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Joe Schmidt Provides Injury Update On Keith Earls

Keith Earls

Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium The only blight on what was a very good performance from Ireland in their 19-10 victory over Wales at the Aviva Stadium was a member of the Irish medical staff accompanying Keith Earls from the pitch during the second half.  On 53 minutes, just as Tadhg Furlong scored Ireland’s second try of the …

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Ireland Go Number One In The World With Victory Over Wales In Dublin

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Ireland 19 Wales 10  Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium  It was a day of ‘lasts’ at the Aviva Stadium this afternoon. Last appearance for Rory Best at the Aviva Stadium, last appearance for Joe Schmidt at the Aviva Stadium and most importantly, the last game for Ireland before they open their World Cup campaign on September 22 against …

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Dan Biggar Displays Ultimate Show Of Sportsmanship At The Aviva

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Ireland and Wales are in the midst of a heated battle at the Aviva Stadium as the two sides round off their summer warm-up series before heading to the World Cup in Japan. Ireland looked the better side throughout the majority of the first half despite, again, losing two of their own lineouts. Rob Kearney opened the scoring for Ireland …

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Johnny Sexton Returns As Strong Ireland Team Named For Wales

Ireland Team

Ireland have named a strong team for the clash with Wales at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.  The big news is that Johnny Sexton returns to start at out-half in what will be his first appearance of the season. He will partner Conor Murray who makes his first appearance since the heavy loss to England at Twickenham. Ireland Team To …

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Wales Name Strong Team For Clash With Ireland In Dublin

Wales Team

Wales head coach Warren Gatland has named a very strong side for Saturday’s clash with Ireland at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.  As expected, Gatland has named many of his front-liners in the starting XV which sees Alun Wyn Jones captain the side. Wyn Jones, Elliot Dee and Tomas Francis pack down in the front-row while Jake Ball and Alun …

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Player Ratings As Ireland Get Much-Needed Confidence Boost

Ireland Player Ratings

Ireland are back to winning ways after recording a 22-17 victory over Wales at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff this afternoon.  In what was a much-improved performance from Joe Schmidt’s charges, Ireland claimed a confidence-boosting victory which boasted a number of outstanding individual performances. Here are our player ratings from this afternoon’s action. Dave Kilcoyne – 9  Despite only lasting …

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Ireland Need To Show That Humbling Was Just A Blip & Not Systemic


When Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt and his staff were formulating Ireland’s pre World Cup schedule, the penultimate game against Wales which takes place today was always going to provide an opportunity for some fringe players to clinch their spot in the final 31-man squad.  In an ideal scenario, Ireland would have performed to a decent level against England. They …

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Eddie Jones Makes Three Changes To England Team For Wales Clash

England Team

Eddie Jones has made three changes to the team from Sunday’s win over Wales at Twickenham for the return fixture in Cardiff this weekend.  Saturday’s clash at the Principality Stadium will see an international debut for Bath’s Ruaridh McConnochie as he has been named to start on the right wing. Maro Itoje has been named in the second row where …

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Massive Blow For Wales As Gareth Anscombe Ruled Out Of World Cup

Gareth Anscombe

Warren Gatland and Wales have received a massive blow with the news that out-half Gareth Anscombe has been ruled out of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  Anscombe suffered a knee injury in the 34th minute of Wales’ clash with England at Twickenham on Sunday afternoon. It has now been confirmed that the 28-year-old has damaged his anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) …

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Wales Fail To Clinch Top Spot In Latest Rugby World Rankings

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The recent weekend of international rugby has had a major bearing on the latest World Rugby rankings.  The last few days have seen a welcome return to top international rugby as countries around the world prepare for the upcoming 2019 Rugby World Cup. Australia’s emphatic win over the All Blacks in the opening match of this year’s Bledisloe Cup saw …

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Wales Could Be The Number One Team In The World This Weekend


Wales are going into the 2019 Rugby World Cup in pretty good nick.  Warren Gatland’s side is currently on a 14-match winning streak which coincided with a Grand Slam victory in the Six Nations earlier this year. It all began with a win over Italy in last year’s Six Nations and continued throughout their summer tour, the Autumn internationals and …

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Massive Blow For Wales As Taulupe Faletau Ruled Out Of World Cup

Taulupe Faletau

Warren Gatland and Wales have received a huge blow with the news that Taulupe Faletau has been ruled out of the 2019 Rugby World Cup.  Faletau suffered an injury to his clavicle (collarbone) in an “innocuous” training ground incident, the Welsh Rugby Union confirmed today. “Taulupe Faletau has been ruled out of Rugby World Cup contention due to a clavicle …

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