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Stockdale Seeks Advice From Earls On The Pressures Of A World Cup


There can be no disputing that the pressure is mounting on this Ireland squad ahead of their final Pool A game with Samoa next weekend. Ireland’s all-conquering 2018 followed by a topsy turvy 2019 ensured that pressure was on Joe Schmidt’s side before the World Cup had even begun. Jacob Stockdale burst onto the scene during Ireland’s most successful ever …

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Andy Farrell Provides Positive Update On Earls & Kearney Fitness

Kearney Earls

Sean McMahon reporting from Yokohama.  Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell has provided a positive update on the fitness of Keith Earls and Rob Kearney ahead of Sunday’s World Cup clash with Scotland. Earls and Kearney are suffering from knee and calf problems, respectively and there has been widespread concern that the duo could miss out the Pool A opener against …

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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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“Joey and Earlsy Were Both 95% And We Decided Not To Take A Chance”

Earls Carbery

Sean McMahon reporting from Thomond Park Munster head coach Johann van Graan is hoping to have both Keith Earls (thigh) and Joey Carbery (hamstring) fit for their Guinness PRO14 semi-final with Leinster in two weeks.  Munster have been without Earls and Carbery for the last number of weeks. Both players made their last appearances when they defeated Edinburgh in the …

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Late Changes For Munster As Earls And Loughman Ruled Out Of Benetton Clash


Munster have confirmed that Keith Earls and Jeremy Loughman have been ruled out of tomorrow’s Guinness PRO14 quarter-final clash with Benetton at Thomond Park.  The duo were named in today’s team announcement but after today’s captain’s run, the southern province confirmed that the duo have been ruled out. Darren Sweetnam will take Earls’ place on the left wing while Liam …

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Murray Fit For Quarter-Final As Earls & Carbery Return To Training

Conor Murray Munster

Munster head coach, Johann van Graan, has confirmed that Conor Murray will be available for selection for their Guinness PRO14 quarter-final against Benetton on Saturday.  The scrum-half was forced to miss their final group game against Connacht last Saturday after he picked up a neck injury during the warm-up. Van Graan revealed afterwards that his withdrawal from the matchday squad …

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“We Gave Him Every Opportunity To Get Through The Week”

Keith Earls

Sean McMahon reports from Coventry Munster head coach Johann van Graan has said that he and his staff gave Keith Earls every opportunity this week to prove his fitness but ultimately, they had to decide to leave him out as he was not 100%. Van Graan was speaking alongside Peter O’Mahony and CJ Stander at a sun-kissed Ricoh Arena in …

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Blow For Munster As Keith Earls Misses Semi-Final With Saracens

Munster Keith Earls Saracens

Munster have confirmed that Keith Earls will miss their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final against Saracens through injury, with Darren Sweetnam replacing him on the wing.  The 31-year-old, who scored a brace of tries against Edinburgh in the quarter-final, picked up an injury during the game and did not train during the week. Mike Haley was a late withdrawal in BT …

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“Everyone Expects Us To Blow Teams Out Of The Water” – Keith Earls

Keith Earls Ireland

Keith Earls admits that Ireland haven’t been themselves in recent weeks but is confident that they will “click” sooner rather than later.  There has been no shortage of potential explanations for Ireland’s dip in form; injuries, undercooked players in key positions, potential bad blood between Munster and Leinster players due to the Thomond Park derby clash, Joe Schmidt’s departure at …

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“Billy Does What He Does Best” – Earls Ready For Vunipola Threat

Keith Earls Ireland England Vunipola

Keith Earls is expecting a typically physical Six Nations encounter with England this weekend as Ireland look to get their title defence off to the best possible start.  Matches between these two teams are always high in the physicality stakes and with England seeing the return of Mako and Billy Vunipola, Manu Tuilagi and Courtney Lawes among others, there is a …

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Keith Earls On Glory Days: “In My Eyes I Have No Medal”

It has been 10 years since Munster last lifted a trophy at European level, despite numerous attempts, and the team are more desperate than ever to relive the glory days, according to Keith Earls.  The Limerick winger is the only surviving member of that 2008 squad, however, he played no part in the campaign that saw the province beat Toulouse …

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Keith Earls Signs New Two-Year Deal With Munster

Munster and Ireland winger, Keith Earls has signed a contract extension with the IRFU that will see him remain with the province until June 2021.  The Moyross man missed Munster’s Heineken Champions Cup clash with Gloucester through injury but was reintroduced to team training this week ahead of their clash against Glasgow this weekend. Happy Thursday! Munster Rugby and the …

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Injury Concerns For Munster After Exeter Arm Wrestle

There were plenty of sore bodies around the High-Performance Centre in UL this morning as Munster get ready to prepare for the visit of Gloucester to Thomond Park on Saturday at 1 pm.  Munster put in their most physical performance of the season to earn a hard-fought draw against the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park but unfortunately for Johann van Graan …

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