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Referees Named For Ireland’s World Cup Pool Stage Games

Wayne Barnes Six Nations referees

The referees have been named for Ireland’s pool stage games of the upcoming World Cup, with England’s Wayne Barnes taking charge of their opener against Scotland. Reffing in his fourth World Cup, Barnes will be in the middle when Ireland kick-off their World Cup campaign against Scotland on September 22nd as they look to impress on the world stage. The …

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England Defeat Ireland By 17-7 In Women Sevens Olympic Qualifier

Ireland’s hopes of qualifying for 2020’s Olympic Games in Tokyo came to a halt as England found a way to secure their spot with a comeback victory.  England 17-7 Ireland  After two dominant wins in their opening pair of Rugby Europe Olympic Qualifying matches against Romania and the Czech Republic, Ireland finished second in Pool C after a losing out …

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Sergio Parisse Calls Time On Stade Francais Career

Sergio Parisse

Stade Francais have announced that Italy captain Sergio Parisse will leave the club after 15 years.  The 35-year-old has made 258 appearances for the Top 14 side, scoring 238 points. The club released a short statement on Friday. “Stade Français Paris and Sergio Parisse have decided by mutual agreement to put an end to the contract that binds them. 📃Communiqué …

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Eddie Jones Adds Five Players To England World Cup Training Squad


Eddie Jones has added five new faces to his latest England World Cup training squad ahead of the announcement of the official training squad next week. An initial squad, which was named last week, omitted Danny Care, Nathan Hughes and Dylan Hartley all missing out. Danny Cipriani (Gloucester Rugby), Piers Francis (Northampton Saints), Willi Heinz (Gloucester Rugby), Courtney Lawes (Northampton …

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Warren Gatland Signs Four-Year Deal With Gallagher Chiefs

Warren Gatland

Gallagher Chiefs have confirmed that Warren Gatland has signed a four-year deal to coach the side from 2020-2023.  The New Zealand native will take a year out in 2021 to coach the British & Irish Lions during their tour to South Africa in 2021. Gatland said he was grateful for the chance to return home to New Zealand to coach …

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Folau Defends GoFundMe Page As Rugby Australia Deem It Inappropriate

Israel Folau

Former international Israel Folau has taken to social media to defend his GoFundMe page which he set up to raise funds for his legal battle against Rugby Australia.  Folau is filing a claim with the Fair Work Commission against Rugby Australia and the NSW Waratahs for unlawful dismissal on the grounds of religious discrimination. The page has received over $723,000 …

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Ireland Ring The Changes For Final U20 Game Against New Zealand


Noel McNamara has made a number of changes to his side for their final U20 World Championship game against New Zealand in Rosario on Saturday (kick-off 5pm Irish time). Ireland are competing in the 7th-8th place play-off following their last-gasp seven-point loss to England earlier this week.  Leinster duo Max O’Reilly and Brian Deeny will make their first starts in …

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Israel Folau’s GoFundMe Page Raises Almost $400,000 In Two Days

Israel Folau

A GoFundMe page set up by former Australian international Israel Folau to help cover his legal costs has raised almost $400,000 in two days.  ​Folau has launched legal proceedings with the Fair Work Commission against Rugby Australia following their decision to terminate his contract due to a high-level breach of the players’ professional code of conduct last month. Folau has …

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Diageo Ends Sponsorship Deal With London Irish Over Jackson Signing

Paddy Jackson

Diageo, the parent company of Guinness, have chosen to end their sponsorship deal with London Irish following their signing of Paddy Jackson. The former Irish international was acquitted of rape following a court case last year and subsequently joined French side, Perpignan. Following one season with them, it was announced that Jackson had signed for London Irish, coached by Declan …

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Ireland Beat England By 42-26 In Strong World Championships Opener

Ireland ran out comfortable winners thanks to a strong second-half showing against England in their U20 World Championship opener. Noel McNamara and co. came into this one with some solid momentum on the back of their U20 Six Nations Grand Slam 2019 victory but after a World Cup last year that saw them disappoint, there was no doubt pressure on the …

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U20 World Cup: All You Need To Know As Ireland Kick Off Their Campaign

Ireland England

The U20 Championship 2019 kicks off today in Argentina with Ireland in action in the first round against neighbours, England.  Last year’s competition was one to forget for Noel McNamara’s side but they go into the 2019 campaign brimming with confidence following their Grand Slam win in the Six Nations earlier this year. Ireland reached the final of the competition …

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