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“Fabulous” Joey Carbery Pushing For Position In Sexton Absence

Joey Carbery

Ireland are now entering a much needed ‘rest week’ after two gruelling two-week blocks of pre-season preparation ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  Fitness and strength & conditioning work have been the main focus during the past month as the Ireland coaching staff hope to have the players in the best possible shape to deal with the difficult environmental …

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Henshaw & Murray On Key Area Where Ireland Need To Improve

Murray Henshaw

Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw have both discussed one of the areas which Ireland are keen to improve on ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  A disappointing Six Nations campaign which saw Ireland record losses to England in Dublin and Wales in Cardiff saw them finish in third place but those two games were similar, not only in the …

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IRFU Unveil Season Roadmap Ahead Of World Cup Qualification

Ireland Women World Cup

The IRFU have outlined details of the upcoming women’s rugby season which they hope will provide the perfect preparation for Ireland’s bid to qualify for the 2021 World Cup which takes place in New Zealand.  Ireland’s disappointing showing at the 2017 World Cup which was held on home soil resulted in them missing out on automatic qualification for 2021 and …

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Joe Schmidt Explains How Johnny Sexton Injured His Hand

Johnny Sexton Hand

There was a collective gasp among the Irish rugby public when news emerged earlier this week that Johnny Sexton injured his hand during Ireland training camp ahead of the Rugby World Cup.  As it emerged, a thumb injury has hampered Sexton’s preparations somewhat but the problem shouldn’t have too much of an impact as he is expected to be fit …

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Ireland Squad Announced For Olympic Qualifier In France

Ireland 7s

Director of 7s Rugby Anthony Eddy has named his Ireland squad for the Colomiers 7s which acts as a qualifying tournament for the 2020 Olympic Games.  The winner of this weekend’s tournament will secure a spot at the Tokyo Olympics while a second or third-place finish will guarantee another shot at qualification at a World Rugby Repechage next year. Ireland …

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Johnny Sexton Suffers Injury During Ireland Training [Report]

Johnny Sexton Injury

Ireland’s preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan have been disrupted somewhat due to a hand injury picked up by Johnny Sexton.  According to Rúaidhrí O’Connor of the Irish Independent, Sexton is believed to have dislocated his thumb in the initial two-week bloc of Ireland camp which took place between June 16 and June 28. As a result, …

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Olympic Qualification Beckons For Ireland’s Men & Women’s Sevens

Ireland Sevens

This weekend, Ireland’s men and women’s sevens squads will look to secure a spot at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics next year.  The Ireland women sevens team will be competing at the Rugby Europe Olympic qualifying tournament in Kazan where a first-place finish will guarantee progression to the Olympics next year. All will not be lost if Ireland fail to win …

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IRFU Sanction Sean O’Brien Over Pub Incident [Report]

Sean O'Brien

The IRFU have sanctioned Sean O’Brien due to an “incident of inappropriate behaviour” following Leinster’s PRO14 title win against the Glasgow Warriors.  The Irish Independent reports that O’Brien urinated on a member of the public in a pub in Dublin the day after Leinster clinched the title at Celtic Park. “The IRFU have investigated an incident of inappropriate behaviour by a …

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