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Andy Farrell Provides Positive Update On Earls & Kearney Fitness

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Sean McMahon reporting from Yokohama.  Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell has provided a positive update on the fitness of Keith Earls and Rob Kearney ahead of Sunday’s World Cup clash with Scotland. Earls and Kearney are suffering from knee and calf problems, respectively and there has been widespread concern that the duo could miss out the Pool A opener against …

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IRFU Confirm Injury To Rob Kearney

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Sean McMahon reporting from Chiba The IRFU have confirmed that Rob Kearney suffered an injury to his calf on Monday.  The 33-year-old fullback was in line to start against Scotland for Ireland’s World Cup opener against Scotland in Yokohama on Sunday but this setback has put that in doubt. Today, a spokesman for the IRFU confirmed that Kearney has tightness …

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Rob Kearney A Doubt For World Cup Opener Against Scotland

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Sean McMahon reporting from Chiba.  Ireland fullback Rob Kearney has emerged as a doubt for Sunday’s clash with Scotland in Yokohama.  It is being widely reported that Kearney suffered a calf injury in training this morning and his availability for the clash with Gregor Townsend’s side is now deemed doubtful. Ireland are currently in the midst of a backline injury …

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Rob Kearney Agrees To Contract Extension With IRFU

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Leinster full-back Rob Kearney has agreed to a contract extension with the IRFU that will see him remain in Ireland following the World Cup. The 33-year-old wasn’t included in Leinster’s recent list of players who had signed a contract extension, leading to speculation that he was on his way to France. However, the IRFU confirmed on Tuesday that they have …

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Johnny Sexton Returns As Leinster Name Team For PRO14 Final

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Johnny Sexton has returned to the Leinster starting XV for their PRO14 final clash with Glasgow Warriors in Celtic Park on Saturday evening. The team captain was left on the bench for the semi-final against Munster last weekend with Ross Byrne preferred at fly-half. He returns to partner Luke McGrath for the final while Byrne is named among the substitutes. …

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“That’s Johnny, Isn’t It?” – Kearney Rejects Criticism Of Sexton Outburst

Leinster and Ireland full-back, Rob Kearney has defended teammate, Johnny Sexton, following criticism of his outburst during their Guinness Six Nations win over Italy last month. The Ireland out-half was visibly annoyed after being substituted in the 78th minute and aimed critical comments at Jacob Stockdale who had dropped a pass just moments before. Many have criticised Sexton’s approach, especially when dealing with …

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“People Started To Go Into Their Shells” – Kearney Reflects On Ireland Mistakes

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Ireland will hope for continued improvement in their performance when they take on France at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium on Sunday.  Since the disappointing opening round defeat to England, Joe Schmidt’s side have got their campaign back on track thanks to consecutive wins over Scotland and Italy. However, what remains a major talking point and worry among supporters is their respective …

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Kearney & Leavy Added To Leinster Injury List Ahead Of Toulouse Test

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Leinster have today confirmed that some key individuals are carrying knocks and therefore will not take part in tomorrow’s crucial Heineken Champions Cup Clash with Toulouse. It was reported earlier in the week that the province’s captain and World Rugby Player of the Year, Johnny Sexton would miss out at the RDS and be replaced by Ross Byrne. That has …

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Rob Kearney Highlights Influence of Jared Payne On Ulster’s Form

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Rob Kearney will captain Leinster on his return to first-team action when they welcome Ulster to the RDS tomorrow evening (kick-off 5.15pm). It is the first meeting between the two provinces this season, and both are opting for a second-string side, ahead of crucial Champions Cup fixtures scheduled for next weekend. Leinster’s stand-in skipper believes they can’t read too much …

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Andy Farrell Provides Injury Update As All Blacks Loom

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Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell spoke to the media this afternoon at the team’s base in Carton House and he provided an injury update ahead of the eagerly-anticipated clash with the All Blacks on Saturday.   With Robbie Henshaw and Conor Murray ruled out of the rest of the series, Ireland have been sweating on the fitness of Garry Ringrose, Rob …

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Kearney And Ringrose Close But Can’t Play Argentina At “A Pinch” – Schmidt

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Sean McMahon reports from Carton House  Rob Kearney and Garry Ringrose were the two high profile injury omissions from today’s Ireland squad announcement for Saturday’s clash with Argentina at the Aviva Stadium.  Kearney emerged as a doubt ever since he picked up a shoulder injury for Leinster playing against Benetton in the Guinness PRO14 a few weeks ago. Ringrose picked …

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Ireland Give Update On Kearney, Murray And Leavy

Rob Kearney, Conor Murray and Dan Leavy

Rob Kearney remains a major doubt for Ireland’s clash with Argentina on Saturday after scrum coach Greg Feek confirmed that the 32-year-old has a 50% chance of being fit.  Kearney injured his shoulder in a PRO14 clash with Leinster against Benetton and as a result, was not involved in the 26-man squad which travelled to Chicago to take on Italy …

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