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Johnny McPhillips Departs Ulster For Leicester Tigers

Ulster out-half, Johnny McPhillips has signed a deal with Leicester Tigers and will join the English Premiership ahead of next season.  McPhillips becomes the second Irish player to move to Welford Road this summer alongside Leinster’s, Noel Reid, where they will be coached by former Irish international, Geordan Murphy. He was born in England and spent five years playing soccer …

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Noel Reid To Join Leicester Tigers At End Of Season

Noel Reid

Leinster Rugby have confirmed that centre Noel Reid will join Leicester Tigers from the start of the 2019/2020 season. The 28-year old made his senior debut for the province against Aironi in October 2011 and has made 120 appearances in a Leinster jersey since then, scoring 103 points. Reid also has one international cap to his name, which came during …

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Leinster Announce New Contracts For 15 Players

Leinster are riding the crest of a wave at present. Sitting atop the Pro12 table, they marched onto the Champions Cup semi-final with a comprehensive win over Premiership leaders Wasps last weekend. However, what is evening more promising for the RDS-faithful is the manner in which the younger generation led the charge in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Joey Carbery, …

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5 Players Joe Schmidt Might Call Up To Replace Jared Payne

Jared Payne’s World Cup ending injury will force Joe Schmidt to call up a replacement. Until this morning, Ireland had enjoyed a relatively injury free World Cup Campaign. Indeed Ireland’s main injury concerns rested on the fitness of Cian Healy and Robbie Henshaw prior to the tournament. However Ireland’s injury free run came crashing to a halt this morning, when …

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Worrying Injury News For Ireland Ahead Of The World Cup

Joe Schmidt is set to monitor the fitness of a number of players ahead of Ireland’s World Cup opener against Canada. With Joe Schmidt set to unveil the Irish team that will begin their World Cup campaign against Canada later today, The Irish Times have reported that the coach faces a number of fitness concerns. Key amongst them is Robbie Henshaw. Gavin …

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Focus Friday – Leinster’s New Look Backline Vs. Edinburgh

This evening Leinster welcome Edinburgh to the RDS in the Guinness Pro 12. Leinster have made eight changes to the side that scored a hugely important win in France last week, and will be looking to use the momentum of that crucial away victory to steer them to a dominant performance tonight. Luke McGrath is at 9, a much deserved opportunity …

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Five Players Looking To Impress Joe Schmidt This Weekend

European rugby is finally upon us and these five players will be hoping for standout performances to catch the eye of Irish coach Joe Schmidt. 1. Noel Reid – Leinster Many questions were asked throughout last season as to who might step up and fill the void in the Leinster and Ireland teams after Brian O’Driscoll’s retirement. Few would have …

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Focus Friday – The Future Irish Rugby Midfield

In the race to find the heir apparent to Brian O’Driscoll’s throne, we’ve overlooked a particular detail. Brian O’Driscoll has been Ireland’s most important ever player. As we lament his retirement and scout potential replacements, we have to remember that in finding the new 13, we must also find the new 12. Brian O’Driscoll and Gordon D’Arcy together were excellent …

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Leinster Rugby: A Machine of Continuity

At the end of the 2013/14 Rabodirect Pro12 season, Leinster became the first team to mount a successful defence of the title with a 34–12 victory over Glasgow Warriors in the RDS. The occasion represented another equally significant landmark in the history of the club – the retirement of two of its great servants, Leo Cullen and Brian O’Driscoll. This …

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Focus Friday – Ireland Vs. Argentina – The Sequel

Ireland scored a comfortable win over Los Pumas last week, romping home to a three try victory in Argentina. Henry, Sexton and Cave all touched down for the Six Nations Champions, with Sexton and Madigan adding the surplus. Here’s what to expect from this weekend’s clash. One of Ireland’s positives in the game was the lineout. The importance of the lineout …

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Five Things Joe Schmidt’s Ireland Must Do In Argentina

The Irish team have touched down in Argentina and are gearing up for the first Test against Argentina on Saturday. Ozer McMahon is here to discuss the five most important things that Ireland must gain from the summer tour. 1. Familiarise Ideas Joe Schmidt has been in the hot seat for less than twelve months and with the winner-takes-all nature of …

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