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Joe Schmidt Addresses Academy Players At Inaugural Rugby Rookie Camp

Ireland Head Coach, Joe Schmidt was among the guest speakers at the inaugural Rugby Players Ireland/BDO Rookie Camp held in Druids Glen this week.  New Academy players from each of the four provinces were invited to participate in the induction programme to help them with various aspects of a career in the game. There was a major focus on off-field matters during the …

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RFU Tackle Height Law Trial Aims To Combat Concussion

WORCESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 15: Ben Te'o of Worcester puts a high tackle in on Sam Simmonds of Exeter during the Aviva Premiership match between Worcester Warriors and Exeter Chiefs at Sixways Stadium on September 15, 2017 in Worcester, England. (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

The legal height of a rugby tackle will be lowered next season during a trial aimed at cutting down on concussion and other injuries, rugby bosses announced on Wednesday. The trial will take place in the 43-match Championship Cup competition, which is contested by clubs in English rugby’s second tier. The definition of a high tackle will be lowered from …

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Brilliant New Zealand Romp To Women’s World Sevens Crown

New Zealand’s Black Ferns sealed their status as the dominant force in women’s rugby on Saturday, successfully defending their World Cup Sevens crown less than a year after winning the 15-a-side title. Michaela Blyde was the star for the New Zealanders with a brilliant hat-trick as France were crushed 29-0 in a one-sided final at AT&T Park. Blyde’s treble took her …

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Ireland Women See Off Russia In Rugby World Cup Sevens Clash

Ireland are into the Champion 5/6 play-off after surviving a Russian comeback in San Francisco. The side had a tremendous 19-14 win over England in the last 16 yesterday, before succumbing to a 45-0 whitewash against an imperious New Zealand in the quarter final. This meant a spot in the running for fifth place at the Rugby World Cup Sevens, …

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Ireland Women’s Team Beat England In Last 16 Of World Rugby Sevens

The Irish Women’s Sevens side were in action against England on Friday night. At the home of the San Francisco Giants, the Irish prevailed in a back-and-forth encounter in the round of 16. Result! Ireland Women’s 7s are into @WorldRugby7s World Cup Quarter-Finals with a 19-14 victory over England.#IreW7s #RWC7s pic.twitter.com/KkwU2Drage — Irish Rugby (@IrishRugby) July 20, 2018 The impressive …

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Clashes On The Pitch And Online: All The Talking Points From Super Rugby

Five talking points after Super Rugby’s final round of regular-season games. Is the physicality in the game lessening? Queensland Reds coach Brad Thorn and his opposite number Tony Brown both questioned Ed Quirk’s dismissal after the Sunwolves forward was red-carded for a seemingly innocuous challenge in Brisbane. The Sunwolves flanker was sent off for using closed right fist on the …

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Ulster Sign Irish-Qualified Outhalf, Billy Burns From Gloucester

Ulster Rugby have announced the signing of Irish-qualified out half, Billy Burns from Gloucester on a two year deal.  The 24 year-old has made over 100 senior appearances for the English club having made his debut six years ago in an LV Cup fixture at London Irish in 2012, before making his Aviva Premiership bow against Worcester Warriors in 2014. He …

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The Forecast: Your Guide To A Bumper Weekend Of Excellent Sport

There is no shortage of high-quality sporting action taking place this weekend.  After what was a painful two-day hiatus from World Cup action, the quarter-finals take place over the next two days while the Dubai Duty-Free Irish Open and the All-Ireland Football and Hurling Championship take centre stage. Here’s what you should tune into over the coming days, in association …

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Zimbabwe Rugby Team Sleep On Streets Prior To World Cup Qualifier

Zimbabwe’s national rugby team slept on the streets in Tunisia after being offered accommodation in a “disgusting” hotel before a World Cup qualifier match. Photographs showed players lying on a pavement wearing blankets and surrounded by their luggage ahead of the Africa Gold Cup match against Tunisia in Monastir on Saturday. “Our national rugby team the Sables are being treated …

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Simon Easterby To Provide Coaching Support At Ulster

Ireland coach Simon Easterby will fill in and provide coaching support for Ulster during the period between now and the arrival of Dan McFarland. Former-Irish international Easterby is set to begin a temporary role in the Ulster Rugby setup while their new coach McFarland finishes up a notice-period in his current position in Scotland. Easterby, who is a forwards coach …

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Felipe Contepomi Set To Return To Leinster In Coaching Role

Felipe Contepomi will leave his post at Argentina XV to return to the club with which he made his name. The Argentine was appointed coach of the XV in 2015, but after the departure of the national team’s head coach, Daniel Hourcane, Contepomi is also on the move, according to ESPN Argentina. The 40-year-old will rejoin Champions Cup holders Leinster as a backs …

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