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Jack Conan is expected to return to the squad on the bench despite the more proven versatility across the back row of O’Brien and the latter’s leadership.
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times
Premiership Rugby and Ligue Nationale de Rugby are considering action because they regard the proposal for an annual 12-side tournament...to be "in clear breach of the San Francisco agreement"
NZ Herald (via UK Telegraph)
“First and foremost, we select a team we believe gives us the best chance of winning at the weekend"
Paul Dollery - The42.ie
The franchise may be given a one-year stay of execution for 2020 but be gone from a Super 14 competition the following season, the report says.
"French teams...have had some pretty compelling performances away from home in the U20s Six Nations."
Daire Walsh - Irish Examiner
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