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Ireland Dominate The All Blacks In Historic Win

jacob stockdale new zealand

Ireland –  16 New Zealand – 9 Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium This game was billed as a decider to which team is the best in the world and Ireland can certainly feel they deserve that tag as they produced a performance which the All Blacks had no answer to.  Everyone expected New Zealand to respond to last …

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Key Battles Ahead Of Mammoth Ireland-New Zealand Clash

Ireland New Zealand

Brought to you by Vodafone, the official sponsor of the Irish rugby team The eagerly-anticipated Test match between Ireland and New Zealand is just around the corner. Since 2013, when Ryan Crotty crossed the line with the clock in the red to break Irish hearts, an intense rivalry has developed between these two teams. In 2016, Ireland finally secured their …

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Rory Best Denies Ireland Have Been Disrupted By Late Injuries

Rory Best Dan Leavy Ireland

Rory Best doesn’t believe Ireland have been disrupted by injuries as he spoke at today’s captain’s run just moments after the gathered media were informed of Dan Leavy’s injury.  Ireland informed the media that Leavy was not 100% and that he has general tightness, a term which was used by head coach Joe Schmidt at Thursday’s team announcement. Josh van …

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“We Have To Be On Edge And Ready For Anything”

Joey Carbery Ireland All Blacks

After two years and on paper at least, Joey Carbery finds himself in a very similar position – named on the Ireland bench ahead of a Test match with the All Blacks.  Of course, much has changed for Carbery in the 24 months since; he has continued his career trajectory to see himself established as international out-half while he has …

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Joe Schmidt Launches Defence Of Bundee Aki After NZ Attention

Bundee Aki Joe Schmidt Ireland

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has defended Bundee Aki amidst the extra attention being put on him from the New Zealand media and the All Blacks camp. Last weekend, much was made of the All Blacks facing off against England’s Brad Shields as up until the summer, he would have played all of his rugby in New Zealand with the …

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Schmidt Makes Four Changes As Ireland Team Named For All Blacks

Joe Schmidt Ireland

Joe Schmidt has named his Ireland team to take on the All Blacks this Saturday at the Aviva Stadium.  Much of the concern this week surrounded the fitness of Rob Kearney, Garry Ringrose, Kieran Marmion and Bundee Aki but all four players have come through training this week to make it into the team. In the forwards, the front-row is …

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16-Year-Old Parsons Set For Debut As Griggs Hails Growing Depth

Ireland Adam Griggs Beibhinn Parsons

Ireland Women will begin their season on Sunday when they take on the USA in Donnybrook in the first of two international fixtures pencilled in for November.  After Sunday, Ireland will travel to Twickenham next weekend to take on England which should provide an indication of where this team are in their current development. It hasn’t been the easiest 15 …

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Andy Farrell Provides Injury Update As All Blacks Loom

Rob Kearney Andy Farrell Ireland Johnny Sexton

Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell spoke to the media this afternoon at the team’s base in Carton House and he provided an injury update ahead of the eagerly-anticipated clash with the All Blacks on Saturday.   With Robbie Henshaw and Conor Murray ruled out of the rest of the series, Ireland have been sweating on the fitness of Garry Ringrose, Rob …

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“That Still Baffles Me” – Johnny Sexton On Eddie Jones Dig

Johnny Sexton Eddie Jones Feature

It was inevitable that one particular topic would be raised to Johnny Sexton as he spoke to the media at Ireland’s team base in Carton House on Monday afternoon – Eddie Jones’ recent comments about the Irish star.  “I was trying to guess who would ask that question today, I got it wrong” Sexton joked.  The England head coach, of …

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Ireland Issue Squad Update Ahead Of All Blacks Test


Ireland have issued a squad update ahead of the eagerly-anticipated clash with the All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.  The win over Argentina was a bruising battle and there was widespread disappointment when Joe Schmidt confirmed that Sean O’Brien broke his arm just before halftime which has ruled him out of the rest of the series. Robbie Henshaw …

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