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IRFU Confirm Jordi Murphy To Replace Jack Conan At World Cup

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Sean McMahon reporting from Shizuoka.  The IRFU have confirmed that Jordi Murphy will replace Jack Conan in Ireland’s 31-man 2019 Rugby World Cup squad.  Last night, when Joe Schmidt spoke to the media in the aftermath of Ireland’s 19-12 loss to Japan in Shizuoka, the Kiwi head coach confirmed that Conan would be departing Japan on Sunday to return home …

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Jack Conan’s World Cup Under Threat As Murphy Pulled From Ulster

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Jack Conan’s future involvement in the Rugby World Cup is under serious threat as the back-rower arrived at the Shizuoka Stadium with his foot in a moon boot.  During the week, the Irish camp confirmed that Conan picked up a foot injury during training and Ireland assistant coach Greg Feek said that more information would be available following today’s clash …

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A More Mature Jack Conan Is Now Ready To Grab World Cup Chance

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“This time around is a lot different and (I’m) now really coming into my own performance-wise.”  This time four years ago Jack Conan received his first cap for Ireland as he looked to make a late surge into Joe Schmidt’s final 31-man squad for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. That cap came in a warm-up game against Scotland at the …

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“He’s Like A Ballerina” – Heaslip Backs Conan To Beat Stander To Eight Shirt

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Ireland are creeping ever-closer to their final 31-man World Cup squad.  Last week, the original 45-man squad was reduced to 43 when Rory Scannell and Ultan Dillane returned to Munster and Connacht, respectively. Joe Schmidt’s side then played their first warm-up game of the summer on Saturday which saw a 29-10 victory over Italy. On Wednesday, Schmidt reduced the squad …

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“We Probably Didn’t Show Up At Times” – Jack Conan

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For Leinster, there isn’t much time to dwell on their defeat to Saracens as they have a season-defining clash with Munster on Saturday in the Guinness PRO14 semi-final.  Most professional rugby players will tell you, having a game to look forward to is the best way to deal with the disappointment that comes with defeat. However, the Heineken Champions Cup …

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In The Spotlight: Conan Proving A Selection Headache For Joe Schmidt

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 5, RDS, Dublin 13/1/2017 Leinster vs Montpellier Leinster's Jack Conan breaks free to score his sides second try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

Despite finding himself outside of Joe Schmidt’s 23 for the New Zealand game, Jack Conan is one player who has consistently received plaudits for his performances and could yet play a big part in Ireland’s Six Nations campaign. _____ Background Conan began his rugby playing days in St. Gerard’s. He would go on to represent Leinster and Ireland at underage levels during …

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Ireland’s Thrashing Of Italy Has Certainly Come At A Cost

Ireland’s 56-19 victory over Italy at the Aviva Stadium sets them up nicely for the visit of Wales in two weeks time.  However, injuries to three of Ireland’s key players has left a sour taste in the mouth on what was otherwise a great afternoon’s work for Joe Schmidt’s side. Tadhg Furlong was the first casualty who went off with …

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Major Shake-Up In The Predicted Ireland XV To Face Italy

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Fresh from the dramatic victory over France on Saturday, Joe Schmidt and Ireland look ahead to the visit of Italy as the Six Nations Championship rumbles on. Josh Van Der Flier’s injury in Paris means that he is out for the season, but while there may only be one forced change to the starting XV this weekend, the Kiwi head …

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Three Irish Stars From Fiji Win That Should Be In Joe Schmidt’s Plans For Argentina Clash

Ireland was made to work for their second victory of their November Test series on Saturday, with a spirited and physical Fiji side running the much-changed home side close at the Aviva Stadium. With both sides scoring three tries apiece, Joe Schmidt’s men emerged 23 – 20 victors thanks to a brace of penalties from fly-half substitute Ian Keatley late in …

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Leinster Announce New Contracts For 15 Players

Leinster are riding the crest of a wave at present. Sitting atop the Pro12 table, they marched onto the Champions Cup semi-final with a comprehensive win over Premiership leaders Wasps last weekend. However, what is evening more promising for the RDS-faithful is the manner in which the younger generation led the charge in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Joey Carbery, …

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Jared Payne Back In Irish Squad For Final Two Rounds Of The Six Nations

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 03: Joe Schmidt the coach of Ireland is seen during the captains run prior to tomorrow's 6 Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield on February 3, 2017 in Edinburgh, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Following on from their 19-9 win over France last weekend, Joe Schmidt has named a 36 man squad for Ireland’s two remaining Six Nations encounters against Wales and England. Despite being out of action with a kidney injury for the last three months, Jared Payne makes an immediate return to the Irish squad alongside Leinster’s  Joey Carbery. Quinn Roux, who was a …

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The Telegraph Links Two Premiership Clubs With Moves For Leinster’s Jack Conan

Leinster’s Jack Conan could be about to find himself at a crossroads in his career. A player of undoubted ability, the 24-year-old number eight currently finds himself behind Jamie Heaslip in Leinster’s pecking order. Indeed, Conan might have to bide his time on the bench a little longer after Jamie Heaslip signed a new contract with the IRFU, keeping him Leinster …

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Irish Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

Although there existed the possibility of all four Irish provinces qualifying for the European Rugby Champions Cup quarter-finals prior to round five, only Munster and Leinster ultimately made it into the last eight. Ulster fans will no doubt rue the fact that their side came away from Bordeaux Begles empty handed. The northern province led 13-9 with six minutes remaining …

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