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Video: Irish Fans’ Trip To Cardiff Looked Like Great Fun

Yes, Ireland did not reach the semi-final of the Rugby World Cup, and the wait goes on for four more years at least for the Boys in Green, but that did not prevent the thousands of supporters from having a great time on their travels. Joe’s Army crossed the Irish sea in their numbers to shout for their country in five games …

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Irish Players To Take Part In IRFU World Cup Review

Ireland’s players will contribute to a review of their disappointing quarter final exit. Writing in the Irish Independent this morning, Ruaidhri O’Connor has reported that the Irish players will be invited to take part in a review of Ireland’s World Cup campaign. O’Connor points out that the review will be headed by the IRFU’s Performance Director, David Nucifora, who will investigate why Joe …

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Watch: Ireland Players Pay Passionate Tribute To ‘Great Person & Player’ O’Connell

The injury Paul O’Connell sustained against France in the final pool game hit fans, pundits and even neutrals hard, knowing that a legend of the game was to finish his distinguished international career in this way.  We sometimes forget just how hard things like this can hit the teammates of such an influential player, however. Illustrating just how much of …

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The 5 Most Important Players In Irish Rugby Post World Cup

Joe Schmidt will have to re-evaluate his squad before the Six Nations. Although Ireland may have crashed out of the World Cup, Irish rugby has never been in such a strong position. Never before has Ireland had as much depth in their squad, or attracted as many supporters. Indeed, while Paul O’Connell may have retired and the likes of Rory …

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Munster Make Eight Changes For Top Of The Table Clash

Anthony Foley has rung the changes ahead of Munster’s top of the table clash with the Scarlets. Munster Coach, Anthony Foley, has made eight changes to the Munster team that beat the Cardiff Blues last weekend. Despite tomorrow night’s game being a top of the table clash away to the Scarlets, Foley has opted to give Jordan Coghlan his first …

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The Long Read: Assessing Ireland’s World Cup

As the days sneak by, the pill does not become any sweeter to swallow. The world hasn’t ended, but yet another Irish World Cup journey has been halted abruptly at the last eight stage. That is now six defeats in six quarter-final games for Ireland at their eight Wold Cup. It’s the second consecutive time Ireland have topped their pool, …

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The Greatest Tries Never Scored At The World Cup

The World Cup has seen some near misses. While we all await the conclusion of the World Cup to compile a list of the top five tries scored at the tournament, for now we will have to make do with these near misses. The list, published by World Rugby, features the top five disallowed tries of the World Cup to …

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Irish Internationals Return To Leinster Team To Face Glasgow

Leinster have made seven changes to the team that lost against the Scarlets last weekend. Despite Mike McCarthy, Rhys Ruddock and Isaac Boss being involved in Ireland’s World Cup Campaign, Leinster coach, Leo Cullen, has included the trio in the Leinster squad to face Glasgow tomorrow night. While Boss will have to make do with a place on the bench, both McCarthy and Ruddock …

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Munster Sign South American Tight Head Prop

Munster have signed a Uruguayan tight head prop. Uruguayan tight head prop, Mario Sagario, has signed for Munster following an injury suffered by Stephen Archer. The news was broken by Americas Rugby News, who reported that Sagario has joined the southern province on a four month deal. Sagario started all four of Los Teros World Cup pool games and has previously played with Dax …

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Video: Ireland’s Best Rugby World Cup Moments

A momentous beginning eventually gave way to a painful end in an interesting campaign for Ireland. Disappointment reigns after the heavily fancied Irish, 3rd in the world rankings, exited the competition last weekend. While the quarter-final capitulation to Argentina looms large in the hearts of the Irish faithful, it’s easy to forget the great moments that the team provided. Luckily, World …

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