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Andy Farrell Provides Injury Update After Bruising Win Over Scotland

Ireland injury update

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell provided an injury update in the aftermath of his side’s narrow 19-12 win over Scotland in the opening round of the 2020 Six Nations.  The incredibly physical encounter led to a few injury worries from an Ireland perspective. Caelan Doris and Dave Kilcoyne both departed the field for Head Injury Assessments (HIA). Doris only last …

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“I Think Everyone Is Hoping For A Call From Joe Schmidt”

Dave Kilcoyne chats about Joe Schmidt

Joe Schmidt will announce his Ireland squad this week for the upcoming November internationals and you can be certain there will be a few cases of players incessantly checking their mobile phone in hope of that elusive call.  If you were to predict Schmidt’s squad, about 80% would be locked in but with so many impressive performances from Irish players …

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Watch: CJ Stander’s Inspirational Leadership Captured On Player Mic Against Ospreys

Guinness PRO12 Semi-Final, Thomond Park, Limerick 20/5/2017 Munster vs Ospreys Munster's CJ Stander

CJ Stander took on Sky Sports’ “Player Mic” duties during Munster’s Pro12 semi-final win against Ospreys on Saturday afternoon. The Ireland and Lions back row turned in a fine performance at Thomond Park as Rassie Erasmus’s side booked their place in next week’s final against Scarlets in Dublin, and his leadership credentials were fully on show as his every utterance …

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Jared Payne Back In Irish Squad For Final Two Rounds Of The Six Nations

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Joe Schmidt the coach of Ireland is seen during the captains run prior to tomorrow's 6 Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield on February 3, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Following on from their 19-9 win over France last weekend, Joe Schmidt has named a 36 man squad for Ireland’s two remaining Six Nations encounters against Wales and England. Despite being out of action with a kidney injury for the last three months, Jared Payne makes an immediate return to the Irish squad alongside Leinster’s  Joey Carbery. Quinn Roux, who was a …

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Dave Kilcoyne Hits Back At Paul Kimmage In Recently Deleted Tweet


Irish Independent journalist Paul Kimmage has been waging a war with Munster Rugby in recent weeks and, in particular, CJ Stander. The South African-born flanker qualifies to play for Ireland on residency rules, a law that is currently under review. The former professional cyclist said on Matt Cooper’s radio show, “The Last Word”: “I don’t want to see him playing for …

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Irish Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 5, RDS, Dublin 13/1/2017 Leinster vs Montpellier Leinster's Jack Conan breaks free to score his sides second try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

The Irish provinces enjoyed their best weekend since the formation of the European Rugby Champions Cup in 2014. Victories for Leinster and Munster ensured their passage into the quarter-finals, and home draws must surely await as the Irish powerhouses face the already knocked out Castres and Racing 92 respectively in the final round of pool games. Although Connacht sit at …

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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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Munster Give Their Best Performance On A Day When Rugby Didn’t Matter

What a difference two weeks can make. A fortnight ago Munster were reeling from a disappointing 25-14 defeat to Leinster at the Aviva Stadium. Their forwards had been outplayed, their backs had misfired, and their Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus had endured his first defeat since taking charge of the province during the summer. Munster looked sloppy and they were soundly …

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Munster Prop James Cronin Faces Citing Hearing In Glasgow On Wednesday

Munster loosehead prop James Cronin has been cited for a stamp during his side’s 25-14 Pro12 defeat to rivals Leinster last Saturday, and will travel to his hearing in Scotland tomorrow (Wednesday). The 25-year-old is alleged to have stamped on the head of Leinster replacement scrum-half Jamison Gibson-Park, in a defeat which saw Rassie Erasmus’ side drop down to fifth …

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The Northern Hemisphere ‘Top Try Scorers’ XV

As the domestic seasons in the Northern Hemisphere begin to draw to a closer, we look at the players in the Aviva Premiership, Guinness Pro 12 and Top 14 who have scored the most tries. As the Super Rugby season is well under way, it would be unfair to compare players from that competition to those in the other hemisphere. …

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Munster Face Another Reality Check Against Leinster

Anthony Foley’s side face a difficult task in the Aviva Stadium. This season has been particularly difficult for Munster fans to handle. Poor performances have not only seen Anthony Foley’s side crash out of Europe at the pool stages for the second consecutive season, but dwindling attendances in Thomond Park. Some supporters are also dismayed by the manner in which Munster …

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Irish Team Of The Weekend

It was a rare weekend of Irish success in the European Cup, with two of the three provinces winning on the same weekend for the first time this term. Munster and Ulster were largely at full strength, while Leinster took the chance to blood some of their young prospects in Europe for the first time. With all three provinces playing back-to-back …

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Focus Friday: Ireland’s RWC Squad – Part 1

2015 is looming and the Rugby World Cup is only around the corner. With 2014 on the wane, how close are we to determining Joe Schmidt’s RWC Squad? Here Jonathan Fitzpatrick looks at those likely to make the final cut. Prop On the plane Cian Healy, Jack McGrath, Mike Ross, Marty Moore Fighting for the last ticket Dave Kilcoyne vs. James Cronin vs. …

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David Kilcoyne Delighted With Maiden Irish Try

Irish prop David Kilcoyne was savouring the moment as his try opened the floodgates for Ireland as they defeated Georgia, 49-7 at the Aviva Stadium. The victory was the second win of the series after their victory over South Africa last week and he felt it was important to back it up with a victory this week. “It was good …

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