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Rob Herring Refutes Brian O’Driscoll Claim About Ireland Squad

Herring O'Driscoll

Ireland hooker Rob Herring has refuted the claim from Brian O’Driscoll about there being a lack of ‘dog’ in the Ireland pack.  O’Driscoll spoke last week about how Ireland packs of the past would have had the likes of Paul O’Connell, Denis Leamy or Sean O’Brien present. These players were able to lay down a physical marker on the opposition …

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Johnny Sexton Revelling In “Fresh” Ireland Setup

Johnny Sexton

There’s an air of renewed optimism surrounding this Ireland team as they embark on the beginning of the Andy Farrell era with the visit of Scotland for the opening round of the 2020 Six Nations.  Of course, the outcome of the Six Nations which finishes in six weeks will determine whether this is just hot air but there is a …

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Scotland Name Team For Clash With Ireland In Dublin

Scotland Team

Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named his side for their Six Nations opener against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday (KO 4.45 pm).  Scotland go into this clash without the services of their influential out-half Finn Russell. Russell was disciplined by Scotland for a breach of team protocol last week and as a result, was not …

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TV Details For This Weekend’s Six Nations Action

Six Nations TV

The 2020 Guinness Six Nations championship is almost upon us.  The Spring festival of rugby will take place over six weeks and the action gets underway this weekend. Ireland will be looking to get the Andy Farrell era off to the best possible start over a Finn Russell absent Scotland side. It looks set to be a very interesting championship …

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McNamara Names Ireland U20 Squad For Upcoming Six Nations

Ireland U20 Squad

Head coach Noel McNamara has named his Ireland U20s squad ahead of the beginning of the U20 Six Nations which begins in less than two weeks’ time.  There are seven players included in the squad who were also involved at this age-grade last year during the 2018 Grand Slam triumph and the U20 World Cup in Argentina. Ireland get their …

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“Freaky” Incident Ruled Chris Farrell Out Of Munster Team

Chris Farrell injury

A “freaky” training ground incident is what caused Chris Farrell to be ruled out of today’s Heineken Champions Cup clash between Munster and Ospreys at Thomond Park.  Munster secured a bonus-point 33-6 victory to sign off their European campaign on a high but they did so without the services of Farrell who was withdrawn from the starting XV before kick-off. …

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Ireland Women’s Squad Named For Pre Six Nations Warm-Up Clash

Ireland Women Six Nations

Ireland women’s head coach Adam Griggs has named a squad of 26 for a training camp in Cardiff this weekend which includes an uncapped match against Wales as his side ramp up their preparations for the beginning of the Six Nations in two weeks’ time.  Speaking of his selection, Ireland Women’s coach, Griggs said: “We have had two quality camps …

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“Second Best Isn’t Acceptable…He’s Someone That Drives That”

Garry Ringrose

New captain, new head coach, new assistant coaches, five uncapped players and four ‘development players’ – there’s a sense of turning the page as Ireland head into the 2020 Six Nations.  Andy Farrell named his first Six Nations squad on Wednesday and the new head coach is starting off his tenure in his typical no-nonsense approach by excluding some big …

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Energia Launch New Rugby Festival In Dublin

Energia 7s

Energia, proud sponsors of Irish Rugby, have launched a new annual rugby festival which will take place at Energia Park in Donnybrook, Dublin on the June Bank Holiday weekend.  The inaugural Energia 7’s festival of rugby will include men’s and women’s 7’s rugby tournaments and a mixed social tag rugby competition. The rugby festival will be a fun weekend packed …

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