Home Tag Archives: Ireland

Tag Archives: Ireland

Foster: Bundee Aki Absence Has No Bearing On All Blacks Preparation

Ian Foster

New Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster has said that his side will not be altering their preparations in light of the suspension of Ireland centre Bundee Aki. On Monday, a judicial committee handed the 29-year-old a three-match ban following his dangerous tackle on Ulupano Seuteni during Ireland’s win over Samoa, thus ruling him out of Saturday’s clash in Toyko. While …

Read More »

Aki Continues To Aid Preparations As Ireland Yet To Decide On Appeal

Bundee Aki

Bundee Aki will continue to train with the Ireland squad ahead of their titanic World Cup quarter-final showdown with New Zealand and will have a “massive” influence on preparations, according to Simon Easterby.  The Connacht centre was handed a three-match ban on Monday following his high tackle on during Ireland’s 47-5 win over Samoa in their final Pool A game, …

Read More »

Bundee Aki Receives Three Match Ban For Dangerous Tackle

Bundee Aki

Ireland will have to plan for their clash with the All Blacks without the services of Bundee Aki who has been banned for three games following his dismissal against Samoa. The Ireland centre received a straight red card from referee Nic Berry in the 29th minute of their 47-5 win in Fukuoka. As the Samoan fly-half Ulupano Seuteni went to …

Read More »

“That’s Been Pretty Strange” – Sexton Baffled By Ireland Negativity

Johnny Sexton

Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton has remarked that the squad find the lingering negativity surrounding their current form “pretty strange”.  Joe Schmidt’s men are currently preparing for their titanic Rugby World Cup quarter-final battle with New Zealand on Saturday in Toyko. Ireland go into the clash on the back of a relatively mixed pool campaign, finishing in second place behind hosts …

Read More »

Permutations: What Ireland Now Need To Do To Qualify For Euro 2020

The Republic of Ireland must beat either Switzerland away or Denmark at home to qualify for Euro 2020. If they beat Switzerland on Tuesday, they will qualify for the tournament. McCarthy’s side were held to a disappointing scoreless draw against Georgia in Tbilisi on Saturday afternoon, before Denmark defeated Switzerland at home to pick up a massive three points in …

Read More »

Conor Hourihane Full Of Praise For “Nuisance” Aaron Connolly

Ireland midfielder Conor Hourihane was full of praise for Brighton striker Aaron Connolly after his recent promotion to the senior side following his impressive start to life in the Premier League. Connolly was handed his first Premier League start against Tottenham last weekend and became the first Irish teenager to score a brace in the top flight since Robbie Keane …

Read More »

Mick McCarthy Pinpoints What He Admires About Aaron Connolly’s Game

Ireland manager Mick McCarthy has expanded on why he called 19-year-old Brighton striker Aaron Connolly into his squad, outlining what he admires about the Galway native’s game. Connolly was initially not included in the 24-man squad selected by McCarthy last week but was called up thanks in part to an injury to Portsmouth’s Ronan Curtis in addition to his sensational …

Read More »