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Iain Henderson Free To Play As Citing Complaint Not Upheld

Iain Henderson

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has a received a boost with the news that Iain Henderson is free to play this weekend after a citing complaint brought against him was not upheld.  Henderson took part in a disciplinary hearing this afternoon via video conference to investigate an alleged infringement of Law 9.11 – Players must not do anything that is …

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Boost For Ireland As Chris Farrell Fit Enough To Train This Week

Ireland Chris Farrell

Ireland have received a boost with the news that Chris Farrell has been passed fit to train today at the team’s base in Carton House.  Farrell was a doubt after he was replaced in the first half of Munster’s bonus-point win over the Southern Kings at Irish Independent Park in Cork on Friday night. Munster head coach Johann van Graan …

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It’s A Case Of Wait & See For Some Of Ireland’s Returning Stars

Andy Farrell Ireland

A narrowed down 19-man Ireland squad took part in an open training session at a sun-kissed Aviva Stadium this afternoon as preparations begin for the trip to Rome for a clash with Italy on Sunday week.  Ireland defence coach, Andy Farrell, described today’s session, which involved a training game against the U20s who showed “a bit of intent”, as a …

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A Lot Of Moving Parts Involved In Ireland Selection For Italy

Joe Schmidt Ireland Six Nations

Ireland will look to continue their Six Nations revival when they travel to Rome next weekend to take on Italy.  Joe Schmidt’s side bounced back from their opening round defeat to England with a 13-22 victory away to Scotland at Murrayfield. Their destiny is out of their hands currently with England and Wales both unbeaten up until this point but …

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The Six Nations Team Of The Championship So Far As Chosen By You

Six Nations Team Of The Championship

Yesterday, we asked you to vote on the Six Nations team of the championship so far after the first two rounds of action.  As expected, England dominates this team as they top the Six Nations table with two wins from two and 10 points after securing two bonus points. Six Nations Team Of The Championship After Two Rounds:  15. Elliot …

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A Look Back At Some Of The Biggest Irish Rugby Transfers Abroad

Irish rugby transfers abroad

Sean O’Brien will become the latest Irish rugby player to ply his trade abroad after it was announced this week that the ‘Tullow Tank’ will join London Irish after the 2019 World Cup in Japan.  O’Brien wasn’t offered a national contract by the IRFU which meant in Stuart Lancaster’s words the situation “was almost out of Leinster’s hands” when London Irish …

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Leinster Confirm Sean O’Brien Will Join London Irish After World Cup

Sean O'Brien Ireland abroad

Leinster Rugby have confirmed this afternoon that Sean O’Brien will join London Irish after the 2019 World Cup.  Leinster have released the following statement: The 31-year-old back row, who turns 32 this Thursday, is one of Leinster’s most decorated players, having come through the Leinster Academy system and having played 122 times for Leinster since his debut in September 20008 …

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Chris Farrell Praises “Resilient” Joey Carbery After Ireland Win

Joey Carbery Chris Farrell Ireland

Ireland centre Chris Farrell has hailed Joey Carbery’s resilience in their win over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.  Carbery was introduced to the game with just 24 minutes on the clock as Johnny Sexton was removed from the game as he subsequently failed a head injury assessment (HIA). It wasn’t a perfect performance from the Munster out-half. His intercept pass …

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Hard Work Pays Off For Ultan Dillane After Six Nations Comeback

Ultan Dillane Ireland

Sean McMahon reporting from Murrayfield Ultan Dillane made his first appearance for Ireland in 15 months when he came off the bench in their 22-13 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon.  The last time the Kerry man represented his country was when he started a 23-20 win over Fiji at the Aviva Stadium in November 2017. The 25-year-old …

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Schmidt Confident Sexton Will “Bounce Back” Quickly After Failing HIA

Johnny Sexton Joe Schmidt

Sean McMahon reporting from Murrayfield  Joe Schmidt in his post-match press conference confirmed that Johnny Sexton failed a HIA during Ireland’s 22-13 win over Scotland in Edinburgh this afternoon.  The Ireland out-half only lasted 24 minutes of Saturday’s encounter until he was replaced by Munster’s Joey Carbery. As has become the norm, Sexton was on the receiving end of some pretty …

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Ireland Survive Scotland Storm To Secure Confidence Boosting Win

Ireland Scotland Six Nations

Scotland – 13 Ireland – 22 Sean McMahon reporting from Murrayfield  After a week which saw questions raised about this Ireland team after their humbling to England at the Aviva Stadium last Saturday, Joe Schmidt’s side were aiming to avoid falling to two successive Six Nations defeats for the first time since 2016. As it transpired, a chaotic game, which …

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