Category Archives: European Rugby

Connacht Build-Up To Ulster Away In United Rugby Championship: Andy Friend – The42.ie – September 13 2022

Andy Friend explains reasons behind switch to Connacht Director of Rugby role In advance of the 2021-22 season, there were a number of additions to the Australian’s senior coaching ticket. ANDY FRIEND has said that focusing on the individual strengths … Continue reading

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Connacht Build-Up To Ulster Away In The United Rugby Championship: Gavin Thornbury – The42.ie – September 12 2022

Thornbury and Connacht ‘buzzing to get started’ and braced for tough season opener The western province are facing into a tricky opening block of fixtures. FOLLOWING A LARGELY frustrating 2021-22 campaign, Gavin Thornbury is hoping his sixth season in the … Continue reading

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Pre-Season Rugby Friendly: Harlequins V Leinster – The Irish Independent – September 3 2022

Scott Penny try seals Leinster win at Harlequins Harlequins 21 Leinster 26 Leinster stepped up their preparations for the new United Rugby Championship season with a five-point triumph over English Premiership outfit Harlequins in a lively pre-season encounter at Twickenham Stoop last … Continue reading

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Pre-Season Rugby Friendly: Munster V Gloucester – The Irish Times – August 27 2022

Munster begin Graham Rowntree era with pre-season loss to Gloucester New head coach used a mixture of youth and experience against the English Premiership outfit Munster 19 Gloucester 28 Munster kick-started the Graham Rowntree era with a nine-point defeat at … Continue reading

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Ireland Rugby Jersey Launch: Stephen Ferris – The42.ie – June 23 2022

Ferris: One Test win in New Zealand would make for a positive summer for Ireland The former Ireland star on Johnny Sexton at U20 level, Andy Farrell’s back-row dilemma, and an inevitable Kiwi backlash. HE REMAINS A pivotal figure for … Continue reading

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United Rugby Championship Media Round Table: Tommy Bowe – The42.ie – June 15 2022

Tommy Bowe: ‘Unfortunately, this is the situation with Ulster. We’re the nearly men’ Ulster’s season ended in disappointment last Saturday in Cape Town. TOMMY BOWE HAS said a lack of game management was a major contributing factor in Ulster’s heartbreaking … Continue reading

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URC Media Round Table: Tommy Bowe & Joel Stransky – The42.ie – June 14 2022

‘The next time Ulster welcome the Stormers up to Belfast, there’s going to be a huge rivalry’ Tommy Bowe has praised the South African impact on the URC ahead of the final in Cape Town. DESPITE HIS OBVIOUS disappointment at … Continue reading

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United Rugby Championship Semi-Final Preview: Leinster V Bulls – The Irish Examiner – June 10 2022

Cullen backing Sexton to make impact off Leinster bench Leinster head coach Leo Cullen is confident the fit-again Jonathan Sexton can have the desired impact off the bench DAIRE WALSH Leinster head coach Leo Cullen is confident the fit-again Jonathan … Continue reading

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Leinster Build-Up To Bulls In United Rugby Championship Semi-Final: Jordan Larmour – The Irish Examiner – June 9 2022

Larmour focusing on Leinster silverware hunt despite Ireland hiatus Larmour is viewing Saturday’s United Rugby Championship semi-final with the Bulls at the RDS as another step on the road towards a sixth success. DAIRE WALSH Despite a summer tour to … Continue reading

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United Rugby Championship Semi-Final Team Announcement: The Irish Examiner (Online) – June 9 2022

Leinster make two changes for URC semi-clash with Bulls  Johnny Sexton returns to the Leinster 23 for the clash with the Vodacom Bulls. DAIRE WALSH Despite seeing his side putting Glasgow Warriors to the sword in such comprehensive fashion in … Continue reading

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