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Late Change For Leinster As Joe Tomane Ruled Out Of Benetton Clash

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Leinster have made a late change to their starting XV for their Champions Cup opener against Benetton with Rory O’Loughlin replacing Joe Tomane.  The 29-year-old New Zealand native has withdrawn from the matchday squad after suffering a tight hamstring during Friday’s captains run. O’Loughlin is set to make an appearance in the centre alongside Garry Ringrose while Robbie Henshaw takes …

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Henshaw Returns As Ireland Look To Nail Down Quarter-Final Spot

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Robbie Henshaw has been named at outside centre for Ireland’s crunch clash with Samoa in the Rugby World Cup. Ireland face the Pacific Islanders on Saturday knowing that a bonus-point win will ensure qualification for the last eight of the tournament. With that in mind, Joe Schmidt has gone close to full strength for Saturday’s game. The usual front-row of …

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“Reasonably Positive” – Ireland Provide Update On Robbie Henshaw Injury

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Sean McMahon reporting from Japan.  Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek was up for media duties at Ireland’s base in Chiba and the 44-year-old Kiwi provided an update on the injury suffered by Robbie Henshaw.  Henshaw suffered a hamstring injury during a training session over the weekend and it led to Ulster’s Will Addison being removed from the northern province’s starting …

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Robbie Henshaw Emerges As Injury Concern Ahead Of World Cup Opener

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Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw has emerged as an injury doubt for the side’s opening World Cup encounter against Scotland on Sunday.  According to a report in the Irish Times, the Leinster star suffered a hamstring injury during training at Ireland’s base in Chiba. Henshaw was in line to start in midfield against the Scots, alongside Bundee Aki, following the pair’s …

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Henshaw & Murray On Key Area Where Ireland Need To Improve

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Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw have both discussed one of the areas which Ireland are keen to improve on ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  A disappointing Six Nations campaign which saw Ireland record losses to England in Dublin and Wales in Cardiff saw them finish in third place but those two games were similar, not only in the …

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Aki Returns For Connacht While Henshaw & Toner Back In With Leinster

Robbie Henshaw and Devin Toner return to the Leinster starting XV for tomorrow’s visit of Glasgow Warriors to the RDS Arena. Both Ireland internationals have been on the sidelines now since February but are expected to get valuable minutes under their belts in this weekend’s penultimate round of the Guinness PRO 14. Toner returns from ankle surgery to take his …

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Ireland Likely To Be Without Henshaw While Van Der Flier A Doubt For Wales Battle

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Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium Ireland have kept alive their hopes of retaining the Six Nations championship after they recorded a 26-14 bonus-point victory over France at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday.  The performance was much improved from Ireland, especially in the first half, where they registered 77% possession and 89% territory. However, final preparations didn’t get off …

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Clean Bill Of Health For Ireland As Italy Preparations Ramp Up

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Ireland kicking coach Richie Murphy has confirmed that the 34 players who are currently preparing for Sunday’s trip to Rome to take on Italy have all come through training unscathed and are eligible for selection.  There were a number of doubts surrounding players like Robbie Henshaw, Tadhg Beirne and Chris Farrell. Henshaw missed out on the trip to Murrayfield to …

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England Attack Coach “Surprised” At Robbie Henhsaw Fullback Decision

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England attack coach Scott Wisemantel admitted he was surprised at Joe Schmidt’s decision to name Robbie Henshaw at fullback for tomorrow’s eagerly anticipated clash between Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium.  Wisemantel and George Kruis addressed the media today at a city centre Dublin hotel and the duo were keen not to give too much away as they prepare …

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Henshaw Set To Start At Full-Back Against England [Report]

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Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt, is set to make a surprising positional switch in his team to face England on Saturday, with Robbie Henshaw set to start at full-back, according to reports. Henshaw made his debut for Ireland at full-back against the USA in Houston in June 2013, but all of his 35 caps since then have been at centre. According …

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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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Robbie Henshaw In Contention For Toulouse After Injury Return

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Fans of both Leinster and Ireland will be buoyed by the news today that Robbie Henshaw has returned to training earlier than expected after suffering a hamstring injury in November. The 25-year-old suffered the injury during the warm-up for Ireland’s November series test match with Argentina at the Aviva Stadium. At the time it was expected that Henshaw would be out …

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Blow For Leinster And Ireland As Henshaw Ruled Out Until New Year

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Leinster and Ireland have been dealt a blow with the news that Robbie Henshaw faces a period on the sidelines due to an injury he picked up during the warm-up before Ireland’s November clash with Argentina.  Henshaw injured his hamstring before that game and was originally ruled out for six weekes. However, an injury update provided by Leinster this afternoon …

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Ireland Issue Squad Update Ahead Of All Blacks Test

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Ireland have issued a squad update ahead of the eagerly-anticipated clash with the All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.  The win over Argentina was a bruising battle and there was widespread disappointment when Joe Schmidt confirmed that Sean O’Brien broke his arm just before halftime which has ruled him out of the rest of the series. Robbie Henshaw …

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You Could Pick Him At 7 And He’d Do A Really Good Job – Schmidt

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Sean McMahon reports from Carton House You would be forgiven for letting the fact that Robbie Henshaw started his career at fullback slip your mind, such has been his transformation into a world-class centre.  The Athlone native was superb in this position during the early days of his Connacht career and he often switched between 15 and centre during Pat Lam’s …

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