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Schmidt “Very Confident” Of Sexton Return For England Clash

Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt is “very confident” that World Player of the Year, Jonathan Sexton, will compete fully in training this week with no issues, ahead of their Six Nations opener with England on February 2.  Sexton sat out Leinster’s final two Heineken Champions Cup pool games against Toulouse and Wasps with a slight hamstring injury but following his …

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James Lowe Faces Hearing As Sexton & Furlong Escape Punishment

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Leinster pair Johnny Sexton and Tadhg Furlong have escaped punishment but winger James Lowe will face a hearing following their sides’ feisty affair with Munster over the weekend. According to Des Berry in The Independent, neither man will be cited for their respective incidents in Munster’s victory over their inter-provincial rivals. Sexton was involved in an incident in the 55th …

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Three Sportspeople Who’ve Played Through Horrendous Injuries

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 16: Richie McCaw of the All Blacks looks on during semi final two of the 2011 IRB Rugby World Cup between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park on October 16, 2011 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

It emerged recently that Johnny Sexton started the British and Irish Lions’ final Test versus the All Blacks with a broken wrist and a ruptured tendon in his ankle.   Here we examine three other famous cases of sportspeople gritting their teeth and pushing themselves through the pain barrier to achieve glory in their chosen field. ________ 3. Aidan O’Mahony …

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Master Management Needed To Keep Johnny Sexton Fresh For Lions Duty

DUBLIN, IRELAND - MARCH 17: Jonathan Sexton receives treatment to his right leg during the Ireland captain's run at the Aviva Stadium on March 17, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Johnny Sexton looks set to be the Lions’ first choice fly-half this summer, but there’s one persistent worry surrounding the Leinster playmaker: injury.  If Sexton is to be fit for all three Tests against the All Blacks then Gatland will need to be very careful in what games Sexton can play before the first meeting at Eden Park. Prior to the …

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Watch: Dan Biggar Goads Johnny Sexton Before The Irish Fly-Half Is Sin Binned

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The decision of Wayne Barnes to send Johnny Sexton to the bin shortly before half-time proved pivotal in Ireland’s defeat to Wales. Rob Howley’s side were impressively ruthless for the ten minutes the out-half was absent, notching ten points thanks to George North’s second try and a Leigh Halfpenny penalty. Many Irish fans were perplexed as the English official flashing yellow …

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Expectations For Ireland May Need To Be Lowered

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 13: Dejected Ireland players walk off the pitch following their defeat during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Ireland at the Stade de France on February 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

In sports, every good run comes to an end. The Sir Alex Ferguson era came to an end with Manchester United in football, Clive Woodward’s England team went off the rails after winning the 2003 World Cup and France’s fortunes quickly turned sour when Bernard Laporte resigned as French coach in 2007. The Guy Noves era in French rugby has got …

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Video: Best Dummy Passes Of The Rugby World Cup

We’ve got some bad news. There is no Rugby World Cup action until New Zealand face Tonga tomorrow night. The good news is that there is a feast of Rugby coming our way over the weekend, with tomorrow night’s game, Wales v Australia, Scotland v Samoa, and Ireland v France as the standout games. We can’t wait. In the meantime, …

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Arrival Of Charles Piutau Damaging To Irish Rugby

Ulster confirmed this week that New Zealand utility back Charles Pitau will be joining the province in July 2016, as the northern province continue to flex their financial muscle. Australian out-half Sam Windsor is also set to join Neil Doak’s side, for the beginning of next season. With the dawn of the Champions Cup, European club rugby is entering a …

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