Edinburgh coach Richard Cockerill looking forward to Leinster test

Cockerill has made several changes for the trip to Dublin.

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Robin Copeland's debut one of six changes for Connacht

Back row Robin Copeland is set to make his Connacht debut as Andy Friend’s side take on Scarlets in the PRO14 at the Sportsground tomorrow at 5.15pm.

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Johnny Sexton to win his 150th cap for Leinster

The Leinster team has been named by Leo Cullen for tomorrow's PRO14 clash against Edinburgh at the RDS.

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Johann van Graan determined to keep Munster fresh after good start

Munster boss Johann van Graan has continued his commitment to squad rotation for tonight’s visit to Cardiff Blues (7:35pm) as the province bids for three wins ...

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Scrum-half woes for Munster 'A' coach Peter Malone

Scrum-half issues further up the chain have impacted on Munster A head coach Peter Malone’s selection for the visit of Dragons A to Cork this afternoon for ...

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International John Cooney ruled out of Ulster’s Cheetahs clash

Ireland’s John Cooney has been ruled out of Ulster’s Guinness PRO14 clash with the Toyota Cheetahs in Bloemfontein this evening (kick-off, 6.15 pm Irish ...

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Bundee Aki itching for return to starting XV, says coach Andy Friend

Connacht coach Andy Friend says Bundee Aki is champing at the bit for game-time and he expects him to have a big impact over the coming weeks and months.

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CJ Stander named on Munster team ahead of Pro14 clash with Cardiff

C-J Stander is back in the Munster team for tomorrow's Pro 14 match against the Cardiff Blues in Wales.

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New research is moving the goalposts with groin injuries

New research from the Sports Surgery Clinic in Santry backs a seismic shift in rehab strategies for hip and groin pain, writes Michael Moynihan

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Cork Con offering alternative road to the top

The pictures on the wall of the Presidents Bar at Cork Constitution mean a lot. Not only the recognition of past glories at the famous Temple Hill club but also ...

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Mike Sherry hopes injury frustrations firmly in rear view mirror

It will take a while yet for that first-half no-show at Glasgow Warriors in round two to be erased from Munster’s collective memory banks but Mike Sherry believes ...

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Garry Ringrose: Defeats keep us ‘driven’

Garry Ringrose celebrated 51 not out last Saturday, as he tipped beyond the half-century mark for Leinster.

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Eric O’Sullivan ready to lock horns ahead of first Ulster start

Dublin-born Eric O’Sullivan is one of a number of promising exponents of the propping dark arts now in an Ireland system that was once low on front-row forwards. ...

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Geordan Murphy makes u-turn on rugby ‘PC’ comments

Leicester’s interim head coach Geordan Murphy has rowed back on comments he made about rugby becoming “too PC”.

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'It could be a watershed moment': Geordan Murphy regrets 'rugby's gone too PC' comments

"Rugby has changed and for the better. It could well be a watershed moment."

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Johann van Graan sees positives for Munster

Munster are just 240 minutes into the new season and already in those three games we have seen the full range of their ability to delight, frustrate, and infuriate. ...

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England decision on full-time contracts pleases Michelle Claffey

Irish international Michelle Claffey has described the reintroduction of full-time contracts for England players as “a positive step” for women’s ...

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New physique keeps Leinster's knifemaker Cian Healy sharp

Felipe Contepomi floated a theory earlier this week about how rugby players are beginning to merge into a one-size-fits-all body shape.

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Earls locks gongs away to focus on Munster’s expansive future

Keith Earls will save dwelling on past glories for when the boots have been hung up for good. In the meantime, the medals will stay locked away as the Munster and ...

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Mixed news on the injury front for Munster ahead of Cardiff trip

Munster revealed good news and bad vibes about injuries yesterday with Johann van Graan expressing the latter on Ireland prop John Ryan.

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Felipe Contepomi not writing rugby obit just yet

Mere weeks into the new season and rugby is already in crisis mode.

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Marcell Coetzee on Ulster's South Africa win: 'The lungs were feeling it a bit, but it was nice getting through it'

Ulster’s talisman John Cooney and Ireland hopeful Will Addison will be assessed today ahead of Friday’s Guinness PRO14 game in Bloemfontein.

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Sean O'Brien approaching full fitness ahead of Leinster's Champions Cup campaign

It appears as if Sean O'Brien will be back approaching full fitness for the start of Leinster's Champions Cup pool campaign.

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Conor Murray 'progressing well' while Tyler Bleyendaal begins return to Munster training

Munster revealed some encouraging news on injured half-backs Conor Murray and Tyler Bleyendaal today but the availability of both tighthead props John Ryan and Stephen ...

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Geordan Murphy: 'The game's gone too PC. We need to start picking players under five foot'

Geordan Murphy declared rugby has "gone too PC" in response to the controversial red card shown to lock Will Spencer in Leicester's 41-35 defeat by Wasps.

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RFU to bring back full-time contracts for England Women’s 15-a-side players

Twenty-eight full-time contracts will be available from the start of January.

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Rassie Erasmus: South Africa back on track after shocking All Blacks

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus had exaggeratedly suggested he could be looking for a new job if his side had lost to the All Blacks on Saturday, instead a 36-34 ...

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Munster hoping for positive medical bulletin as injuries take gloss off big win

Johann van Graan will be hoping for positive feedback from the Munster medics today on his two frontline tighthead props as he begins preparations for Friday’s ...

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Heartbreak for Munster as Leinster survive late drama in women's interpros

Women’s Interprovincials: Leinster 14 Munster 14

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Jamison Gibson-Park shines for Leinster in emphatic win over Dragons

Jamison Gibson-Park has been biding his time in the shadows at Leinster but the Kiwi scrum-half grabbed the spotlight on Saturday evening with a performance that ...

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No bonus point but victory over Southern Kings sends Ulster top

Ulster made it three wins from three matches in Guinness PRO14 Conference B as they beat Southern Kings 28-7 in Port Elizabeth.

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Ulster maintain 100% record in PRO14 with victory against Southern Kings

Ulster made it three wins from three matches in Guinness PRO14 Conference B as they beat Southern Kings 28-7 in Port Elizabeth today.

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Simon Zebo continues scoring run in France

Simon Zebo scored for the third week in a row in the Top 14, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a second loss in four outings for Racing 92.

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Another win for free-scoring Glasgow Warriors against Cheetahs

Glasgow Warriors continued their 100% start to the Guinness PRO14 campaign with a 52-24 win against Toyota Cheetahs.

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Zebre stun Cardiff Blues with late comeback

Zebre produced a superb late comeback to beat Cardiff Blues 26-24 in Italy today.

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Gareth Davies seals comeback win for Scarlets

Scrum-half Gareth Davies scored twice as Scarlets came back from behind to beat 14-man Benetton 38-29 in their Guinness PRO14 clash at Parc y Scarlets.

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Leinster romp to seven-try win against Dragons

A Leinster side bulging with big-name internationals made short work of Bernard Jackman's Dragons to claim a second Guinness PRO14 win of the season at the RDS on ...

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Argentina enjoy historic win in Australia

Argentina recorded their first Test win in Australia for 35 years with a 23-19 victory against the Wallabies on the Gold Coast.

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South Africa stun New Zealand in Wellington thriller

South Africa stunned the All Blacks to secure their first victory in New Zealand since 2009 with a thrilling 36-34 win at the Westpac Stadium.

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No show like a Joey show for Munster against Ospreys

If this is the shape of things to come for Joey Carbery there may well be tribute videos to a long-awaited second Munster fly-half legend in years to come.

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Connacht fall but fight back to grab bonus point against Edinburgh

Connacht claimed a valuable bonus point with a 74th-minute penalty from outside half Jack Carty after mounting a strong fightback in the last quarter of a match, ...

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Centre Darren Cave pleased with Ulster start

Ulster will parade the same back-line for the third game in succession when they start their South African odyssey tomorrow afternoon against the Southern Kings ...

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Laura Guest backs Munster game-plan ahead of Leinster showdown

Leinster and Munster go head to head in Donnybrook this evening (7:30pm) in a winner takes all Women’s Interprovincial clash that the visitors’ head ...

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Bill Johnston effort rewarded with Munster A captaincy

Fresh from an excellent performance in last week’s Celtic Cup victory over Connacht Eagles, fly-half Bill Johnston will captain Munster A against Ospreys Development ...

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Johann van Graan heaps praise on Joey Carbery after Munster victory

Johann van Graan praised some “special moments” and a 100% goal-kicking record from Joey Carbery as the Ireland fly-half got his Munster career up and ...

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Connacht record losing bonus point in loss at Edinburgh

A penalty by Jack Carty five minutes from full-time offered them a glimmer of hope, but ultimately proved sufficient only for a losing bonus point.

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Billy Vunipola has learned to put his ego aside when battling injury

The England and Saracens number eight is set to make the first start of his latest comeback on Saturday.

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Munster christen new Cork pitch with seven-try win over Ospreys

Munster racked up seven tries as they dominated much-changed Ospreys in a comfortable 49-13 PRO14 win in Cork.

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Ulster make three changes for Kings clash

The Ulster coaching team have named their matchday squad for the PRO14 encounter against Southern Kings at 1.15pm (Irish Time) on Sunday at the Nelson Mandela Bay ...

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Number of internationals return for Leinster with Sexton as captain

The Leinster team to take on the Dragons at 5.15pm tomorrow in the RDS has been named by Head Coach Leo Cullen.

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