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The Power Plays: Authoritative Display From Ross Byrne Begs Six Nations Question

Ross Byrne

Brought to you by Energia, proud sponsors of Leinster Rugby. There was no shortage of superb displays from Leinster in their 13-6 win over Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday night.  What clearly stood out was the defensive masterclass put on by the reigning champions which was spearheaded by captain Scott Fardy and the increasingly prominent Will Connors who completed …

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Gordon D’Arcy: Sexton’s Lack Of Game Time Doesn’t Concern Me

Johnny Sexton Leinster

Gordon D’Arcy doesn’t believe that Leinster captain Johnny Sexton will struggle in this weekend’s Heineken Champions Cup semi-final with Toulouse due to a lack of game time. The World Player of the Year hasn’t featured for Leinster since their 26-17 loss to Munster in December and has only 15 games to his name this season, lasting the full 80 minutes …

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Three Uncapped Players Named In Joe Schmidt’s Ireland Squad

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Joe Schmidt has named his Ireland squad for the opening two round of this year’s Six Nations championships with three uncapped players among the 38-man squad. Connacht trio Caolin Blade, Jack Carty & Tom Farrell have all been named in Joe Schmidt’s squads after impressing hugely over the Christmas period. It was expected that Blade would be included in the …

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“…They Decided That They Want To Stay Where They Are” – Ulster Still Searching For Paddy Jackson Replacement

Ulster have had a rollercoaster season both on and off the field but they can finish their season on a high by qualifying for next season’s Champions Cup. The northern province will likely face the Ospreys in a playoff fixture for the final Champions Cup spot on the weekend 18/19/20 May but they may qualify regardless if Leinster win the …

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Three Irish Players We Would Like To See Capped On Australia Tour

Ireland are less than two months away from their first Test against Australia which will take place at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The following two games will be played in Melbourne and Sydney and the tour provides a perfect opportunity for Joe Schmidt to introduce some new blood to the rigours of international Test rugby. Schmidt, though, has to …

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5 Interprovincial Transfers The IRFU Should Facilitate Next Summer

In comparison to the situation that exist in Wales, the IRFU’s pyramidal structure works far more efficiently and without the baggage associated with welsh regional rugby. In Ireland the club/schools system feeds the provinces, who in turn produce players for the national team. In order to best manage the pool of talent available, the IRFU centrally contract their elite players and determine …

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Leinster And Munster Name Sides For Weekend European Cup Ties

LIMERICK, IRELAND - DECEMBER 10: Rassie Erasmus, the Munster director of rugby looks on during the European Champions Cup match between Munster and Leicester Tigers at Thomond Park on December 10, 2016 in Limerick, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Irish provinces Munster and Leinster are on a crest of a wave at present, following comprehensive victories over English opposition last weekend. The two, who have won five European Cups between them, are looking to put the disappointment of last season behind them by qualifying for the knockout stages. Munster shut out Leicester at Thomond Park last week, on a …

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Leinster Boss Cullen Full Of Praise For Emerging Fly-Half Talent

Leinster Rugby Squad Training, Rosemount, UCD 28/3/2016 Joey Carberry Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Gary Carr

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has praised 20-year-old fly-half Joey Carberry as a ‘confident’ yet ‘grounded’ player following Carberry’s two-try performance in the Blues’ season opener against Treviso on Friday night. Two first half tries from Carberry and a second half score from substitute hooker James Tracy set up a 20-8 win for Leinster at the RDS, but much of the …

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