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World Rugby reject tournament proposal

World Rugby have rejected a proposal for an invitational tournament to be held in England and Ireland next year to ease the financial burden Covid 19 has put on rugby nations across the world. A plan which was drawn up...
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New rugby rules for Covid 19 approved

World Rugby have approved new rugby rules owing to Covid 19. BBC report that the rules will drastically reduce the number of scrums in a game, limiting numbers in the maul, removing the choke tackle and speeding up rucks...
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Munster rugby announce four departures

Munster have announced four departures from their squad for next season. Munster Rugby.ie report that Ciaran Parker, Sean O'Connor and Darren O'Shea will be leaving the club. Meanwhile, the province have also announced that Brian Scott will retire on...
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Leinster Rugby Cancel Season Tickets for 2020/21

Leinster Rugby has cancelled all season's tickets for next season due to the uncertainty of being able to have supporters at matches during the COVID-19 outbreak. Season Tickets for next season will not now go on sale and instead that...

Rugby Australia releases 3 players who refused to accept pay reduction

Rugby Australia and the Queensland Rugby Union have released Queensland Reds players Izack Rodda, Harry Hockings and Isaac Lucas with immediate effect. The decision comes after the three players decided to pursue termination of their contracts after being stood down...
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Pro14 sells a 28% stake to CVC

The Guinness Pro14 has confirmed it will go into partnership with company CVC Capital Partners. RTE Sport report that the Pro14 have agreed a 28% stake with the private equity and investment advisory group. It follows after CVC acquired a...

Injury forces Tyler Bleyendaal to retire

A neck injury has forced Munster Rugby’s Tyler Bleyendaal to retire from professional rugby with immediate effect. The 29 year-old out-half made the last of his 62 appearances in the red jersey against Ospreys last November but medical advice has...
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Video – Big Interview with Connacht coach Andy Friend

The Guinness Pro 14 has done two great video interviews with Connacht head coach Andy Friend The Australian is coming up to two years now living in Ireland. Friend has a bit to go in terms of the successes achieved...

Munster Rugby signs tighthead prop Roman Salanoa on a two-year deal

Munster Rugby has confirmed the signing of tighthead prop Roman Salanoa from Leinster Rugby. The 22-year-old, who made three Guinness Pro14 appearances this season for Leinster, represented the USA U20s as an 18-year-old in 2016. Hawaiian Salanoa, who has Samoan ancestry,...
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Copeland signs three year deal at French club

Robin Copeland has put pen to paper on a three year deal at French Pro D2 club Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente. It is the second division of rugby in France. Best of luck with everything in the future @robocopey 👊...

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Kevin Blake’s Top Five Beginner Tips for Picking a Horse

Ireland's leading horse racing journalist Kevin Blake gives us his top five beginner tips for picking a horse. A horse’s previous form is the key...
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Entries Open Now – Ireland’s Fittest Family to begin in August

Ireland's Fittest Family is to begin in August. It will be the eight season of the show and applications are now open and can...
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World Rugby reject tournament proposal

World Rugby have rejected a proposal for an invitational tournament to be held in England and Ireland next year to ease the financial burden...
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GAA say no to small group training

The GAA have said to small group training according to RTE Sport. This also means it will not reopen pitches, playing areas, as well...