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Joe Schmidt Discusses Devin Toner Omission In New Book

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Joe Schmidt’s autobiography, ‘Ordinary Joe’, is released today and it offers a number of unique insights into the mind of one the most influential coaches in Irish rugby.  Of course, many people who pick up the book will be looking to understand the former Ireland head coach’s thought process throughout the 2019 Rugby World Cup which saw his side knocked …

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Cullen Urges Toner “To Get Back On The Horse” Should Call-Up Occur

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Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has urged Devin Toner “to get back on the horse” following his disappointing omission from Ireland’s World Cup squad earlier this month.  Toner was expected to be named as part of Joe Schmidt’s 31-man panel but there was widespread surprise when the Leinster stalwart was left at home with Munster’s Jean Kleyn named instead. Ross …

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Eddie O’Sullivan Weighs In On Devin Toner Debate

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Former Ireland head coach Eddie O’Sullivan has weighed in on the debate surrounding Devin Toner’s exclusion from Ireland’s Rugby World Cup squad. The Leinster lock, capped 67 times for Ireland, was the shock omission from Joe Schmidt’s squad earlier this week and the decision has divided the nation in the lead up to the World Cup. Before today’s final warm-up …

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Joe Schmidt Hits Back At Agustin Pichot Criticism Of Kleyn Selection

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Joe Schmidt has responded to Agustin Pichot after the World Rugby Vice-Chairman expressed his disappointment at Devin Toner’s exclusion from Ireland’s World Cup squad. The Leinster lock was the shock exclusion from Schmidt’s squad announcement yesterday after it was confirmed that South African born Munster second-row Jean Kleyn had been selected in his stead. Kleyn only qualified for Irish selection …

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Joe Schmidt Explains Devin Toner Omission From World Cup Squad

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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has explained a number of the tough calls he had to make in finalising his 31-man squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  One of the biggest omissions is that of Devin Toner who has been left out for Munster’s Jean Kleyn. Schmidt told Irish Rugby TV that it was a difficult conversation. “I’ve coached …

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Devin Toner Reportedly Set To Miss Out On World Cup Squad

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Devin Toner is set to be the big omission from Ireland’s final 31-man Rugby World Cup squad according to multiple reports this morning.  Ruaidhri O’Connor of the Irish Independent reports that Toner will be left out of the final 31-man squad as Joe Schmidt opts to include Munster second-row Jean Kleyn. Kleyn made his Ireland debut in the first warm-up …

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Blow For Leinster As Devin Toner Ruled Out Of PRO14 Final

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Leinster have been dealt with the blow that Devin Toner will be unavailable for the eastern province’s Guinness PRO14 final with Glasgow Warriors in Celtic Park on Saturday.  Leo Cullen’s secured their spot in the final two when they overcame rivals Munster 24-9 on Saturday at the RDS. Toner left the field just before halftime with a leg injury and …

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Aki Returns For Connacht While Henshaw & Toner Back In With Leinster

Robbie Henshaw and Devin Toner return to the Leinster starting XV for tomorrow’s visit of Glasgow Warriors to the RDS Arena. Both Ireland internationals have been on the sidelines now since February but are expected to get valuable minutes under their belts in this weekend’s penultimate round of the Guinness PRO 14. Toner returns from ankle surgery to take his …

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McFadden Returns To Full Training As Leinster Issue Injury Update

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Leinster winger, Fergus McFadden, has returned to full team training as the province continue preparations for Saturday’s PRO14 clash with Zebre in Stadio Zaffanella.  The 32-year-old hasn’t featured since suffering a “high grade” hamstring injury during a training session in mid-October. McFadden will be assessed as the week goes on but could be available to feature in this weekend’s game. …

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Kearney & Leavy Added To Leinster Injury List Ahead Of Toulouse Test

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Leinster have today confirmed that some key individuals are carrying knocks and therefore will not take part in tomorrow’s crucial Heineken Champions Cup Clash with Toulouse. It was reported earlier in the week that the province’s captain and World Rugby Player of the Year, Johnny Sexton would miss out at the RDS and be replaced by Ross Byrne. That has …

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Leinster Announce New Contracts For 15 Players

Leinster are riding the crest of a wave at present. Sitting atop the Pro12 table, they marched onto the Champions Cup semi-final with a comprehensive win over Premiership leaders Wasps last weekend. However, what is evening more promising for the RDS-faithful is the manner in which the younger generation led the charge in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Joey Carbery, …

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Make No Mistake, England Are Coming to Humiliate Ireland

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27: Owen Farrell of England looks to pass as Robbie Henshaw of Ireland closes in during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

It’s an unnerving time for Ireland. The weather has reverted to type and England are coming to Lansdowne Road. Gone are the sunny days and Six Nations Championships of yesterday and yesteryear.  Ireland have raised the Six Nations trophy on French and Scottish soil under Schmidt’s reign, further more adding salt to broken hearts of the home players and supporters. As Father …

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3 Talking Points From Ireland’s Team Selection To Face Italy

Ireland Rugby Press Conference, Carton House, Kildare 9/2/2017 Head Coach Joe Schmidt

Joe Schmidt has named the Ireland side to face Italy in Rome on Saturday, making two changes from the disappointing defeat to Scotland last weekend. As was always going to be the case, Schmidt’s selection raises a number of talking points. 1. The Back Row Debate Will Rumble On Make no mistake about it, Scotland went after Ireland’s back row both on …

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