Guinness Pro12 Semi-Final Weekend: The Preview

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Last Word on Rugby, by Sam Meade. Ireland has provided six of the last nine winners for the Guiness Pro12 and 60% of the play-off teams for the last five years and no team has won an away semi-final in the Pro12 era. In short: the Welsh battalion has a lot on their hands. Scarlets and Ospreys […] READ MORE


Emotional Munster do Foley Proud

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Last Word On Rugby, by Rory Boyd. An emotional Munster side ran in five tries on Sunday, to beat Glasgow Warriors 38-7 at Thomond Park, Limerick. After the tragic death of their head coach and former captain Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley, the Munster boys did their best to honour his legacy. While it serves as an […] READ MORE


Rugby Community Stands ‘Shoulder to Shoulder’ To Mourn Passing of Anthony Foley

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From Last Word on Rugby, Steve Kendall Too many times we hear the statement made that somebody “epitomises such and such”. Oft is the phrase uttered that somebody is “such and such through and through”.  They are used, on many an occasion, with an element of poetic licence and will nicely embellish a description of […] READ MORE


Maori All Blacks to play Munster in Ireland

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The following is a Media Release from New Zealand Rugby. MAORI ALL BLACKS TO PLAY MUNSTER IN IRELAND The Maori All Blacks will play Ireland’s Munster in Limerick, as part of a northern tour that kicks off with the already announced Chicago fixture against the USA Eagles. The Maori All Blacks first play Munster at […] READ MORE


Pro12: West Is Best

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Connacht just cannot stop winning. Faced with the daunting task of going to Thomond Park and winning is a task that most teams shrink away from and in most circumstances they usually end up getting a hiding for their negative mental attitude. However Pat Lam and his men arrived in Limerick with the positivity that […] READ MORE


Munster Season Preview

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Munster go into a season for the first time in 14 years without Paul O’Connell as part of their squad. O’Connell, who is about to captain Ireland in the World Cup has joined the Galacticos at Toulon on a two year deal.  Anthony Foley has a major job on his hands to try and fill […] READ MORE