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Joseph O'Gorman

19 year old journalism student from Wexford, Ireland

Should Damian McKenzie Remain As All Blacks’ Full-Back?

KLAND, NEW ZEALAND - SEPTEMBER 16: Head coach Steve Hansen of the All Blacks talks to Damian McKenzie after winning the Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the South African Springboks at QBE Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

Joseph O’Gorman analyses whether or not Damian McKenzie should remain at full-back for the All Blacks. Ben Smith is regarded by many as the world’s best outside back. Whether on the wing or at full-back, he is an assured presence in defence and a dangerous counter-attacker. After the All Blacks retained the Bledisloe Cup this summer, Smith announced he would be …

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An Experimental Irish Squad For The Summer Tour

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Joey Carbery of Leinster Rugby attempts to move past the challenge of Stephen Myler of Northampton Saints during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Northampton Saints and Leinster Rugby on December 9, 2016 in Northampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)

With all the coverage over which Irish players will be on the plane for the upcoming Lions tour, it is easy to forget about the summer tour. This will see Ireland take on the USA on the 10th of June in New Jersey , before playing tests against Japan on the following two Saturdays. For the purposes of this article, …

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