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Leone Nakarawa’s Sacking Confirmed By Racing 92

Racing 92 have sacked Fijian lock Leone Nakarawa, the club confirmed today. The 31-year-old returned from the Rugby World Cup two weeks later than scheduled having played in all four of the Pacific Islanders’ pool matches in Japan before being knocked out. Nakarawa was expected back in Paris on Monday, October 28, but did not return until Monday, November 11. …

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Johnny Sexton Incredibly Proud To Realise Childhood Ambition

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Johnny Sexton will captain Ireland for the first time on Thursday when they face Russia in the third pool game of their Rugby World Cup campaign. The Leinster out-half has been joint vice-captain alongside Peter O’Mahony for some time now and has previously taken over the duties during games when Rory Best was replaced. However, Thursday’s game marks the first …

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Finn Russell Cross Field Kick The Highlight In Strong Scotland Win

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Scotland looked lacklustre against Ireland, to say the least. None more so than their mercurial out-half Finn Russell who failed to exploit what was seen as an inexperienced Irish backfield.  Gregor Townsend’s men bounced back in style, however, earlier today with a 34-0 win over Samoa to get their World Cup campaign up and running. The win piles a massive …

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Ireland Provide Latest Injury Update Ahead Of Japan Clash

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Sean McMahon reporting from Shizouka  Ireland skills and kicking coach, Richie Murphy, has provided an injury update ahead of Ireland’s second pool game at the 2019 Rugby World Cup on Saturday against the host nation, Japan.  The main concern coming out of today’s press conference is Johnny Sexton. The out-half picked up a knock to his quad during the win …

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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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