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The Winners And Losers From Ireland’s Brilliant Autumn Series

Guinness Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 26/11/2016 Ireland vs Australia Ireland's Peter O'Mahony celebrates at the final whistle Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie

2016 has been a remarkable year for Irish rugby. After the disappointment of exiting the World Cup at the quarter final stage and an underwhelming Six Nations campaign, Ireland risked dropping out of game’s top eight nations and missing out on a seeding at the 2019 tournament. Although it could easily be argued that Ireland missed an opportunity to claim …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Ireland’s Absorbing Win Over Australia

1. Gary Ringrose Is Here To Stay At the conclusion of last season, Gary Ringrose was unlucky not to find himself in the Irish squad that toured South Africa. Although he performed admirably for Leinster, it was assumed that he was a little too light to play international rugby. However over the course of the summer Ringrose bulked up to …

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Joe Schmidt Names Ireland Team To Face Wallabies

Joe Schmidt has made a number changes to the Irish team that lost against the All Blacks. Following their 21-9 defeat at the hands New Zealand last weekend, Ireland will be looking to finish their autumn series on a high and end Australia’s quest to claim a northern hemisphere grand slam. However, while Ireland have being playing with renewed confidence this month, they …

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5 Irish Players With The Biggest Points To Prove Against Canada

France v Ireland - Group D: Rugby World Cup 2015

Competition for places in the Irish team has intensified in recent weeks. This time last year if somebody argued that Ireland would beat New Zealand without Sean O’Brien, Peter O’Mahony, Iain Henderson, they would have been met with derision. However that is exactly what came to pass in Chicago last week. Although the All Blacks had themselves suffered a number of …

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Joe Schmidt Names Completely New Starting XV For Canada Test

Joe Schmidt has taken the opportunity to rest the players involved in Ireland’s win over New Zealand. Following on from Ireland’s historic victory over New Zealand, Joe Schmidt as made a total of 15 changes to the side that took to the field in Chicago. Given the intensity of last week’s clash and the fact that Ireland still have to …

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15 Changes Joe Schmidt Could Make Against Canada Illustrating The Depth Of Talent Now At His Disposal

Ireland are likely to rest many of their star names after beating the All Blacks.   While Ireland celebrated their historic victory over New Zealand last weekend, Steve Hansen and his players were no doubt planning their revenge in Dublin on Saturday week. Although the Italians may take some of the edge off the expected All Black backlash, Hansen’s side will …

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Paddy Jackson Set To Replace Johnny Sexton For Ireland V Canada

Ireland rugby coach Joe Schmidt looks set to ring the changes for Ireland’s November international series test against Canada in Dublin on Saturday. With the heroics of their victory over world champions New Zealand still fresh in the minds of players and fans alike, Schmidt must, this week, pull his squad together to focus on the tricky job ahead. Canada …

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Stephen Ferris Insists Ireland Won’t Be Distracted By Paddy Jackson Allegations

Former Ulster and Ireland flanker Stephen Ferris insists Ireland won’t be distracted by Tuesday’s revelations that Ulster fly-half Paddy Jackson was arrested earlier this year on alleged sexual offence charges. Jackson and Ulster teammate Stuart Olding were arrested by the PSNI back in June in relation to alleged sexual offences reported to have taken place at a property in south Belfast on Tuesday, …

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Ian Madigan Could Be About To Extend His Stay In Bordeaux

Ireland v Romania - Group D: Rugby World Cup 2015

Ian Madigan joined Bordeaux Begles last summer. Despite putting his international career at risk, Ian Madigan took the decision to leave Ireland and join Bordeaux Begles last summer. Although the former Leinster playmaker was regarded as being Ireland’s second choice fly-half, Madigan immediately paid the price for moving to France, falling behind Paddy Jackson in Joe Schmidt’s pecking order during …

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Ulster Confirm Departure Of Ruan Pienaar

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - DECEMBER 11: Ruan Pienaar of Ulster during the European Champions Cup Pool 1 rugby game at Kingspan Stadium on December 11, 2015 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Ruan Pienaar is set to move to the Top 14. Despite Ulster’s best attempts to retain the services of Ruan Pienaar, the Irish province have this morning confirmed that they have been unable to extend his contract. Pienaar has become a crowd favourite at the Kingspan Stadium since joining Ulster in 2010, however due to the IRFU’s strict policy on renewing the contracts …

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Opinion: Ireland Showed Glimpses Of Real Potential In South Africa

With rumours about Joe Schmidt’s possible departure circulating, there are serious questions facing the Irish team following their summer tour. Yet, it also begs the question – what does this mean for their play? There has been plenty of criticism of Schmidt’s way of handling the team. He has demanded that play be kept simple and straightforward, but – in the process – …

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Is This The New First-Choice Ireland XV?

Ireland will be disappointed to miss out on a series win, but have blooded a number of young players.  Not too long ago, Ireland’s 19-13 defeat at the hands of South Africa would have been regarded as a moral victory. The performance would have been praised, but not analysed in any great detail. Therefore, the disappointment felt by fans at full time whistle is …

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