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The top eight teams in a single 1-16 table after those 18 regular-season encounters will then enter a straight knockout phase, culminating in a grand final.
The Rugby Paper
“It all comes with a ready-made commercial impact, never mind the impact it will have on the clubs with ticket sales and season tickets...”
Murray Kinsella - The42.ie
James Humphreys is now back at Ulster, the club that his father helped to European glory in 1999, having previously been part of the Gloucester academy set-up.
"AJ has been absolutely mercurial, he has been brilliant for us. He has played some of his best rugby, and he will be sorely missed."
“If he keeps on playing like he did...the other week when he came on to that line and passed the ball out of the back of his hands – that’s the Zebo of old”
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