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Ian Foster Succeeds Steve Hansen As All Blacks Head Coach

Ian Foster

Newly-appointed New Zealand head coach Ian Foster says he is “truly privileged and honoured” to succeed Steve Hansen in the top role.  The 54-year-old was tipped to become head coach having worked alongside Hansen as assistant head coach of the All Blacks since 2012 and beat out Crusaders boss Scott Robertson who also interviewed for the position. New Zealand Rugby …

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Troy Parrott: Walking Out In The Green Jersey In My Hometown Was The Best Feeling I’ve Ever Had

Troy Parrot is now the third-youngest player to represent the Republic of Ireland.  At 17 years and 283 days, Parrott became the youngest player to play for Ireland since Robbie Keane in 1998 with his appearance against New Zealand and he marked the occasion with an assist. In Ireland’s 3-1 win over the All Whites at a bitterly-cold, and sparsely …

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Player Ratings As Ireland Record Comfortable Victory Over New Zealand

Republic of Ireland 3 New Zealand 1. Mick McCarthy’s much-changed side recorded a comfortable win over modest opposition at a bitterly-cold, and sparsely populated, Aviva Stadium on Thursday night. Derrick Williams, Sean Maguire and Callum Robinson got the goals, after Callum McCowatt opened the scoring for New Zealand. And here is how we rated the Ireland players: Kieran O’Hara – …

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McCarthy Names Exciting Ireland XI To Face New Zealand

Ireland New Zealand

Mick McCarthy has named his Republic of Ireland side to face New Zealand over 24 hours before kick-off in the Aviva Stadium. As previously confirmed, Tottenham striker Troy Parrott will become the youngest player to make his debut since Robbie Keane, who also made his international debut at 17. Parrott is named in an exciting front three alongside Robbie Brady …

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The Experimental Ireland XI McCarthy Should Play Against New Zealand

Ireland take on New Zealand next Thursday at the Aviva Stadium as they prepare for their crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark. Mick McCarthy selected a 28-man squad ahead of the Dublin doubleheader, with the game against the All Whites an opportunity for the Irish boss to give some fringe players and new faces a chance. After Ireland’s disappointing displays …

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Upcoming Ireland Friendly Ideal Chance For Promising Duo, But Again Mick Missed A Trick

Contradictions are currency when it comes to Mick McCarthy of late. On Thursday, the Republic of Ireland boss cut his 39-man squad down to 28, ahead of the upcoming friendly against New Zealand and crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark. McCarthy included 17-year-old Tottenham prospect Troy Parrott, who has been all but guaranteed his chance against the All Whites, as …

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Troy Parrott Will Be Part Of Ireland Squad For Games Against New Zealand And Denmark

Mick McCarthy has confirmed that Troy Parrott will be in the Republic of Ireland squad for the upcoming games against New Zealand and Denmark. Parrott doesn’t turn 18 until February and has only made one senior appearance for Tottenham Hotspur, but he is the highest-rated talent in Irish football. The Dubliner has already scored three times for Ireland Under-21s. He …

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Beauden Barrett Calls For Continuity In Head Coach Decision


Beauden Barrett has appeared to throw his support behind Ian Foster to succeed Steve Hansen as the New Zealand head coach.  Hansen stepped down from the role following the All Blacks’ 40-17 victory over Wales in the Rugby World Cup Bronze Final after eight years in charge. Barrett was speaking to media as the side arrived back in New Zealand …

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“They Earn A Shit-Load Of Money, So They Can Pay The Fines”

New Zealand hooker Dane Coles isn’t too concerned about the fine England received following their V-shaped formation when facing the All Blacks haka but admitted that he and his teammates found the response “awesome.” England were fined and reprimanded for the response which saw them breach World Rugby’s rule which states that an opposition team cannot cross the half-way line …

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All Blacks Ring The Changes For Third Place Play-Off With Wales

All Blacks

All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen has made seven changes to the side who lost out to England in the World Cup semi-final last week for their third-place play-off against Wales on Friday.  Dane Coles comes in at hooker for Codie Taylor, Shannon Frizell starts at blindside flanker for Scott Barrett who moves to the second row replacing Sam Whitelock …

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England Fined Following V-Shaped Formation In Response To Haka

Owen Farrell Haka

England have been fined for the V-shape formation the team made when facing New Zealand’s haka before their clash with the All Blacks in last weekend’s World Cup semi-final. According to the Guardian, England have been reprimanded and fined a four figure sum although it is believed to be less than the £2,500 that France had to pay for adopting …

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Troy Parrott Included In Ireland Squad For November Games

Mick McCarthy has announced the Republic of Ireland squad for the November games against New Zealand and Denmark. Troy Parrott and Ryan Manning are the standout selections from the 39-man extended squad. Parrott is rated as the brightest prospect in Irish football and has already scored three times for the Ireland Under-21s. The 17-year-old has played one senior game for …

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Five Players Who Should Be Given A Chance In New Zealand Friendly

Ireland face the prospect of an Aviva Stadium double header next month when the Boys in Green take on New Zealand in a friendly before their crucial Euro 2020 qualifier against Denmark. The Danish clash may be the game everyone understandably has their eye on, but the New Zealand friendly may represent a strong opportunity for certain players to stake …

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