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RaboDirect Pro12 Final: Leinster 30-31 Ospreys

  By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer  In a nutshell Shane Williams said farewell to professional rugby with a trademark 78th minute try to win the RaboDirect Pro12 Final. The…

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Magners League Semi-finals Verdict

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor SO THE Magners League Grand Final is decided; it will be an all-Ireland affair between Munster and Leinster, the top two in the…

Munster v Ospreys teams announced

Munster v Ospreys teams announced

The Munster side announced today for the Magners League semi-final shows nine changes, two of those positional, from the side selected for the game against Connacht last time out. The…

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Magners League Semi-Finals Preview

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor THE MAGNERS LEAGUE finalists will be decided this weekend with Ireland guaranteed at least one team in the season’s climax. Ulster visit Leinster…

Moving on: James Hook is leaving the Ospreys for Perpignan

What’s gone wrong at the Ospreys?

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor THE OSPREYS’ 22-20 defeat to Munster at the Liberty Stadium means it’s extremely unlikely the defending champions will qualify for the Magners League…

Break point: Ospreys scrum-half Rhys Webb shows his pace

Ospreys 20 Munster 22 – International Watch

MUNSTER BEAT the Ospreys 22-20 but whose performances will have impressed Warren Gatland and Declan Kidney? OSPREYS Alun Wyn Jones In one word – immense. He carried his team and…

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Magners League previews

ROUND 15 of the Magners League opens on Friday night with two games in Ireland, the first an intriguing battle between Connacht and Glasgow Warriors. Should the home team manage…