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# Coping Strategy
'I’ve seen guys spit at the ref, seen a fella head-butted 60 seconds into a game'
Life in the world’s craziest league has been fun for former Ireland player Robin Copeland – and he has warned Leinster to be on guard against La Rochelle on Sunday.
# Irish Abroad
Ryan shines for Racing, Copeland's debut, and Kidney's Exiles struggle
Jeremy Davidson’s Brive are leading the Top 14 after the opening round.
# Jouez
'I still don't regret coming home because I have had six great years in Ireland'
Robin Copeland has signed for French Pro D2 club Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente.
# Au Revoir
Connacht's Robin Copeland signs for French club on a three-year deal
The 32-year-old will join Soyaux Angoulême XV Charente next season.
# room at the inn
'If I can help in some way': Connacht's Copeland offering his house part-time to HSE workers
Robin Copeland speaks to The42 about his lovely gesture to medical workers.
# Breakdown
Analysis: Aki and Copeland shine as gritty Connacht dig in for crucial turnovers
Andy Friend’s side made some vital breakdown steals in their victory over Montpellier.
# Familiar faces
Copeland set for Connacht bow as Madigan starts for Lam's Bristol
Andy Friend has recalled Tiernan O’Halloran at fullback for Connacht’s final friendly game.
# fresh start
Ireland call-up off Copeland's radar as he looks to become Connacht leader
The 30-year-old doesn’t think he is part of Joe Schmidt’s plans.
# RoboCopey
'The lads in Munster were worse, they were calling me John MulCopey!'
Robin Copeland opted for a move to Connacht this summer.
# Ready to go
Billy Holland captains Munster on 150th appearance
The province have made six changes for their upcoming clash with Edinburgh at Murrayfield.
# Addition
Connacht confirm the signing of Robin Copeland from Munster
The Wexford man has signed a two-year deal with the western province.
# sign on the dotted line
Copeland to leave Munster at end of the season while forward trio sign new contracts
Dave O’Callaghan, Brian Scott and Ciaran Parker have signed new contract extensions with the province.
# Future Proof
Munster tie down Robin Copeland and Dave O'Callaghan to new contracts
Rory Scannell has also been handed his first senior deal.
# Highlight Reel
These were the best tries scored in the Pro12 this season - but which is THE best?
Irish players account for exactly half of the nominations for Pro12 Try of the Season.
# Season Over
The bad injury news just keeps on coming for Anthony Foley's Munster
Number eight Robin Copeland is set to undergo a surgical procedure on his shoulder.
# No Luck
CJ Stander ruled out for up to six weeks in latest Munster injury blow
Conor Murray and Simon Zebo are both doubts for this weekend’s clash with Sale Sharks.
# step up
Leinster v Munster: Who would win the inter-provincial dance-off?
There’s only one way to find out.
# Loves The Camera
Good morning Vietnam! Munster's Robin Copeland shows why a miming career beckons
Here’s the back-up plan for life after rugby.
# Pro12
Two tries from Duncan Casey help Munster to bonus point victory over Dragons
Anthony Foley’s men scored five tries in Rodney Parade.
# Maddog
Ian Madigan's display pleases Schmidt as new Ireland caps impress
The Kiwi head coach has strong belief in the playmaker, despite his lack of games at 10 for Leinster.
# Chapeau
'It's like waking up on Christmas morning': Ireland's debutants collect precious first international caps
After Jared Payne made his bow last week, Joe Schmidt handed out three more new caps today.
# ruck zone
Analysis: Breakdown speed key for Leinster against Munster's slowing strength
Matt O’Connor’s men are at their very best when they clear out rucks swiftly and accurately.
# robocop
'I'm not here to make up the numbers' - Copeland targeting Ireland's No. 8 shirt
The 26-year-old respects Ireland No. 8 Jamie Heaslip’s ability, but has returned to Ireland to take his jersey.
# Kicker
'He's the best man we have': Foley backs Keatley to kick on
Out-half scored 11 points against Treviso to put opening weekend disappointment behind him.
# looking ahead
How do Alan Quinlan and Paul Wallace rate Munster ahead of the new season?
The Sky Sports analysts discuss Anthony Foley, Robin Copeland, Ian Keatley and much more.
# Highlights
Copeland's 45-metre sprint and Emerging Ireland's other tries against Romania
Dominic Ryan and Craig Gilroy also crossed, while there was a penalty try that echoed events elsewhere.
# love eight
Copeland offers Munster fans a dashing glimpse of the future
The Wexford native was in fine form for Emerging Ireland during the Nations Cup.
# summer shovin'
Robin Copeland took on Romania on his own, and won
The Munster-bound forward received ample help from his Emerging Ireland team-mates but a super solo burst had them flying.
# Highlights
Conway's hat-trick and all the tries as Emerging Ireland hammered Russia
Dan McFarland’s side ran in 10 tries yesterday before the game was abandoned early in the second half.
# The Long Goodbye
"I would’ve been gutted if I didn’t have the chance to play one last game" - Robin Copeland
Following a two-week suspension, Munster-bound Robin Copeland will play his final game for Cardiff Blues this weekend.
# Red mist
Robin Copeland given two-week ban for stamp on Liam Williams
The Welsh fullback was also suspended for tackling Alex Cuthbert in the air.
# Judgement
Liam Williams cited for Payne-like mid-air tackle on Alex Cuthbert
The Scarlets fullback was sin binned for his challenge, but may face harsher consequences.
# red card
Munster-bound Robin Copeland sent off for stamping on Liam Williams' head
The Cardiff Blues No.8 may have played his last game for the Welsh club.
# Star turn
Munster-bound Copeland wins third Heineken Cup man of the match award
The Wexford native was on the losing side for Cardiff, but still managed to impress.
# uncapped
Schmidt's seven: The new faces in the Ireland squad
The likes of Robin Copeland, Kieran Marmion and Jordi Murphy may have a chance to make their international debuts next month.
# Relief
Conor Murray is a big leader for Munster – O’Connell
The Ireland international is delighted that his province have sealed deals with the scrum-half and Robin Copeland.
# Coming Home
Munster confirm signing of Robin Copeland from Cardiff Blues
The Irish number eight has been with the Welsh side since last year but is leaving in the summer.
# Ambition
Ireland caps are 'the dream' for Cardiff Blues star Robin Copeland
The Wexford native was man of the match against Toulon last weekend.
# Heineken Cup
Are you watching Mr Schmidt? Copeland stars in Toulon shock job
The Wexford native was named man-of-the-match after Cardiff Blues beat the reigning champions.
# Irish Abroad
Wexford's Robin Copeland man of the match for Cardiff against Toulon
The Blues shocked Toulon in Pool 2 of the Heineken Cup as their Irish No. 8 led the charge.