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“That’s Been Pretty Strange” – Sexton Baffled By Ireland Negativity

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Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton has remarked that the squad find the lingering negativity surrounding their current form “pretty strange”.  Joe Schmidt’s men are currently preparing for their titanic Rugby World Cup quarter-final battle with New Zealand on Saturday in Toyko. Ireland go into the clash on the back of a relatively mixed pool campaign, finishing in second place behind hosts …

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Joe Schmidt Provides Injury Update After Russia Win

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Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has provided an injury update after their 35-0 bonus-point victory over Russia. There were a number of injury concerns coming out of today’s win, most notably Jordi Murphy who left the fray with a rib injury after just 27 minutes. Murphy was a late call-up to the Ireland squad due to Jack Conan’s withdrawal and …

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Johnny Sexton Incredibly Proud To Realise Childhood Ambition

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Johnny Sexton will captain Ireland for the first time on Thursday when they face Russia in the third pool game of their Rugby World Cup campaign. The Leinster out-half has been joint vice-captain alongside Peter O’Mahony for some time now and has previously taken over the duties during games when Rory Best was replaced. However, Thursday’s game marks the first …

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Ireland Provide Latest Injury Update Ahead Of Japan Clash

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Sean McMahon reporting from Shizouka  Ireland skills and kicking coach, Richie Murphy, has provided an injury update ahead of Ireland’s second pool game at the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Saturday against the host nation, Japan.  The main concern coming out of today’s press conference is Johnny Sexton. The out-half picked up a knock to his quad during the win …

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“Johnny & The Boys Are Well Able To Look After Themselves”

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Sean McMahon reporting from Yokohama. Peter O’Mahony believes that Johnny Sexton or any other member of the Irish team are well able to look after themselves if they encounter any special treatment from the Scotland players on Sunday.  In recent years, we have seen an extra-bite to Ireland v Scotland fixtures and this applies to provincial level too with Munster …

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Joe Schmidt Provides Injury Update On Sexton, Murray, Earls & Healy

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Generally, on a Tuesday of a Test match, one of Joe Schmidt’s assistant coaches would address the media.  The head coach generally only appears for media duties on team announcement day and directly after games. So it was interesting that Schmidt went against this trend in the immediate aftermath of Ireland’s record defeat to England at Twickenham on Saturday. There …

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Joe Schmidt Explains How Johnny Sexton Injured His Hand

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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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Johnny Sexton Suffers Injury During Ireland Training [Report]

Johnny Sexton Injury

Ireland’s preparations for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan have been disrupted somewhat due to a hand injury picked up by Johnny Sexton.  According to Rúaidhrí O’Connor of the Irish Independent, Sexton is believed to have dislocated his thumb in the initial two-week bloc of Ireland camp which took place between June 16 and June 28. As a result, …

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