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Watch: “The Culture Of Leinster Is A Winning Mindset”

The Power Behind Leinster Rugby’

Leinster players, Luke McGrath, Fergus McFadden, Dave Kearney and Will Connors have opened up about some of the factors that have made the club so successful in recent times. The reigning PRO14 and Heineken Champions Cup winners find themselves back in another European semi-final where they will face Toulouse in the Aviva Stadium on April 21. Despite being four-time winners …

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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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Family Time: Could A Team Of All Brothers Beat The All Blacks?

Sibling rivalry is intense – just ask your average eagle or hyena that can often be found snacking on their brothers and sisters. In honour of Ardie Savea’s elevation to join big bro ‘The Bus’ Julian in the All Blacks squad, we investigate whether the constructive and destructive energy of sibling rivalry could be harnessed into the creation of an invincible …

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History Awaits Ireland As Joe Schmidt Plots To Unlock The Boks

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 19: Joe Schmidt the head coach of Ireland watches over his team warm up prior to kickoff during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on March 19, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Ireland Rugby’s date with history has arrived and the time has come to address one of Ireland’s most unwanted records, that being the fact that they have never beaten South Africa away from home. Not once in seven attempts. In their last encounter back in November 2014 in Dublin, Ireland handed South Africa their fifth loss in 22 tests and …

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Summer Tests: Our Injured XV Selection

The summer rugby tours of our home nations are set to kick off this weekend. Ireland, England and Wales all travel to the Super Rugby nations of South Africa, Australia and New Zealand respectively, while Scotland take on the emerging far eastern power that is Japan. As final match day squads are being formed, let’s take a look at the XV …

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Ireland Suffer Two Further Injuries Ahead Of South African Tour

Ireland v Scotland - RBS Six Nations

Joe Schmidt has been forced to to call up four players to the Irish squad. Earlier this morning, Irish rugby fans woke up to the news that Johnny Sexton had undergone surgery after suffering a shoulder injury during Leinster’s Pro 12 final defeat in the Pro 12 final last weekend. However, since then the news has got far worse for …

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Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Squad For Six Nations Tie With England

Amid a mounting injury crisis with Mike McCarthy, Seán O’Brien and Dave Kearney all ruled out for the rest of the Six Nations Championship, Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has delivered some good news on the injury front. Following an impressive and hard-fought win over Cardiff on Saturday, Leinster props Cian Healy and Mike Ross return to the Ireland squad. …

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Ireland Trio Ruled Out For the Rest Of The Six Nations

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 13: The injured Mike McCarthy of Ireland waves to the fans as he is stretchered off the pitch during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Ireland at the Stade de France on February 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will be a worried man after the first two games of the Six Nations Championship. The defending champions are yet to register a win in this season’s tournament, and things are not getting any easier as they face a trip to the lions’ den of Twickenham to face table-toppers England. The French game last week was a …

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Opinion: We Saw Some Actual Rugby On Saturday

<> at Principality Stadium on February 13, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales.

After last weekend’s woeful displays in the Six Nations we saw some actual rugby being played yesterday. The highlight on paper was France vs Ireland, but the true highlight of the day, and possibly of the weekend, was Wales vs Scotland. We always knew Wales and Scotland could fling the ball wide and play with abandon, but they showed us …

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Watch Guilhem Guirado’s Massive Hit On Dave Kearney

Guilhem Guirado should have really seen yellow for his hit on Dave Kearney. From the early stages of this afternoon’s first game, it was clear that France were looking to physically impose themselves on Ireland. In the 13th minute, Yoann Maestri set the tone with a late hit on Johnny Sexton. A challenge that resulted in a penalty being awarded to …

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Who Replaces Fitzgerald and Bowe In The Ireland Starting XV?

Never has there been a time in Irish Rugby where the national side has had a more talented group of wingers to choose from. Ireland have produced some exceptional wingers in the past with the likes of Denis Hickie, Shane Horgan and Simon Geoghegan all enjoying nice stints in green, but the current cohort of wingers that Joe Schmidt has to choose …

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Opinion: The Ireland XV Joe Schmidt Should Select For The Six Nations

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will announce his Six Nations squad tomorrow afternoon, and there are many questions to be answered. Will he recognise the form of young Leinster star Garry Ringrose? What of Ulster’s form backs Stuart McCloskey and Luke Marshall? Will there be room for JJ Hanrahan? It is just over three weeks until Ireland open their Six Nations …

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