United Rugby Championship countdown on for September 24, Round One start

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With the United Rugby Championship countdown arriving closer and closer to the competition’s September 24 ‘kick off’ it’s become a reality for fans, teams, and stakeholders. The replacement of the Guinness PRO14 league has been touted as ‘bigger and better’ than before, the proof will be in the product. In the opening weekend’s match outcomes, […] READ MORE


The rise of Jack Conan to a Test Lion

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The rise of Jack Conan is one of the great stories to emerge from the Lions. Called into the Irish Six Nations squad for the suspended Peter O’Mahony, he subsequently made his first appearance for Ireland since the 2019 RWC. Many had ruled the 29-year-old out, with the emergence of Caelan Doris at Leinster signifying […] READ MORE


Pro14 Final – Leinster vs Munster

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The climax of the Pro14 season takes place on Saturday as Munster travel to the RDS to take on Leinster in a mouth-watering final. The two sides impressively topped their respected Conferences with 14/16 wins. League points however play no factor in a one-off final. Can Leinster make it four consecutive Pro14 titles? Or will […] READ MORE


Leinster closing in on fourth consecutive PRO14 Final

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Leinster’s dominance in the PRO14 looks set to continue after picking up another bonus point win at Rodney Parade. In turn, Leinster have picked up 10 bonus point wins out of a possible 12 this season, putting them 5 points clear of Ulster in Conference A on 55 points. Munster remains in control of Conference […] READ MORE


Guinness Pro14: What’s left to play for

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As 2020 hobbles to a close and 2021 hints at a better year, we look at what’s left of a discarded leftover from a time that seems long ago: the Guinness Pro14. The Pro12-cum-Pro14-cum-Pro12 again, began the 2020/21 season in October but in March it will end early, and the Rainbow Cup will begin April […] READ MORE





Leinster vs Munster: how slow can you go?

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The Leinster vs Munster Pro 14 semi-final should have been a feast of rugby. It is the Irish derby and should have been a spectacle of a contest. Instead, it was a contest of who could play the slowest. Yes, the weather was atrocious. But from both sides it was an appalling battle of attrition, […] READ MORE


British and Irish Lions 2021 series bolters – The Lions

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With the British and Irish Lions Series to South Africa less than a year away, LWOS Rugby takes a look at the potential bolters for the tour. This time, for the Lions. Lions Series Bolters The Forwards Jamie Ritchie (Scotland). 23. 105kg. Flanker. 18 Test Caps. What is there left to say about Jaime Ritchie […] READ MORE