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Appleyard joins the Dragons

Appleyard joins the Dragons

Newport Gwent Dragons have signed up former WRU Academy Skills Coach Rob Appleyard as Assistant Coach for the region. Appleyard, currently working with the Wales Under 20 side at the…

Young fly-half gets Ospreys chance

Young fly-half gets Ospreys chance

The Ospreys have signed 21-year old Australian born, Welsh qualified, fly-half, Pete Smith, on a short term contract. Sydney born Smith, who is Welsh qualified through his father who hails…

The new look

Magners League becomes the RaboDirect PRO12

It was announced today that RaboDirect, the online banking arm of Rabobank, will become the new sponsor of Rugby’s premier professional club competition in Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. From…

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Munster win the Magners League

All that was good in the 2010/11 Magners League was on show for the Grand Final at a packed Thomond Park in  Limerick on Saturday. The team that finished top…

Leinster team to play in final

Leinster team to play in final

The Leinster team to face Munster in Saturday’s Magners League Grand Final at Thomond Park (KO: 5.05pm) has been named. There are three changes in all to the starting XV…

Munster nearly unchanged against Leinster in final

Munster nearly unchanged against Leinster in final

David Wallace will win his 200thcap as Munster name an unchanged starting XV for tomorrow’s Magners Grand Final clash with European champions Leinster at Thomond Park Stadium (5.05). The match…

Sean Cox at Sale

Cox and Leck sign up to Bradley’s battle plan

New Edinburgh head coach Michael Bradley today strengthened his squad ahead of season 2011/12 by finalising deals to bring Sean Cox and Chris Leck to the capital. Cox, a lock…