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How Ireland Are On Course To Be World No. 1 After 6 Nations 2019

Ireland may have gained more ground on the All Blacks in the world rankings, but taking the number one spot is unlikely to occur until the 2019 6 Nations. There is unlikely to be a showdown for the number one spot in the world rankings at the Aviva Stadium on November 17th. Ireland’s loss of one match in their series to the Wallabies means that …

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Ireland Scale New Heights In Latest World Rugby Rankings

Mitsubishi Estate Series 3rd Test, Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Australia 23/6/2018 Australia vs Ireland Ireland's Conor Murray celebrates after the game

Ireland remain in second place in the latest World Rugby rankings, but have also hit a new milestone. Their dramatic series-clinching 20-16 victory over Australia in Sydney last Saturday has seen Joe Schmidt’s side move past the 90-point mark for the first time in the 15-year history of the rankings system. It marks the end of a stunning season for …

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Felipe Contepomi Set To Return To Leinster In Coaching Role

Felipe Contepomi will leave his post at Argentina XV to return to the club with which he made his name. The Argentine was appointed coach of the XV in 2015, but after the departure of the national team’s head coach, Daniel Hourcane, Contepomi is also on the move, according to ESPN Argentina. The 40-year-old will rejoin Champions Cup holders Leinster as a backs …

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Concerns Grow As Sean Cronin Sits Out Captain’s Run

Sean Cronin’s fitness ahead of the Test series decider with Australia is under scrutiny, as the Leinster man sat out Friday’s captain’s run. The IRFU were quick to state that Cronin, named in the starting XV for the clash with Australia ahead of Niall Scannell, is fit for the game and his absence from the captain’s run was merely precautionary. …

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