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The Cost Of Ireland’s Grand Slam To Be Learned In Champions Cup Clashes

Ireland is enjoying a satisfyingly steadily upward trajectory in the world of Test rugby and following their Six Nations Grand Slam this month, Joe Schmidt’s side has overtaken England as the closest rival to New Zealand’s rugby dominion. The nature of Ireland’s Six Nations campaign was one of control, accuracy and authority, featuring a lethal cutting edge often lamented as …

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Interesting Comparisons Emerge Between Jacob Stockdale And New Zealand’s Try-Scoring Machine Rieko Ioane

When Jacob Stockdale burst onto the senior international stage last year during Ireland’s summer tour of America, it was immediately clear that the 21-year-old had the potential for a bright future. Having impressed for the Ireland U20s, with 11 tries in nine appearances, there was much anticipation when the big winger made the step up to the senior ranks. Bringing with …

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‘It Was On In The Background So I Was Half-watching’ – Simon Zebo On Ireland’s Grand Slam Win

Having represented Ireland on countless occasions, one would have expected Simon Zebo to have been on the edge of his seat when Joe Schmidt’s men strutted out at Twickenham with a Grand Slam at stake.  However, having been cut from the Kiwi’s selection after announcing his decision to join Racing 92 next season, Zebo simply stated that he has ‘made peace’ …

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Hammer Blow For Munster Ahead Of Toulon Tie As They Issue Update On Keith Earls

Following the highs of a Grand Slam triumph in Twickenham last week, Irish rugby focuses back to the provinces, as Leinster, Munster and Connacht gear towards European action next weekend. Munster face Toulon in Limerick on Saturday, as they aim to go further than last year’s semi-final loss. In their way stand the three-time European champions who will fancy their chances …

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Watch: The Moment A Surprised Jacob Stockdale Told He Won Six Nations Player Of The Tournament

It has been quite a season for Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale. The 21-year-old seized his opportunity in green with both hands in November, finding the try line with ease in wins over South Africa and Argentina. Heading into the Six Nations, there were concerns about his form with Ulster over the Christmas period, but he silenced any doubters by becoming the …

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Rory Best Signs A New Contract With The IRFU

NatWest 6 Nations Championship Round 5, Twickenham, London, England 17/3/2018 England vs Ireland Ireland's Rory Best celebrates winning Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Fresh from captaining Ireland to a Grand Slam title, finishing off with a win over England in Twickenham, captain Rory Best has prolonged his time in the green jersey by signing a new contract today. The Ulster hooker has been instrumental in Ireland’s success under Joe Schmidt, and has led the team to some famous victories in recent years. Today Irish …

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Nominations Announced For Six Nations Player Of The Tournament

Six Nations NatWest 6 Nations Championship Round 5, Twickenham, London, England 17/3/2018 England vs Ireland Ireland's Jacob Stockdale celebrates scoring their third try Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

The nominations for Six Nations Player of the Tournament have been announced, and there are four Irish in the mix… Not even the most optimistic of Ireland fan could have predicted just how this season would pan out so far. Joe Schmidt’s side beat every team in their path, completing a November clean sweep before picking up the Grand Slam …

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Watch: TV3 Release Barnstorming Promo Ahead Of England Vs Ireland

Today is the day. Ireland head to Twickenham eager to complete just their second Grand Slam of the professional era. Joe Schmidt’s side already have the championship wrapped up, but a win in Twickenham would elevate this campaign to a special category. As Ireland head for Twickenham on St Patrick’s Day, the country are confident after a rollercoaster run of games …

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