Weekly Rugby News Roundup

Michael O'Donnell
10 June 2019

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A look back on the week’s headlines and interesting snippets from the world of rugby


World Rugby Under-20 Championship Ones to Watch


The 12th staging of the World Rugby Under 20 Championship takes place in Argentina in June with France looking to retain their title where a huge number of Guinness PRO14 youngsters will be on show. Many of the game’s leading players have graduated from this competition to the very top level of international rugby and, so, what better way to look forward to the tournament than by scouting some of the ones to watch from the Guinness PRO14. Read more


Glasgow Warriors confirm Coaching Team


Glasgow Warriors can today confirm the coaching group for next season, with Petrus du Plessis taking up a new coaching role with the club, focussing on the scrum. Head Coach Dave Rennie will be assisted by Jason O’Halloran, Kenny Murray, John Dalziel and du Plessis, who has agreed a new two-year deal at Scotstoun. Read more


Graham Rowntree to Join Munster Rugby


Munster Rugby and the IRFU are pleased to confirm Graham Rowntree will join the province as Forwards Coach on completion of his duties with Georgia Rugby in the Rugby World Cup. A highly experienced coach with a wealth of experience at Test level and across the Premiership, Rowntree, who is currently forwards coach for Georgia Rugby, has signed with the province until June 2022. Read more



Eddison Edition – The Unpredictability of Youth


There is something innately idealistic about age-group rugby that disappears in the professional game. We are willing to forgive any flaws for the possibility that a prospect might be a future great, yet when said prospect arrives at the top level, any shortcomings will be jumped on. Read more



Ospreys – Season in Review


Ospreys will be back at Europe’s top table next year – after an impressive play-off win over the Scarlets. And after Allen Clarke’s first season in permanent charge, that was a fitting reward for their efforts this year. Unfortunate to miss out on the Final Series, The Ospreys produced an impressive overall campaign that saw them finish fourth in Conference A, only just behind Connacht in third. Read more


Zebre – Season in Review


Zebre got off to a strong start in the Guinness PRO14, winning two of their opening three matches. But Michael Bradley’s men fell away, winning just once in their following 18 fixtures as they ended up bottom of Conference A.Still they claimed impressive scalps of Edinburgh Rugby and Cardiff Blues at Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi this term, where they have been at their most dangerous. Read more


Glasgow – Season in Review


Dave Rennie’s Glasgow Warriors side came oh so close to winning it all this year.In the end, in a dramatic finale at Celtic Park, they fell just short as Leinster made it two Guinness PRO14 titles in a row. But what a campaign it was from the men from Scotstoun – they finished the regular season in ridiculous form with eight wins on the spin. Read more


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Munsters New Training Range Released


Pre-Season Fixtures



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