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# new-challenge - This year 2022

'It’s so hard to leave a successful team' - Lancaster explains Leinster exit
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'It’s so hard to leave a successful team' - Lancaster explains Leinster exit

Sep 27th 2022, 7:00 AM 16,086 Views 10 Comments

The former England head coach discusses why he has decided to join Racing 92 next summer.

Van Graan brings 'big dreams' to Bath after 'phenomenal' five years with Munster
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Van Graan brings 'big dreams' to Bath after 'phenomenal' five years with Munster

Jul 19th 2022, 4:06 PM 15,055 Views 15 Comments

The former Munster boss has given his first interview since joining the English side.

Jimmy Duffy enjoying life with Ireland U20s after 'epic' Tonga experience
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Jimmy Duffy enjoying life with Ireland U20s after 'epic' Tonga experience

Feb 8th 2022, 6:30 AM 5,912 Views 1 Comment

Richie Murphy’s side head to France this week after thrashing Wales in their opening fixture of the U20 Six Nations.

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Springboks star Kolbe left Toulouse to get out of 'comfort zone'
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Springboks star Kolbe left Toulouse to get out of 'comfort zone'

Oct 15th 2021, 5:38 PM 10,468 Views 6 Comments

Kolbe scored 31 tries in 82 Toulouse appearances but with two years left on his contract opted to move to Toulon in August.

Hugo Keenan hopes 'serious' South African sides can push Leinster on
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Hugo Keenan hopes 'serious' South African sides can push Leinster on

Sep 23rd 2021, 6:30 AM 3,843 Views 5 Comments

The province play the Bulls at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.

Ribery joins Serie A newcomers aged 38
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Ribery joins Serie A newcomers aged 38

Sep 6th 2021, 8:33 PM 11,639 Views 2 Comments

Salernitana, based to the south of Naples, have returned to the Italian top-flight after relegation in 1999.

Massey makes move to newly-promoted Drogheda after leaving rivals Dundalk
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Massey makes move to newly-promoted Drogheda after leaving rivals Dundalk

Jan 8th 2021, 4:25 PM 3,741 Views 0 Comments

The 32-year-old full-back will be a welcome addition to Tim Clancy’s squad.

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One of the country's top ladies football stars is also playing inter-county camogie this year
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One of the country's top ladies football stars is also playing inter-county camogie this year

Oct 18th 2020, 4:22 PM 10,430 Views 1 Comment

Tipperary ace Aishling Moloney told The42 it’s something she’s ‘wanted to do for a few years’ – though her debut was certainly a mixed one.

Japan women's football great joins men's team
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Japan women's football great joins men's team

Sep 10th 2020, 1:34 PM 11,241 Views 6 Comments

Yuki Nagasato, who will return to the Red Stars for the 2021 season, will play as a professional with Hayabusa Eleven.

Scrum-half Stafford joins Premiership club Harlequins after leaving Munster
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Scrum-half Stafford joins Premiership club Harlequins after leaving Munster

Aug 7th 2020, 3:13 PM 11,924 Views 3 Comments

The 23-year-old has signed on for the rest of the 2019/20 Premiership season.

'There are times you're going to lose motivation. It’s normal to have those bad days'
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'There are times you're going to lose motivation. It’s normal to have those bad days'

Apr 7th 2020, 6:05 AM 8,236 Views 4 Comments

James McCarthy discusses life under lockdown and how he’s balancing trying to get fitter and stronger, while also staying fresh.

Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood becomes board member at non-league side Cheadle Town
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Ireland goalkeeper Keiren Westwood becomes board member at non-league side Cheadle Town

Oct 16th 2019, 11:47 AM 5,184 Views 0 Comments

The 34-year-old Sheffield Wednesday shot-stopper has joined the Manchester club’s executive board.

'In my head, I'd finish my career at Leinster but you've to do what's best for you'
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# An Italian Job

'In my head, I'd finish my career at Leinster but you've to do what's best for you'

Jul 14th 2019, 8:00 AM 35,809 Views 13 Comments

The opportunity to start a new chapter in Italy and play more rugby was one too good to turn down for Mick Kearney.

Sale pull off major coup with signing of Springbok second row
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Sale pull off major coup with signing of Springbok second row

Apr 24th 2019, 6:01 PM 12,362 Views 7 Comments

Lood de Jager is to leave the Bulls and join the Premiership side on a three-year contract.

Former Munster man Buckley on the move in English Championship
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Former Munster man Buckley on the move in English Championship

Apr 10th 2019, 2:38 PM 8,789 Views 1 Comment

The number eight has signed a deal with the Ealing Trailfinders ahead of the 2019/20 season.

Former NRL star Holmes the latest to cross codes and signs deal with NY Jets
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Former NRL star Holmes the latest to cross codes and signs deal with NY Jets

Apr 9th 2019, 1:56 PM 4,711 Views 0 Comments

Australian Valentine Holmes, 23, follows former rugby union player Christian Wade to the States.

'I wouldn't change one thing about my time at Munster. It has made me a better person'
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'I wouldn't change one thing about my time at Munster. It has made me a better person'

Mar 2nd 2019, 8:00 AM 41,857 Views 41 Comments

In his first interview since ending his eight-year stay with Munster, Ian Keatley tells The42 why he had to make the difficult decision to leave Limerick.

'There'd be games where I'd be telling her to eff off... it's not anything malicious, it's just our passion'
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'There'd be games where I'd be telling her to eff off... it's not anything malicious, it's just our passion'

Jan 11th 2019, 3:02 PM 28,478 Views 10 Comments

Gráinne Dywer has linked up with her assistant coach-player sister Niamh as Fr Mathews chase Cup history.

'I need the sea to live': France captain Guirado leaves Toulon for Top14 rivals
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'I need the sea to live': France captain Guirado leaves Toulon for Top14 rivals

Nov 29th 2018, 1:04 PM 13,974 Views 15 Comments

The hooker will join Montpellier on a three-year deal.

'I was wasting away... falling apart' – Maradona ready to lead Dorados after off-field issues
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'I was wasting away... falling apart' – Maradona ready to lead Dorados after off-field issues

Sep 11th 2018, 8:42 AM 5,915 Views 6 Comments

The Argentine great replaced Francisco Gomez at Dorados last week.

Irish defender O'Connor drops down to League One in search of regular first-team football
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Irish defender O'Connor drops down to League One in search of regular first-team football

Jul 6th 2018, 1:33 PM 8,651 Views 6 Comments

The 20-year-old signed a new deal with Leeds United last week, but will spend next season on loan at Blackpool.

Former UFC champion Hendricks retires with plans to pursue wrestling coaching
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Former UFC champion Hendricks retires with plans to pursue wrestling coaching

Jun 28th 2018, 9:26 AM 3,658 Views 9 Comments

‘Everything I set my mind to, I achieved,’ he said of his 10-year professional MMA career.

James McClean on the verge of €6 million move to Stoke
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James McClean on the verge of €6 million move to Stoke

Jun 26th 2018, 4:58 PM 9,728 Views 14 Comments

Former Ireland international Rory Delap has also been appointed to the club’s backroom team.

One of the stars of Fulham's play-off win becomes Pellegrini's first Hammers signing
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One of the stars of Fulham's play-off win becomes Pellegrini's first Hammers signing

Jun 5th 2018, 9:21 PM 10,505 Views 4 Comments

Ryan Fredericks has decided to move to West Ham after helping Fulham to top-flight promotion.

Girvan Dempsey to leave Leinster for new attack coach role at Bath
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Girvan Dempsey to leave Leinster for new attack coach role at Bath

May 14th 2018, 2:26 PM 10,891 Views 26 Comments

‘We will miss him greatly but wish him the very best for the future.’

Sale announce departure of Irish-qualified centre to Ulster
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Sale announce departure of Irish-qualified centre to Ulster

Mar 30th 2018, 1:28 PM 18,963 Views 30 Comments

Will Addison, who represented England at U20 level, is moving to the northern province next season.

'It’s good to run around that dirty pitch': Aki more than happy to ground himself after Slam success
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'It’s good to run around that dirty pitch': Aki more than happy to ground himself after Slam success

Mar 28th 2018, 8:32 AM 9,933 Views 16 Comments

‘At the moment it feels like I’m the new player in the squad,’ says the centre ahead of Saturday’s European quarter-final clash with Gloucester.

Ronda Rousey joins WWE, refuses to say she's retired from MMA
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Ronda Rousey joins WWE, refuses to say she's retired from MMA

Jan 29th 2018, 8:11 AM 9,788 Views 21 Comments

The athlete confirmed she has signed a full-time deal with the organisation after making a surprise appearance during Sunday’s Royal Rumble.

Munster hooker Casey leaves home province to join French club
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Munster hooker Casey leaves home province to join French club

Jan 26th 2018, 2:19 PM 9,070 Views 14 Comments

The 27-year-old hasn’t played for Van Graan’s side this season.

Highly-rated Irish midfielder secures loan move to Championship club
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Highly-rated Irish midfielder secures loan move to Championship club

Jan 12th 2018, 4:40 PM 9,924 Views 7 Comments

Harry Charsley could make his Bolton debut at Brentford tomorrow.

Ireland will come up against a familiar face when they face Afghanistan in 2018
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Ireland will come up against a familiar face when they face Afghanistan in 2018

Dec 31st 2017, 2:21 PM 4,236 Views 2 Comments

Phil Simmons will lead the country into Test cricket.

Scotland out-half Russell says Dan Carter exit played no part in Racing move
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Scotland out-half Russell says Dan Carter exit played no part in Racing move

Nov 29th 2017, 2:52 PM 3,884 Views 5 Comments

The Glasgow 10 will move to France at the end of this season.

'An exciting next step in my coaching career and one my family and I are ready to make'
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'An exciting next step in my coaching career and one my family and I are ready to make'

Nov 22nd 2017, 5:26 PM 17,837 Views 9 Comments

Ronan O’Gara has been confirmed as the Crusaders backs coach.

Wesley Sneijder is on the move again as he heads for France
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Wesley Sneijder is on the move again as he heads for France

Aug 6th 2017, 7:01 PM 10,978 Views 9 Comments

The Dutch midfielder is on the brink of signing for Nice.

Man United announce permanent departure of Adnan Januzaj
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Man United announce permanent departure of Adnan Januzaj

Jul 12th 2017, 8:34 PM 12,022 Views 12 Comments

The Belgian winger has completed a move to Real Sociedad.

Mertesacker to retire in 2018 to become Arsenal's academy manager
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Mertesacker to retire in 2018 to become Arsenal's academy manager

Jul 7th 2017, 12:39 PM 4,154 Views 6 Comments

The German will hang up his boots at the end of next season.

No regrets as Mo Farah calls time on track racing career
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No regrets as Mo Farah calls time on track racing career

Jun 27th 2017, 3:00 PM 9,733 Views 10 Comments

The British distance running star will now focus on road racing.

Bernard Jackman has Lions coach to thank after landing head coach role with Dragons
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Bernard Jackman has Lions coach to thank after landing head coach role with Dragons

Jun 12th 2017, 3:31 PM 11,518 Views 8 Comments

The former hooker arrives in Wales with the ‘highest recommendations’ of Warren Gatland.

Former Wexford hurling boss takes reins at Dublin club
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Former Wexford hurling boss takes reins at Dublin club

Feb 27th 2017, 4:48 PM 9,242 Views 2 Comments

Liam Dunne has teamed up with Ballinteer St John’s for the coming season.

Ireland U21 international Jack Byrne leaves Man City to join Wigan
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Ireland U21 international Jack Byrne leaves Man City to join Wigan

Feb 1st 2017, 1:22 AM 8,178 Views 11 Comments

The Dubliner has ended his five-year association with the Eastlands outfit.

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