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Ireland Required To Go Up Another Level For “Fast & Loose” Japan

Ireland Japan

Sean McMahon reporting from Hamamatsu. Ireland are under no illusions to the challenges they will face when they take on host nation Japan in their second Pool A clash which takes place in Shizouka on Saturday.  In many people’s eyes, Ireland are already destined for a quarter-final showdown with the Springboks at Tokyo Stadium on Sunday, October 20. However, first, …

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“If He Changes, He Is Not The Same Player He Was”

Johnny Sexton Richie Murphy

We will find out later this afternoon whether Johnny Sexton will be leading the line for Ireland when they take on Italy in Rome on Sunday.  Joe Schmidt’s team announcement will be interesting as the debate surrounding whether to provide valuable experience to fringe players ahead of the World Cup or to continue with the front-line players to develop form continues. …

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Richie Murphy Wants Team To Take Pressure Off Conor Murray

Conor Murphy Richie Murphy

Such is the world-class form which we have become accustomed to from Conor Murray over the last few years, once the Munster scrum-half is below-par, it becomes a major talking point.  Murray has yet to hit the heights this season that we saw in years gone by but that is understandable. The 29-year-old played his first game of rugby of …

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IRFU Announce Contract Extensions For Ireland Coaching Ticket

andy farrell

The IRFU have today announced contract extensions for the Ireland coaching ticket which will take them past the 2019 World Cup in Japan.  With the tour to Australia just around the corner and with a little over a year until the World Cup, it is a crucial time for Irish rugby. Ireland have now been boosted as their much successful …

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Ireland’s Six Nations Campaign: A Tale Of Two Out-Halves

Johnny Sexton Paddy Jackson Ireland

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has some tough decisions to make over the remaining Six Nations games as Leinster’s Johnny Sexton returns to the fold for international selection.  Sexton has been Ireland’s star player for the best part of the last five years, but now there is a new kid on the block, Ulster’s Paddy Jackson. Sexton and Jackson are …

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