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Chris Farrell Passionately Defends Irish Project Players

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Chris Farrell has leapt to the defence of Ireland’s project players in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Jean Kleyn made headlines around the world when he was selected for Joe Schmidt’s 31-man squad in place of long-serving lock Devin Toner. Kleyn became eligible to represent Ireland just two days before making his debut against Italy in …

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The Ireland Players Who Emerged From Six Nations With World Cup Boost


One of the main positives which Irish supporters can take out of this 2019 Six Nations is that the opening game of Ireland’s World Cup campaign is still 188 days away.  There is hope that before that clash with Gregor Townsend’s Scotland in Yokohama, Ireland can rectify the glaring problems which presented themselves over the last seven weeks. Confidence is …

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Manu Tuilagi Turns Down Big Money Move To Racing 92

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England international, Manu Tuilagi has rejected an offer from French rugby powerhouse, Racing 92 in favour of signing a new deal with Leicester Tigers. The robust centre had been to France to discuss terms with the Parisians but has since decided to stay loyal to the club with whom he has spent his entire career. The 27-year-old said on Leicester’s …

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Rugby Players’ Chief Issues Test Health Warning Over Pay

The Rugby World Cup will remain the preserve of a handful of top sides and will fail to evolve unless players from smaller nations are properly rewarded, international players chief Omar Hassanein told AFP. The 41-year-old Australian – chief executive of the Dublin-based International Rugby Players association – is in talks with World Rugby to ensure tier-two governing bodies prioritise …

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Rugby Pondering ‘Emerging’ Nations For World Cup, Says Beaumont

World Rugby Chairman Bill Beaumont suggested that the World Cup could be held in non-traditional rugby nations following France in 2023. With exactly 12 months to go until the battle for the Webb Ellis trophy kicks off in Tokyo, Beaumont also predicted one of the most competitive and unpredictable tournaments yet, tipping free-flowing Fiji as a dark horse team to …

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Samoa Qualify For The World Cup And Will Enter Pool A

Samoa have qualified for the 2019 World Cup in Japan thanks to a 42-28 victory over Germany today in Heidelberg. This was the second leg between the two sides and Samoa had already put a huge score and victory on their European opponents in the first leg on a scoreline of 66-15. It was always going to be a tough task …

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Rassie Erasmus Says ‘Terrible’ Boks Can Still Win World Cup

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Coach Rassie Erasmus says the South Africa team he called “terrible” after they lost to England this weekend can go on to win the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.    The Springboks crumbled 25-10 to the Red Rose in a dead-rubber final Test having already clinched the series with victories in Johannesburg and Bloemfontein. England adapted much better to …

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One Of Ireland’s World Cup Opponents Could Still Change

This on-going saga looks set for a few more twists and turns.  If you’re not up to date on the latest regarding one of Ireland’s World Cup opponents, then we don’t blame you, it’s becoming incredibly messy and confusing. Currently, one of Ireland’s Pool A 2019 World Cup opponents is Russia. Russia were placed in Ireland’s Pool because both Romania …

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