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Joe Schmidt Provides Update On Joey Carbery Injury

Joey Carbery

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has said that the ankle injury suffered by Joey Carbery in Saturday afternoon’s win over Italy at the Aviva Stadium is “stable”.  The Auckland-born out-half left the field on a stretcher 10 minutes into the second half with an ankle injury. Carbery attempted to walk off the field but he struggled to put weight on …

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Luke McGrath Eyeing Nine Jersey Following Six Nations Disappointment

Luke McGrath

Leinster and Ireland scrum-half Luke McGrath is hoping to put the disappointment of missing out on the Six Nations behind him as he eyes a starting position for this weekend’s game against Italy.  McGrath suffered knee ligament damage prior to the Six Nations, ruling him out of the entire tournament and should he feature against the Italians at the weekend, …

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Joe Schmidt Returns To New Zealand Due To Family Bereavement

Joe Schmidt

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has returned to New Zealand due to a family bereavement.  Ireland are currently preparing for their opening Rugby World Cup warm-up game on Saturday with Italy the opposition at the Aviva Stadium. Defence and future head coach Andy Farrell has been leading the training sessions over the last number of days along with Greg Feek, …

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Can You Name Ireland’s 31-Man Squad For The 2015 World Cup?

Ireland Squad 2015

We’re less than eight weeks away from the beginning of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and with the warm-up games beginning next week, players across the world will be desperate to put their hand up to gain selection for the respective final 31-man squads which will travel to Japan.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at back at …

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Joe Schmidt Explains How Johnny Sexton Injured His Hand

Johnny Sexton Hand

There was a collective gasp among the Irish rugby public when news emerged earlier this week that Johnny Sexton injured his hand during Ireland training camp ahead of the Rugby World Cup.  As it emerged, a thumb injury has hampered Sexton’s preparations somewhat but the problem shouldn’t have too much of an impact as he is expected to be fit …

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The Work Begins Now As Ireland Look To Exorcise Six Nations Demons

Ireland World Cup

Toulouse lifting the Top 14 title on Saturday signalled the end of the northern hemisphere club season but the lengthy nature of the French campaign aside, many of Europe’s elite players will be getting back to work soon.  Today, Ireland have reconvened at their Carton House base as they begin their preparations for their World Cup opener against Scotland on …

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Williams Questions IRFU Decision To Not Consider McCall For Irish Job

Saracens have won the Heineken Champions Cup trophy for the third time in their history after dethroning Leinster at St. James Park this afternoon.  It’s the third time in four seasons that the English club have lifted European club rugby’s top prize and Irishman, Mark McCall, has been an ever-present in all three of those victories. The Saracens director of …

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Sean Cronin Confirms He’s Spoken To Joe Schmidt Since Being Dropped

Leinster’s Sean Cronin admitted to being disappointed following his axing from Joe Schmidt’s squad for the final two Six Nations games but the hooker is adamant that he is still in the New Zealander’s plans going forward. Speaking to the media ahead of Leinster’s crunch Champions Cup semi-final against Toulouse on Sunday, Cronin expressed his disappointment at being dropped but …

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Wales V Ireland: Choose Your Combined XV From Starting Teams

Wales Ireland

Wales and Ireland have named their teams for the Guinness Six Nations Grand Slam deciding game in the Principality Stadium on Saturday.  Liam Williams has been passed fit to play as Warren Gatland named an unchanged side from that which beat Scotland in Murrayfield last weekend. Captain Alun Wyn Jones will equal Welshman Gethin Jenkins’ total test appearance record as …

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