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It’s contract renewal season in rugby, which leaves many players facing disappointment and uncertainty

24th April, 2016
Sam Coghlan Murray: ‘when you find out that you’re not in a club’s plans any more, it is a bit of a shock to the system’

At the beginning of the month, Connacht announced that seven of their players would not have their contracts renewed in the summer. At a time when the province is riding high in the Guinness Pro12 and enjoying the best season in its history, the harsh reality of professional sport was cruelly exposed.

“It’s always a difficult time of year when we have to make decisions about the future make-up of the squad,” Connacht head coach...

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