Aussie second-row Kane Douglas on his way to Leinster

Aussie second-row Kane Douglas on his way to Leinster

Ruaidhri O'Connor – Published 05 May 2014 02:30 AMIn a flat, pre-World Cup transfer market where most southern hemisphere talent is under contract until 2015, the...

The Heineken Rugby Show  Ep 5

The Heineken Rugby Show Ep 5

In the latest episode of The Heineken Rugby Show our seasoned panel look back on the best of the semi final action from Europe's premier rugby tournament and take a look to what should be a mouthwatering...

Toulon win the coin toss

With the countdown underway to the biggest occasion in European club rugby, reigning champions, Toulon, have 'taken the spoils' ahead of the 2014 European Cup Final. They won a coin toss to decide...

Top 14 Preview and Predictions: Round 26

Amid all the hype surrounding the Top 14′s “New Deal” it’s easy to forget that there’s one more week of this season to play. The match of the weekend is the battle between second-placed Montpellier...

Munster midfield crying out for revamp

Munster midfield crying out for revamp

David Kelly – Published 29 April 2014 02:30 AMWhether it was the mighty French challenge presented by Toulouse, or the powerful influences emanating from both Wasps...

You can't just write them off, but this is a massive ask

You can't just write them off, but this is a massive ask

Jim Glennon – Published 27 April 2014 02:30 AMThe road Munster travel is one with which they are quite familiar. As in the 2010/'11 season when their seemingly...

Francis: Wilkinson's defiance is greatest obstacle to Munster's

Francis: Wilkinson's defiance is greatest obstacle to Munster's ambition

Neil Francis – Updated 27 April 2014 10:25 AMIn the semi-final England garnered the perfect start and scored a try against a strong and expectant French side after...

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Toulon retain boss:Ahead of their Heineken Cup semi-final clash with Munster later today, Top 14 outfit Toulon have confirmed that head coach Bernard Laporte will remain at the club until 2016. His current...

French dominance set to continue

Just four teams have a shot at winning the last Heineken Cup. While the off-field battles have finally reached a seemingly happy conclusion, the focus can thankfully return to the pitch where Munster,...

Stander ready for 'game of his life'

Munster's CJ Stander relished his first taste of knockout European rugby against Toulouse, but knows Toulon will be tougher. Stander is set for a starring role following the loss of Ireland flanker...

BT Sport to show European Rugby Champions Cup; including Munster v ... - uSwitch.com (Tech)

BT Sport to show European Rugby Champions Cup; including Munster v ... - uSwitch.com (Tech)

Another five matches will be shown between October 23rd and 26th: Munster v Saracens, Bath v Toulouse, Scarlets v Leicester, Wasps v Harlequins and Treviso v Racing Metro 92. Grant Best, Senior Executive Channel Producer at BT Sport, said the ...

Opinion: Is the Clermont dynasty over before it ever really began? - The Score

2 days agoby The Scoreon Google News

Toulouse invested a fortune and won it all back. ... Clermont never won much of anything when they were playing great rugby so does the manner that last season ended- losing their home record to Castres in the Top 14 quarter final and getting skewered ...

Foley's European reign kicks off with trip to Sale Sharks - Irish Independent

Foley's European reign kicks off with trip to Sale Sharks - Irish Independent

Munster will travel to the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday, October 18 for a lunchtime kick-off (1.0) before facing a six-day turnaround when they will welcome last year's beaten Heineken Cup finalists Saracens to Thomond Park. Three-time European winners ...

O'Sullivan's Biarritz with biggest Pro D2 budget, while Toulouse lead Top 14 - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Eddie o'sullivan's biarritz have the joint-largest provisional budget in the Pro D2 this season, according to figures released by the Ligue Nationale de Rugby, who organise the French professional leagues. With €11.07million, the Basque club lead the ...

Toulon begin European charge against Scarlets - ESPNScrum.com

Toulon begin European charge against Scarlets - ESPNScrum.com

1 week agoby ESPNScrum.comon Google News

Heineken Cup champions Toulon will start their European Rugby Champions Cup campaign at home against the Scarlets. In the inaugural season of the re-jigged European tournament Toulon - who have ... Come Saturday, Sale Sharks begin their campaign at ...

Munster's O'Mahony targets October return - Limerick Leader

Munster's O'Mahony targets October return - Limerick Leader

Munster players Peter O'Mahony, Paul O' Connell, Simon Zebo and Conor Murray at the launch of the new adidas Munster Rugby 2014/2015 alternate kit. The new solar green jersey is available to buy fromAugust 1 in Life Style Sports Stores nationwide and ...

Murray relishes Munster leadership role - Limerick Leader

Murray's meteoric rise in rugby saw the Patrickswell man go from playing for Garryowen in a Munster Senior Cup final to the elevated heights of making the 2013 Lions squad in the space less than two and a half years. A cool customer, Murray took the ...

Downey is at a new club but is eager to get back to winning ways - Herald Scotland

Downey is at a new club but is eager to get back to winning ways - Herald Scotland

Finding that key to unlock the silverware is the final missing piece in the Glasgow Warriors jigsaw and the club hope that the lessons James Downey can learned at Munster, a team which exemplifies that art of winning when it matters, will help them ...

School kitted out for Jerseys of Champions fundraiser - Limerick Post

School kitted out for Jerseys of Champions fundraiser - Limerick Post

2 weeks agoby Limerick Poston Google News

The 'Jerseys of Champions' fundraiser also includes signed shirts by All-Ireland club hurling champions Portumna, Heineken Cup semi-finalists Munster, Pro12 champions Leinster and the Connacht side that recorded a historic win in Toulouse last December ...

Solomons can no longer blame it on the last lot . . . Edinburgh must perform - Herald Scotland

Solomons can no longer blame it on the last lot . . . Edinburgh must perform - Herald Scotland

But as the bus shoogled and swayed its way into town, I fell into thinking of just how perfectly my experiences mirrored what those who take their pleasure from watching rugby at opposite ends of the M8 have been going through. For the past couple of ...

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