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Johnny Sexton’s Return to Leinster Officially Confirmed

Jonathan made 110 appearances for Leinster between 2006 and 2013 scoring 1,015 points for the province. While at Leinster he won three European Cups, two Pro12 titles and a Challenge Cup. Sexton made his Ireland debut in the 41-6 victory over Fiji in November 2009. The 29 year old has won 45 caps for Ireland scoring 391 points. His most …

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Is This The Most Challenging Year in Welsh Rugby Yet?

Over ten years of regionalism in Wales has seen many ups and downs for the five, then four, regional teams since September 2003. Sadly, irrespective of Wales’ success over the past decade – the regional sides have regularly failed to impress past the domestic league. Europe has not been a happy hunting ground for the Blues, Dragons, Ospreys and Scarlets. …

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Sexton to Return to Leinster With Four-Year Contract

The Irish Independent understands that the Lions fly-half has reached an agreement with the IRFU and the province on a four-year contract from the start of the 2015/16 campaign. The deal to bring the Lions fly-half home is expected to be announced in the coming weeks. Sexton has opted to return despite Racing’s eagerness to retain his services and interest from Toulon who …

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New WRU Deal With Regions Set to See 10 Players on Dual-Contracts

A bitter year long dispute between the WRU and Welsh Regions looks set to end next week with a new participation agreement expected to be signed soon. Whilst an agreement had looked close on a number of occasions earlier this year, it seems a new announcement is imminent next week that will put to bed the protracted saga. It will …

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The Top 50 Signings of the 2014/15 Season

With the 2014/15 season kicking off around Europe over the next couple of weeks we take a look at the 50 best signings made this summer. The signings are ranked not just on the quality of the player signed, but also the value they add to the new team they are joining, make sure you let us know in the …

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Welsh Legend Adam Jones Joins Cardiff Blues

Cardiff Blues have today made a major statement of intent ahead of the new season with the signing of Wales and British & Irish Lions prop star Adam Jones.   Legendary front row Jones, who has made 95 appearances for Wales and toured twice with the British & Irish Lions, has put pen to paper on a deal to play …

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Blues Confirm They Will Not Select Welsh Captain Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton will not be available for the Cardiff Blues’ friendly against Exeter on Friday, 15 August, because of the ongoing dispute in Welsh rugby. The Wales captain, 25, is the only player on a central contract with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU). [adsenseyu1] He has been training with the Blues, but they say he will not be selected as …

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Jamie Roberts Pondering Cardiff Return

Welsh centre Jamie Roberts has suggested he would one day “love to be back” in Cardiff as he hopes to end his career with he Blues. The 27 year-old Welshman still has two years left on his contract with Top 14 side Racing Métro but has indicated he would be keen for a return to Wales soon. [adsenseyu1] “Long-term, I’d …

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