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Tight at the top heading into derby season

After the bruising home and away European Cup games versus Clermont, the short 6 day turnaround to Glasgow combined with the injuries sustained in the first half to Johne Murphy and Sean Dougall plus an early second half substitution of Peter O’Mahony may account in part for the disappointing second half when Munster failed to score.  1,617 more words

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Double Judas

Irish rugby players who go abroad to earn their living generally fall into 2 buckets:

  1. Top class internationals who left at their peak
  2. Those who were not in line for a central contract and were dispensable to their provinces…
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Third in the World & League

An amazing game of rugby on Saturday helped make up for the lack of television coverage of the Munster game on Friday night!  Ireland backed up their new world ranking of 3rd in an encounter with so many ebbs and flows you couldn’t take your eyes off it.   1,012 more words

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What's that coming over the hill?

“Is it a monster? Is it a monster?” It’s definitely not the evergreen Donncha O’Callaghan showing any signs of being over the hill!  Captain for the night Donncha may not be as fresh-faced as he was in the program… 1,836 more words

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