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Opinion: Ireland Have One Major Problem – Scoring Goals

2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifier, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 5/9/2017 Republic of Ireland vs Serbia Ireland's James McClean reacts to a missed chance

The Republic of Ireland’s World Cup dreams hang by a thread after their 1-0 defeat to Serbia on Tuesday night. The reason their hopes have fleeted out in the last four days is relatively simple: they are just not clinical enough. Looking back to Saturday night’s meeting with Georgia in Tbilisi, Ireland had a multitude of chances to come away …

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Ireland Face Massive Four Days In Race For World Cup Qualification

Now that deadline day has come and gone attention switches to international football as Martin O’Neill’s men aim to leave Tbilisi tomorrow night with three massive points against Georgia as the race for World Cup qualification next summer hots up. The Republic of Ireland will be hoping to maintain their 100% record against Georgia ahead of a vital home clash …

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Brazil Return To Top Of FIFA World Rankings; Ireland Unchanged

The Republic of Ireland remain in 29th position in the latest world rankings released by FIFA. And despite not having played a game since the last update, Brazil have returned to the summit. They overtake reigning World Cup champions Germany, who drop back to second. The Germans had topped the rankings following their victory in last month’s Confederations Cup. Argentina remain …

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Yet Another Club Has Closed The Door To Signing Leigh Halfpenny

LEDBURY, ENGLAND - MAY 03: Leigh Halfpenny, a Land Rover ambassador, looks on during a day of off road driving with Land Rover at Eastnor Castle on May 3, 2017 in Ledbury, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images for Land Rover)

Welsh international Leigh Halfpenny is finding that his options are narrowing fast after another club has walked away from the table. A move to Cardiff Blues earlier on in the year fell through due to a disagreement over the length of contract, while his last club Toulon ultimately rescinded their previous offer of a new deal. Subsequently, reports suggested that …

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Who Is Wales’ Greatest Ever Player – Ryan Giggs Or Gareth Bale?

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 25: Gareth Bale looks on as he sits out with an injury with Ryan Giggs during the Wales training session ahead of their UEFA EURO 2012 qualifier against England on March 25, 2011 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

One year on from Wales’ miraculous run to the semi-finals of Euro 2016, we take a comparative look at the careers of Gareth Bale and Ryan Giggs. Wales might be considered traditionally one of the weaker football nations, especially with rugby seen to be their number one sport but they have produced plenty of memorable footballers throughout the years. Billy …

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Lions To Call Up As Many As Six New Players For Chiefs Clash

ROTORUA, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 15: Warren Gatland, the Lions head coach looks on during the British & Irish Lions training session held at the Rotorua International Stadium on June 15, 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The British & Irish Lions could call up as many as six players for next weekend’s fixture against the Chiefs in order to protect their Test 23. With Owen Farrell’s participation in the first Test in serious doubt and Stuart Hogg’s tour already over with an eye injury, Warren Gatland looks set to draft in reinforcements as he aims to preserve …

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Wales Lose Two Coaches For Summer Tour

Two coaches have withdrawn from Wales’ tour to Tonga and Samoa this summer, hampering preparations for a squad missing 12 of its frontline players due to Lions duty. Cardiff Blues coach Danny Wilson was originally named as part of interim head coach Robin McBryde’s coaching team back in December, along with fellow regional coaches Matt Sherratt (also Cardiff Blues) and …

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England Get The ‘Pool Of Death’ In Rugby World Cup Draw

INVERCARGILL, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 17: A general view of the Webb Ellis Cup ahead of during the IRB 2011 Rugby World Cup Pool B match between Argentina and Romania at Rugby Park Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Invercargill, New Zealand. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

The draw for the next Rugby World Cup has taken place in Kyoto, Japan today – and England have been saddled with the dreaded “pool of death.” Twelve of the twenty spots have already been filled, meaning that we have a relatively clear idea of the task facing each nation in Japan in 2019. The remaining eight will need to …

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Exclusive – Lions On Lions: Four 2005 Tourists Talk New Zealand

With the 2017 Lions tour of New Zealand the first time the iconic side has faced the All Blacks in 12 years, Pundit Arena caught up with four 2005 tourists from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland to get their thoughts on their experiences and what they hope for this summer. We spoke to Ireland’s Shane Byrne, Scotland’s Chris Cusiter, England’s Andy …

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