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Rugby Fans Pays Tribute To Retiring Andrew Trimble

Ulster Rugby released a statement on Thursday announcing Andrew Trimble’s retirement from rugby at the end of the season. Trimble released his own statement shortly after confirming the news, and thanked the club and the fans of both it and Irish rugby. pic.twitter.com/42tG4O44Sn — andrew trimble (@andrew_trimble) May 3, 2018 Trimble has represented both club and country since 2005, making …

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Breaking: Andrew Trimble To Retire At The End Of This Season

It has recently been announced that Ulster’s most-capped player, Andrew Trimble, will retire from professional rugby at the end of this season. Ulster Rugby announced today via Twitter that their most-capped player of all-time will retire from the sport after making 229 appearances. With experience in the World Cup and several Six Nations titles under his belt, the 33-year-old leaves …

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Ireland’s Andrew Trimble Ruled Out Of The Rest Of The Six Nations

Ireland Rugby Captain's Run, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 24/2/2017 Andrew Trimble

Ireland winger Andrew Trimble has been ruled out of Ireland’s two remaining Six Nations fixtures. The 32-year-old picked up a broken bone in his hand during Ulster’s Pro12 victory over Treviso on Friday night, and it has since been reported by BBC Sport that he will now miss the matches against Wales and England later this month. This latest setback …

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The Irish XV That Needs To Start Against Italy

Ireland may have fallen at the first hurdle in their bid to land a Grand Slam, but Joe Schmidt’s side can take confidence from the fact that they are more than capable of addressing the deficiencies exposed by Scotland. With Italy up next and the first Six Nations rest weekend to follow, Ireland have plenty of time to reflect on …

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Joe Schmidt Unveils Irish Team To Face Scotland

As expected, Joe Schmidt has not made any surprise inclusions in Ireland’s starting XV for Saturday’s tie against Scotland. Although some commentators and fans have been arguing for the inclusion of either Simon Zebo or Tiernan O’Halloran at fullback, Andrew Trimble’s groin injury didn’t give much space for Schmidt for manoeuvre. Had the Ulster winger been available, Schmidt may have …

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British and Irish Lions 2017: Irish Options on the Wings


The next article in the series analyses the options Warren Gatland has on the wings for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand, with this instalment focusing on the Irish wingers available for selection. Ireland – Keith Earls, Andrew Conway, Ronan O’Mahony, Craig Gilroy, Andrew Trimble, Tommy Bowe, Adam Byrne, Rory O’Loughlin, Niyi Adeolokun Keith Earls The …

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Winners And Losers – Ireland Vs Australia

As a writer you’re always looking for the narrative. No matter what the game is, how big or how small, you’re always looking for the story.  Some games are so meaningless it’s like trying to draw blood from a stone when you’re looking for a takeaway, while others naturally lend themselves to analysis and dissection. Ireland versus Australia was one of …

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Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Team To Face Wallabies

Joe Schmidt has made a number changes to the Irish team that lost against the All Blacks. Following their 21-9 defeat at the hands New Zealand last weekend, Ireland will be looking to finish their autumn series on a high and end Australia’s quest to claim a northern hemisphere grand slam. However, while Ireland have being playing with renewed confidence this month, they …

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Potential Irish XV To Beat New Zealand… Again

Ireland v New Zealand - International Match

As much as Ireland celebrated their historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago, it raised a number possible questions over selection. Should either Sean O’Brien and Peter O’Mahony be included in the starting XV for the return fixture? Will Joe Schmidt be tempted to start Ultan Dillane alongside Devin Toner in the second row? Despite Rob Kearney’s performance against …

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Stephen Ferris: ‘You Would Be Foolish To Write Off Tommy Bowe’

Former Ulster and Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris has said that people would be foolish to write off Ulster winger Tommy Bowe given his recent axing from Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad last week. Bowe, 32, was not named in Ireland’s original 34-man squad for the upcoming November internationals with New Zealand, Australia and Canada later this month, but his former Ulster and Ireland …

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Opinion: A Radical Ireland XV That Would Trouble The All Blacks

Joe Schmidt Ireland

New Zealand swept Australia aside on Saturday to break the record for the number of consecutive test wins in rugby union. Next up is Ireland in Chicago, with few giving Joe Schmidt’s side any real chance of upsetting the odds. During his tenure with Ireland, the Kiwi coach has been renowned for tailoring the game plan to challenge the opposition. …

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Ranking Ireland’s Top 5 Wingers On Form

Pre-Season Friendly, Saint-Affrique, Aveyron, France 11/8/2016 Montpellier vs Connacht Connacht's Niyi Adeolokun makes a break Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

Soon after Joe Schmidt had been appointed as Ireland coach, it quickly became apparent that the kiwi favoured a certain type of winger. Despite both fans and commentators questioning the selection of players such as Dave Kearney, his skill set suited the game plan Ireland looked to adopt under the Schmidt. The New Zealander wanted his wide men to be …

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