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Heroic 14-Man Ireland Fall Short Against Six-Try Australia

Australia 45 Ireland 17 Ireland played out a tense and physical battle with Australia in the World Rugby U20 Championships in Santa Fe but fell short with 14 men against the Junior Wallabies. It could have been very different for Noel McNamara’s side who Ryan Baird sent-off after 15 minutes and had Australia under pressure for 45 minutes before heading …

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Ireland Name Side For U20 World Cup Showdown With Australia

Ireland U20s

Ireland U20s head coach Noel McNamara has named his side to take on Australia in the second pool match of the World Rugby U20 Championships in Santa Fe, Argentina.  Ireland got their campaign off to a perfect start by securing a bonus-point 42-26 victory over England on Tuesday. Like Ireland, Australia also opened their campaign with a victory as they …

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Munster Set To Appoint Stephen Larkham As Backs & Attack Coach

Former Australian out-half, Stephen Larkham looks set to become Munster’s new backs and attack coach. According to Cian Tracey of the Irish Independent, the former Wallabies player was in Limerick yesterday to finalise terms with the southern province and officially take over the role from Felix Jones. The 45-year-old was let go from Michael Cheika’s senior coaching staff earlier this …

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Pundit Arena To Broadcast 2019 Union Cup On June 8th & 9th

Pundit Arena and the Union Cup have announced a partnership that will see the innovative Irish sports media house broadcast the 2019 Union Cup on June 8th and 9th. The 2019 Union Cup is Europe’s biggest LGBT+ inclusive rugby tournament with 45 teams from 15 countries expected to take part in the two-day festival at Dublin City University Sports Campus. …

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Ireland Beat England By 42-26 In Strong World Championships Opener

Ireland ran out comfortable winners thanks to a strong second-half showing against England in their U20 World Championship opener. Noel McNamara and co. came into this one with some solid momentum on the back of their U20 Six Nations Grand Slam 2019 victory but after a World Cup last year that saw them disappoint, there was no doubt pressure on the …

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Munster Confirm Graham Rowntree As New Forwards Coach

Graham Rowntree

Munster have confirmed that three-times British and Irish Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree will take over as forwards coach of the southern province.  Rowntree is the current forwards coach with Georgia and he will begin his new position once their involvement in the 2019 World Cup ends. Rowntree has signed on with Munster until June 2022. Commenting on the appointment, …

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U20 World Cup: All You Need To Know As Ireland Kick Off Their Campaign

Ireland England

The U20 Championship 2019 kicks off today in Argentina with Ireland in action in the first round against neighbours, England.  Last year’s competition was one to forget for Noel McNamara’s side but they go into the 2019 campaign brimming with confidence following their Grand Slam win in the Six Nations earlier this year. Ireland reached the final of the competition …

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Ireland U-20’s Name Starting XV For England Game Tomorrow

Ireland have named the team that will face off against England in tomorrow’s World Rugby U20’s Championships. Noel McNamara’s men will look to kick off their World Rugby U-20 championship with a win in their opening fixture against neighbours England. The tournament will take place in Argentina between June 4 and 22 and the Irish have been drawn in Pool …

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