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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

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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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