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...

'You can say it without having a character assassination. There are plenty of ... - Irish Independent

'You can say it without having a character assassination. There are plenty of ... - Irish Independent

Given BT have first dibs on games involving English clubs and Leinster have drawn Wasps and Harlequins, it is inevitable that it won't be long until O'Driscoll will watch the men he went into battle with; this time holding a microphone in his hand ...

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

18 hours agoby Pundit Arenaon Google News

When the short history of the Heineken Cup is told in future generations it will be remembered that Munster brought the romance, Leicester the professionalism and the dominant Leinster and Toulon teams of later years brought the standard to a new level ...

Hit the road, Jacques: why a drive across Europe is a wonderful trip - Irish Times

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We had flown to Carcassonne in the southwest and were making our leisurely way to Toulon to yell at Leinster rugby players. The 375km trip cost us nearly as much in tolls as it did in fuel: €31. Not all stretches are the same. For the first part of the ...

Top14 / Pro12 financial divide to increase says Leinster's Sean O'Brien - SportsNewsIRELAND

Leinster Rugby flanker Sean O'Brien believes the financial gap between French and Irish clubs is set to continue but insists in his case he wanted to try and find another level with Leinster. O'Brien who was heavily linked with Toulon but turned down a ...

Leinster Rugby's Luke Fitzgerald Unfulfilled and ready to put injury behind him - SportsNewsIRELAND

Especially when I did it a few times. I remember the week of the Toulon game. I worked my way back into the team, played a couple of good matches before and I did it again slightly in the Munster game after about 20 minutes and couldn't really sprint ...

Toulon making play for Michael Cheika - ESPNScrum.com

Toulon making play for Michael Cheika - ESPNScrum.com

3 weeks agoby ESPNScrum.comon Google News

Cheika is intimate with the French and European rugby scene, having tasted Celtic League and Heineken Cup success with Leinster in Ireland before becoming director of rugby at Stade Francais. Cheika may have laughed off the report, saying at a press ...

Leinster chief wary of 'unbridled tap' of Top 14 spending - ESPNScrum.com

Leinster chief wary of 'unbridled tap' of Top 14 spending - ESPNScrum.com

1 week agoby ESPNScrum.comon Google News

"If you have an owner who is a millionaire and he decided he wants to spend a lot of his money on rugby players, it is very difficult to compete. Our model is very different. That is why a new stadium with extra revenue, the new Champions Cup with ...

Alan Solomons thirsts for top-six success for Edinburgh - Edinburgh Evening News

Alan Solomons thirsts for top-six success for Edinburgh - Edinburgh Evening News

A NEW era for Edinburgh Rugby will begin during the first weekend of September, with coach Alan Solomons insisting opportunities now exist for what amounts to a “complete team of indigenous Scots” he is theoretically capable of fielding. For the third ...

Rugby: Who's Hot & Who's Not? - Pundit Arena

2 weeks agoby Pundit Arenaon Google News

Super Rugby's most successful franchise took another step to a home semi-final with a 21-13 victory over the Blues. The Christchurch based side had its flying Fijian winger, Nemani Nadolo, back from international duty and the big man did not disappoint ...

Ian Evans: Bristol sign Wales and Ospreys lock for next season - BBC Sport

Ian Evans: Bristol sign Wales and Ospreys lock for next season - BBC Sport

4 weeks agoby BBC Sporton Google News

... Evans has joined Championship side Bristol. The British and Irish Lions second row, capped 33 times by his country, had initially agreed to move to Toulon this summer but the deal collapsed. ... He was forced to miss this year's Six Nations ...

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