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Robbie Henshaw Emerges As Injury Concern Ahead Of World Cup Opener


Ireland centre Robbie Henshaw has emerged as an injury doubt for the side’s opening World Cup encounter against Scotland on Sunday.  According to a report in the Irish Times, the Leinster star suffered a hamstring injury during training at Ireland’s base in Chiba. Henshaw was in line to start in midfield against the Scots, alongside Bundee Aki, following the pair’s …

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Munster Confirm Short-Term Signing Of Waratahs’ Jed Holloway

Munster Holloway

Munster Rugby and the IRFU have confirmed the short-term signing of Australian forward Jed Holloway as cover during the World Cup period. “An experienced and integral member of the Waratahs squad, Holloway has made 52 Super Rugby appearances and is known for his work-rate and strong ball carrying abilities”, their statement read. The 26-year-old will provide cover at lock, and …

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Ireland V Wales: Combined XV As Chosen By You

Ireland Wales

Ireland take on Wales in their final World Cup warm-up match at the Aviva Stadium today with both teams looking to impress before boarding the plane to Japan. While it is a warm-up game, there is much at stake for both sides. Having endured a mixed season so far, Warren Gatland will be hoping his side can gain momentum from …

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Ireland V Wales: Choose Combined XV From Starting Teams

Ireland Wales

Ireland welcome Wales to the Aviva Stadium on Saturday afternoon for their final warm-up game before they board the flight to Japan for the World Cup. The fixture will also mark the final game on home soil for captain Rory Best and head coach Joe Schmidt who will both be stepping away following the tournament. However, it will also serve …

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Pocock To Captain Australia On Test Return Against Samoa

David Pocock

Australia legend David Pocock will make his first Test appearance in almost a year when he captains his side in their final World Cup warm-up game against Samoa this weekend. The 31-year-old hasn’t featured on the international scene since last November after suffering a series of calf, neck and concussion issues which limited him to only three rugby games this …

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Marchant To Make First England Test Start Despite World Cup Omission

England centre Joe Marchant is set to make his first Test start in their final Rugby World Cup warm-up game against Italy in Newcastle on Friday, despite not being included in the squad for the tournament. Marchant has made two previous appearances for England from the bench, however, his inclusion raises questions as to the fitness of Jonathan Joseph, who withdrew …

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Wales Announce Squad For Upcoming Rugby World Cup

Wales manager Warren Gatland has revealed his finalised 31-man squad ahead of next month’s Rugby World Cup in Japan. The side had their final opportunity to impress the coach ahead of the tournament – losing out to Ireland by a score of 22-17 yesterday. And while the match was technically a warm-up, there was quite a lot on the line …

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Wales Name Debutant Pair In Starting XV For Ireland Clash

England Team

Warren Gatland has made some interesting calls in his selection of the Welsh squad who will take on Ireland on Saturday in the Principality Stadium. The match will stand as the coach’s final outing in charge of the national side before embarking on his pursuit of World Cup glory in Japan and later leaving the role entirely upon its completion. …

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Murray: Complacency May Have Played Role In Disappointing Six Nations

Conor Murray

Munster and Ireland scrum-half Conor Murray has admitted that complacency may have crept into the side’s performances during their disappointing Six Nations campaign. After a memorable 2018 season during which Ireland won the Grand Slam, recorded the first series win away to one of the major Southern Hemisphere teams in 39 years and beat the All Blacks in Dublin, Joe …

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England V Ireland: Choose Combined XV From Starting Teams

Ireland England

Ireland travel to Twickenham on Saturday for the second of their World Cup warm-up games and Joe Schmidt has named an exciting, experimental side for the clash. Ross Byrne is named at fly-half alongside the experienced Conor Murray while Jean Kleyn is once again named in the second row alongside Iain Henderson. There’s a wealth of experience running throughout with …

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Danny Care Reveals Pain Of Losing World Cup Spot To Willi Heinz

Danny Care

England’s second most capped scrum-half Danny Care has revealed his hurt at being left out of Eddie Jones’ squad for the World Cup.  Jones announced his 31-man squad for the tournament in Japan last week with Ben Youngs and Willi Heinz chosen to wear the number nine jersey. Heinz’ inclusion in the squad may have come as a surprise to …

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Luke McGrath Eyeing Nine Jersey Following Six Nations Disappointment

Luke McGrath

Leinster and Ireland scrum-half Luke McGrath is hoping to put the disappointment of missing out on the Six Nations behind him as he eyes a starting position for this weekend’s game against Italy.  McGrath suffered knee ligament damage prior to the Six Nations, ruling him out of the entire tournament and should he feature against the Italians at the weekend, …

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