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Ulster coach Jono Gibbes plays down Brian O’Driscoll’s ‘basket case’ comments

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes plays down Brian O’Driscoll’s comment that the Irish province are “a bit of a basket case”.

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Nant Conwy doing it for North Wales

Nant Conwy head coach Kevin Thomas is dreaming of double glory as his team prepare to grace the home of Welsh rugby on Sunday.

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BOWL: Seaweeds looking to make history

Porthcawl have warmed-up for their first trip to the Principality Stadium this weekend for the WRU National Bowl Final by scoring 204 points and 31 tries in their last three matches.

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Alex Cuthbert: Injured Wales wing to miss Cardiff Blues’ last two games of 2017-18

Wales wing Alex Cuthbert looks to have played his last game for Cardiff Blues after sustaining a pectoral injury.

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Watch: Gibbes unfazed by O’Driscoll criticism

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes describes Brian O’Driscoll’s comment that the province are a ‘basket case’ as “irrelevant”.

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Classic match: Italy announce their arrival in style

As 1999 became 2000 the Five Nations became six and with it came one of the most famous matches in the Championship’s history.

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Bernard Jackman: Signings set to strengthen Dragons

Bernard Jackman urges Dragons to stick with the region despite a miserable campaign with the promise of new imminent signings.

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Leinster’s Isa Nacewa & Richard Strauss to retire at end of season

Leinster captain Isa Nacewa and hooker Richardt Strauss, “two of the best players to have ever worn the jersey”, will retire at the end of the season.

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Pro14: Zebre 37-14 Ospreys

Watch highlights as Zebre secure back-to-back victories against Welsh opposition in Pro14 with a 37-14 success over Ospreys.

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Ulster Tee Up Unique November Clash With Uruguay

It has been confirmed that Ulster will host Uruguay in a special fixture at Kingspan Stadium on Friday, November 9 (kick-off 7.30pm), and tickets are now on sale.   

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Dan Robson: Wasps scrum-half signs new ‘long-term’ contract with Premiership club

Scrum-half Dan Robson signs a new “long-term” contract with Premiership club Wasps to extend his stay beyond three seasons.

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WRU salutes RAF on 100th birthday

The Royal Air Force celebrated its 100th birthday this month, April 2018, and the Welsh Rugby Union would like to offer its thanks and congratulations to the service for all it has achieved in that time.

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Nacewa And Strauss To Retire At End Of Season

Ahead of the Leinster Rugby Awards Ball at the InterContinental Dublin this evening, head coach Leo Cullen confirmed that Leinster captain Isa Nacewa and hooker Richardt Strauss will be retiring at the end of the current season.

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Leinster Trio Shortlisted For EPCR European Player Of The Year Award

Leinster and Racing 92 have been rewarded for the performances that have seen them book their places in next month’s Champions Cup final in Bilbao, with the two teams dominating the shortlist for the prestigious EPCR European Player of the Year 2018 a…

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Leinster trio in running for European player award

Leinster trio Johnny Sexton, Tadhg Furlong and Scott Fardy are among five contenders for the EPCR European Player of the Year award.

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Schools finale signs off season in style

Under a blazing sun, three showpiece finals proved a fitting finale to a long season when the Welsh Senior Schools and Colleges Rugby Union played in front of a large crowd at Principality Stadium.

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