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Sweetnam Hoping To ‘Catch Joe’s Eye’ With Munster Performances

Darren Sweetnam Munster

Darren Sweetnam is hoping that with the Ireland contingent away on Six Nations duty, he can nail down a spot on the Munster starting team and eventually impress Joe Schmidt. The Cork native made his international debut during the 2017 Autumn Internationals coming on as a replacement for Rob Kearney before making his first start against Fiji. Sweetnam’s third cap came …

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Watch: Baloucoune Only Receives A Yellow Card For Tackle On Sweetnam

Ulster are currently in PRO14 action against Munster at Kingspan Stadium. It’s been a bruising affair, characterised by one of the very first actions of the game. Within the first ten seconds, the home support’s singing of Stand Up For The Ulster Men was punctuated by Robert Baloucoune clattering into Darren Sweetnam in the air as the Munster winger collected …

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Munster Hit With More Injuries Ahead Of Southern Kings Clash

Munster’s miraculous victory over Toulon at the weekend was made all that more impressive when you consider the players they have out injured at the moment. Keith Earls, Chris Farrell, Jaco Taute, Tyler Bleyendaal, Chris Cloete, Duncan Williams, Ronan O’Mahony and Tommy O’Donnell are all unavailable for the southern province. The squad are currently in South Africa for the next …

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Five Possible British And Irish Lions Bolters

DARLINGTON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 24: Zach Mercer (C) of England during the U20 Six Nations match between England U20 and Italy U20 at Mowden Park on February 24, 2017 in Darlington, England. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

The British and Irish Lions tour will be a hugely exciting time for the home nations, and whilst much of the squad will be made up of international stars, there could well be a place for an uncapped so-called bolter. Here we take a look at five options in this department for Warren Gatland. _______ Darren Sweetnam (Munster) The young …

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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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Champions Cup – Ireland Team Of The Weekend

The Irish provinces enjoyed a great weekend in the thrid round of the Champions Cup with Leinster throttling Northampton at Franklin’s Gardens, Munster shutting out Leicester at Thomond Park and Ulster edging Clermont in a shootout at the Kingspan. Connacht fought valiantly against a Wasps side buoyed by the scintillating debut of Kurtley Beale, but ultimately faded late as Dai …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Munster’s Thumping Of The Leicester Tigers

Munster Rugby v Leicester Tigers - European Rugby Champions Cup

Munster easily dispatched the Leicester Tigers 38-0. 1. Darren Sweetnam is ready for to light up European rugby Munster may have played with a simple game plan, but boy was it effective. Until his departure, Conor Murray launched characteristic bombs in the direction of Adam Thompstone and George Worth, with both players struggling to cope with the pressure applied by Sweetnam. The Munster winger wasn’t …

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15 Changes Joe Schmidt Could Make Against Canada Illustrating The Depth Of Talent Now At His Disposal

Ireland are likely to rest many of their star names after beating the All Blacks.   While Ireland celebrated their historic victory over New Zealand last weekend, Steve Hansen and his players were no doubt planning their revenge in Dublin on Saturday week. Although the Italians may take some of the edge off the expected All Black backlash, Hansen’s side will …

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Joe Schmidt Adds Six New Players To Ireland Squad, But Loses Another To A Devastating Injury

Ireland Rugby Tour to South Africa 2016 Ireland Rugby Squad Training, Westerfield School, Cape Town, South Africa 9/6/2016 Dave Kilcoyne

Ireland have added a number of new faces for the remaining upcoming Autumn internationals. After the heroics of Joe Schmidt’s side against the All Blacks last weekend, Ireland return to home action with fixtures coming up against Canada and Australia at the Aviva Stadium, with another clash with New Zealand in between. 6 players addeed to Ireland squad Niyi Adeolokun, …

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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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What Is Ireland’s Best Centre Partnership Ahead Of The Autumn Series?

The composition of Ireland’s backline could be very different this autumn. Long before Brian O’Driscoll had even retired, Joe Schmidt and the IRFU had identified Jared Payne as his replacement at outside centre for Ireland. Although the New Zealand born player was 29 when he made his debut against South Africa, he has offered Ireland the space to integrate the …

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5 Conclusions From Leinster Vs. Munster

Leinster saw off Munster 25-14 at the Aviva stadium. The game between Leinster and Munster in the Aviva stadium was certainly not a classic. Both sides are shadows of their former selves, with Munster in particular still looking off the pace. During the early weeks of the season it was apparent that Rassie Erasmus had stripped Munster back to the …

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Ireland: Five Surprise Selections Schmidt Could Make Ahead Of The November Internationals

Ireland Rugby Tour To South Africa 2016 Ireland Rugby Captain's Run, Nelson Mandela Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa 24/6/2016 Head coach Joe Schmidt Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Ireland’s recent endeavours in South Africa have shown the merits of introducing a dash of freshness into the camp. Several fringe players put their hands up in the intimidating environments of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. While they ultimately failed to finish out the job, several of the more inexperienced troop will have undoubtedly benefitted from the experience. Many …

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