European Rugby’s Champions Cup winners Leinster have today released details of the 21 players who’ve been awarded contracts for the 2018/19 season.
by Gerard Mulreaney
When I arrived at Malahide Cricket Club on Day 4 of Ireland’s historic first Test match against Pakistan, I did so more in hope than expectation. With both opening batsman Ed Joyce and William Porterfield still at the crease following an overnight first-wicket stand of 64, the hope was Ireland could bat out the day and keep the Test match alive heading into the final day.
European Challenge Cup winners Gloucester have pulled off something of a coup with the news that former England international fly-half Danny Cipriani will arrive at Kingsholm for the 2018-19 season.
Ireland’s opening batsman Ed Joyce looked a disconsolate figure at the end of Day 3 after what started out as a good day with the ball, turned into a complete collapse with the bat in their opening innings.
Following their recent relegation from the Aviva Premiership London Irish have continued their recruitment drive with the addition of former Premiership winning centre Tom Stephenson from Northampton Saints.