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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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Connacht make 4 new signings

Connacht have made four new signings ahead of the 2020/21 season. The four players come from Munster and Leinster. Two from each club. Sammy Arnold, Conor Oliver, Jack Aungier and Oisin Dowling are the quartet. Sammy Arnold arrives in Connacht...

Both Australia v Ireland test matches off as July international games postponed

World Rugby has confirmed the programme of international Rugby matches during the 2020 July window has been postponed due to ongoing government and health agency COVID-19 directives. The decision has resulted in Qantas Wallabies Test matches against Ireland in Brisbane...
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Champions Cup Final set for October

The Champions Cup Final is set for an October as competition organisers are also looking at the potential for a one off format for the 2020-2021 season. RTE Sport say that European rugby hierarchy are intent on completing both the...

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Bundesliga: Bayern defeat Dortmund to move close to title

Bayern Munich moved closer to another Bundesliga title on Tuesday after they defeated Borussia Dortmund 1-0. Munich now have a 7 point advantage, with...
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Sports Fans use technology to bring stadium atmoshpere to couch

With not a lot of sport on at present sports fans are coming up with ways to bring the atmosphere of a sports stadium...
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Did you know there is a 4th type of Olympic Medal

Here is one you may not have heard before, but did you know there is a 4th type of Olympic medal. In fact, not...

RTÉ to show racing on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays during June and July

RTÉ Racing has announced a series of new one-hour evening programmes on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays when racing return next month. The national broadcaster will...