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“Second Best Isn’t Acceptable…He’s Someone That Drives That”

Garry Ringrose

New captain, new head coach, new assistant coaches, five uncapped players and four ‘development players’ – there’s a sense of turning the page as Ireland head into the 2020 Six Nations.  Andy Farrell named his first Six Nations squad on Wednesday and the new head coach is starting off his tenure in his typical no-nonsense approach by excluding some big …

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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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Johnny Sexton Set To Miss Ireland’s Opening Two Six Nations Games

Leo Cullen

New Ireland head coach Andy Farrell will likely be without Leinster out-half Johnny Sexton for the first two games of next year’s Six Nations against Scotland and Wales. According to report by Des Barry on independent.ie. Sexton will miss 8-10 weeks of action after suffering a significant medial tear to his right knee. With the Six Nations campaign getting under …

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Leinster Confirm Johnny Sexton To Miss Northampton Clash

Leinster out-half Johnny Sexton will miss the eastern province’s Champions Cup clash with Northampton on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium following a knee injury picked up at the weekend. Sexton came off injured in Leinster’s convincing victory over the Saints on Saturday after 42 minutes when he landed awkwardly following a tackle from Matt Proctor. Leinster confirmed that Sexton would …

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

Johnny Sexton

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

Ireland injury update

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

Ireland injury update

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”

Johnny Sexton

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

Johnny Sexton

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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