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Chris Farrell Passionately Defends Irish Project Players

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Chris Farrell has leapt to the defence of Ireland’s project players in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Jean Kleyn made headlines around the world when he was selected for Joe Schmidt’s 31-man squad in place of long-serving lock Devin Toner. Kleyn became eligible to represent Ireland just two days before making his debut against Italy in …

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“He’s Like A Ballerina” – Heaslip Backs Conan To Beat Stander To Eight Shirt

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Ireland are creeping ever-closer to their final 31-man World Cup squad.  Last week, the original 45-man squad was reduced to 43 when Rory Scannell and Ultan Dillane returned to Munster and Connacht, respectively. Joe Schmidt’s side then played their first warm-up game of the summer on Saturday which saw a 29-10 victory over Italy. On Wednesday, Schmidt reduced the squad …

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CJ Stander Wary Of “Power Athlete” Billy Vunipola Threat

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CJ Stander says he is expecting a physical but smart performance from England when Eddie Jones’ side line out against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.  This eagerly-anticipated clash between these two old rivals has all the makings of a classic and many are expecting England to produce a performance considering their promising form in November and also the …

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Weekends Off And Pilates, CJ Stander Is Full Steam Ahead For Argentina

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Last weekend was a strange one for CJ Stander as he tells the media on Thursday at the Ireland squad announcement in Carton House.  Two teams that he currently represents, Munster and Ireland, were both playing, yet he wasn’t involved. Munster secured an impressive win against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein while Ireland produced a second-half surge to obliterate Italy in …

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CJ Stander On Shortlist For International Rugby Players Try Of The Year

CJ Stander Try Ireland

CJ Stander and Ireland are among the nominees for the International Rugby Players Try Of The Year award.  Stander’s famous try for Ireland against England at Twickenham where they secured the Grand Slam is included along with two superb efforts from the All Blacks which resulted in Brodie Retallick and Beauden Barrett dotting down during the Rugby Championship. The final …

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“I Think Johnny Is A Big Boy, He Can Look After Himself.”

Rewind two years and Ireland were on the receiving end of 10-9 loss to France at the Stade de France.  During that attritional 80 minutes, Jonathan Sexton was on the receiving end of a number of late hits, in particular from Yoann Maestri early in the first half who later put in a no-arms hit on CJ Stander. Similar treatment again in …

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