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...

Munster rugby transfer news - Downey signs two-year Warriors deal - SportsNewsIRELAND

Munster rugby transfer news - Downey signs two-year Warriors deal - SportsNewsIRELAND

Fourteen matches are included in the 2014/15 season ticket package – 11 PRO12 league games and three European Rugby Champions Cup matches with Montpellier, Bath and Toulouse all coming to Scotstoun next season in the top tier of European club ...

Top 10 Heineken Cup Winning Teams: No.3 Stade Toulousain (2010) - Pundit Arena

These players were well versed in the ways of knockout rugby, and had won three French titles in the preceding 7 years despite constantly battling against teams with superior resources. Unsurprisingly they worked hard to stop Toulouse getting any kind ...

Top 10 Heineken Cup Winning Teams – No. 5 Munster (2008) - Pundit Arena

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It's no secret that the Heineken Cup produced some truly vintage years for Munster rugby. Beginning with ... Doug Howlett did not arrive in Munster until halfway through the 2007-08 season, five months before the Heineken Cup final against Toulouse ...

PA Report Cards: Munster Rugby - Pundit Arena

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The wonderful 47-23 demolition of the one-time kingpins of Europe Toulouse at Thomond Park was a throwback to the glory days. Munster ruled the roost in a manner not seen since their last European success in 2008. They dominated every facet of the ...

Jerseys of Champions - Clare Champion

Jerseys of Champions - Clare Champion

The fundraising initiative was launched last week by Clare hurling manager and former past pupil of the school Davy Fitzgerald and Irish and Munster rugby player David Kilcoyne whose bother, Alan is a member of the school's teaching staff. School ...

Jeremy Guscott: Life at No.10 hots up but don't forget big Sam - The Rugby Paper

Jeremy Guscott: Life at No.10 hots up but don't forget big Sam - The Rugby Paper

Leicester haven't gone mad in the market, and Burns is a straight swap with Toby Flood moving to Toulouse. Burns is an attacking influence, and if he links well with Manu Tuilagi ... Burgess is a big man, and he could be incredibly dangerous on the ...

Rupeni Caucaunibuca set for return to French rugby at 34 - The Score

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In 2010, he moved to Toulouse, where he won a league title before extensive weight gain and a run of injuries saw his effectiveness reduced. 'Caucau' briefly dropped out of the professional game after leaving France in 2012, ballooning in size. However ...

Andy Ellis heading to Japan - sportal.co.nz

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Despite remaining one of the form halfbacks in Super Rugby this year, Ellis was again overlooked for All Blacks selection as coach Steve Hansen opted for Aaron Smith, Tawera Kerr-Barlow and TJ Perenara. Ellis has not played for the All Blacks since the ...

Fifa's dizzy attitude to concussion danger - Irish Examiner

Fifa's dizzy attitude to concussion danger - Irish Examiner

Although there's clearly some dissatisfaction with some of the rugby protocols for dealing with concussion, it's equally clear that it's a sport which takes the issue seriously — witness the outrage over the Florian Fritz controversy recently in ...

Celtic League: Glasgow Warriors have signed Irish centre James Downey from ... - SkySports

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Glasgow Warriors have signed Ireland centre James Downey from Munster on a two-year deal. Downey, 33, a Churchill Cup winner with Ireland in June 2009, began his career at Leinster before moving to Connacht and then to Munster in 2011. Prior to his ...

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