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“It’s Just A Terrible Performance Lads, Let’s Call It What It Is”


Ireland recorded a 35-0 victory over Russia on Thursday at the Rugby World Cup. Joe Schmidt’s team earned a bonus-point in the win, scoring five-tries against an aggressive but limited Russian side. Rob Kearney, Peter O’Mahony, Rhys Ruddock, Andrew Conway and Garry Ringrose all scored tries. However, it wasn’t entirely convincing. Ireland were solid, but lacked much spark, committing a …

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“Lads, If We Were On Japanese TV, We’d Have No Problem Pointing Out The Excellence Of Their Performance”


Ireland fell to a bruising 19-12 defeat to Japan on Saturday at the Rugby World Cup. The hosts blitzed Joe Schmidt’s team in a relentless, breathless performance. At one stage of the match, Ireland were ahead 12-3. They scored two tries in the opening 22 minutes. However, at full-time, when it mattered, Japan had raced into a 19-12 lead. The …

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

Jack Conan

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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Joe Schmidt Addresses Academy Players At Inaugural Rugby Rookie Camp

Ireland Head Coach, Joe Schmidt was among the guest speakers at the inaugural Rugby Players Ireland/BDO Rookie Camp held in Druids Glen this week.  New Academy players from each of the four provinces were invited to participate in the induction programme to help them with various aspects of a career in the game. There was a major focus on off-field matters during the …

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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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Jamie Heaslip Explains The Real Reason Behind THAT Reaction To World Cup Draw

Irish fans breathed a huge sigh of relief on Wednesday morning when they were drawn in Pool A alongside Scotland and tournament hosts, Japan, for the 2019 World Cup.  That’s not to say that the group won’t pose some challenges, Scotland beat Ireland in this year’s Six Nations championship and Japan, as tournament hosts, will likely prove formidable opposition. However, when …

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The Lions Outcast XV

With Warren Gatland today naming his Lions squad to tour New Zealand this summer, there were of course many, many big name players who have not made the cut. We put together a XV made up of those players who missed out on selection this time around. 1) Rob Evans There is a tremendous amount of talent in the Lions …

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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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Tony Ward Baffled By IRFU Decision Not To Award Central Contract To Munster’s Donnacha Ryan

Guinness PRO12, Thomond Park, Limerick 26/12/2016 Munster vs Leinster Munster's Donnacha Ryan after the game

Munster fans are having to come to terms with the all but certainty that their second row warrior Donnacha Ryan will leave the province this summer following the failure by the IRFU to offer the 33-year-old a central contract. Despite Munster stepping up and offering their veteran talisman a two-year contract extension, director of rugby Rassie Eramus confirmed that Top …

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