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Concussion – where do we stand?

27th May 2014
by George Hook

Saturday nights Pro12 semi final at the RDS restored my faith in the game of rugby union.

As Brian O’Driscoll lay slumped in a heap in the middle of the pitch after smashing his head in a tackle, I questioned whether the Leinster medical staff would do the right thing.

Would the great centre stagger to his feet and insist on playing…

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North Bay Rugby (USA) Growth Continues…..

26th May 2014
by Irish Rugby Tours

North Bay Rugby Growth Continues with help from Irish and Lion Rugby Legend – Ollie Campbell.

North Bay Rugby Club has made major moves since their play-off loss in April 2012. Through cultivating relationships with local colleges, the team has added 9 new recruits, 5 of which came from their own U19 programs. With the help of their newly added talent,…

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Dolphin RFC U16s – Successful Rugby Tour to Bristol

22nd April 2014
by Irish Rugby Tours
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Tour Blog – Friday 11th April

At 3.45 am the tour party gathered, the 25 players and 12 adults aka Big Kids heading to Bristol for the weekend. Its 3.45 am and they are all here on time, normally half of them cannot make training at 6.30 pm said Head Coach Gerry Harrington aka Head Big Kid to Ger Hodkinson, Team…

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Toulon vs Leinster – Heineken Cup 1/4 Final

11th April 2014
by George Hook

Ireland were beaten by the Rest of the World in Toulon yesterday.

It was a pulsating struggle but Leinster were outmatched in too many areas and the problem was compounded by poor selection.

The Irish success in this competition has been based on making few errors and belief in a game plan.

For Munster that meant phenomenal physical commitment backed up by quality…

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