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Huge Number Of Ireland Players In Race To Be Fit For Autumn Internationals

We’re already over halfway through September and with that, only two months away from the Autumn Internationals which take place in November. Ireland will face South Africa, Fiji and familiar foes, Argentina, in the penultimate month of 2017.  With Ireland securing impressive victories over USA and Japan during their June tour, in addition to their victory over England in this year’s …

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Ulster Rugby Have Announced A New Captain For The Coming Season

It’s a season of change for Ulster.  Director of Rugby, Les Kiss, has brought in some new coaching staff to turn around the performances of a squad which underperformed last season. Most notably, the addition of Jono Gibbes as the province’s new head coach should add a steely edge to the Ulster pack, something which was considerably lacking last year. …

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Rory Best To Captain The Lions As Team To Face Chiefs Is Announced

HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 18: Warren Gatland and Rory Best of the Lions face the media during the British & Irish Lions media session at on June 18, 2017 in Hamilton, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Following Peter O’Mahony’s captaincy of the Lions against the Maori All Blacks on Saturday, another Irishman in the form of Rory Best will take the proverbial armband against the Chiefs. The six new call-ups, namely Allan Dell, Kristian Dacey, Tomas Francis, Cory Hill, Gareth Davies and Finn Russell,h have all been named on the bench in the Lions’ final match before …

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Andy Goode Selects His Lions 37-Man Squad

MAYNOOTH, IRELAND - DECEMBER 07: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach, faces the media during the 2017 British & Irish Lions Coaching Team Announcement held at Carton House Hotel on December 7, 2016 in Maynooth, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

With the Lions squad announcement drawing ever closer, speculation is sky-high as to which players will get the nod from Warren Gatland. With 37 seats on the plane to New Zealand available, there is going to be a wealth of talent left behind. Former England flyhalf and Pundit Arena columnist Andy Goode has selected the squad he would bring, and …

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Brian O’Driscoll Comes To A Decision On His Pick For Lions Captain

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20: Brian O'Driscoll of the Lions issues instructions during the British and Irish Lions training session held at the Anglican Church Grammar School on June 20, 2013 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Brian O’Driscoll has named the man he believes to be best-placed to lead the Lions against the All Blacks this summer. The Ireland legend is himself a former Lions captain, having been chosen to wear the proverbial armband in the 2005 tour of New Zealand before dislocating his shoulder barely five minutes into the first test having been the unfortunate …

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