# Academies

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'The opportunity is going to be lost for some guys who have been late developers'
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly included a discussion on the pandemic’s impact on Irish rugby’s talent pipeline.
Richard Dunne on street football: ‘You get battered but you just keep going’
The former Ireland defender believes players like Robbie Keane and Damien Duff benefited from playing street football in comparison to today’s rigid academies.
4 Ireland U20s welcomed into Connacht academy
Dubliner Adam Leavy has also take up residence in Galway.
New French club rules aiming to increase attractiveness of play in Top 14
Losing bonus points will only be picked up for finishing within five points or less of the winning team.