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Leinster Rugby 21 Contracts & England World Cup Squad Announcement Lunchtime

: 05/16/2018 - 12:40

While the central contracts for Tadhg Furlong and Rob Kearney have previously been announced, Leinster Rugby Head Coach Leo Cullen confirmed that an additional 19 contracts have been signed

Included in the list of 21 players are 12 Irish internationals with 280 caps between them.

Leinster Rugby – New Senior Contracts 2018/19:

1. Vakh Abdaladze, 2 Leinster Caps (LC), 1 Leinster Try (T)
2. Michael Bent, 4 Ireland Caps (IC), 106 LC, 1 T
3. Ed Byrne, 23 LC, 2 T
4. Seán Cronin, 61 IC, 151 LC, 26 T
5. Barry Daly, 26 LC, 17 T
6. Tom Daly, 10 LC, 2 T
7. Peter Dooley, 47 LC, 2 T
8. Caelan Doris, 1 LC
9. Tadhg Furlong, 6 British & Irish Lions Caps (BIL), 23 IC, 82 LC, 4 T
10. Dave Kearney, 17 IC, 122 LC, 23 T
11. Rob Kearney, 8 BIL, 83 IC, 196 LC, 39 T
12. Jordan Larmour, 3 IC, 20 LC, 7 T
13. Nick McCarthy, 26 LC, 3 T
14. Fergus McFadden, 34 IC, 169 LC, 23 T
15. Ross Molony, 64 LC, 3 T
16. Josh Murphy, 9 LC, 1 T
17. Andrew Porter, 7 IC, 28 LC, 1 T
18. Garry Ringrose, 13 IC, 48 LC, 12 T
19. Rhys Ruddock, 19 IC, 140 LC, 7 T
20. James Tracy, 6 IC, 64 LC, 4 T
21. Josh van der Flier, 10 IC, 60 LC, 7 T

Everton have sacked manager Sam Allardyce.

The club was battling relegation from the Premier League when the former England boss took charge on an 18 month deal in November.

They climbed to 8th place by the end of the season, but Allardyce's style of football was heavily criticised by fans.

Former Watford and Hull City manager Marco Silva is tipped to takeover.

Lyon is the venue for tonight's Europa League final between Atletico Madrid and Marseille.

The Spanish side is aiming to the lift the trophy for the third time this decade.

Manager Diego Simeone will be in the stands due to a touchline ban.

Marseille are appearing in their first European final since 2005.

England manager Gareth Southgate will announce his squad in the next few minutes.

Joe Hart, Jack Wilshere and Gary Cahill (KAY-hill) will miss out.

Manchester City's Fabian Delph, Tottenham defender Danny Rose and Manchester United wing-back Ashley Young are included

Uncapped Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope will be named, along with Jordan Pickford and Jack Butland.

The 11th stage of cycling's Giro d'Italia is taking place.

Ireland's Sam Bennett is second on the points classification, following his third place finish in yesterday's stage.

Last night’s local GAA fixtures:
Senior Football League Div. 3

Nurney 2-10 Eadestown 1-11

Haven Hire Senior Hurling League Div. 1

Maynooth 1-17 Celbridge 0-15

Éire Óg Corra Choill 4-12 Leixlip 2-13

Confey 2-11 Coill Dubh 2-5

Reserve Football League Div. 4

Ballymore Eustace 8-15 Kill 3-7

This evening’s fixtures: first named at home, games at 7.30  Wed 16 May

Reserve Football League

Div. 1

Kilcock V Celbridge

St Kevin's V Naas

Moorefield V Sarsfields

Clane V Athy

Div. 2

Allenwood V Eadestown

Leixlip V Rathangan

Johnstownbridge V Round Towers

Carbury V Confey

Div. 3 Section A

Castledermot V Monasterevan

Kilcullen V Grangenolvin

Ellistown V Kildangan

Div. 3 Section B

Rathcoffey V Caragh

Sallins V Ballyteague

Div. 4 St Laurence's V Clane


Today’s racing is in Punchestown from 5.45.

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