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Ireland’s Six Nations Campaign: A Tale Of Two Out-Halves

Johnny Sexton Paddy Jackson Ireland

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has some tough decisions to make over the remaining Six Nations games as Leinster’s Johnny Sexton returns to the fold for international selection.  Sexton has been Ireland’s star player for the best part of the last five years, but now there is a new kid on the block, Ulster’s Paddy Jackson. Sexton and Jackson are …

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Brian O’Driscoll Reveals the Fastest Player He Ever Played With Or Against

Brian O’Driscoll was part of a golden generation of Ireland rugby success and had the fortune of securing Six Nations titles, a Grand Slam and numerous caps for the British and Irish Lions. Playing alongside the likes of O’Gara, O’Connell, Stringer, Hayes, Foley, Galwey and Wallace, O’Driscoll is Ireland’s record try scorer and most capped international. As such he knows …

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Brian O’Driscoll Gushes Praise And Predicts Ireland Call-Up For Munster’s Latest Rising Star

Munster continued their seemingly irrepressible march to glory this season with yet another away victory in the Pro12 on Saturday, this time ending the 13-game winning streak of the Ospreys. Showing all the resilience of the Munster sides that swept to European glory between 2006 and 2008, the latest generation of the province’s finest proved they could march on with …

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Brian O’Driscoll Questions Dylan Hartley’s Suitability To Captain The Lions

Northampton Saints v Leinster Rugby - European Rugby Champions Cup

Dylan Hartley has always been a divisive figure among rugby fans. Those who criticise the England captain label him as a hot head and a liability, while those who rush to Hartley’s defence point to his leadership and all round quality. Brian O’Driscoll evidently falls into the former category, after questioning Dylan Hartley’s suitability to captain the Lions this summer. …

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Luke Fitzgerald: ‘I Probably Never Reached My Full Potential’

Former Ireland and Leinster winger Luke Fitzgerald admitted that he probably never reached his full potential as a rugby player after playing out a ten year career that was consistently marred by injury. In a candid interview on Second Captains, Fitzgerald spoke openly and honestly about his career and how a succession of injuries ultimately curtailed his career. At 29, Fitzgerald retired …

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Watch: Lawrence Dallaglio Claims Dylan Hartley May Need To Leave Northampton

Former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio has suggested that England hooker Dylan Hartley may need to leave Northamtpon in the wake of his red card against Leinster on Friday. Speaking on BT Sport, Dallaglio said that the England captain may need to consider a move away from Franklin’s Gardens given his lack of gametime under Jim Mallinder this season. “It’s all kind of …

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Brian O’Driscoll Questions Dylan Hartley’s Suitability To Captain Lions With Damning Tweet

Western Force v British & Irish Lions

In the immediate aftermath of Dylan Hartley’s sending off for striking Sean O’Brien on Friday night, it quickly became apparent that the hooker had severely impacted upon his chances of captaining the Lions next summer. Although some have attempted to defend the England captain, Hartley was full of intent when he swung his arm in O’Brien’s direction. Indeed, after the game …

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Fans Despondent After Rob Howley Is Officially Included In Warren Gatland’s Lions Coaching Team

2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement

Despite rumours suggesting that Warren Gatland might appoint one of  Greenwood, Ben Ryan, Jason O’Halloran or even Brian O’Driscoll as a second backs coach or a designated attack coach, the British and Irish Lions head coach didn’t make any surprise announcement at today’s coaching announcement. Indeed, when asked about possible future additions to the coaching team at the unveiling, Gatland didn’t give …

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The 100 Club – Rory Best’s Journey To A Century Of Test Caps

Ireland captain Rory Best will make his 100th international appearance on Saturday when he takes to the field to face a Wallabies side that will be gunning for their first grand slam of the northern hemisphere since 1984. Best will become just the fifth Irish player in international rugby history to reach the century mark of test matches following in the …

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This Left Out Of The Irish Squad XV Illustrates The Depth Of Talent Now Available To Joe Schmidt

No other Irish coach has had such depth at his disposal. During the early part of the 21st century Irish fans hoped and prayed nothing untoward would happen to either Ronan O’Gara or John Hayes. Although Brian O’Driscoll was Ireland’s stand-out player at the time, Eddie O’Sullivan couldn’t do without his tighthead or flyhalf due to a shortfall of talent. …

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Frank Quinn Column: Ireland Have Put Together A Strong World Cup Bid But We’re No Shoo-In To Host The Tournament

Ireland officially launched their bid to stage the 2023 World Cup this week. After the IRFU officially launched Ireland’s bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup earlier this week, there was almost a presumption that World Rugby couldn’t possibly resist what Brian O’Driscoll, Philip Browne, Enda Kenny, Martin McGuinness and Liam Neeson were offering. However, there remains a long way to go …

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