney issued a huge vote of confidence to Ian Keatley as he stated that the former Connacht player would begin the season as Munster’s firs...

Last week Rob Penney issued a huge vote of confidence to Ian Keatley as he stated that the former Co...

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Ronan O'Mahony is one to watch for Munster. Picture credit: Diarmuid Greene / SPORTSFILE

Munster V Edinburgh And Connacht V Zebre Previews

Munster V Edinburgh Team News: Munster begin their Rabo Pro12 season with a home game against fellow Heineken Cup pool 6 side, Edinburgh in Musgrave Park. Prop ...

Munster V Edinburgh Team News: Munster begin their Rabo Pro12 season with a home game against fellow...

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Jimmy Gopperth makes his first competitive start.
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Scarlets V Leinster And Dragons V Ulster Previews

Scarlets V Leinster Team News: Leinster open their Rabo Pro12 title defence with a tricky looking trip to Llanelli on Friday night. The Scarlets will play host ...

Scarlets V Leinster Team News: Leinster open their Rabo Pro12 title defence with a tricky looking tr...

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O'Malley was primed for success in an Ireland shirt.
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Leinster And Irish Rugby Lose A Rare Gem

It was clear from an early age that he was a special talent. A key figure in Belvedere College’s 2005 Leinster schools Senior Cup success, Eoin O’Ma...

It was clear from an early age that he was a special talent. A key figure in Belvedere College’...

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Competition Aplenty in Munster’s Back Three

With the announcement that Munster have added Gerhard van den Heever to their squad for at least the next two seasons, the versatile Springbok has become the ni...

With the announcement that Munster have added Gerhard van den Heever to their squad for at least the...

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Murray has enjoyed a very positive Lions experience (c) Stephen McCarthy / SPORTSFILE

A Positive Spin on a Disappointing Lions Tour

After yesterday’s ‘BOD-shell’ rumbled the rugby world, it was time to dig for positives from a Lions tour that hasn’t exactly been a roa...

After yesterday’s ‘BOD-shell’ rumbled the rugby world, it was time to dig for posi...

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Irish Lions Under The Microscope Ahead of First Test Team Announcement

Six games in two and half weeks and the big one is almost upon us. In a few hours time, Warren Gatland will name his starting XV to take on Australia in the ope...

Six games in two and half weeks and the big one is almost upon us. In a few hours time, Warren Gatla...

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Peter O’Mahony: A Born Leader, Ready to Shine

Watching a non-contact Ireland training session at the University of Limerick two weeks ago, one player and one aspect of this player stood head and shoulders a...

Watching a non-contact Ireland training session at the University of Limerick two weeks ago, one pla...

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Opinion: Is it Right to Wear Neutral Colours to a Heineken Cup Final?

This Saturday Dublin hosts its third Heineken Cup final and its first since 2003. Two French teams competed for European rugby’s most coveted trophy that ...

This Saturday Dublin hosts its third Heineken Cup final and its first since 2003. Two French teams c...

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Mass Rugby Brawl in French D2 League

Pau took on La Rochelle in the semi-final of Pro D2 league yesterday and after a few early clashes between the two teams, a bizarre four minutes resulted in thr...

Pau took on La Rochelle in the semi-final of Pro D2 league yesterday and after a few early clashes b...

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Leinster Look To End Their Season and An Era On The Perfect Note

Leinster enter a crucial two week period when they play a RaboPro12 semi final, the Amlin Challenge Cup final and a possible Pro12 final should they overcome Gl...

Leinster enter a crucial two week period when they play a RaboPro12 semi final, the Amlin Challenge ...

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Munster: An End Of Season Review

As the curtain was drawn on Munster’s season in Parma last Friday night, we take a look back at some of the highs and the lows of Rob Penney’s maide...

As the curtain was drawn on Munster’s season in Parma last Friday night, we take a look back a...

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A Prediction For The Lions Squad To Tour Australia

The Lions Squad announcement is nearly upon us, ending months of predicted selections. At 11am tomorrow morning, Warren Gatland will announce his 37 man squad t...

The Lions Squad announcement is nearly upon us, ending months of predicted selections. At 11am tomor...

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5 Talking Points From Ireland’s Disappointing Draw With Austria

We sent a man to the Aviva last night. These are some thoughts that he came back with....

We sent a man to the Aviva last night. These are some thoughts that he came back with....