Neil Francis: Leinster and Ulster need a Rabo to rescue seasons

Neil Francis: Leinster and Ulster need a Rabo to rescue seasons of lost promise

Neil Francis – Updated 04 May 2014 12:39 PMOnce again, Ulster were not strong enough to outmuscle, nor clever enough to outthink Leinster and this continuing frustration...

Leinster and Ulster need a Rabo to rescue seasons of lost promis

Leinster and Ulster need a Rabo to rescue seasons of lost promise

Neil Francis – Updated 04 May 2014 12:02 AMOnce again, Ulster were not strong enough to outmuscle, nor clever enough to outthink Leinster and this continuing frustration...

Munster close in on home semi-final

Munster close in on home semi-final

03 May 2014 The Irish side had to come from behind after tries from Carl Bezuidenhout and Willem Nel but they finally clicked into gear and scored seven tries in total to keep themselves...

Retiring Rolland gets Heineken final

Irish referee Alain Rolland, retiring from officiating at the end of the season, will take charge of the Heineken Cup Final. The ex-Leinster and Ireland scrum-half referees this fixture for the third...

Munster annihilate Edinburgh to close in on Thomond semi

Munster annihilate Edinburgh to close in on Thomond semi

Published 03 May 2014 07:43 PMThe Irish side had to come from behind after tries from Carl Bezuidenhout and Willem Nel but they finally clicked into gear and scored seven tries in total...

Munster Are Much-Changed For Edinburgh Trip

The Munster team to face Edinburgh in Saturday's RaboDirect PRO12 encounter at Meggetland (kick-off 5pm) shows 11 changes to the side that started against Toulon last weekend.

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...

Rolland To Referee His Third Heineken Cup Final

Ireland's Alain Rolland has been appointed to referee his third Heineken Cup final when Toulon and Saracens meet in Cardiff on Saturday, May 24. The former scrum half also refereed the 2004 and 2013 European...

11 changes for Munster as they chase home semi-final

11 changes for Munster as they chase home semi-final

Munster have made 11 changes to the side that lost to Toulon in the semi-finals of the Heineken Cup for their penultimate league game against Edinburgh.

Penney rings the changes for Edinburgh

Penney rings the changes for Edinburgh

Published 02 May 2014 12:22 PMIn the penultimate round of the league, Munster travel to Meggetland for Saturday evening's clash against Edinburgh, KO 5pm. After last night's Ospreys...

Sexton goes on trial - Premiership Rugby

Sexton goes on trial - Premiership Rugby

Poised to experience English rugby for the first time, Sexton says the challenge awaiting is one that he is certainly relishing and that his older sibling gave him a creditable endorsement of Exeter's qualities having faced them previously in the ...

Toulon retains Heineken Cup by beating Saracens 23-6, Wilkinson to retire a ... - Bridge River Lillooet News

Only Leicester (2001-02) and Leinster (2011-12) have previously won European club rugby's biggest prize in successive years. Saracens, appearing in its first Heineken Cup final, took the lead through Owen Farrell's third-minute penalty and the England ...

ARU adopts flexible contract policy to keep its elite players - The Australian

The ARU was shocked when Test second rower Kane Douglas accepted a lucrative offer from Irish province Leinster. Pic Jono Searle. ... The new policy is an effort to retain high-profile players such as Israel Folau, who is being chased by French club ...

Leinster and sponsors most likely crucial to Sexton deal - Irish Times

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O'Brien came within 24 hours of joining Toulon. Whether this was facilitated by private backing has been ... There would have been personal as well as rugby reasons for Sexton's decision to rejoin Leinster. His wife Laura would most probably have been ...

Toulon join race to capture Irish star Sexton with lucrative four-year offer - Irish Independent

Toulon join race to capture Irish star Sexton with lucrative four-year offer - Irish Independent

And, as Racing Metro confirmed that they have set a deadline of September 15th for the 29-year-old to finalise a decision on his future, the prospects of the former Leinster favourite returning home now seem as distant as ever. With Toulon believed to ...

Leinster CEO confirms Sexton offer - BreakingNews.ie

Leinster CEO confirms Sexton offer - BreakingNews.ie

However, speaking this afternoon as Bank of Ireland announced a new five-year sponsorship deal with the province, Leinster Rugby CEO Mick Dawson confirmed that he has been speaking to Sexton. He said: "Myself and Phillip Browne have met with John, we ...

Leinster want Jonathan Sexton but who else will get contract extension? - Irish Times

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... on where Jonathan Sexton will be playing his rugby next season. Leinster, in conjunction with the IRFU, have made him an offer; Racing Metro want him to sign a four-year contract extension, while Toulon are reputed to have been waving a cheque book ...

Ian Humphreys is homing in on glorious chapter with Ulster - Belfast Telegraph

Ian Humphreys is homing in on glorious chapter with Ulster - Belfast Telegraph

Which brings us neatly to his return to Belfast and, of course, the departure of his older brother David who, despite being part of sealing the deal in the first place, has now headed the opposite way leaving his pivotal position as Director of Rugby ...

Foley wants more Munster players wearing Ireland green - Irish Independent

Foley wants more Munster players wearing Ireland green - Irish Independent

Munster have signed overseas players this season in Australian centre Andrew Smith and Kiwi out-half Tyler Bleyendaal although, with Leinster repatriating Jonathan Sexton and Connacht signing World Cup winners, many down south feel that Munster could ...

Johnny Sexton homecoming sends out message: O'Brien - Belfast Telegraph

Johnny Sexton homecoming sends out message: O'Brien - Belfast Telegraph

As a trio of Leinster players take their places in separate media pods inside Clondalkin RFC's crowded clubhouse – where the province announced a new five-year sponsorship deal with Bank of Ireland –they each know what issue is coming first.

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