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Frank Quinn was the founder of the Irish Rugby Review and has a lifetime of rugby experience as a player, agent and journalist.

Frank Quinn Column: The Pro12 Looks Set To Dominate The Champions Cup Quarter-Final Line Up

Glasgow Warriors v Munster Rugby - European Rugby Champions Cup

Although Munster are home and hosed with a game to spare, Rassie Erasmus will be leaving nothing to chance in their last pool match against Racing 92. The opportunity to claim a home quarter-final in Thomond Park so as to swell the province’s financial coffers, and to further foster the positive atmosphere that currently surrounds Munster Rugby has unexpectantly become available. …

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Frank Quinn Column: Why Joe Schmidt And The IRFU Have Been Wrongly Scapegoat For Influencing Player Selection At Provincial Level

Over the holiday period of Christmas and New Year it appeared to be open season by the journalists on squad selections and player welfare. There is little doubt that the national team requirements come first everywhere in the world, so why should Ireland be different especially after their very successful Guinness series in November? Although there was not much player …

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Frank Quinn Column: My Predicted Champions Cup Quarter-Final Lineup

European Rugby Champions Round 4, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 17/12/2016 Leinster vs Northampton Saints Leinster's Jamison Gibson-Park Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Ken Sutton

After four rounds of the European Rugby Champions Cup, the quarter-final lineup is already beginning to take shape. Perhaps the biggest surprise is the fall of Racing 92, who despite being fancied to claim the trophy at the end of the season, find themselves at the bottom of Pool 1 without even attaining a bonus point during their opening three games. …

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Frank Quinn Column: Ireland Have Put Together A Strong World Cup Bid But We’re No Shoo-In To Host The Tournament

Ireland officially launched their bid to stage the 2023 World Cup this week. After the IRFU officially launched Ireland’s bid to stage the 2023 Rugby World Cup earlier this week, there was almost a presumption that World Rugby couldn’t possibly resist what Brian O’Driscoll, Philip Browne, Enda Kenny, Martin McGuinness and Liam Neeson were offering. However, there remains a long way to go …

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Frank Quinn Column: Stuart Lancaster’s Appointment Leaves Too Many Unanswered Questions

Leinster surprised the rugby public when they appointed Stuart Lancaster as senior coach this week. Last season Leinster paid the price for sacking Matt O’Conner without having an alternative candidate ready to take the reigns. The speed at which the province moved to cast aside the Australian was in complete contrast to their fruitless search to find a replacement. Throughout the …

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Exclusive: The Fallout From The IRFU AGM Laid Bare

The IRFU’s outgoing president, Michael O’Sullivan, began the AGM in customary fashion, giving a nice rounded statement of his tenure as the head of Irish rugby. However, after the pleasantries CEO Philip Browne gave a hard-hitting assessment of the state of Irish rugby, and the challenges that lay ahead in the future. Browne, who comes across as a relaxed individual in …

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