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“He Was Incredible Wasn’t He?” – Cullen Praises “Role Model” Van Der Flier

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Sean McMahon reporting from the RDS Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has praised the performance of man-of-the-match Josh van der Flier after his side’s 24-9 victory over Munster at the RDS on Saturday afternoon.  Van der Flier played 77 minutes of this afternoon’s semi-final victory and these were the first minutes which the flanker has played since he suffered a …

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Ireland Likely To Be Without Henshaw While Van Der Flier A Doubt For Wales Battle

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Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium Ireland have kept alive their hopes of retaining the Six Nations championship after they recorded a 26-14 bonus-point victory over France at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.  The performance was much improved from Ireland, especially in the first half, where they registered 77% possession and 89% territory. However, final preparations didn’t get off …

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Van Der Flier Has “No Issues” After Robertson-McCoy Horror Stamp

Josh van der Flier who was on the receiving end of a reckless stamp to the head from Connacht’s Dominic Robertson-McCoy, says that has “no issues” after the incident.  In the 69th minute of Connacht’s 3-20 loss to Leinster at the Sportsground, Robertson-McCoy, who had just come on for Finlay Bealham, stamped on the head/neck area of a prone van …

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He Was In It Until The End – Cullen Praises Warrior Van Der Flier

One of the most impressive aspects of Leinster’s 3-20 victory over Connacht at the Sportsground was their defence and in particular Josh van der Flier’s determination to set the tone. Van Der Flier made his return to this Leinster side in the heavy home victory over the Dragons a few weeks ago and his form has been excellent since. The 25-year-old …

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An Experimental Irish Squad For The Summer Tour

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Joey Carbery of Leinster Rugby attempts to move past the challenge of Stephen Myler of Northampton Saints during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Leinster Rugby on December 9, 2016 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

With all the coverage over which Irish players will be on the plane for the upcoming Lions tour, it is easy to forget about the summer tour. This will see Ireland take on the USA on the 10th of June in New Jersey , before playing tests against Japan on the following two Saturdays. For the purposes of this article, …

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Former Ireland International Questions Selection Of Jamie Heaslip To Face Italy

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 1, BT Murrayfield, Scotland 4/2/2017 Scotland vs Ireland Ireland's Jamie Heaslip

Joe Schmidt’s decision to name an unchanged back row for Ireland’s Six Nations tie against Italy this weekend has not gone down well with everyone. CJ Stander, Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip all retain their places from the disappointing 27-22 defeat to Scotland in Murrayfield last weekend, despite speculation that Josh van der Flier would be drafted in ahead of …

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Niall Ronan Exclusive: CJ Stander Is “More Dynamic, Younger, And Abrasive Than Heaslip At This Stage Of His Career”

RBS 6 Nations Championship Round 1, BT Murrayfield, Scotland 4/2/2017 Scotland vs Ireland Ireland's CJ Stander with Alex Dunbar of Scotland Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

After picking over the bones of Ireland’s defeat 27-22 at the hands of Scotland last weekend, attention now turns to Saturday’s encounter with Italy. Although Ireland are expected to win in Rome, following their reversal in Murrayfield Joe Schmidt’s side will need to secure a four-try bonus point if they want to challenge for the Championship title at the end …

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