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Flying Folau Says Wallabies Can Soar Against All Blacks

Australia are beginning to reach their true potential, star fullback Israel Folau said Tuesday, vowing to unleash his aerial prowess against the world champion All Blacks. Folau received a one-match ban after his last international outing when he sent Ireland skipper Peter O’Mahony sprawling in a clash for the high ball during their contentious final Test. Despite the incident, the …

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Blow For Ulster As Jacob Stockdale Set For A Period On The Sidelines

Ulster have been dealt a blow with the news that Jacob Stockdale faces a period on the sidelines through injury.  The Six Nations Player Of The Year and the tournament’s leading try-scorer suffered a hamstring injury in training. The northern province confirmed that he faces six-eight weeks out as a result. INJURY UPDATE 👎 | Jacob Stockdale suffered a grade …

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“It Was Totally His Decision” – Van Graan Excited To Work With Joey Carbery

Munster’s preseason preparations take a step up this week as they get set to take on London Irish in their first run-out of the summer in Cork on Friday night.  Last week, Munster’s Irish contingent, now supplemented by Joey Carbery and Tadhg Beirne, spent their time in the luxurious surroundings of Cork’s Fota Island resort, a perfect backdrop for Munster’s …

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Mayo Could Turn To Jim McGuinness If Stephen Rochford Departs [Report]

This year’s All-Ireland SFC final will be contested by Dublin and Tyrone and if there was something missing from the latter stages of this summer’s championship, it was Mayo.  The Westerners exited this year’s Championship at the hands of Kildare in Newbridge and the unfamiliar early exit has led to question marks over Stephen Rochford’s future. To date, Donie Buckley …

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Watch: Rooney With Last-Ditch Tackle And 40-Yard Assist In Sublime Passage Of Play

Wayne Rooney is currently enjoying life Stateside as he plys his trade with MLS outfit DC United.  The former Manchester United man was crucial to DC United’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Orlando City last night. Orlando, who were looking to break on a dangerous looking counter attack, were stopped in their tracks by a superb last-ditch sliding tackle from Rooney. …

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All Blacks Coach Defends ‘Overused’ Haka

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has rejected suggestions from former players that the team’s famous pre-match haka has been devalued by overuse. The world champions perform the traditional Maori challenge before every Test match but former New Zealand prop Kees Meeuws told British author Peter Bills the foot-stomping, chest-thumping ritual had become too familiar. “It has lost its mana (prestige). …

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Ellen Keane Hopes To “Inspire” Other Disabled Kids And Adults During European Championships

Brought to you by  The World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships get underway at the National Aquatic Centre on Monday 13th August. Ireland will have eight athletes representing their country with pride at this event and in the build-up to this much-anticipated championship, we will be profiling each of the members of Team Ireland. Next up is Ellen Keane who hails from Clontarf in …

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Castleknock’s Ailbhe Kelly Ready To Show Ireland What Para Sport Is All About

Brought to you by  The World Para Swimming Allianz European Championships get underway at the National Aquatic Centre on Monday 13th August. Ireland will have eight athletes representing their country with pride at this event and in the build-up to this much-anticipated championship, we will be profiling each of the members of Team Ireland. Next up is Ailbhe Kelly who hails from Castleknock …

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