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Ranking Ireland’s Top Five Out-Halves For The Six Nations

The Six Nations championship is just weeks away, and excitement is building. Who will Joe Schmidt select to lead Ireland into the new World Cup cycle? With memories of that defeat to Argentina still lingering, Schmidt and Co. will be eager to reclaim their crown as kings of Europe, but some poor performances from the provinces leave question marks. Following …

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Video: Paddy Jackson’s Season Saving Penalty

Paddy Jackson saved Ulster’s European season. After going 23-0 down, many thought that Ulster’s European season had come to a miserable end against Oyonnax. Indeed, given Munster’s embarrassing result last night and Leinster’s slow start to the season, an early Champions Cup exit for Ulster would have represented another blow to Irish pride ahead of the Six Nations. However, Ulster were not …

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Video: Simon Zebo And Paddy Jackson Release Rap Cover Of Otis

Simon Zebo and Paddy Jackson are renowned for being the jokers of the Ireland rugby squad, and have provided us all with plenty of laughs in the past. However, this time around they may well have outdone themselves with this rap sequel. Naturally, cabin fever may have been setting in throughout the Rugby World Cup as the squad were spending plenty …

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Ian Madigan Asks Pundits To Define Game Management

Leinster and Ireland out half, Ian Madigan, gave a frank interview last night There are few players in Irish rugby who divide opinion as much as Ian Madigan. Debate surrounding his best position and game management are popular amongst supporters. Some even argue that he is picked ahead of Paddy Jackson on the basis that he can cover a number of …

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Arrival Of Charles Piutau Damaging To Irish Rugby

Ulster confirmed this week that New Zealand utility back Charles Pitau will be joining the province in July 2016, as the northern province continue to flex their financial muscle. Australian out-half Sam Windsor is also set to join Neil Doak’s side, for the beginning of next season. With the dawn of the Champions Cup, European club rugby is entering a …

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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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Provincial Preview: Ulster Rugby

This week’s Provincial Preview sees Ulster Rugby come under the spotlight, as the province looks to put last year’s roller-coaster campaign behind them. Overview Summertime in Belfast is never dull. The usual stories and arguments over contentious parades, flags and violence pepper the media outlets leaving very little room for any other news. However, this off season, Ulster Rugby has done its …

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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

Matt Cassidy is here to talk us through the ups and downs of the latest week in rugby. Who’s Hot? Matt Toomua The Brumbies’ flyhalf played a blinder in their crunch Aussie derby against Western Force. The Wallaby centre, who was playing at number 10, ran the show from half back whilst scoring himself a hat-trick of tries to lead …

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Ulster Rugby At A Crossroads

Pre-season training has begun at the four provinces, with much change since the end of last year, most notably in Ulster Rugby where there is still surprise among the fans at the dismissal of Mark Anscombe as Head Coach.   Anscombe only signed an extension to his initial two-year contract in February of this year and his no-nonsense style endeared …

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PA Report Cards: Ulster Rugby

The domestic rugby season has come to an end, and it was another case of what could have been for Ulster rugby after they fell short at the Quarter-Final stage of the Heineken Cup and also suffered defeat in the Pro12 Semi-Final. Ozer McMahon is here to issue the province with their PA Report Card, detailing the highs and lows of …

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Irish Rugby Player Rankings – Week Ending 04/05/2014

It was the second last round of fixtures in the RaboDirect Pro 12 at the weekend. Connacht blew a twelve-point lead against Cardiff, Leinster earned a two point victory against Ulster and Munster crossed for seven tries in their hammering of Edinburgh. Here are the top 10 Irish players from the week’s games. 10: James Cronin Cronin continued has fine …

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Five Talking Points From Ulster v Leinster

The grand opening of a brand, new Ravenhill was the setting as Ulster and Leinster collided but there was more than bragging rights at stake. Leinster were looking to cement their place at the summit of the Pro 12 table and secure a home semi-final. Because of the Ospreys shock defeat in Parma on Thursday night, the equation for the …

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The Irish Six Nations campaign thus far

Dave Gantly, the newest member of the ‘Sport Is Everything’ team, dissects the Irish Six Nations campaign thus far and addresses the Declan Kidney ‘situation’: What a difference a few weeks can make. Coming in to the first round of the Championship, Ireland were quietly confident they could beat a Welsh team low on confidence in their own backyard. At the Millennium …

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