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“That Still Baffles Me” – Johnny Sexton On Eddie Jones Dig

Johnny Sexton Eddie Jones Feature

It was inevitable that one particular topic would be raised to Johnny Sexton as he spoke to the media at Ireland’s team base in Carton House on Monday afternoon – Eddie Jones’ recent comments about the Irish star.  “I was trying to guess who would ask that question today, I got it wrong” Sexton joked.  The England head coach, of …

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Ireland Issue Squad Update Ahead Of All Blacks Test


Ireland have issued a squad update ahead of the eagerly-anticipated clash with the All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.  The win over Argentina was a bruising battle and there was widespread disappointment when Joe Schmidt confirmed that Sean O’Brien broke his arm just before halftime which has ruled him out of the rest of the series. Robbie Henshaw …

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Joe Schmidt Hasn’t Ruled Out Conor Murray For All Blacks Test

Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium Joe Schmidt refused to rule out Conor Murray from joining the Ireland camp at Carton House next week as his side prepares for the visit of the All Blacks next Saturday. Murray is still recovering from the neck injury which has seen him absent since Ireland’s summer tour against the Wallabies. However, although …

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“Sean Has Broken His Arm, He’ll Need Surgery On That” – Schmidt On O’Brien

Sean O'Brien Ireland Feature

Joe Schmidt confirmed immediately after Ireland’s 28-17 victory over Argentina at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday night that Leinster flanker Sean O’Brien has indeed broken his arm.  O’Brien looked to be in considerable discomfort just before halftime when he receiving medical attention on the pitch. The Tullow Tank walked off the pitch with his arm in a make-shift sling as …

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Ireland Emerge Victorious After Bruising Argentina Arm-Wrestle

Bundee Aki Ireland

Ireland – 28 Argentina – 17 Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium Ireland have won their second successive match of this year’s November series after overcoming Argentina in what was at times, an error-strewn performance from Joe Schmidt’s side. A performance like this next week against the All Blacks will not be good enough and that message will undoubtedly …

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