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Johnny Sexton Could Be Ruled Out Of World Cup

Ireland fly half, Johnny Sexton, was today ruled of Ireland’s quarter final with Argentina. Ireland’s bid to reach their first World Cup Semi Final received a massive blow earlier today, when news broke of an injury suffered to Johnny Sexton. Although the Leinster fly half was forced off the field during Ireland’s clash with France last weekend, he was named …

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Argentina v Ireland: 3 Key Clashes

Ireland and Argentina will once more do battle tomorrow. Be careful what you wish for, because you may not like what you get. Everyone in Ireland has been signing from the same hymn sheet ever since the draw for this World Cup was made. Top the group, avoid New Zealand and all that stands in the way of a first …

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Video: 3 Almighty RWC Battles Between Ireland & Argentina

Ireland and Argentina have had some almighty World Cup battles down through the years, and this weekend’s encounter is set to be no different.  In the build up to this huge quarter-final meeting, World Rugby have put together a little montage of Argentina and Ireland’s three previous bruising match-ups in this competition. We begin in 1999 with both countries having …

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Joe Schmidt Has Been Discussing His Future

There has been much speculation over the future of Joe Schmidt. This morning French publication, Midi Olympique, reported that Joe Schmidt was the RFU’s preferred choice to replace Stuart Lancaster as England coach. The rugby newspaper claimed that although both Eddie Jones and Jake White had expressed an interest in becoming England coach, the RFU desired the services of the current …

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Ireland Still Debating Whether Or Not To Appeal Sean O’Brien’s Suspension

Ireland are thought to be considering an appeal against Sean O’Brien’s suspension. With both Paul O’Connell and Peter O’Mahony suffering tournament ending injuries, Ireland’s pack were going to face a difficult task against the Pumas. Indeed when news of Sean O’Brien’s suspension filtered through, the situation facing Ireland became doubly difficult. However the Irish Examiner has this morning reported that Ireland are …

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Reports Suggest A Surprise Selection In the Irish Team

Joe Schmidt is expected to make a surprise selection in the Irish team to face Argentina. Although Joe Schmidt will unveil Ireland’s starting XV to face Argentina at lunch time, a number of media outlets have reported that the coach will make a surprise selection. While Schmidt was going to have to make do without the injured Paul O’Connell and …

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England Want Joe Schmidt To Replace Stuart Lancaster

Joe Schmidt is thought to be the leading candidate to replace Stuart Lancaster. French rugby publication, Midi Olympique, has this morning reported that the RFU want Joe Schmidt to replace Stuart Lancaster as England coach. Midi Olympique believe that while Eddie Jones and Jake White have expressed an interest in succeeding Lancaster, Twickenham’s top brass have identified the Ireland coach as …

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Paul O’Connell Will Return To Ireland Camp Once Surgery Is Completed

He may be excluded from playing responsibilities following his heart-breaking hamstring injury against France but Paul O’Connell will return to the Ireland camp following surgery to impart as much of his experience as possible on the squad.  O’Connell was stretchered off in Ireland’s pool-deciding game against France last weekend whilst Joe Schmidt’s men also learned that Peter O’Mahony’s World Cup …

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Statistics Show The Benefits Of A Basic Strategy At World Cup

Sides who utilise a conservative game plan are most likely to flourish at World Cup. It is not without coincidence that some of the most successful coaches in the modern game have been those who understand the necessity of getting the basics right. Rugby, many have argued, is a simple game based on making you tackles, picking easy passes and …

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Pascal Pape: ‘I Felt A Violent Pain In The Area Where I had Been Beaten’

Pascal Pape evidence at Sean O’Brien’s disciplinary hearing revealed. Due to the leniency of Sean O’Brien’s ban, many fans have questioned the legitimacy of World Rugby’s disciplinary processes. Indeed, some pointed to the harsh punishment inflicted on Samoa’s Alesana Tuilagi, and accused the sports governing body of having double standards. Therefore, when World Rugby published the details of Sean O’Brien’s disciplinary hearing last night, it …

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Positives Emerge From The Ireland Camp Surrounding Sexton’s Recovery

Johnny Sexton’s recovery from a groin strain against France is pointing in the right direction, but there is still no definitive answer as to whether or not he will be fit to feature against Argentina.  Following the World Cup-ending injuries sustained to Paul O’Connell and Peter O’Mahony respectively, Ireland have been hit with a whirlwind of emotions from ecstasy to despair after guaranteeing …

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Can Ireland Overcome Their Injuries To Beat Argentina?

Ireland’s squad has been hit by a wave on injuries. It is often said that rugby is now a squad game and that the XV that finish are as important as the XV who start. However when a squad is suddenly weakened through injury and suspension, coaches are forced into trusting players that might otherwise only see twenty to thirty minutes …

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Twitter Reacts To Sean O’Brien’s Lenient Ban

Sean O’Brien received a one week ban for striking Pascal Pape. Yesterday the Irish government published a budget signalling that Ireland was leaving behind the years of austerity suffered by it’s people. While the Irish population revelled for a few moments in the tax cuts proposed by the Minister for Finance, news of Seán O’Brien’s disciplinary hearing began to take centre stage. …

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Ireland Finally Receive Some Positive Injury News

It’s been a bittersweet few days for followers of Irish rugby. Ian Madigan being reduced to tears reflected a nation’s pride in what had been achieved against France, however that victory has come at enormous cost.  Firstly Peter O’Mahony’s World Cup ended and then came the news we had dared not think about; the legend that is Paul O’Connell had played his …

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5 Reasons Why We Love Paul O’Connell

After it was confirmed that we will never see Paul O’Connell play for Ireland again, we present five reasons as to why he became an iconic player. 1. He scored a try on his international debut Paul O’Connell immediately endeared himself to Irish fans when he scored a try on his debut against Wales in February 2002. Although such a feat …

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The IRFU has confirmed the news we all expected, but didn’t want to hear

Paul O’Connell has played his last game for Ireland. The IRFU have confirmed that Paul O’Connell’s international career has come to a close. The legendary second row tore his hamstring just before half time against France last Sunday. Although Irish fans have expected the news, the nation hoped that O’Connell would be able to make a miraculous recovery. The sight …

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Peter O’Mahony Officially Ruled Out Of World Cup, Things Looking Bad For Paul O’Connell

Updates on the condition of Peter O’Mahony and Paul O’Connell do not make for good reading. Yesterday’s famous victory over France at Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium came at an immense cost to Ireland’s Rugby World Cup aspirations. It has now been confirmed that Peter O’Mahony will play no further part in the tournament. Thank you @peterom6 – you gave your all. O'Mahony …

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Ireland ‘Hopeful’ That Sean O’Brien Will Not Face Ban

Sean O’Brien could face a lengthy ban after punching Pascal Pape. In the aftermath of Ireland’s victory over France came the realisation that Ireland could not only be without Paul O’Connell, Peter O’Mahony and Johnny Sexton through injury, but also Sean O’Brien. In the midst of the first half, O’Brien was seen striking French lock Pascal Pape. Although the incident was missed …

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