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Joe Schmidt Provides Injury Update After Russia Win

Ireland injury update

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has provided an injury update after their 35-0 bonus-point victory over Russia. There were a number of injury concerns coming out of today’s win, most notably Jordi Murphy who left the fray with a rib injury after just 27 minutes. Murphy was a late call-up to the Ireland squad due to Jack Conan’s withdrawal and …

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Ireland Player Ratings After Uninspiring Win Over Russia

Ireland player ratings

Ireland 35 – 0 Russia Ireland have secured a 35-0 victory over Russia in Pool A of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. However, it will be the nature of the victory which will continue to cause concern for Irish supporters and Joe Schmidt. Ireland were solid in the first half as they ran in three first-half tries but it was …

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Late Blow For Ireland As Joey Carbery Drops Out Of Matchday Squad

Joey Carbery

Ireland have received a late blow ahead of kick-off in their clash with Russia in Kobe with the news that Joey Carbery is a late withdrawal.  With the team sheets confirmed over an hour before kick-off, Carbery was a notable absentee with Conor Murray coming onto the bench to replace him. Carbery was initially named amongst the replacements and he …

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From The Caribbean To Siberia – Mark McDermott Is Out To Make History

Mark McDermott

In the space of six months, Mark McDermott went from working in the telecommunications industry in the Caribbean to coaching his first rugby session in over six years in the incredibly contrasting environment of Siberia.  A 2016 phone call would change everything. Three years later, he’s coaching at the 2019 Rugby World Cup with Russia. “It’s funny how things materialise. …

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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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More Proof That Georgia Are Ready To Take Part In The Six Nations

GLOUCESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 19: Giorgi Nemsadze of Georgia celebrates with his national flag after his team won the 2015 Rugby World Cup Pool C match between Tonga and Georgia at Kingsholm Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Gloucester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

This has been a remarkable weekend of European rugby, and we’re not just referring to the Six Nations Championship. The last three days have seen England flex their considerable muscle at Twickenham while Ireland and Wales served up a match of huge physicality. Georgia and Russia played out a sterling contest in Tbilisi, in front of 55,000 people. While Italy …

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It’s Time To Tear Down European Rugby’s Iron Curtain

Few rugby fans had heard of Enisei-STM before Saturday evening, but Russia’s second largest club sent shockwaves across the northern hemisphere as they became only the second club from a non-Six Nations-competing country to defeat an English side in the Challenge Cup. Enisei’s powerful 24-7 victory over Newcastle Falcons not only reflects huge improvements in the domestic game across Eastern Europe, …

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