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Rugby News

Dec 09

Cardiff Blues: Geordan Murphy has talks over coach’s role

Cardiff Blues have held talks with Leicester assistant Geordan Murphy over the vacant head coach’s job at Cardiff Arms Park.

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Dec 09

Ulster Bank League: Division 2A Previews

It is tight at the top and bottom of Ulster Bank League Division 2A with Malone’s lead coming under pressure from Highfield and Nenagh Ormond, while the two Galway and Leinster clubs are all scrapping to move away from the relegation zone.

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Dec 09

Glasgow’s good work unravelling – Gregor

Colin Gregor fears Glasgow’s poor Champions Cup campaign could fuel a “dismissive approach” towards Scottish clubs.

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Dec 09

Ulster Bank League: Division 2B Previews

The wintry weather has claimed two fixtures in Ulster Bank League Division 2B today, while City of Derry have conceded a walkover win to Dungannon. A big crowd is expected at Balreask Old for the rematch between Navan and unbeaten leaders Old Crescent.

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Dec 09

REPORT: Dragons brave the snow to see off Russians

The Dragons braved arctic conditions to defeat Russian outfit Enisei-STM 15-0 at Rodney Parade in the European Challenge Cup on Friday night.

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Dec 09

Ulster Bank League: Division 2C Previews

Malahide and Seapoint, two of the successful teams from round 9, will have home advantage today as they look to complete season’s doubles over Omagh and Tullamore, while table toppers Sligo are on the road to Bangor as they target win number eight of …

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Dec 08

‘Dumb’ yellow card cost Glasgow – Rennie

Dave Rennie says George Turner’s “dumb” yellow card cost Glasgow in their 29-22 Champions Cup loss to Montpellier.

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Dec 08

Connacht comeback secures win over Brive

Connacht make it three wins out of three Challenge Cup games as they fight back to beat Brive 38-31 in France.

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Dec 08

Warburton ruled out of NatWest 6 Nations 2018

Wales back-rower Sam Warburton has been ruled out for the remainder of the season.

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Dec 08

Rejuvenated Owen Farrell hungry to halt Saracens slump against Clermont

England fly-half says he feel stronger and quicker after spell on the sidelines and Champions Cup tie against Clermont is club’s chance to turn their season aroundSaracens may be reeling from the untimely loss of Maro Itoje to a broken jaw but in Owen …

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Dec 08

Women’s Interpros: Round 2 Preview

A weekend which promises to be hugely exciting stretches in front of us as the four provinces prepare for the second round of games in the IRFU Women’s Interprovincial Championship, writes Michael Gallagher.

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Dec 08

European Champions Cup: Saracens v Clermont Auvergne moved to Monday

Saracens’ European Champions Cup match with Clermont Auvergne at Allianz Park will be played behind closed doors on Monday at 17:30 GMT.

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Dec 08

PREVIEW: Ospreys out to sink Saints

Ospreys captain Alun Wyn Jones is back to lead his side in their make or break European Rugby Champions Cup meeting with Northampton Saints.

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Dec 08

Ulster Bank League: Division 1A Previews

The reverse fixtures of the back-to-back matches take place in the Ulster Bank League’s top flight tomorrow, with bottom side Buccaneers looking to overcome St. Mary’s again and record their third successive win, while leaders Lansdowne could make it …

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Dec 08

NSW plans to spend $2bn on Sydney stadiums, but will that mean bigger crowds?

Melbourne has a culture of people going to sporting fixtures in huge numbers, Sydney doesn’t, and state-of-the-art stadiums are unlikely to change that The New South Wales government, in concert with the powerful SCG Trust, has adopted an “If we build …

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Dec 08

Ulster Bank League: Division 1B Previews

The final Ulster Bank League Division 1B matches of the calendar year take place tomorrow afternoon, with much of the focus on the lunchtime duel between Shannon and new leaders Ballynahinch, as well as third-placed Banbridge’s long trip south to bott…

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