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Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Side To Face Wales In The Six Nations

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 01: Joe Schmidt, the Ireland head coach looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium on March 1, 2015 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has unveiled the team that will take on Wales at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin on Sunday afternoon. CJ Stander will be handed his debut, at blindside flanker, while Tommy O’Donnell will start at openside. Warren Gatland opted to go with two natural sevens in his side, with Sam Warburton making the cut. The selection of Gareth …

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Who Replaces Fitzgerald and Bowe In The Ireland Starting XV?

Never has there been a time in Irish Rugby where the national side has had a more talented group of wingers to choose from. Ireland have produced some exceptional wingers in the past with the likes of Denis Hickie, Shane Horgan and Simon Geoghegan all enjoying nice stints in green, but the current cohort of wingers that Joe Schmidt has to choose …

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Simon Zebo Signs New Contract To Remain At Munster

CLERMONT-FERRAND, FRANCE - DECEMBER 14: Simon Zebo of Munster looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup pool one match between ASM Clermont Auvergne and Munster at Stade Marcel Michelin on December 14, 2014 in Clermont-Ferrand, France. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Munster have been handed a major boost this afternoon, with the news that Simon Zebo will remain with the province for two more years. It was rumoured that the Ireland winger was set to depart for the south of France at the end of the season, but he will now remain Anthony Foley’s side. Last week’s announcement that Keith Earls …

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Massive Double Contract News For Munster

Ireland v Italy - Group D: Rugby World Cup 2015

Munster have announced that both Conor Murray and Keith Earls have signed new contracts. Despite the Irish independent reporting that Keith Earls was on the verge of signing for Saracens yesterday, Munster have announced that both he and Conor Murray have signed new three year contracts. The news will come as a massive boost for the province, and deter talk …

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Saracens Swoop For Munster And Ireland Star

Rúaidhrí O’Connor of The Irish Independent is reporting this morning that Munster are set to lose the services of Keith Earls to English giants Saracens. This comes as a major blow to the Irish province, as the Limerick man is reportedly going to turn down a new contract offer in favour of a move to the Premiership champions on a three …

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Keith Earls Lights Up Thomond Park With Brilliant Individual Try

Keith Earls illustrated his fantastic pace ahead of Six Nations. Although Munster have been knocked out of the European Rugby Champions Cup, they are nonetheless fighting to regain much of their pride after last week’s embarrassing defeat in Paris. As a result, Munster have been aggressive throughout the game, demonstrating the fighting spirit that was lacking last week. Indeed, while …

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Munster Coaches Are Up For Review

At the start of the Six Nations, Munster will review the position of all their coaching staff the Irish Independent reported today. For Munster fans this might come as a relief after a very dismal period. However, Munster’s bosses have indicated it is because contracts are running out. Ian Costello, Brian Walsh, Mick O’Driscoll and Jerry Flannery all have contracts …

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Watch Sekou Macalou’s Amazing Try Against Munster

19 Year Old Sekou Macalou fended Munster players off like flies. When Stade Francais announced that they were giving Sekou Macalou his European debut against Munster, it raised many eyebrows. Tonight’s game was after all a pivotal game for both sides, with the losers facing an immediate exit from the tournament. Indeed the gamble to start Macalou could have been brought into question …

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Injury Concerns Mar Leinster’s Victory Over Munster

Joe Schmidt will be a worried man tonight, following Leinster’s victory over Munster at Thomond Park this evening. While many of the international players stood up and performed, and Garry Ringrose also gave the Kiwi something to think about, there was a sour note. Ireland pair Cian Healy and Keith Earls both came off injured, and hopes will be that …

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Conor Murray To Sign New Munster Contract

Munster have received a much needed boost. In one of the most troubling weeks in the recent history of Munster Rugby, the province have finally received some good news. Early this morning the Irish Independent reported that contract negotiations have begun with star scrum half, Conor Murray. The 26 year old told Ruaidhri O’Connor, Negotiations have started and it’s something …

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The Ireland Rugby Form XV

Thoughts of the disappointing World Cup for Ireland won’t subside. The provinces struggled desperately on the opening weekends in Europe with key players failing to haul themselves out of their own personal malaise. With the first round of interprovincial clashes just completed its time to take stock and assess the options available to Joe Schmidt ahead of next year’s Six …

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5 Key Munster Players Yet To Sign New Contracts

Munster risk losing some of their best players this summer. Writing in the Irish Independent today, Ruaidhri O’Connor, has reported that some of Munster’s key players have yet to sign new contracts with either the province or the IRFU. While IRFU contract negotiations can often be drawn out affairs, given that French and English clubs are flush with cash from newly …

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Munster Make Eight Changes For Trip To Edinburgh

Munster welcome back Conor Murray and Keith Earls to the starting team after the pair have returned from the Rugby World Cup. The duo make their first start of the season for the province, as head coach Anthony Foley rings the changes. It is all change in the front row, as Dave Kilcoyne, Duncan Casey, and John Ryan start. Donncha …

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The Long Read: Ireland vs France – Six Key Players

Ozer McMahon takes an in-depth look at six key players from the Ireland and France squads ahead of a pivotal game on Sunday. Regardless of the occasion, Irish sporting fans serenade their teams with the Fields of Athenry. One of the lines in that famous song states how lonely it is ‘round those fields.’ One thing is for certain, they will most …

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Bad Injury News Before Ireland Name Side For France Showdown

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt delayed naming the side that will take to the field against France on Sunday. The winner of the clash in Cardiff will be rewarded with a quarter-final against Argentina on Sunday week, while the losers will face the All-Blacks the day before. However, it has been reported that there is some worrying injury news. Irish team …

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Watch Each Of Keith Earls’ Eight World Cup Tries

Keith Earls became Ireland’s leading World Cup Try Scorer last weekend. Munster utility back, Keith Earls, overtook Brian O’Driscoll as Ireland’s leading World Cup try scorer against Italy last weekend. In an otherwise dull game, Earls scored his eight World Cup try from close range after taking a Robbie Henshaw offload. The tournament has seen Earls return to his best form, after putting a number of …

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