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Ulster young gun Izuchukwu signs new contract

ULSTER HAVE ANNOUNCED that Cormac Izuchukwu and Brad Roberts have signed new deals. 21-year-old Academy second row Izuchukwu penned an upgraded contract to stay at the northern province until 2023. The Tullamore man has impressed since making a recent breakthrough to senior rugby, having come through the Ireland Sevens programme. His impressive progress, however, was halted Read more about Ulster young gun Izuchukwu signs new contract[…]

O’Gara signs new three-year deal to stay with La Rochelle until 2024

RONAN O’GARA HAS signed a new three-year contract with Top 14 club La Rochelle through to 2024. With director of rugby Jono Gibbes leaving La Rochelle for Clermont at the end of the current season, head coach O’Gara will be in sole charge from this summer onwards. The former Munster and Ireland out-half has helped Read more about O’Gara signs new three-year deal to stay with La Rochelle until 2024[…]

Joe Launchbury out of Lions tour after rupturing knee ligaments

ENGLAND AND WASPS lock Joe Launchbury is out of contention for the British and Irish Lions’ South Africa tour after suffering a serious knee injury. Wasps say their captain sustained “a complete rupture” of his anterior cruciate ligament during Sunday’s Gallagher Premiership victory over Bath. The normal recovery period for such an injury is between Read more about Joe Launchbury out of Lions tour after rupturing knee ligaments[…]

‘Yeah, we’ve got different nationalities but, you know, so what? The players care’

THERE IS A World War II story about La Rochelle that is worth a minute of your time. The Nazis didn’t take long to figure out the port’s geographic importance, occupying it from 1940. You’d imagine it was a one-way fight – history’s most evil empire rolling its tanks into the coastal town by the Read more about ‘Yeah, we’ve got different nationalities but, you know, so what? The players care’[…]

Here’s what is coming up for members of The42 this week

AS THINGS CONTINUE to slowly open up in Ireland, there’s plenty of reasons to believe that we are building up to an exciting summer of sport. The sight of fans attending the FA Cup final in Wembley on Saturday is something we certainly want to see more of in the coming months.  And as we Read more about Here’s what is coming up for members of The42 this week[…]