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Steve Hansen With Classy Tribute To Joe Schmidt & Rory Best

Steve Hansen

Steve Hansen spoke incredibly well in the aftermath of New Zealand’s thumping 46-14 win over Ireland at the Tokyo Stadium. Ireland’s World Cup ended once again at the quarter-final stage and it was also the last time that Rory Best and head coach Joe Schmidt will be involved in the Irish set-up. Best will now retire from professional rugby while …

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Ireland & All Blacks Name Teams For Mouth-Watering Quarter-Final

Ireland All Blacks

Ireland and the All Blacks have named their respective teams for Saturday’s mouth-watering quarter-final in Tokyo.  Ireland’s team is as expected. Ireland make three changes from the starting XV which beat Samoa last Saturday. Peter O’Mahony returns in place of Tadhg Beirne, Garry Ringrose comes in for the suspended Bundee Aki but plays at 13 as Robbie Henshaw moves to …

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IRFU Hit Back At “Completely False” Claims In Sunday Times Article

IRFU Sunday Times

The IRFU have hit back at claims by Sunday Times columnist Stephen Jones that Ireland and New Zealand were “vehemently opposed” to the possibility that the Pool A clash between Scotland and Japan could be rearranged.  Prior to the confirmation that today’s game would go ahead as scheduled, Scotland have been putting pressure on World Rugby to rearrange the game …

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Joe Schmidt Sympathises With Bundee Aki After Red Card

Bundee Aki

Joe Schmidt sympathised with Bundee Aki as the Ireland centre faces the prospect of his World Cup being over because of the red card he picked up in Ireland’s 47-5 win over Samoa.  Ireland’s seven-try performance saw them clinch a quarter-final spot against either New Zealand or South Africa but Aki faces a nervous wait to see if he will …

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Explained: The Three-Way Race For Qualification In Pool A

Pool A Qualification

There are just two matches remaining in Pool A of the 2019 Rugby World Cup with Ireland, Scotland and Japan all still within a shout of qualifying for the knockout stages.  Japan’s bonus-point victory over Samoa on Saturday has seen them go on top of Pool A with 14 points after three games played. Ireland are on 11 points with …

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Despite Rocky World Cup It’s Important To Savour Unique Experience

chris farrell

While Ireland’s World Cup campaign hasn’t gone the way many expected, it’s important to savour the unique experience that many of these players, as well as their families, are experiencing for the first time.  Opportunities like these don’t come along too often and Chris Farrell knows that. Having admitted that he found it difficult acclimatising to Japan on tour two …

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Stockdale Seeks Advice From Earls On The Pressures Of A World Cup

stockdale

There can be no disputing that the pressure is mounting on this Ireland squad ahead of their final Pool A game with Samoa next weekend. Ireland’s all-conquering 2018 followed by a topsy turvy 2019 ensured that pressure was on Joe Schmidt’s side before the World Cup had even begun. Jacob Stockdale burst onto the scene during Ireland’s most successful ever …

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“It Was A Tricky Position When I Was Playing Under Joe” – Zebo

Simon Zebo Joe Schmidt

In the wake of an uninspiring performance against Russia as Ireland claimed a 35-0 bonus-point win, Simon Zebo has revealed his frustrations with Ireland’s conservative attacking approach and also offered an insight into how head coach Joe Schmidt deals with players in the wake of a disappointing performance or loss.  Zebo, who was speaking as a Paddy Power Rugby Ambassador, …

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