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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


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


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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Two Ireland Players Make Midi Olympique’s Team Of The Six Nations

Midi Olympique Team Of The Six Nations

French rugby publication Midi Olympique has published its team of the 2019 Six Nations championship and it includes two Irish players despite Ireland suffering a disappointing campaign which has called into question their World Cup credentials later this year.  Across the 15 fixtures, there have been many standout performances and it’s always a challenge to produce a team such as …

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Nominees For Six Nations Player Of The Championship Announced

Six Nations Player Of The Championship

The nominees for the official Six Nations Player Of The Championship have been announced and unsurprisingly, the list is dominated by Wales.  A total of six players have been nominated and these were selected by the media. The ultimate winner will be decided by an online vote which you can take part in here. Voting closes at 12 noon on …

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Report Card: Grading The Six Nations Teams After 2019 Championship

Six Nations Report Card

The 2019 Six Nations Championship culminated in a special weekend or ‘Super Saturday’, as it was dubbed, which saw Wales clinch their first Grand Slam since 2012.  Scotland’s stunning second-half comeback will live long in the memory and Italy blew a big opportunity to get their first win over France since they last managed that feat in 2013. With everything …

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Team By Team Performance Stats Breakdown From 2019 Six Nations

Six Nations Team Performances

To follow up our earlier piece which looked at the top individual performances from the 2019 Guinness Six Nations, here we take a look which teams produced the best stats in wide-variety of categories throughout the championship.  Points Scored  England – 184 Wales – 114 Scotland – 105 Ireland – 101 France – 93 Italy – 79 Tries Scored  England – …

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The Top Performers Of The 2019 Six Nations

Six Nations Top Performers 2019

The Six Nations is over for another year which saw Wales emerge with a first Grand Slam since 2012 and a first championship title since 2013.  Warren Gatland’s final Six Nations match in charge of Wales will live long in the memory as they produced an emotional and dominant performance which Ireland had no answer for. For Ireland, the post-mortem …

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Updated World Rankings After Dramatic Final Day Of Six Nations

Rugby World Rankings

The Six Nations is over for another year and 2019 will be remembered for Wales securing their first Grand Slam since 2012 and their first championship title since 2013.  Warren Gatland’s side produced a suffocating performance in Cardiff which Ireland had no answer for as they eased to a 25-7 victory over Joe Schmidt’s side. That win sees Wales up …

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Schmidt Emphasises The “Fine Margins” When Up Against Wales

Joe Schmidt Ireland Wales

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt is expecting another tight battle when his side meets Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday afternoon.  Matches between these two teams are rarely won by big margins. In fact, a two converted try margin of victory hasn’t been achieved since Ireland beat Wales 26-3 in Dublin in the 2014 edition of the …

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Ireland Come From Behind To Secure First Grand Slam Since 2007

Ireland U20 Grand Slam

Wales U20 17 Ireland U20 26 Ireland secured a first U20 Six Nations Grand Slam since 2007 as they came out on top of a see-saw battle with Wales in Colwyn Bay. Wales dominated the opening minutes of the game through a series of lineout mauls deep in Ireland’s 22 and although Noel McNamara’s side repelled many of these attacks, …

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