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Munster geared up for cruncher with Connacht

Munster’s Denis Hurley acknowledges that rivals Connacht provide a different and ramped up rugby challenge these days.

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Jared Payne’s success whets CJ Stander’s appetite for international rugby game

The emergence of IRFU “Project Player” Jared Payne as midfield successor to Brian O’Driscoll has whetted CJ Stander’s appetite to play for Ireland.

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Anthony Foley

Anthony Foley banks on Paul O’Connell to see out contract

Munster head coach Anthony Foley is banking on Paul O’Connell seeing out his contract until the end of next season.

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Stuart Lancaster

England chief backs Stuart Lancaster to bring World Cup glory

England have missed targets and finished an unacceptable second in the RBS 6 Nations once more, but Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie has confidence in head coach Stuart Lancaster ahead of the Rugby World Cup.

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