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Ultan Dillane And Rory Scannell Released From Ireland World Cup Squad

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Ireland have confirmed that two players have been released from the World Cup training squad ahead of the opening warm-up match against Italy on Saturday, August 10.  Ireland were working with a 45-man training squad over the last number of weeks but the IRFU have now confirmed that Connacht’s Ultan Dillane and Munster’s Rory Scannell have both been released from …

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Hard Work Pays Off For Ultan Dillane After Six Nations Comeback

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Sean McMahon reporting from Murrayfield Ultan Dillane made his first appearance for Ireland in 15 months when he came off the bench in their 22-13 victory over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday afternoon.  The last time the Kerry man represented his country was when he started a 23-20 win over Fiji at the Aviva Stadium in November 2017. The 25-year-old …

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Ultan Dillane Signs Contract Extension With Connacht Rugby

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Connacht second-row Ultan Dillane has signed a contract extension that will see the Kerry man remain with the western province until 2021. The 11-time capped international left Munster in 2012 to join the Connacht Academy and made his debut for the first team in 2014 whilst still an academy player. Dillane’s first three games with the first team came against …

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British And Irish Lions 2017: Second Row Options

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 28: George Kruis (R) of Saracens celebrates with team mate Maro Itoje after their victory during the Aviva Premiership final match between Saracens and Exeter Chiefs at Twickenham Stadium on May 28, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The fourth instalment in this series of articles will analyse the options Warren Gatland has at second row for the British and Irish Lions 2017 tour of New Zealand. Arguably the toughest position in the squad to select, there are several in-form locks with bags of international experience who many would argue deserve a place in the initial Lions squad. However, …

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Ireland Hit With Massive Injury Blow Ahead Of The Six Nations


There’s just over a month before Ireland kick off their 2017 Six Nations campaign as they travel to Murrayfield to take on Scotland.  Unfortunately, they will be facing Vern Cotter’s side without Ultan Dillane. Pat Lam has told reporters today that the second row has damaged ankle ligaments and is set to see a specialist as he begins his recovery. …

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This Left Out Of The Irish Squad XV Illustrates The Depth Of Talent Now Available To Joe Schmidt

No other Irish coach has had such depth at his disposal. During the early part of the 21st century Irish fans hoped and prayed nothing untoward would happen to either Ronan O’Gara or John Hayes. Although Brian O’Driscoll was Ireland’s stand-out player at the time, Eddie O’Sullivan couldn’t do without his tighthead or flyhalf due to a shortfall of talent. …

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Ireland Name Team To Face All Blacks In Dublin

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Joe Schmidt has made one change to the Irish team. After recording a famous 40-29 win over the All Blacks in Chicago, Ireland must do it all over again in Dublin on Saturday evening. Last weekend saw Schmidt make fifteen changes to the Irish side to face Canada, with much attention placed on the performances of Sean O’Brien and Peter O’Mahony …

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Ultan Dillane – Impact Sub Or Pending Starter?

When Johnny Sexton replaced Ronan O’Gara as Ireland’s first-choice fly-half in the third round of the 2010 Six Nations it was time for some new blood in the Irish backline. Sexton had been patiently biding his time behind O’Gara who was less than 12 months removed from booting Ireland to their first grand slam triumph in 61 years. Sexton had …

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Potential Irish XV To Beat New Zealand… Again

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As much as Ireland celebrated their historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago, it raised a number possible questions over selection. Should either Sean O’Brien and Peter O’Mahony be included in the starting XV for the return fixture? Will Joe Schmidt be tempted to start Ultan Dillane alongside Devin Toner in the second row? Despite Rob Kearney’s performance against …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Ireland’s 52-21 Win Over Canada

After the high of the previous week, Ireland came crashing back down to earth during a full blooded first half in Dublin. Although Ireland raced into a 14 point lead, the Canadians came back into the game, leveling through a DTH van der Merwe try and a mauled effort. Joe Schmidt’s side soon regained the momentum with a try from …

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15 Changes Joe Schmidt Could Make Against Canada Illustrating The Depth Of Talent Now At His Disposal

Ireland are likely to rest many of their star names after beating the All Blacks.   While Ireland celebrated their historic victory over New Zealand last weekend, Steve Hansen and his players were no doubt planning their revenge in Dublin on Saturday week. Although the Italians may take some of the edge off the expected All Black backlash, Hansen’s side will …

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Ireland Hit With Injury Blow Ahead Of All Black Test

Joe Schmidt will have to make alterations to his line-up. Just when it was thought that Ireland would be about to embark on an international series without any major injury concerns, this morning The Belfast Telegraph reported that Iain Henderson will miss Ireland’s first test against New Zealand on 5 November. The big Ulster player who can play in either …

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