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‘I just hope that the players who have high hopes of making the team make it onto the tour’

AS A FORMER British and Irish Lion himself, Ulster assistant coach Jared Payne hopes that the province’s current crop of hopefuls will be receiving good news tomorrow when this year’s squad is announced. Warren Gatland is set to name his 38-man squad for the tour to South Africa tomorrow and there are several Ulster players who would be considered as being in the mix to get the call. Club captain Iain Henderson probably represents their…

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MVP: “s**t is still surreal for me”

“I look back and I say, OK, from where I was to where I am… s**t is still surreal for me. I remember sitting in my prison bunk as a teenager with who knows how much time left in prison wondering what could I do for a living as a convicted felon. Fast forward and I’m standing in the wrestling ring at WrestleMania across from Chris Benoit, my favorite f**king wrestler, and I’m looking around…

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Pearce to referee Champions Cup final as Irish officials appointed for Challenge Cup decider

LUKE PEARCE IS set to become the youngest man to referee a Heineken Champions Cup final. The 33-year-old will lead a team of English officials in overseeing the game between La Rochelle and Toulouse at Twickenham on Saturday, 22 May. Pearce, who has refereed 30 games in the competition to date, will be assisted by Wayne Barnes and Matthew Carley, with Tom Foley acting as TMO. The previous evening’s meeting of Leicester Tigers and Montpellier…

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‘I’m very proud, very excited. The club is trying to write a new history’

Updated May 18th 2021, 5:35 PM LA ROCHELLE HEAD coach Ronan O’Gara remains hopeful that powerful Fijian centre Levani Botia will be fit for Saturday’s Champions Cup final clash with Toulouse. O’Gara and Jono Gibbes’ side will take on the four-time champions in front of a crowd of up to 10,000 people at Twickenham Stadium in London. It will be La Rochelle’s first European decider and having Botia back from an ankle injury would be…

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NJPW GM Michael Craven issues statement on Jon Moxley

In a statement released to the media, New Japan Pro Wrestling General Manager Michael Craven issued a statement on Jon Moxley and his association with the promotion. “New Japan and Jon Moxley came to terms on an agreement some time ago, completely independently of All Elite. Our understanding is that he is free to wrestle in Japan,” Craven said. The GM also repeated the fact that NJPW has no deals with All Elite Wrestling and…

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WWE Stomping Grounds Card Updated

WWE has an updated card for WWE Stomping Grounds following Monday night’s episode of Raw. You can see the updated lineup below for the show, which takes place on June 23rd in Tacoma, Washington and airs live on WWE Network. * WWE Universal Championship Match: Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin (Special Referee TBA) * Raw Women’s Championship Match: Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans * WWE Championship Steel Cage Match: Kofi Kingston vs. Dolph Ziggler *…

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Impact Wrestling Results – June 28, 2019 – Queens, New York

1. The North (Ethan Page and Josh Alexander) defeated The Deaners (Cody Deaner and Cousin Jake) 2. Taya Valkyrie and Rosemary vs. Su Yung and Havok (Double Countout) 3. Sami Callihan (w/Madman Fulton) defeated Fallah Bahh (w/Scarlett Bordeaux) 4. Six-Man Tag Team Match The Rascalz (Trey, Dez, and Wentz) defeated Laredo Kid and LAX (Santana and Ortiz) (w/Konnan)

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Ex-Connacht out-half Luke Carty called up by USA for Ireland and England Tests

IRISH-BORN OUT-half Luke Carty has been included in the USA’s preliminary squad for two summer Tests.  The 23-year-old from Athlone plays for the Los Angeles Gilitinis in Major League Rugby since arriving last December.  Luke, the younger brother of Ireland international Jack Carty, came through Connacht’s academy system and represented Ireland at U18 level.  He qualifies for the US through his New York-born grandmother.  The Eagles face England at Twickenham on 4 July, before Ireland…

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Bischoff back in an executive role for the first time since 2012

For the first time since 2012, Eric Bischoff is back working in an executive role with a major wrestling promotion. The former WCW President was last involved with TNA in 2012 as an Executive Producer as well as an on-screen character. This time around, the position is more important where he will be reporting directly to WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon and as things stand, the role will not include on-camera appearances. As the…

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