The real issues facing Women’s Rugby

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In the past week Women’s Rugby has seen two pieces of big news. One lead to the creation of #IamEnough and got everyone in a tizzy. The other has snowed under. One is a very real problem in Women’s rugby, the other at first sight a cosmetic issue. Paul Peerdeman delves a little deeper into […] READ MORE


CVC acquire 14.5% stake in Guinness Six Nations

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CVC have enquired a 14.5% stake in the Guinness Six Nations, the French Rugby Union (FFR) AGM has revealed. Robert Rees brings the latest from the Six Nations camp. Deal worth €75m for FFR The 14.5% share in the Six Nations by the investment group CVC, who already have deals in the Gallagher Premiership and […] READ MORE


Irish provinces finalising squads ahead of next season

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While the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc on all major rugby competitions across the globe, each of the four Irish provinces has been busy finalising their squads ahead of next season. Leinster have yet to confirm any new signings but head coach Leo Cullen recently suggested that the province will instead promote players from […] READ MORE



Munster prop banned for anti-doping violation

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Munster prop James Cronin has been banned from rugby for one month due to an unintentional anti-doping violation. 1 month ban Randomly selected for an in-competition anti-doping test following Munster Rugby’s Heineken Champions Cup, Round 2 match against Racing 92 at Thomond Park on 23 November 2019, Cronin tested positive for prednisolone and prednisone which […] READ MORE



Why Ruan Pienaar is Leaving Ulster

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Ruan Pienaar will leave Ulster at the end of the 2016/17 season after the province were blocked from extending his contract. Ulster are keen to keep the 88-cap Springbok but it would break IRFU rules. This has sparked fresh debate about Ireland‘s provincial structure. What are the IRFU rules? Since 2013, the three main Irish […] READ MORE