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Joe Schmidt Wins Phillips Sports Manager Of The Year Award

Joe Schmidt philips award

Joe Schmidt has capped off an amazing 2018 as Ireland head coach by winning the Philips Sports Manager of the Year award for the second time. Schmidt beat off some strong competition from coaches in other disciplines to win the award given to the top coach in Ireland each year. Other nominees included Graham Shaw, the head coach of the Irish women’s …

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Johnny Sexton Signs IRFU Contract Extension

sexton injury doubt

2018 World Player of the Year, Johnny Sexton, has signed a contract extension with the IRFU.  The contract extension will see Sexton play his rugby in Ireland until the end of the 2020/21 season where he will be approaching his 36th birthday. Sexton has had a superb year in green and blue. He helped Ireland to a memorable 2018 which …

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Blow For Leinster And Ireland As Henshaw Ruled Out Until New Year

Robbie Henshaw injury return

Leinster and Ireland have been dealt a blow with the news that Robbie Henshaw faces a period on the sidelines due to an injury he picked up during the warm-up before Ireland’s November clash with Argentina.  Henshaw injured his hamstring before that game and was originally ruled out for six weekes. However, an injury update provided by Leinster this afternoon …

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Simon Zebo Amongst The Tries Again As Rampant Racing Down Leicester

Last season’s beaten finalists Racing92 took a big step towards the Champions Cup quarter-finals with a convincing 36-26 win over Leicester Tigers on Sunday. The ambitious French side secured a bonus point after less than 35 minutes as their backs ran riot on La Defense Arena’s artificial pitch. Among the five try scorers was former Ireland international, Simon Zebo who …

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Maro Itoje Emerges As A Doubt For Six Nations Opener Against Ireland

Maro Itoje Ireland Six Nations England

Maro Itoje has emerged as a doubt for England’s 2019 Six Nations opener against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on February 2nd.  Saracens confirmed today that Itoje suffered a knee injury during international duty with England. The 24-year-old has a chip in his kneecap and will be sidelined for “a number of weeks”. According to a report in The Telegraph, …

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Limerick Derby The Highlight Of AIL Action This Weekend

AIL Rugby

AIL: Saturday, December 8 Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated – DIVISION 1A: GARRYOWEN (5th) v SHANNON (6th), Dooradoyle, tonight, 8 pm Contrasting fortunes for these great Limerick rivals in the last two rounds, with Garryowen, in fifth, claiming wins over Young Munster and Terenure College while sixth-placed Shannon have gone down to Dublin University and Lansdowne, conceding 63 points in the …

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Clean Sweep For Irish Provinces As Leinster Put 59 Points On Dragons

Leinster Munster Ulster Connacht

It’s been a successful weekend for the Irish provinces in the Guinness PRO14 as Munster, Leinster, Connacht and Ulster all recorded wins.  Munster were in action on Friday night as they beat Edinburgh 44-14 in Cork. Keith Earls scored a hattrick in eight first-half minutes en route to the comprehensive win. That victory saw Conor Murray and man-of-the-match Chris Farrell …

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“I Want To Go Out & Put My Stamp On Games” – Andrew Conway

Andrew Conway

Ireland winger Andrew Conway expects Andy Farrell to make a smooth transition to the role of national team head coach when he takes over from Joe Schmidt after next year’s World Cup in Japan. Following the New Zealander’s much-anticipated decision to step down at the end of his current contract with the IRFU, Farrell was immediately unveiled as his eventual …

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Provinces Take Stock Of Injury Concerns After November Internationals

provinces ireland injury

The November internationals are now over for Ireland and focus now switches to the Irish provinces as they enter the busy festive period.  The Irish provinces returned to Guinness PRO14 action at the weekend which saw wins for Leinster, Munster and Connacht while Ulster lost away to Scarlets. Another round of PRO14 action awaits this weekend before back-to-back European Cup …

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Updated World Rankings After Exciting November Internationals

World Rugby rankings

The November internationals have come and gone and with that some movement in the World Rugby official rankings.  Ireland’s 100% record throughout the month has seen them further consolidate their number two ranking while they have narrowed the gap further on number one ranked New Zealand. Wales have further cemented their third-place ranking with wins over Scotland, Australia, Tonga and …

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“We Want To Play Them Tomorrow!” – Eddie Jones Eyes Up Ireland

Eddie Jones Ireland

Eddie Jones has overseen a successful November window which saw England defeat South Africa, Japan and Australia while they suffered a narrow one-point defeat to world champions New Zealand.  After a disappointing Six Nations and a series loss to South Africa during the summer, the improvement in results will come as a welcome relief to Jones who must have been …

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