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“Leinster Was A Tough One To Take For Me…” Stockdale Frustrated To Drop High Standards

Despite having only four caps with Ireland, Jacob Stockdale could already be considered a key component in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad.  The talented winger, who has long been touted as someone who would make a big impact on the international stage, has made a seamless transition to the Test arena. Since making his debut against the United States last summer, …

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“I Won’t Question His Motives!” John Ryan Happy With Joe Schmidt Approval Despite Munster Competition

Sean McMahon reporting from Carton House.  It’s very difficult not to like John Ryan. His down to earth demeanour was there for all to see this afternoon as he fielded a variety of questions from the Irish media as Ireland’s Six Nations opener against France looms large on the horizon. During the 10-minute chat, it’s clear that the Cork man …

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Allister Coetzee: Rassie Erasmus Is “Less Competent” Than Me

The issue around Rassie Erasmus’ appointment as the Springboks’ Director of Rugby and the role which Allister Coetzee may or may not play under the former Munster supremo has been in the headlines during the last week when a letter from Coetzee to the South African Rugby Union was reported by the media.  The quotes which were published originally were …

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Eddie Jones Adds Two More Players To England Squad Ahead Of Italy Opener

England are back on home soil after their week-long training camp in Portugal. Eddie Jones and his player are among the familiar settings of Pennyhill Park as they resume their preparations for their trip to Italy to take on Conor O’Shea’s side on Sunday.  It’s been no secret that England, like many other teams participating in this year’s Championship, have …

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More All Blacks Look Set For Overseas Moves [Report]

With Lima Sopoaga’s confirmed departure to Wasps at the end of the upcoming Super Rugby season still fresh in the minds of All Blacks supporters, there is further concerning news surrounding three players who have either donned of come close to wearing the famous black shirt in recent times. According to a report in the NZ Herald, Charles Ngatai, Seta Tamanivalu …

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