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Ireland Women’s Squad Named For Pre Six Nations Warm-Up Clash

Ireland Women Six Nations

Ireland women’s head coach Adam Griggs has named a squad of 26 for a training camp in Cardiff this weekend which includes an uncapped match against Wales as his side ramp up their preparations for the beginning of the Six Nations in two weeks’ time.  Speaking of his selection, Ireland Women’s coach, Griggs said: “We have had two quality camps …

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“Second Best Isn’t Acceptable…He’s Someone That Drives That”

Garry Ringrose

New captain, new head coach, new assistant coaches, five uncapped players and four ‘development players’ – there’s a sense of turning the page as Ireland head into the 2020 Six Nations.  Andy Farrell named his first Six Nations squad on Wednesday and the new head coach is starting off his tenure in his typical no-nonsense approach by excluding some big …

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Energia Launch New Rugby Festival In Dublin

Energia 7s

Energia, proud sponsors of Irish Rugby, have launched a new annual rugby festival which will take place at Energia Park in Donnybrook, Dublin on the June Bank Holiday weekend.  The inaugural Energia 7’s festival of rugby will include men’s and women’s 7’s rugby tournaments and a mixed social tag rugby competition. The rugby festival will be a fun weekend packed …

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Andy Farrell Names Ireland Squad For Six Nations

Ireland Six Nations Squad

New Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has announced his squad for the upcoming 2020 Six Nations. Farrell has named a 35-man squad which includes five uncapped players; Billy Burns, Tom O’Toole, Max Deegan, Caelan Doris and Ronan Kelleher. With Rory Best retiring at the end of the World Cup, one of the big decisions that Farrell had to make was who would be …

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Iain Henderson “Not Ready” For Ireland Captaincy

iain henderson

Iain Henderson has admitted he’s not ready to take on the role of Ireland captain.  The Ulster lock took over the role as captain of his provincial side in the wake of Rory Best’s retirement at the end of last season. Best also relinquished his Ireland captaincy with his successor unknown, as of yet. While Johnny Sexton, Peter O’Mahony and …

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Pundit Arena’s Irish Rugby Team Of The Decade

Irish Rugby Team Of The Decade

It has been a pretty special decade for Irish rugby.  Although the country has yet to surpass the quarter-final stage of a World Cup, there has been some landmark moments, incredible feats and the rise of some truly world-class players over the last 10 years. Here, we have produced what we believe to be the best team of the decade. …

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The Power Plays: Authoritative Display From Ross Byrne Begs Six Nations Question

Ross Byrne

Brought to you by Energia, proud sponsors of Leinster Rugby. There was no shortage of superb displays from Leinster in their 13-6 win over Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday night.  What clearly stood out was the defensive masterclass put on by the reigning champions which was spearheaded by captain Scott Fardy and the increasingly prominent Will Connors who completed …

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Former Ireland Assistant Coaches Included In New All Blacks Setup

Ireland All Blacks

New All Blacks head coach Ian Foster has confirmed the majority of his new coaching ticket which includes two former Ireland assistant coaches.  Foster has appointed John Plumtree as New Zealand’s new forwards coach, the former Hurricanes head coach recently took charge of Ireland’s forwards during the early days of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland tenure in 2013 and 2014. Plumtree also …

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45 Players Involved In IRFU Mid-Season ‘Stocktake’

Andy Farrell

New Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has announced a 45-man squad for a pre Six Nations mini-camp or ‘stocktake’ on Sunday.  This will be the first time that Farrell has brought together a squad of players since he took up the role as head coach after the departure of Joe Schmidt following the quarter-final exit to New Zealand at the …

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Ireland U20 Grand Slam Trio Selected In Dubai 7s Invitational Squad

Ireland 7s

Three members of the 2019 U20 Grand Slam winning side have been included in the Ireland Men’s Sevens Development squad for this week’s Dubai Invitational tournament.  Ireland’s men’s and women’s senior sides are already in Dubai preparing for the beginning of the HSBC World Series with action getting underway on Thursday. For the men’s side this will be the first …

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“I’m Really Looking Forward To Seeing Him Play Again” – Van Graan On Casey

Craig Casey

Professional rugby is a results-driven business.  When the season gets up and running it’s often difficult for teams to allocate the time to experiment with different players or provide vital senior experience to the younger contingent. Especially right now, with the current condensed period of the season which sees four rounds of the European Cup take place over five weeks, …

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First-Choice For Munster The Aim For Jack O’Donoghue Before Green Goal

Jack O'Donoghue

468 minutes under his belt already this season and seven appearances which included a start against Racing 92 in the Champions Cup last weekend, Jack O’Donoghue is exactly where he wants to be right now.  The majority of the 2018/19 season was a complete write-off as O’Donoghue was recovering from damage to his Medial collateral ligament (MCL) and Anterior cruciate …

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Joe Schmidt Discusses Devin Toner Omission In New Book

Joe Schmidt Devin Toner

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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Kieran Marmion To Stay With Connacht After Signing New Contract

Marmion contract

Ireland international scrum-half Kieran Marmion has signed a new contract extension with Connacht.  Marmion’s future has been the subject of heavy speculation with reigning English and European champions Saracens reported to be interested in bringing the 27-year-old to Allianz Park. However, Connacht Rugby have now confirmed that Marmion will stay at the Sportsground after signing a three-year contract extension. Commenting …

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