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Ireland Power Past Canada To Secure 5th Place Final With New Zealand

Ireland Sevens

Ireland will face familiar foes New Zealand in the 5th place playoff at this year’s London 7s after overcoming Canada 33-14 in a highly entertaining game at Twickenham.  Ireland, competing at this world series event as an invitational side, have had an excellent tournament. They secured their spot in the last eight by beating England and Scotland yesterday in the …

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Brave Ireland Effort Falls Just Short Against Olympic Champions Fiji

Ireland Sevens

Ireland sevens fell to a 33-24 defeat to Fiji in a remarkable Cup Quarter Final at the London 7s in Twickenham this afternoon.  Ireland’s victories over England and Scotland yesterday saw Anthony Eddy’s side secure a spot in the top-eight but they faced a massive task when drawn with Olympic champions Fiji. However, despite competing in this competition as an …

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New Zealand Have Too Much For Ireland In One-Sided Victory

Ireland Sevens

New Zealand had too much for Ireland as Anthony Eddy’s side fell to a 34-7 defeat at Twickenham.  Ireland opened their London 7s campaign with a superb 21-17 victory over England but New Zealand showed their ruthlessness by capitalising on mistakes time and time again. Ireland began the game by winning their own kick-off but they lost possession in midfield …

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Cian Healy Signs New Contract With The IRFU

Cian Healy

Cian Healy has signed a new contract with the IRFU.  Healy’s new contract will keep him with Leinster and in Ireland until the end of the 2020/21 season. The loosehead prop has had a superb season – starting in four of Ireland’s five Six Nations games in addition to lining out in the victories over the All Blacks and Argentina …

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“I’m Pretty Speechless” – Louth Man Michael McDonald’s Meteoric Rise In Australian Rugby

Michael McDonald

“To be honest, I’m pretty speechless,” Michael McDonald says cheerfully with a distinct Louth brogue. The 19-year-old from the Cooley Peninsula has had a whirlwind couple of weeks. In early April, he made his senior debut for the Western Force as a replacement in their 42-10 victory over the Asia Pacific Dragons in Global Rapid Rugby. 14 days later, he …

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Sean Cronin Confirms He’s Spoken To Joe Schmidt Since Being Dropped

Leinster’s Sean Cronin admitted to being disappointed following his axing from Joe Schmidt’s squad for the final two Six Nations games but the hooker is adamant that he is still in the New Zealander’s plans going forward. Speaking to the media ahead of Leinster’s crunch Champions Cup semi-final against Toulouse on Sunday, Cronin expressed his disappointment at being dropped but …

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Will Addison’s Season Is Over After Undergoing Back Surgery

Will Addison

Ulster Rugby have confirmed that Will Addison has undergone back surgery which puts an end to his season.  Addison hasn’t played since Ulster’s Heineken Champions Cup victory over the Leicester Tigers at Welford Road at the end of January. The 26-year-old was named in Ireland’s initial squad for this year’s Six Nations but he didn’t play a minute of action …

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Johann Van Graan Signs Contract Extension With Munster

Huge news coming out of Munster this morning as it has been confirmed that head-coach, Johann van Graan has extended his contract for a further two years and will now remain in the province until 2022. The news was confirmed by Munster Rugby this morning. The South African native joined the provincial side in 2017 after leaving his role as …

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Ireland Now Three Wins Away From World Series Qualification

Ireland Sevens

The Ireland men’s sevens team are now just three wins away from securing a spot on the World Series circuit after overcoming Russia 33-7 in their final pool match at the Hong Kong 7s.  Anthony Eddy’s side are looking to secure a spot in the World Series for the first time and they have come through their pool thanks to …

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Ireland’s Long Road To World Cup Laid Out By World Rugby

Ireland Women's World Cup

World Rugby have today revealed details of how Ireland can qualify for the Women’s Rugby World Cup which is due to take place in New Zealand in 2021.  Ireland’s disappointing showing at the 2017 World Cup, which was hosted on Irish soil, saw them finish outside of the top seven teams and as a consequence, missed out on automatic qualification …

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Everything You Need To Know As Ireland Bid For World Series Berth

Ireland Sevens

The Ireland men’s Sevens squad are heading into a weekend which has long been marked on the calendar.  The HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series qualifying tournament takes place in Hong Kong this weekend and the winners will be awarded a place on next season’s World Rugby Sevens Series. Ireland’s women’s Sevens side already compete on the World Series circuit and …

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Injury Roundup From Physical Weekend Of European Action

Joey Carbery

The Irish provinces are back to work today after a gruelling weekend of European rugby as the PRO14 nears its climax with playoff spots still up for grabs.  Munster and Leinster can both look forward to another day out at European level due to their respective wins while the PRO14 will be the sole focus for Connacht and Ulster after …

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Paul O’Connell Confirms He Is To Leave Stade Francais

paul o'connell

Paul O’Connell has confirmed that he is to step down from his coaching role at French club, Stade Francais at the end of the season. However, the former Ireland captain has reiterated that he is not leaving to take up another coaching role. In a statement O’Connell said; “I have decided not to stay beyond my contract year with the …

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Ireland To Face Scotland In 2020 Six Nations Opener

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Andy Farrell will face Gregor Townsend’s Scotland at the Aviva Stadium in his first Six Nations game as Ireland head coach in February of next year. A full fixture list was announced today for both the 2020 & 2021 tournament with Ireland set to play all three home nations in the opening three rounds next year. Elsewhere, Grand Slam champions …

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The Ireland Players Who Emerged From Six Nations With World Cup Boost

Ireland

One of the main positives which Irish supporters can take out of this 2019 Six Nations is that the opening game of Ireland’s World Cup campaign is still 188 days away.  There is hope that before that clash with Gregor Townsend’s Scotland in Yokohama, Ireland can rectify the glaring problems which presented themselves over the last seven weeks. Confidence is …

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