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# Contract

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# Sign Here Please
James Wilson has signed a new contract at Manchester United
The young striker is in Louis Van Gaal’s future plans.
# reliable
Mark Hughes has no doubts about professionalism of Ireland's goal hero against Georgia
The Welsh boss says the player will be involved against Arsenal at the weekend.
All Black Charles Piutau signs for Wasps before 2016 move to Ulster
The 23-year-old will have a short stint in the Premiership.
# Profile
What should Munster fans expect from new signing Mark Chisholm?
The former Wallaby offers a wealth of experience, leadership, work-rate and lineout skills.
# exit door
Leinster release Kane Douglas after receiving 'suitable' compensation
The lock is expected to join Queensland Reds on a two-year contract.
# Great News
Joe Schmidt has signed a new contract with the IRFU
The New Zealand native will stay on as Ireland head coach until 2017.
# Extension
June might be the time to discuss new Ireland contract - Joe Schmidt
The Kiwi’s current deal extends until after the 2016 Six Nations.
# Baa-Baas
It's not all about expansive rugby against Ireland says Leinster-linked Deans
The Kiwi head coach wants his side to ‘take ownership’ of their defence in Limerick.
# Video
Carragher and Neville had some stern words for Raheem Sterling and his agent
The 20-year-old winger is understood to be seeking a move away from Liverpool.
# Interview
'Never mind play rugby, some days I couldn't even get out of my bed'
Niall Breslin, better known as ‘Bressie,’ chats to The42 about sport, mental health and life as a teenager in Israel.
# Isa Isa Isa
Leinster announcement on Nacewa signing expected early next week
The 32-year-old is set for a comeback after two seasons out of the game.
# llama
One of the most promising players in Irish rugby has signed a new contract
Iain Henderson is staying with Ulster for at least three more years.
# Wave Goodbye
Former Man United prodigy Ravel Morrison has had his contract at West Ham cancelled
The 22-year-old is expected to move to Lazio.
# Staying Put
Rob Horne signs new Australia contract to end Munster interest
The 25-year-old wing/centre has agreed to a two-year extension of his ARU deal.
# cross the shannon
Another inter-provincial switch in the books as John Cooney signs full-time for Connacht
The province have also committed academy products Jack Carty and Caolin Blade to new two-year deals.
# Future
Van Persie casts doubt over Manchester United future
The Dutchman’s current contract expires in 2016.
# Staying Put
Bad news for Cork hurling as Sweetnam commits to rugby career with Munster
The 21 year-old former Rebel player is sticking with the province.
Northampton confirm capture of JJ Hanrahan from Munster
The 22-year-old will move to the Premiership club next season.
# Exiles
20-year-old Irish prop Coulson signs new deal with Top 14 outfit Grenoble
The 20-year-old loosehead has impressed under head coach Bernard Jackman.
# playmaker
Hanrahan's promising display in Clermont underlines his Munster potential
The 22-year-old was lively at Stade Marcel-Michelin, bringing his teammates into the game with clever passing.
# Negotiations
'We want to keep him' - Munster keen to secure Hanrahan's future
Head coach Anthony Foley says ‘everybody who’s seen JJ play understands the quality of player he is’.
# Buyers' Guide
It can be cheaper, but is buying an unlocked smartphone better?
There are a large number of cheap and unlocked smartphones out there that bypass carrier options, but are they too good to be true?
# Water Charges
Who keeps the scrap metal money from water meter installation?
With a plan to install 400,000 meters by the end of the year, it could add up to a pretty penny…
# not just yet
France really isn't keen on handing over a warship to Russia
It has delayed the delivery until ‘further notice’.
# Tommy Boooowe
Ulster's Tommy Bowe agrees new three-year IRFU contract
The 30-year-old wing has put pen to paper on a three-year deal to keep him in Ireland until 2018.
# Contract
IRFU secure Leinster's Rob Kearney on new three-year deal
The 28-year-old fullback remains a key player under Joe Schmidt and Matt O’Connor.
# Development
Academy-inspired Connacht looking to keep up their side of the IRFU bargain
‘The strength of our academy is that they actually get game time at the top level,’ says manager Tim Allnutt
# pillar
Munster's BJ Botha: I can't see myself playing anywhere else
The 34-year-old’s contract expires at the end of the current season, but he is keen to stay with the province.
# Interview
Dominic Ryan hoping for long-term stay at Leinster
The player’s contract is set to run out at the end of this year.
# Done Deal
Jonny's coming home! Sexton to re-join Leinster on IRFU contract
The 29-year-old out-half will re-join his home province on a contract that lasts until 2019.
# Transfer News
Liverpool confirm £12million signing of Spanish youngster Moreno
The youngster completed the formalities of his move at Liverpool’s Melwood training base today.
# Moving On
Shamrock Rovers terminate Croly's contract by mutual agreement
The announcement comes after last night’s 4-1 defeat to Limerick.
# Big Mac
Mick McCarthy signs new three-year deal as Ipswich manager
The former Ireland boss will be staying at Portman Road until 2017.
# Streaming
Here's why indie artists are against YouTube's new music service
Terms concerning the rates paid to artists and the inability to release songs or videos exclusively to another platform are the main reasons behind the dispute.
# low note
Soprano sacked from opera for posting anti-gay comments on her Facebook page
She blames her husband for posting the comments.
# Sealed
All Blacks out-half Aaron Cruden is off the post-RWC2015 transfer market
The 25-year-old has signed a new contract which will see him stay in New Zealand until 2017.
# Pen to Paper
Five more years for Roberto Martinez as he signs new Everton contract
The Spaniard only joined from Wigan last season.
# On The Dotted Line
Consumer agency wants to make contracts fairer
Have you a contract that automatically renews or has unequal obligations? Then you should read this.
# Dominant
BT Sport secure naming rights for Murrayfield in latest sponsorship move
The Scottish Rugby Union has declared this a ‘momentous’ day after sealing the multi-million pound contract.
# Stalwart
James Coughlan secures early release from Munster contract
The 33-year-old No. 8 will leave the province this summer, with Pau in France his presumed destination.