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David Nucifora. Picture: Billy Stickland/INPHO

Meet Joe Schmidt’s and the provincial coaches’ new boss

David Nucifora cracked two jokes on his introduction to the Irish media yesterday.

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Cian Healy stopped by his club Clontarf to lend his support as they face the Barbarians RFC next Wednesday in the Battle of Clontarf. Picture: INPHO/Morgan Treacy

Healy: Back to basics time

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Leinster v Benetton Treviso
Unfamiliar territory for Leinster.

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Munster flanker Sean Dougall

We must improve

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Connacht v Munster
Flanker Sean Dougall knows Munster must learn from the lessons of defeat to Glasgow as they go in search of a victory at the Sportsground against Connacht tomorrow.

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We can beat anyone on our day, says Murray

A bullish Conor Murray has laid down the gauntlet to Toulon ahead of Munster’s Heineken Cup semi-final by warning there is far more to the province than their legendary determination to stand up and fight.

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Browne plays down player diktat on contracts

The IRFU’s chief executive has suggested the union will not seek to dictate which provinces its centrally contracted players should play for.

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Carter’s greatness inspired by ‘workaholic’ Wilkinson

Dan Carter admits he could not have climbed to the top of world rugby without Jonny Wilkinson’s workaholic precedent.

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Muldoon desperate for derby victory

There are likely to be only two players involved at the Sportsground on Saturday who know what it is like to help Connacht defeat Munster in a professional rugby game.

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Johne Murphy

Penney lines up Murphy or Murray in case of No 10 crisis

Munster would be forced to call on Johne Murphy or Conor Murray to act as No 10 back-up should Ian Keatley suffer any form of injury before the Heineken Cup semi-final clash with Toulon.

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GOLD STANDARD: TV3 chief David McRedmond and IRB chief Brett Gosper with the Webb Ellis Cup.

No link to GAA bid, says McRedmond, as TV3 scoop Rugby World Cup rights

The chief executive of TV3 yesterday insisted the station’s success in winning the primary rights for broadcasting next year’s Rugby World Cup had nothing to do with the Ballymount operation losing out to Sky in the latest GAA TV deal.

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O’Brien not giving up on end of season game time

Seán O’Brien’s season may not be over after all.

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Nucifora finally gets IRFU stamp of approval

Former Wallaby hooker David Nucifora will finally be unveiled as the IRFU’s new Performance Director tomorrow at a press conference at the Aviva Stadium.

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Lutton and Andrew agree new deals at Ulster

Emerging Ireland tight-head prop Ricky Lutton has signed a two-year professional contract with Ulster, while full-back Ricky Andrew has penned a one-year deal.

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O’Halloran says Connacht gunning for Munster scalp

Connacht winger Tiernan O’Halloran says that securing what would be only a second victory over Munster in the professional era would be a great way to start bringing the curtain down on an indifferent season.

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