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5 Recent Occasions In Which England’s Discipline Has Let Them Down

England’s lack of discipline should worry supporters ahead of the World Cup Disciplinary issues have long dogged this group of England players. Although Stuart Lancaster has omitted the likes of Dylan Hartley and Manu Tuilagi, his players often find themselves on the wrong side of the referees whistle. Indeed despite Lancaster warning his players before the Six Nations as to the importance of …

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Leo Cullen Appointed Leinster Head Coach

Leinster Rugby have appointed Leo Cullen as Coach on a two year deal Leo Cullen, has been appointed as Leinster’s head coach on a two year deal. The three time Heineken Cup winning captain with the province broke the news to the players at a team meeting this morning. Commenting on the news, Leinster Rugby CEO Mick Dawson said, ‘We are delighted that …

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Paul O’Connell Uses Simon Zebo As A Battering Ram

Paul O’Connell does what he wants, when he wants. Pussy-footing around most definitely does not form part of the Irish captain’s vocabulary, with the Munster man a big fan of direct, traditional rugby. This was particularly visible when POC decided to take matters into his own hands against Scotland on Saturday. Simon Zebo was attempting to evade contact from the Scots, …

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Scotland’s David Denton Goes Full Steamroller On 20-Stone Mike Ross

Scotland’s David Denton weighs just under eighteen stone and stands at 6 foot 5 inches. Ireland’s Mike Ross weighs twenty stone and stands at just over 6 foot 1 inches. Surely the Irishman’s cubed mass would render him a relatively immovable object? Wrong. During Ireland’s 28-22 defeat of Scotland, Denton steamrolled Ross on his way to creating a Scottish try. …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Ireland V Scotland

Ireland beat Scotland 28-22 this evening 1. Poor Game Last week Ireland played with verve and purpose against Wales. However the Irish looked ponderous this evening. At times Joe Schmidt’s team looked to be going through the motions, as Ireland attempted to bludgeon their way through the Scottish defence. For their part Scotland were not much better, although Dave Denton …

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Brian O’Driscoll Congratulates Richie McCaw On Smashing Caps Record

Brian O’Driscoll tweeted his congratulations to Richie McCaw Irish legend, Brian O’Driscoll, congratulated Richie McCaw on becoming the most capped international player of all time. The former Irish captain was the previous record holder, having made a cumulative total of 141 International appearances for Ireland and the Lions. However O’Driscoll was overtaken by McCaw today, after the All Black flanker earned …

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Ireland Team To Play Scotland Announced

Joe Schmidt has announced his Ireland team to play Scotland on Saturday Irish coach, Joe Schmidt, has made a number of surprise calls ahead of Ireland’s warm up fixture with Scotland on Saturday. Mike Ross starts once more in the front row, keeping out Martin Moore. Although Paul O’Connell was expected to start, Dan Tuohy comes into the second row to …

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Discussion: Which Backs Will Make Ireland’s RWC Squad?

Ireland will today find out the extent of Andrew Trimble’s foot injury, after the returning Ulster winger was forced off before half-time against Wales last weekend. After such a stellar campaign in 2014, Trimble was expected to fight his way back into Schmidt’s final RWC Squad – yet with a potential injury now hanging over his head, time is against …

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No Surprises As To Who Won The Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of The Year Award

Paul O’Connell last night won The Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of The Year Award Paul O’Connell picked up another award last night, winning The Rugby Writers of Ireland Player of The Year Award. At an event at the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin, O’Connell collected the prize after captaining Ireland to successive Six Nations titles. It was the second time O’Connell has won …

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Five Players Ireland Cannot Do Without At The World Cup

Tommy O’Donnell’s injury should serve as a warning as to how an innocuous tackle can bring an end to a player’s World Cup ambitions. The unfortunate Tommy O’Donnell has joined a list of Irish players to have their World Cup hopes shattered by serious injury. Included on this list are the likes of Geordan Murphy and David Wallace, who missed the 2003 and 2011 …

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Major Setback for Ireland as O’Donnell Ruled Out of RWC

It has been confirmed this lunch time that Munster and Ireland flanker Tommy O’Donnell is out of the Rugby World Cup after suffering a hip dislocation. The flanker suffered the injury in Saturday’s 35-21 victory over Wales at the Millenium Stadium and his worst fears were confirmed earlier today. The 28-year-old Munster native has been ruled out for at least …

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Highlights From Ireland’s Win Over Wales

Ireland eased to a 35-21 victory over Wales in Cardiff Ireland got their World Cup warm up campaign under way with an easy victory over Wales. Joe Schmidt and Warren Gatland both named experimental line ups, as they looked to finalise their squads ahead of the World Cup. However it will be the Irish coach that will come away happier, …

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GIF: Richardt Strauss’ Mammoth Tackle On Wales’ Tyler Morgan

Richardt Strauss’ tackle on Wales’ Tyler Morgan in Ireland’s test match against Wales yesterday will live long in the memory as one of the most bone-crunching we’ve ever seen. It may not have been a game-defining moment but it certainly showed the strength of this Irish side at present. As Tyler recives a pass from Scott Williams, you can almost already …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Ireland’s Win Over Wales

Ireland Comfortably Beat Wales 35-21 this afternoon 1. Wales Look Undercooked Granted this was an experimental Welsh line up, but they looked very short of match intensity. It took Wales until the end of the first half to find any bit of rhythm, by which time the match was effectively over. Warren Gatland mentioned in the build up to the …

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How to Watch the Ireland V Wales Game Today

Ireland’s World Cup warm up game will not be shown on RTE or BBC Like the rest of the population, we here at Pundit Arena are law abiding citizens, who have paid our TV Licence. However, we were shocked to learn that the national broadcaster was not going to show Ireland’s first World Cup warm up game against Wales this afternoon. …

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