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A Lions XV To Beat The All Blacks – From A Kiwi Perspective

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 3, Twickenham Stadium, London, England 27/2/2016 England vs Ireland Ireland's Conor Murray and Jonathan Sexton

Warren Gatland faces his proverbial Everest when the Lions tour kicks off in June in New Zealand this year. He has an enviable talent pool to draw from but winning in New Zealand will require players with strength, agility, vision and grit in combination with very astute tactics. What the Irish did in Chicago needs to be replicated. So who …

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EPCR Unveil Full List Of Nominees For ‘Player Of The Year’

With the finale weekend of the Six Nations behind us, attention now moves sharply back to the club game. Close on the horizon is Rugby Champions Cup action. Furthermore, the quarter-finals this year have thrown up some mammoth ties involving Europe’s rugby elite. To whet our appetite for the knockout stages, the EPCR have been drip feeding the public their nominees …

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Opinion: Six Nations Team Of The Championship 2017

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - MARCH 18: Stuart Hogg of Scotland celebrates at full time during the RBS Six Nations Championship match between Scotland and Italy at Murrayfield Stadium on March 18, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After a feast of rugby over the last two months, focus now turns to club action as well as the impending Lions tour. However, before we consign Six Nations 2017 to memory, we select our team of the tournament. _____ 15. Stuart Hogg Rob Kearney was solid and Halfpenny kicked well, but there was no real competitor to Scotland’s magician …

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Six Nations: Team Of The Weekend

Wales v England - RBS Six Nations

This weekend we were treated to two brilliant Six Nations fixtures. England and Wales played out one of the most physical games seen this season, while France and Scotland offered up a hugely entertaining spectacle in Paris. Ireland’s demolition of Italy will inevitably bring questions over their future participation in the tournament, particularly as Georgia’s demand for inclusion has grown louder in …

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The Irish XV That Needs To Start Against Italy

Ireland may have fallen at the first hurdle in their bid to land a Grand Slam, but Joe Schmidt’s side can take confidence from the fact that they are more than capable of addressing the deficiencies exposed by Scotland. With Italy up next and the first Six Nations rest weekend to follow, Ireland have plenty of time to reflect on …

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Irish Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

Although there existed the possibility of all four Irish provinces qualifying for the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-finals prior to round five, only Munster and Leinster ultimately made it into the last eight. Ulster fans will no doubt rue the fact that their side came away from Bordeaux Begles empty handed. The northern province led 13-9 with six minutes remaining …

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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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5 Players That Will Make Their Mark On International Rugby In 2017

As we enter the midpoint of the 2019 World Cup cycle, the various international coaches will be starting the process of slowing narrowing the options at their disposal. Players who might be coming toward the end of their careers will begin to be phased out, with replacements earmarked to take over during the coming seasons. Likewise, youngsters who could potentially …

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Autumn Internationals Team Of The Week From A Kiwi Perspective

DUBLIN, IRELAND - NOVEMBER 26: Rory Best of Ireland celebrates with his team mates following his side's victory during the international match between Ireland and Australia at the Aviva Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

It was a weekend of Northern Hemisphere dominance as Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland all recorded victories, with only the All Blacks upholding Southern honour in Paris against France. So who made our Autumn Internationals team of the week? 15 Santiago Cordero (Argentina)  An exceptional performance in a losing team. The Argentinian firefly was electric stepping in at fullback for …

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The Winners And Losers From Ireland’s Brilliant Autumn Series

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 26/11/2016 Ireland vs Australia Ireland's Peter O'Mahony celebrates at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

2016 has been a remarkable year for Irish rugby. After the disappointment of exiting the World Cup at the quarter final stage and an underwhelming Six Nations campaign, Ireland risked dropping out of game’s top eight nations and missing out on a seeding at the 2019 tournament. Although it could easily be argued that Ireland missed an opportunity to claim …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Ireland’s Absorbing Win Over Australia

1. Gary Ringrose Is Here To Stay At the conclusion of last season, Gary Ringrose was unlucky not to find himself in the Irish squad that toured South Africa. Although he performed admirably for Leinster, it was assumed that he was a little too light to play international rugby. However over the course of the summer Ringrose bulked up to …

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Potential Irish XV To Beat New Zealand… Again

Ireland v New Zealand - International Match

As much as Ireland celebrated their historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago, it raised a number possible questions over selection. Should either Sean O’Brien and Peter O’Mahony be included in the starting XV for the return fixture? Will Joe Schmidt be tempted to start Ultan Dillane alongside Devin Toner in the second row? Despite Rob Kearney’s performance against …

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5 Irish Players With The Biggest Points To Prove Against Canada

France v Ireland - Group D: Rugby World Cup 2015

Competition for places in the Irish team has intensified in recent weeks. This time last year if somebody argued that Ireland would beat New Zealand without Sean O’Brien, Peter O’Mahony, Iain Henderson, they would have been met with derision. However that is exactly what came to pass in Chicago last week. Although the All Blacks had themselves suffered a number of …

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Joe Schmidt Names Completely New Starting XV For Canada Test

Joe Schmidt has taken the opportunity to rest the players involved in Ireland’s win over New Zealand. Following on from Ireland’s historic victory over New Zealand, Joe Schmidt as made a total of 15 changes to the side that took to the field in Chicago. Given the intensity of last week’s clash and the fact that Ireland still have to …

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Joe Schmidt Poised To Make 15 Changes To The Team That Beat New Zealand

According to both the Irish Times and Irish Independent, Joe Schmidt will name an entirely changed starting XV to the team that beat the All Blacks in Chicago last weekend. In all, six players are set to make their debuts, including Gary Ringrose, Billy Holland, Niyi Adeolokun, James Tracy, Dan Leavy and John Ryan. For Holland to make his debut at 31 years of age, …

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