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‘It Was On In The Background So I Was Half-watching’ – Simon Zebo On Ireland’s Grand Slam Win

Having represented Ireland on countless occasions, one would have expected Simon Zebo to have been on the edge of his seat when Joe Schmidt’s men strutted out at Twickenham with a Grand Slam at stake.  However, having been cut from the Kiwi’s selection after announcing his decision to join Racing 92 next season, Zebo simply stated that he has ‘made peace’ …

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Johnny Sexton Reveals Brilliant First Piece Of Advice He Received From Joe Schmidt [Interview]

In the midst of Ireland’s Grand Slam winning Six Nations campaign, Johnny Sexton sat down to discuss the habits and mindset of an elite athlete on the FFS podcast in partnership with Pundit Arena. Speaking on the FFS podcast, Johnny Sexton gave an extraordinary insight into the workings of an obsessive mind with the Leinster and Ireland out-half speaking in …

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‘Sleepless Demons’ – Johnny Sexton Opens Up On Difficulties Coping With Missed Kicks [Exclusive]

In the midst of Ireland’s Grand Slam winning Six Nations campaign, Johnny Sexton sat down to discuss the habits and mindset of an elite athlete on the FFS podcast in partnership with Pundit Arena. After Ireland emphatically claimed what was just the third Grand Slam in the nation’s history last weekend, one would forgive Johnny Sexton for giving himself an old-fashioned …

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Jamie Heaslip Announces Retirement From Rugby

Ireland and Leinster back-row Jamie Heaslip has announced his retirement from professional rugby. The 34-year-old has had an injury-plagued 12 months and on Monday announced he would be leaving the sport. Heaslip won 95 caps for Ireland and won three Heineken Cups with Leinster. Thanks for everything pic.twitter.com/cZpK78vzXu — jamie heaslip (@jamieheaslip) February 26, 2018 Heaslip said on a social media …

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Munster & Ireland Fans Rejoice As CJ Stander Signs Contract Extension

Having recently secured the services of Peter O’Mahony and Tadhg Furlong for both club and country until 2021, Munster and the IRFU have just announced that CJ Stander has also signed a three-year contract extension. With reports circulating that CJ Stander had been offered a mind-bending €840,000 to join Montpellier in the Top 14, Munster fans were beginning to fear the …

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Report: Montpellier Make Gargantuan Offer To Munster’s CJ Stander

Guinness PRO12 Semi-Final, Thomond Park, Limerick 20/5/2017 Munster vs Ospreys Munster's CJ Stander

In recent weeks, fears that CJ Stander could follow Donnacha Ryan and Simon Zebo in signing for a move to the Top 14 have subsided somewhat, but a new report is likely to rouse further anxiety among Irish rugby fans. According to the Irish Examiner, the Ireland and Munster back-row has received a gargantuan offer from affluent French suitors Montpellier …

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Former Irish International Goes To Town On Rassie

Munster Rugby Press Conference, UL, Limerick 1/5/2017 Director or rugby Rassie Erasmus

There are some concerning scenarios currently unravelling at Munster… With Munster currently in the midst of a significant injury crisis, Johan van Grann is now looking at the possibility of three of his star players leaving the Irish province for pastures new next summer – not exactly the start the South African would have wished for. Simon Zebo is already …

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Rhys Ruddock On New Players In Ireland Squad: They Are Ready

Kildare, Ireland May 2017; Ireland cpatain Rhys Ruddock during a squad press conference at Carton House, Maynooth, in Co. Kildare. (Photo By Matt Browne/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

It is a very important day for five Irish uncapped players in New Jersey against the USA on Saturday night. Captain Rhys Ruddock is looking forward to seeing the new players display their abilities to the world. The British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand has allowed  Joe Schmidt to utilize the depths of Irish Rugby and he in …

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Watch: Top Five Tries Scored During The Month Of April

European Rugby Champions Cup Semi-Final, Stade de Gerland, Lyon 23/4/2017 ASM Clermont Auvergne vs Leinster LeinsterÕs Garry Ringrose runs in a try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

After 30 days of some scintillating rugby in both the southern and northern hemispheres, here’s a list of the top five tries for the month of April. Following on from Sky Sports New Zealand show Post-Match’s look back at the history of Super Rugby and the top five individual tries ever scored in the competition. I have decided to compile a video of the best …

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Eddie Jones Is Still Absolutely Sickened Over Ireland Defeat

It may have been over a month ago but Eddie Jones is still reeling from the 13-9 defeat to Ireland on the final day of the Six Nations.  Although England lifted the Six Nations trophy in Dublin on that day, you couldn’t help but notice that celebrations were a little bit muted. In addition to claiming back-to-back Grand Slams, Jones’ …

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Munster Confirm Sponsorship Deal Lasting Until 2023

REPRO FREE***PRESS RELEASE NO REPRODUCTION FEE*** Munster Rugby Open Training Session, Irish Independent Park, Cork 12/4/2017 Munster huddle at the end of training Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

As the old saying goes: “if it ain’t broken, don’t fix it”. This would appear to apply to Munster rugby and their shirt sponsor Bank of Ireland. The renewed sponsorship deal will see the bank retain exclusive playing and training kit rights for the Munster senior and “A” teams. There are also new roles for Ireland international’s Peter O’Mahony and …

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