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Marisa is a Digital Journalist with Pundit Arena. She is a former reporter with Sporting Limerick and is a huge fan of the GAA. You can contact her at marisa@punditarena.com or on Twitter
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World Rugby Issue Misconduct Charges Against Scottish Rugby Union

World Rugby have confirmed that they will issue misconduct charges against the Scottish Rugby Union following their comments in the build-up to their pool-deciding match against Japan. The fixture in Yokohama was under threat last week due to the impact of Typhoon Hagibis and had it not gone ahead, Scotland would have been automatically eliminated from the competition. The chief …

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Ian Foster

Foster: Bundee Aki Absence Has No Bearing On All Blacks Preparation

New Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster has said that his side will not be altering their preparations in light of the suspension of Ireland centre Bundee Aki. On Monday, a judicial committee handed the 29-year-old a three-match ban following his dangerous tackle on Ulupano Seuteni during Ireland’s win over Samoa, thus ruling him out of Saturday’s clash in Toyko. While …

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Bundee Aki

Aki Continues To Aid Preparations As Ireland Yet To Decide On Appeal

Bundee Aki will continue to train with the Ireland squad ahead of their titanic World Cup quarter-final showdown with New Zealand and will have a “massive” influence on preparations, according to Simon Easterby.  The Connacht centre was handed a three-match ban on Monday following his high tackle on during Ireland’s 47-5 win over Samoa in their final Pool A game, …

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Bundee Aki

Bundee Aki Receives Three Match Ban For Dangerous Tackle

Ireland will have to plan for their clash with the All Blacks without the services of Bundee Aki who has been banned for three games following his dismissal against Samoa. The Ireland centre received a straight red card from referee Nic Berry in the 29th minute of their 47-5 win in Fukuoka. As the Samoan fly-half Ulupano Seuteni went to …

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Johnny Sexton

“That’s Been Pretty Strange” – Sexton Baffled By Ireland Negativity

Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton has remarked that the squad find the lingering negativity surrounding their current form “pretty strange”.  Joe Schmidt’s men are currently preparing for their titanic Rugby World Cup quarter-final battle with New Zealand on Saturday in Toyko. Ireland go into the clash on the back of a relatively mixed pool campaign, finishing in second place behind hosts …

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World Rugby Call Press Conference As Typhoon Threatens Fixtures

World Rugby are due to hold a press conference tomorrow as the impending Typhoon Hagibis threatens to cause havoc to a number of fixtures. While it initially appeared that Ireland’s clash with Samoa on Saturday in Fukuoka was the only game in the firing line, the danger has now spread to the England v France and Japan v Scotland fixtures …

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Clare Hurlers Hit Out At Managerial Process In Lengthy Statement

The Clare senior hurling panel have expressed their frustration at being left out of the process of choosing a managerial team for 2020 in a lengthy statement. On Sunday, it was announced that manager Donal Moloney would not be seeking another term after his joint-manager Gerry O’Connor stepped away earlier this year. In a statement, Moloney said that, despite support …

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Andy Farrell Issues Positive Injury Update For Ireland

Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell has said that Jordi Murphy is better than expected following an injury suffered against Russia last week.  The back-rower, who arrived in Japan as cover for Jack Conan, appeared to be in distress as he was removed after 26 minutes of Ireland’s 35-0 win over Russia with a rib injury. Murphy went for a scan …

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