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Four Irish Rugby Stars Facing Uncertain Futures

Munster Senior Cup Final, Irish Independent Park, Cork 26/2/2017 Cork Constitution vs Young Munster Ian Keatley of Young Munster Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne`

While things are never perfect in rugby, the current landscape, from an Irish perspective, is generally quite positive. In the Six Nations Ireland have bounced back from their disappointing performance against Scotland by aggressively and professionally dispatching both Italy and France, while both the Under-20s and women’s side are three from three and still in the hunt for grand slams. …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Wasps

One of professional rugby’s greatest success stories almost disappeared completely after financial near-collapse, but with Derek Richardson as owner the Coventry-based club has gone from strength to strength. The six-time league winners and double Heineken Cup champions will be looking to get their hands on their first silverware since 2008 this season and with an increasingly-powerful squad, it might just …

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IRFU To Hand Each Irish Province €1 Million To Allow Them Compete With European Super Clubs

Heineken Cup Final: Munster v Biarritz Olympique

The Irish provinces could be competing for some of the game’s biggest names. When it became apparent that none of Ireland’s provinces would be competing in the knock out phase of this season’s European Rugby Champions Cup, some commentator’s wondered whether they would be able to challenge the likes of Toulon and Saracens again. Indeed, at times throughout this season, it …

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Lions Prop Offered Huge Deal By Worcester Warriors

Worcester are continuing to look for high profile signings. Writing in the The Irish Times are this morning, Gerry Thornley has reported that the Worcester Warriors have made an audacious offer for Lions loosehead prop Cian Healy, with the Premiership side said to have offered the Leinster front row a contract worth ‘substantially more’ than his current deal with the IRFU. However, Irish Rugby …

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Shambles: Joe Schmidt Intervenes In Marty Moore Transfer To Wasps

Marty Moore had signed for Wasps. Writing in the Irish Independent last night, Ruaidhri O’Connor, reported that Irish head coach, Joe Schmidt, and scrum coach, Greg Feek, were forced to intervene in Marty Moore’s transfer to Wasps. Although the tighthead had already signed for the ambitious English club, the Irish coaching duo persuaded Moore to remain at Leinster. While this development will no doubt benefit Irish …

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Ireland International Prop To Leave Leinster For Wasps

While there is not yet a full scale exodus from the Irish provinces, the IRFU must certainly be worried about the fact that some of its international stars are leaving the provinces for English and French clubs. It was announced last month that Ian Madigan is headed to Bordeaux at the end of the season. Today, Gerry Thornley of The Irish …

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Five Ireland Players Who Should Feature In The Six Nations

After another bad weekend for the Irish provinces in Europe, it was only Ulster who found a win, and an impressive one at that away to Toulouse. Joe Schmidt was an interested observer at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday as Leinster put up a brave showing against champions Toulon, but ultimately fell short in the second half. The Kiwi will now …

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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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The 5 Most Important Players In Irish Rugby Post World Cup

Joe Schmidt will have to re-evaluate his squad before the Six Nations. Although Ireland may have crashed out of the World Cup, Irish rugby has never been in such a strong position. Never before has Ireland had as much depth in their squad, or attracted as many supporters. Indeed, while Paul O’Connell may have retired and the likes of Rory …

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Three Trades We’d Like To See If There Was A Draft In Irish Rugby

Bill Byrne discusses three hypothetical trades that could occur if the IRFU were to implement a draft system in Irish rugby. With news swirling around that BJ Botha is looking to hang up his boots, Munster are on the lookout for a replacement. One theory being floated is that the IRFU will keep this process ‘in-house’ and look to Leinster, where …

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A Fool’s Hope: 5 Reasons Leinster Can Win

Leinster go into today’s semi-final against Toulon with very little expected of them. But this is when they are most dangerous, writes Brian Barry, who offers five reasons why he believes Leinster can deliver one of the great European upsets.   Jimmy Gopperth To Hold His Own Perhaps it is an area of weakness in Matt O’Connor’s side, as the …

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Ireland 19-9 England: 5 Alternative Talking Points

With Ireland recording a crucial 19-9 Six Nations victory over England this weekend, Brian Barry discusses five alternative talking points from the clash at the Aviva Stadium. 5. Second phase failure It is part of the Joe Schmidt blueprint to keep things tight, stick to the plan, and take scoring chances when they arise. This does not always guarantee tries. A …

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Mike Ross and Leinster’s Number 3 Jersey

Mike Ross is now a Leinster stalwart. His absence though could be Marty Moore’s gain.    With Leinster set to face Castres this weekend, there was one noticeable absentee from the first choice 23. We’ve become accustomed to missing names like Cian Healy, Sean O’Brien and a host of other first teamers through injury, yet, a man who has often …

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Rugby: Can Ireland Win The World Cup?

Ireland dug deep to defeat Australia 26-23 on Saturday to complete three wins from three in their Autumn series, which meant it was Ireland’s first November clean sweep since 2006. As 2015 beckons, focus now turns to the World Cup. It may be taboo to even mention, but nonetheless, the question must be now posed – can Ireland capture the Webb …

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