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Joe Schmidt Makes Big Calls In Ireland Team To Face France

Ireland have announced their matchday 23 to take on France at the Stade de France in Paris on Saturday.  With Jacques Brunel naming his side this morning, which includes six uncapped players, two starting and four on the bench, Joe Schmidt has had the luxury of naming a much more experienced side. In the front row, captain Rory Best partners …

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“Leinster Was A Tough One To Take For Me…” Stockdale Frustrated To Drop High Standards

Despite having only four caps with Ireland, Jacob Stockdale could already be considered a key component in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad.  The talented winger, who has long been touted as someone who would make a big impact on the international stage, has made a seamless transition to the Test arena. Since making his debut against the United States last summer, …

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“He’s Literally Hit The Ground Running Fast.” – Joe Schmidt Excited With Keith Earls’ Scintillating Form

You only need to take a look at Keith Earls’ attacking statistics from his last three games for Munster to understand why Joe Schmidt is so excited about the Limerick man’s form.  Against Castres, Earls scored one try, made 56 metres which yielded two clean line breaks and three defenders beaten. In the game with Racing 92 which was played …

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The Ireland In-Form XV For Six Nations Opener Following Weekend Of European Clashes

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 18/11/2017 Ireland vs Fiji Ireland Coach Joe Schmidt Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The Ireland squad for the opening rounds of the upcoming Six Nations jetted off to Spain on Monday for their pre-tournament training camp where, following a weekend of gruelling European rugby fixtures, they can recover from their respective bangs and bruises. Head coach Joe Schmidt was forced into just one late squad change, with Munster’s James Cronin stepping in for …

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Six Nations Squad News – The Early Statistics That Suggest An Enthralling Championship Battle Awaits

ROME, ITALY - FEBRUARY 14: The Six nations trophy is displayed during the RBS Six Nations match between Italy and England at the Stadio Olimpico on February 14, 2016 in Rome, Italy. (Photo by Dan Mullan - RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images)

Two weeks out from another glorious instalment of the Six Nations, all but Italy have announced their squad for the first pair of fixtures and if nothing else, the respective squads make for very interesting reading. Coming off the back of a blistering November Test Series that saw England, Ireland and Scotland deliver strong and, at times, emphatic, performances, things are …

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Five Ireland Newcomers To Look Forward To In 2018

Ireland closed out their 2017 Test calendar last month with a confidence-boosting hat-trick of victories over South Africa, Fiji and Argentina but it was the manner in which they signed off the year that will have fans most excited. While their victory over the Springboks was a record-breaker, against Fiji and Argentina things were not as easy on the eye. Rather than …

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