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“He’s Been In That Gym For 10 Months Working His Ass Off”

Dan Leavy

Such is the strength in depth which Leinster have in the back-row at the moment, you would almost be forgiven in forgetting that the eastern province has two Ireland internationals waiting to make their return from long-term injury.  Both Jack Conan and Dan Leavy are closing in on making their first appearances of the season. Conan is expected to be …

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Iain Henderson “Not Ready” For Ireland Captaincy

iain henderson

Iain Henderson has admitted he’s not ready to take on the role of Ireland captain.  The Ulster lock took over the role as captain of his provincial side in the wake of Rory Best’s retirement at the end of last season. Best also relinquished his Ireland captaincy with his successor unknown, as of yet. While Johnny Sexton, Peter O’Mahony and …

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Leinster Issue Johnny Sexton & James Ryan Injury Update

Sexton Ryan

Leinster Rugby have issued an injury update on key duo Johnny Sexton and James Ryan ahead of their Heineken Champions Cup clash with Lyon on Sunday.  The eastern province have already qualified for the quarter-finals of this season’s competition thanks to the four wins they have secured in the pool stages thus far. Sunday’s visit of Lyon will provide a …

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Five Players Who Can Make A Big Difference For Ireland

James Ryan

Ireland need to respond, that much is simple.  The record 57-15 defeat to England at Twickenham on Saturday has raised serious questions about Ireland’s prospects at the World Cup. The players lacked physicality, they defended incredibly poorly, they offered little in attack and their setpiece crumbled under the weight of English pressure. There are a myriad of problems which need …

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James Ryan Voted Leinster Players’ Player Of The Year

James Ryan Leinster

James Ryan was voted as the Players’ Player of the Year at the annual Leinster Rugby awards night last night in Dublin. The 22-year-old has made 13 appearances in a Leinster shirt this season with his stats including one try, 283 metres gained and 172 carries. Ryan has enjoyed a prolific career since making his competitive debut for the province …

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Sensational James Ryan Produced Some Stunning Stats In Leinster Win

James Ryan

There will be plenty of sore bodies this morning after Leinster and Ulster produced one of the most physical games of the season in their Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final at the Aviva Stadium.  Leinster ultimately edged a titanic battle 21-18 in an encounter which will be remembered for Ulster putting the reigning European champions to the pin of their collar …

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James Ryan: “You Never Know What He’s Going To Do”

Joey Carbery and James Ryan

There’s been an element of frustration for James Ryan so far this season.  He made his first appearance in the trouncing of the Dragons in the RDS in the middle of September where his now familiar physicality and ability to offload in the tackle was constantly on show to the delight of those in attendance and to the detriment of …

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