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First-Choice For Munster The Aim For Jack O’Donoghue Before Green Goal

Jack O'Donoghue

468 minutes under his belt already this season and seven appearances which included a start against Racing 92 in the Champions Cup last weekend, Jack O’Donoghue is exactly where he wants to be right now.  The majority of the 2018/19 season was a complete write-off as O’Donoghue was recovering from damage to his Medial collateral ligament (MCL) and Anterior cruciate …

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Huge Boost For Munster With Positive Updates On Injury Concerns

Munster have reconvened in their High-Performance Centre at the University Of Limerick today as preparations begin for their mammoth Champions semi-final clash with Racing 92 in Bordeaux on Sunday. Johann van Graan’s side go into this week full of confidence after securing back-to-back wins over the Southern Kings and the Cheetahs over the last two weeks during their two-week tour …

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Ireland’s Backrow Power Rankings

European Rugby Champions Cup Round 2, Thomond Park, Limerick 22/10/2016 Munster vs Glasgow Warriors Munster's Peter O'Mahony applauds the crowd as he leaves the pitch Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Competition for the Irish backrow has arguably never been stronger. There was Anthony Foley, Alan Quinlan, Denis Leamy, Simon Easterby and David Wallace all competing for spots in the mid-2000s. Stephen Ferris, Jamie Heaslip, Wallace and Sean O’Brien battled for positions in the build-up to the 2011 Rugby World Cup, while Peter O’Mahony quickly succeeded Ferris after the fallout of that …

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Irish Champions Cup Team Of The Weekend

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

The Irish provinces enjoyed their best weekend since the formation of the European Rugby Champions Cup in 2014. Victories for Leinster and Munster ensured their passage into the quarter-finals, and home draws must surely await as the Irish powerhouses face the already knocked out Castres and Racing 92 respectively in the final round of pool games. Although Connacht sit at …

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Joe Schmidt Adds Six New Players To Ireland Squad, But Loses Another To A Devastating Injury

Ireland Rugby Tour to South Africa 2016 Ireland Rugby Squad Training, Westerfield School, Cape Town, South Africa 9/6/2016 Dave Kilcoyne

Ireland have added a number of new faces for the remaining upcoming Autumn internationals. After the heroics of Joe Schmidt’s side against the All Blacks last weekend, Ireland return to home action with fixtures coming up against Canada and Australia at the Aviva Stadium, with another clash with New Zealand in between. 6 players addeed to Ireland squad Niyi Adeolokun, …

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Omitted Ireland XV For November Internationals

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt named his 34-man squad for the upcoming November internationals on Wednesday with New Zealand, Australia and Canada next month with a host of established veterans and promising young players excluded from the Kiwi’s autumn plans. Schmidt’s squad comprises 16 Leinster players, nine from Munster, seven from Ulster and just three from last season’s champions, Connacht. Schmidt’s …

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Ireland: Five Surprise Selections Schmidt Could Make Ahead Of The November Internationals

Ireland Rugby Tour To South Africa 2016 Ireland Rugby Captain's Run, Nelson Mandela Stadium, Port Elizabeth, South Africa 24/6/2016 Head coach Joe Schmidt Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Ireland’s recent endeavours in South Africa have shown the merits of introducing a dash of freshness into the camp. Several fringe players put their hands up in the intimidating environments of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Port Elizabeth. While they ultimately failed to finish out the job, several of the more inexperienced troop will have undoubtedly benefitted from the experience. Many …

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Rassie Erasmus Calls For Clamp Down on Headshots Following O’Donoghue Injury

Munster Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus has called for a clamp down on foul play following Munster flanker Jack O’Donoghue’s injury during the province’s 28-14 win over Edinburgh at Thomond Park on Saturday. O’Donoghue was carted off the field after Edinburgh lock Fraser McKenzie recklessly aimed for the Waterford native’s neck during a routine clean out, and while McKenzie was subsequently sin binned …

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Pro 12 Review – Top Irish Performers Of Week 1

Last weekend marked the beginning of a new season for Irish Rugby as the provinces were back in action for the first time since May. Glasgow Warriors avenged last year’ semi-final defeat to Connacht by throttling the defending champions 41-5 in Galway, while Munster, Leinster and Ulster all opened up their campaigns with opening weekend wins. To kick off the first …

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Irish Fans Will Not Be Happy With This Rumoured XV

during the Ireland Captains Run at Twickenham Stadium on February 26, 2016 in London, England.

Joe Schmidt is unlikely to make too many changes. Although Ireland suffered defeat in Twickenham, many Irish fans took solace from the performances of Stuart McCloskey, Josh van der Flier and Ultan Dillane. Indeed, some fans were even optimistic about the future of Irish rugby, and talked of Joe Schmidt making more changes ahead of Ireland’s game with Italy. However, it looks as …

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Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Squad For Final Rounds Of The Six Nations

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 01: Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium on March 1, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has named a 35 man squad for the two final games of the Six Nations championship, against Italy and Scotland. Munster back row player Jack O’Donoghue has been called up for the first time, and is one of two uncapped players, alongside Finlay Bealham of Connacht. O’Donoghue has impressed for Anthony Foley’s Munster this season, and …

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