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Stringer: Ireland Came Up So Short In Every Aspect Of The Game

Japan have defeated Ireland 19-12 after a heroic performance in the Rugby World Cup. Ireland went into the game as heavy favourites after a dominant display over Scotland last weekend that saw them come away with a bonus-point win. However, despite two tries in the opening twenty minutes, Joe Schmidt’s side were second best for large parts of the game. …

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Stringer: Ireland Must Look To Rattle “Hothead” Farrell

Peter Stringer has said Ireland will look to get under the skin of ‘hothead’ England captain Owen Farrell when the teams meet in their Six Nations clash in Dublin. The build-up to Saturday’s match, which sees defending Six Nations Grand Slam champions Ireland up against an improving England at the start of a year culminating with the World Cup in …

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Peter Stringer: “I’m In Control Of My Own Life Now”

Peter Stringer Munster

For any rugby player who has played the game professionally for 20 years, the thought of retirement must be a daunting one. However, for Peter Stringer, who retired last year on his own terms, he is happy to now live his life in the same manner.  Ireland are favourites going into this weekend’s Guinness Six Nations opener against England, having won …

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Peter Stringer Leaves Worcester Warriors And Fans Now Ponder His Next Move

Evergreen Irish scrum-half Peter Stringer has left Worcester Warriors following his failure to secure a contract extension and now Irish fans are hoping he comes home to continue his epic career. The 40-year-old No.9 joined the Aviva Premiership side on a short-term contract ahead of the current campaign and made just six appearances for the struggling side, five of which …

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Peter Stringer Reveals The Simple Secret To His Age-Defying Career

Heineken Cup Final: Munster v Biarritz Olympique

Former Munster and Ireland scrum-half Peter Stringer continues to defy the conventional ravages of time as he prepares for his 20th season as a professional rugby player. Approaching 40 years of age, the man from Cork continues to defy conventional logic as he enjoys pre-season training with new club Worcester Warriors, his fifth (including two loan spells with Saracens and …

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The Premiership ‘Old Timers’ XV

Accusations have at times been thrown at England’s Premiership that it is a southern hemisphere ‘graveyard’ where ageing Kiwis, Aussies or South Africans head to in the last few years of their careers, but exactly how true is that? We’ve put together a team of the oldest players in each position to have played in the Premiership. Roger Murtaugh from …

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Ireland’s Greatest XV

As we continue to look at the best players for each major nation at international level, we next move on to Ireland and the individuals who have been the most successful for their country. Each team below is based on statistics rather than one person’s opinions, therefore there is an element of objectivity rather than personal preference. We begin by …

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Aviva Premiership 2016-2017 Preview: Sale Sharks

It’s never been an easy job being in charge of one of the Premiership’s only two northern clubs, but somehow Director of Rugby Steve Diamond has kept Sale Sharks competitive – even on a budget smaller than most of his rivals in the league. Despite not having tasted any kind of success in the form of tangible trophies since the …

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Watch: Ten Of International Rugby’s Greatest Ever Tap Tackles

LONDON - MARCH 6: Jason Robinson of England is tap tackled by Ireland's Peter Stringer during the RBS Six Nations match between England and Ireland at Twickenham on March 6, 2004 in London. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

We all enjoy a crunching tackle as much as beautifully-crafted try, but humble tap tackles so often go unrecognised as moments of superb athleticism, wonderful vision and the greatest weapon in the armoury of last-ditch defence. Let’s look at just ten of the best tap tackles seen on a professional rugby field: 10) Joe Worsley on Vincent Clerc, 2007 Often …

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Sale Sharks Sign Former Lions And Wales Scrum-Half Mike Phillips

SALFORD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 1: Sale Sharks players congratulate Sam James, second from right, after he scored his side's first try of the match during the Aviva Premiership match between Sale Sharks and Northampton Saints at the AJ Bell Stadium on November 1, 2015 in Salford, England. (Photo by Dave Thompson/Getty Images)

Sale Sharks already boast one veteran scrum-half in their ranks, having awarded Ireland and Munster legend Peter Stringer the accolade of Player of the Season. However, it has been announced this morning that Stringer will be joined at the Premiership club next season by former Wales and Lions star Mike Phillips. BREAKING NEWS:@mikephillips009 signs for Sale Sharks! #JoinTheHunt pic.twitter.com/K3lZeaWcnp — …

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International Rugby: The World’s Oldest XV

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - MARCH 27: Nick Easter of Harlequins is held by Kieran Brookes during the Aviva Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Harlequins at Franklin's Gardens on March 27, 2016 in Northampton, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

As sports science within rugby continues to improve, some players seem to be able to prolong their careers more and more, year after year. Here, we have put together a XV containing the oldest players to have taken to the field in the Aviva Premiership, Pro 12, Top 14 and Super Rugby competitions. There are some very big names here, …

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Ireland Half-Back Legends Honoured By Their Peers

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 10: Ronan O'Gara of Ireland looks on during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and Scotland at Aviva Stadium on March 10, 2012 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Irish rugby’s greatest ever pairing continue to receive accolades as they approach 40. Since the advent of the professional era, Irish rugby has been on an upward trajectory. With the establishment of the provincial model a golden generation of rugby quickly followed and saw Irish clubs win five European (Heineken) Cups between 2006 and 2012. The national squad also enjoyed …

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Peter Stringer: The Story Of An Irish Sporting Injustice

RBS 6 Nations: Scotland v Ireland

Peter Stringer is just two appearances short of achieving a century of international caps. In a packed Lansdowne Road in February 2000, a crowd witnessed history but they didn’t know it yet. They would watch the debuts of two of Ireland’s sporting legends unfold. The 9 & 10 partnership for the ages. Peter Stringer and Ronan O’Gara. The pair did not look …

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