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Springboks Gain The Momentum Ahead Of Final Test Against Ireland

2016 Castle Lager Incoming Series, 2nd Test: South Africa v Ireland

Dusting themselves down after a whirlwind second half, Ireland must regroup and ready themselves for the Test decider in Port Elizabeth next weekend. We have been here before. That hollow feeling of a chance squandered is something many of this Irish squad have faced already: Ryan Crotty’s injury time score to deny Ireland history against the All Blacks in 2013, …

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Irish Fans Lament As Joe Schmidt’s Side Ran Out Of Gas

Ireland could not hold on during the final ten minutes. Despite holding a commanding half time lead, Ireland were unable to hold on as altitude and fatigue set in among Joe Schmidt’s players. Although Irish supports had prepared themselves for a backlash, the Springboks looked rudderless throughout the first half. Ireland raced into a half time lead, disrupting the Springboks momentum …

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George Hook Column: Ireland’s Player Ratings

9. Jared Payne Finally, picked in his best position. He was magnificent in everything he did. Inferior to Rob Kearney in the air, but do we want a catch and kick player or a striker from the back? Over to you Joe. 6. Andrew Trimble Despite all the talk about the defensive system the Ulster wing continues to be worse without the …

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Ireland Deliver The Performance We’ve Been Longing For

Historic. The one word you can use to describe what Saturday, June 11, 2016 means to Irish rugby players, coaches and fans. The day Ireland became the first country in the world to beat both South Africa and New Zealand on the same day, and the day we realised that the future of this sport is in good hands in this …

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Twitter Reacts to Ireland’s Seismic Win on South African Soil

Ireland recorded a brilliant 26-20 win over South Africa. Ireland opening test in their three test tour of South Africa has ended in a win following a thoroughly impressive performance in Cape Town. It’s Ireland first ever win against The Springboks in South Africa, which illustrates the magnitude of the achievement. Despite an early red card for CJ Stander, Ireland’s …

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Joe Schmidt Announces Irish Team To Face South Africa

The Irish team to face the Springboks includes a number of changes. Although injuries have greatly impacted upon Ireland ahead of their tour of South Africa, this afternoon’s squad announcement was greeted with massive interest, as it would see a number of squad players given the opportunity to stake a claim for a starting spot in the future. In particular, the …

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Rumoured Irish XV: Jared Payne Expected To Start At Fullback

Joe Schmidt is expected to make a number of changes to the Irish team. Given that Ireland are hampered by a huge number of injuries, the depth of Joe Schmidt’s squad is going to be tested against South Africa this summer. Although this provides opportunities to those on the fringes, it also creates a number of selection dilemmas for the coach. …

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The Irish Team That Should Start Against South Africa

Ireland have been rocked by injuries ahead of their summer tour of South Africa. Although Joe Schmidt can be described as being a conservative coach, change is about to be forced on him due to the number of injuries suffered by some of Ireland’s leading players. This week alone has seen, Johnny Sexton, Luke Fitzgerald and the Kearney brothers forced to withdraw …

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All Eyes Will Now Be On Ireland’s Paddy Jackson In South Africa

CARDIFF, WALES - AUGUST 08: Paddy Jackson of Ireland catches the ball during the International match between Wales and Ireland at the Millennium Stadium on August 8, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

In rugby, and in any other professional sport, you never quite know when you’re number is going to be called upon. Whether it’s Stephen Donald being drafted into New Zealand’s Rugby World Cup squad while he was away on a fishing trip or if it’s Tom Brady replacing an injured Drew Bledsoe, you never know when it’s going be your turn to …

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Massive Injury Blow For Ireland Ahead Of South African Tour

Ireland have suffered yet another injury blow ahead of South African tour. After already losing Sean O’Brien, Cian Healy and Tommy Bowe to injury, Joe Schmidt will now have to plan for Ireland’s tour of South Africa without Johnny Sexton. The Irish Independent have this morning reported the Leinster fly half underwent shoulder surgery on Tuesday, following last weekend’s Pro 12 final defeat …

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Six Nations 2016: Main Talking Points From Ireland’s Campaign

Joe Schmidt Ireland

The 2016 Six Nations enters the history books, and it’s time to reflect on some key learning points for Ireland moving forward. It was an acceptable championship for Joe Schmidt’s side. Nothing more, nothing less. Two wins over Italy and Scotland boosted morale after bruising trips to Paris and London. While two wins in five games us undoubtedly disappointing, there …

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Five Players Ireland Should Now Pick Against England

France v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

Ireland should now look to the future. Ireland’s defeat to France means that any realistic hopes Joe Schmidt had of landing a third successive Six Nations Championship have all but evaporated. Although Irish rugby needs a fillip in the short term, Schmidt should now have one eye on developing both his squad and tactics. While Schmidt has long been criticised for choosing to …

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Paddy Jackson Has To Step Up, Whether He’s Ready Or Not

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - JANUARY 23: Paddy Jackson of Ulster during the European Champions Cup Pool 1 round 6 game between Ulster and Oyonnax at Kingspan Stadium on January 23, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

With Johnny Sexton out through concussion once again, there’s a chance for Paddy Jackson to step up to the plate with Ireland. Jack O’Toole discusses the positives and negatives of what may be a forced alteration come the Six Nations. As every Irish rugby fan will know by now, injuries are a cruel yet ultimately inevitable part of sport that can often derail …

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