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#pro d2

# pro-d2 - Sunday 12 July, 2020

Former Clermont star Abendanon makes retirement U-turn to join Vannes
# Pro D2
# Pro D2

Former Clermont star Abendanon makes retirement U-turn to join Vannes

Jul 12th 2020, 1:23 PM 6,025 Views 3 Comments

The English fullback will ply his trade in Pro D2 next year.

# pro-d2 - Saturday 13 June, 2020

'This move happened at the right time but I got such a good grounding in Munster'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'This move happened at the right time but I got such a good grounding in Munster'

Jun 13th 2020, 10:00 AM 27,197 Views 7 Comments

Back row Dave O’Callaghan is a year into his time with French club Biarritz.

# pro-d2 - Tuesday 19 May, 2020

'I still don't regret coming home because I have had six great years in Ireland'
# Jouez
# Jouez

'I still don't regret coming home because I have had six great years in Ireland'

May 19th 2020, 9:34 PM 41,658 Views 12 Comments

Robin Copeland has signed for French Pro D2 club Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente.

# pro-d2 - Monday 18 May, 2020

Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal
# Au Revoir
# Au Revoir

Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal

May 18th 2020, 7:16 PM 13,823 Views 12 Comments

The 32-year-old will join Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente next season.

# pro-d2 - Friday 13 March, 2020

Top 14 suspended, putting Champions Cup quarter-finals in even greater doubt
# Off
# Off

Top 14 suspended, putting Champions Cup quarter-finals in even greater doubt

Mar 13th 2020, 2:41 PM 3,888 Views 0 Comments

The suspension includes all collective training by the professional clubs in France.

# pro-d2 - Saturday 11 August, 2018

French second division rugby player dies
# RIP
# RIP

French second division rugby player dies

Aug 11th 2018, 8:14 PM 67,722 Views 30 Comments

Louis Fajfrowski, 21, died in the changing room of his club Aurillac.

# pro-d2 - Monday 28 May, 2018

Stuart Olding signs two-year contract with French side Brive
# New Club
# New Club

Stuart Olding signs two-year contract with French side Brive

May 28th 2018, 3:02 PM 46,893 Views 0 Comments

The Irishman will link up with former Ulster second row Jeremy Davidson in France.

# pro-d2 - Sunday 6 May, 2018

Perpignan return to Top 14 after four-year absence with big win over Grenoble
# Going Up
# Going Up

Perpignan return to Top 14 after four-year absence with big win over Grenoble

May 6th 2018, 6:24 PM 8,882 Views 1 Comment

There was disappointment for former Munster hooker Duncan Casey in this afternoon’s Pro D2 final.

# pro-d2 - Saturday 5 May, 2018

'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'I got a notion one time and I went to a hypnotist in Limerick'

May 5th 2018, 8:00 AM 28,958 Views 17 Comments

Ex-Munster hooker Duncan Casey and Grenoble are one win away from promotion into the Top 14.

# pro-d2 - Sunday 18 March, 2018

'The end goal for me is definitely to come back. Munster are still my team'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'The end goal for me is definitely to come back. Munster are still my team'

Mar 18th 2018, 9:00 AM 23,773 Views 2 Comments

Dungarvan RFC man Steve McMahon is in excellent form for Carcassonne in France’s second tier.

# pro-d2 - Monday 5 March, 2018

McMahon stars in Pro D2, Butler returns for Pau and all the exiles action
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

McMahon stars in Pro D2, Butler returns for Pau and all the exiles action

Mar 5th 2018, 12:47 PM 8,602 Views 1 Comment

Donnacha Ryan’s Racing 92 closed the gap to leaders Montpellier in the Top 14.

# pro-d2 - Monday 6 March, 2017

Mike McCarthy leaves Leinster for Racing Club de Narbonne
# On The Move
# On The Move

Mike McCarthy leaves Leinster for Racing Club de Narbonne

Mar 6th 2017, 1:59 PM 10,846 Views 8 Comments

The 35-year old has signed on for two seasons.

# pro-d2 - Monday 3 October, 2016

Madigan's Bordeaux pip Coughlan's Pau and all the exiles' action
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Madigan's Bordeaux pip Coughlan's Pau and all the exiles' action

Oct 3rd 2016, 12:50 PM 9,510 Views 19 Comments

Marty Moore was involved as Wasps continued their 100% start to the season.

# pro-d2 - Monday 12 September, 2016

Madigan helps UBB to victory, Allen scores and all the exiles' action
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Madigan helps UBB to victory, Allen scores and all the exiles' action

Sep 12th 2016, 6:16 PM 11,424 Views 11 Comments

Donncha O’Callaghan is still going strong with Worcester Warriors.

# pro-d2 - Friday 3 June, 2016

Irish wing Gaston starts with Davidson's Aurillac on brink of stunning promotion
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Irish wing Gaston starts with Davidson's Aurillac on brink of stunning promotion

Jun 3rd 2016, 5:42 PM 11,258 Views 20 Comments

The former Ireland and Lions lock has worked wonders in France.

# pro-d2 - Monday 30 November, 2015

Hanrahan at inside centre, O'Dea flying high and all the Irish exiles' exploits
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Hanrahan at inside centre, O'Dea flying high and all the Irish exiles' exploits

Nov 30th 2015, 2:01 PM 18,093 Views 31 Comments

It was a busy weekend for the Irishmen based in England, France and Italy.

# pro-d2 - Friday 11 September, 2015

French reports say ex-Ireland coach O'Sullivan is close to Biarritz exit
# Unhappy Camp
# Unhappy Camp

French reports say ex-Ireland coach O'Sullivan is close to Biarritz exit

Sep 11th 2015, 1:46 PM 7,070 Views 11 Comments

It’s believed the Irishman did not travel with the squad for this evening’s Pro D2 fixture.

# pro-d2 - Monday 31 August, 2015

These French rugby clubs were left playing 13 aside after a mass brawl
# Ballin' And Brawln'
# Ballin' And Brawln'

These French rugby clubs were left playing 13 aside after a mass brawl

Aug 31st 2015, 10:20 PM 7,759 Views 4 Comments

Nobody likes to see this sort of thing obviously…

# pro-d2 - Friday 21 August, 2015

Narbonne fans ensure Jerry Collins will not be easily forgotten
# Collins Forever
# Collins Forever

Narbonne fans ensure Jerry Collins will not be easily forgotten

Aug 21st 2015, 5:59 PM 5,604 Views 2 Comments

The presence of the man lives on.

# pro-d2 - Sunday 5 July, 2015

'Are they doing as much analysis as Paul O'Connell? They're getting there!'
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

'Are they doing as much analysis as Paul O'Connell? They're getting there!'

Jul 5th 2015, 9:00 AM 13,426 Views 4 Comments

Cork man Elliot Corcoran is head performance analyst at Pau, who are preparing for life in the Top 14.

# pro-d2 - Sunday 17 May, 2015

A former Leinster second row's team are one game away from promotion to the Top 14
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

A former Leinster second row's team are one game away from promotion to the Top 14

May 17th 2015, 9:10 PM 7,254 Views 0 Comments

Mark Flanagan’s Mont-Du-Marsan side advanced to the Pro D2 playoff final today.

# pro-d2 - Sunday 10 May, 2015

Ex-Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan misses out on promotion to Top 14
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Ex-Ireland coach Eddie O'Sullivan misses out on promotion to Top 14

May 10th 2015, 5:59 PM 9,473 Views 2 Comments

Former Leinster lock Mark Flanagan will be part of the play-offs with Mont-de-Marsan.

# pro-d2 - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

A former Ireland lock has been handed a lengthy contract extension in France
# Cult Hero
# Cult Hero

A former Ireland lock has been handed a lengthy contract extension in France

Apr 29th 2015, 3:40 PM 28,380 Views 5 Comments

Jeremy Davidson has been working wonders on a low budget at Aurillac in the Pro D2.

# pro-d2 - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

James Coughlan may be joined by another All Black in Pau
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

James Coughlan may be joined by another All Black in Pau

Apr 7th 2015, 10:20 AM 9,295 Views 9 Comments

Life is good for the Irishman in the Béarn.

# pro-d2 - Monday 19 January, 2015

After taking a year out, an All Blacks legend is returning to professional rugby
# Comeback
# Comeback

After taking a year out, an All Blacks legend is returning to professional rugby

Jan 19th 2015, 6:53 PM 14,342 Views 2 Comments

Jerry Collins has been signed by Pro D2 side Narbonne as a medical joker.

# pro-d2 - Sunday 31 August, 2014

James Coughlan's Pau lead Pro D2 after O'Sullivan's Biarritz lose
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

James Coughlan's Pau lead Pro D2 after O'Sullivan's Biarritz lose

Aug 31st 2014, 5:25 PM 7,989 Views 2 Comments

The former Munster No. 8 has had a good start to life under Simon Mannix in France.

# pro-d2 - Wednesday 23 July, 2014

Ex-Munster out-half Hickey a Master of the professional game
# Rugbyman
# Rugbyman

Ex-Munster out-half Hickey a Master of the professional game

Jul 23rd 2014, 7:30 AM 12,574 Views 5 Comments

The 32-year-old is now in his third season in France, where he has continued to study alongside rugby.

# pro-d2 - Tuesday 22 July, 2014

Caucau eager to 'do beautiful things' as Agen confirm Fijian's return
# Rups
# Rups

Caucau eager to 'do beautiful things' as Agen confirm Fijian's return

Jul 22nd 2014, 4:13 PM 3,624 Views 4 Comments

The 34-year-old wing is back in France for one final challenge.

# pro-d2 - Monday 14 July, 2014

Rupeni Caucaunibuca set for return to French rugby at 34
# Magician
# Magician

Rupeni Caucaunibuca set for return to French rugby at 34

Jul 14th 2014, 2:00 PM 5,809 Views 1 Comment

The Fijian wing will have to pass medical tests at Agen to secure his contract.

# pro-d2 - Monday 23 June, 2014

Eddie O'Sullivan's Biarritz given €400k dig-out by local authorities in France
# Soft Landing
# Soft Landing

Eddie O'Sullivan's Biarritz given €400k dig-out by local authorities in France

Jun 23rd 2014, 3:18 PM 3,899 Views 0 Comments

Nick de Lucas and Iain Balshaws don’t grow on trees.

# pro-d2 - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

O'Sullivan's Biarritz make another smart signing in Philip van der Walt
# Transfer
# Transfer

O'Sullivan's Biarritz make another smart signing in Philip van der Walt

Jun 18th 2014, 5:43 PM 6,873 Views 1 Comment

The South African No. 8 will join from the Cheetahs to replace Imanol Harinordoquy.

# pro-d2 - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

O'Sullivan's Biarritz pull off transfer market coups by signing Davies and Evans
# Additions
# Additions

O'Sullivan's Biarritz pull off transfer market coups by signing Davies and Evans

Jun 10th 2014, 2:40 PM 12,332 Views 8 Comments

The former Ireland head coach welcomes an All Black and a Wallaby on board in the south of France.

# pro-d2 - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Biarritz confirm all-French coaching staff for new boss Eddie O'Sullivan
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Biarritz confirm all-French coaching staff for new boss Eddie O'Sullivan

May 27th 2014, 9:53 AM 5,695 Views 9 Comments

Benoît August and Pierre Chadebech will aid the Irishman in setting his structures at the Pro D2 club.

# pro-d2 - Monday 26 May, 2014

Irish hooker Fogarty misses out on Top 14 after Agen play-off defeat
# Next Year
# Next Year

Irish hooker Fogarty misses out on Top 14 after Agen play-off defeat

May 26th 2014, 1:51 PM 3,782 Views 2 Comments

The former Munster forward and his teammates were beaten by a Sireli Bobo-influenced La Rochelle.

# pro-d2 - Monday 19 May, 2014

Former Munster hooker Fogarty one game away from Top 14 promotion
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Former Munster hooker Fogarty one game away from Top 14 promotion

May 19th 2014, 6:13 PM 8,000 Views 1 Comment

There were Irishmen involved in the semi-finals of the Pro D2, Aviva Premiership and RFU Championship.

# pro-d2 - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Eddie O'Sullivan is a head coach again with Biarritz in Pro D2
# About Time
# About Time

Eddie O'Sullivan is a head coach again with Biarritz in Pro D2

May 15th 2014, 12:00 PM 13,442 Views 34 Comments

The Triple Crown-winning coach has agreed a two-year deal to work under Serge Blanco.

# pro-d2 - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Westmeath to Mont-de-Marsan: A professional rugby road less travelled
# Green Giant
# Green Giant

Westmeath to Mont-de-Marsan: A professional rugby road less travelled

May 3rd 2014, 9:45 AM 3,811 Views 2 Comments

Second row Mark Flanagan is thriving in the French Pro D2 after emerging at Leinster.

# pro-d2 - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

New French club rules aiming to increase attractiveness of play in Top 14
# About Time
# About Time

New French club rules aiming to increase attractiveness of play in Top 14

Apr 30th 2014, 3:21 PM 7,453 Views 5 Comments

Losing bonus points will only be picked up for finishing within five points or less of the winning team.

# pro-d2 - Monday 14 April, 2014

Round up: Irish players in France
# Exiles
# Exiles

Round up: Irish players in France

Apr 14th 2014, 5:28 PM 11,323 Views 7 Comments

Seven Irishmen were involved in the Top 14 and Pro D2 over the weekend, while the Espoirs ready themselves for the play-offs.

# pro-d2 - Sunday 22 December, 2013

Round up: Irish players in France
# Irish Abroad
# Irish Abroad

Round up: Irish players in France

Dec 22nd 2013, 5:03 PM 6,021 Views 3 Comments

Here’s how the Irish fared over the course of the weekend in the Top 14 and Pro D2.

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