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Why go to Ulster Rugby to watch a load of Dubs who couldn't make it at Leinster? The provinces are in danger of being neutered

Neil Francis


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There's a growing contingent of Leinster-born players in the Ulster panel.

There's a growing contingent of Leinster-born players in the Ulster panel.

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There's a growing contingent of Leinster-born players in the Ulster panel.

On October 1, 1975, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali got it on for the third and final time in the 'Thrilla in Manila'.

It was a fight of extraordinary savagery, the foundations of which were built on a simmering mutual hatred between the two men. Retrospectively, the pair admitted they had respected and admired each other – that is easy to say many years after the fact.

At the time there was zero respect and Ali mercilessly pilloried his adversary any moment he had the opportunity to.


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