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Leo Cullen Appointed Leinster Head Coach

Leinster Rugby have appointed Leo Cullen as Coach on a two year deal Leo Cullen, has been appointed as Leinster’s head coach on a two year deal. The three time Heineken Cup winning captain with the province broke the news to the players at a team meeting this morning. Commenting on the news, Leinster Rugby CEO Mick Dawson said, ‘We are delighted that …

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Ian Madigan Asks Pundits To Define Game Management

Leinster and Ireland out half, Ian Madigan, gave a frank interview last night There are few players in Irish rugby who divide opinion as much as Ian Madigan. Debate surrounding his best position and game management are popular amongst supporters. Some even argue that he is picked ahead of Paddy Jackson on the basis that he can cover a number of …

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Paul O’Connell Uses Simon Zebo As A Battering Ram

Paul O’Connell does what he wants, when he wants. Pussy-footing around most definitely does not form part of the Irish captain’s vocabulary, with the Munster man a big fan of direct, traditional rugby. This was particularly visible when POC decided to take matters into his own hands against Scotland on Saturday. Simon Zebo was attempting to evade contact from the Scots, …

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Scotland’s David Denton Goes Full Steamroller On 20-Stone Mike Ross

Scotland’s David Denton weighs just under eighteen stone and stands at 6 foot 5 inches. Ireland’s Mike Ross weighs twenty stone and stands at just over 6 foot 1 inches. Surely the Irishman’s cubed mass would render him a relatively immovable object? Wrong. During Ireland’s 28-22 defeat of Scotland, Denton steamrolled Ross on his way to creating a Scottish try. …

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5 Quick Conclusions From Ireland V Scotland

Ireland beat Scotland 28-22 this evening 1. Poor Game Last week Ireland played with verve and purpose against Wales. However the Irish looked ponderous this evening. At times Joe Schmidt’s team looked to be going through the motions, as Ireland attempted to bludgeon their way through the Scottish defence. For their part Scotland were not much better, although Dave Denton …

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Brian O’Driscoll Congratulates Richie McCaw On Smashing Caps Record

Brian O’Driscoll tweeted his congratulations to Richie McCaw Irish legend, Brian O’Driscoll, congratulated Richie McCaw on becoming the most capped international player of all time. The former Irish captain was the previous record holder, having made a cumulative total of 141 International appearances for Ireland and the Lions. However O’Driscoll was overtaken by McCaw today, after the All Black flanker earned …

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European Rugby Champions Cup Fixtures Announced

The fixtures for next seasons European Rugby Champions Cup have been announced this afternoon Leinster’s fight to qualify from pool five of this season’s European Rugby Champions Cup, looks set to be determined during their back to back fixtures with Toulon in December. Leinster will first take on the holders in the Stade Mayol on December 13, while the return fixture will …

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Three Talking Points From Joe Schmidt’s Team to Face Scotland

Joe Schmidt named his side to play Scotland this afternoon 1. Simon Zebo At Full Back To even get into the final 31 man squad, Ireland’s wingers face ravenous competition. After Keith Earls demonstrated last weekend that he has returned to form and has the ability to cover a number of positions, the level of competition stepped up a notch. Therefore, not only …

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Ireland Team To Play Scotland Announced

Joe Schmidt has announced his Ireland team to play Scotland on Saturday Irish coach, Joe Schmidt, has made a number of surprise calls ahead of Ireland’s warm up fixture with Scotland on Saturday. Mike Ross starts once more in the front row, keeping out Martin Moore. Although Paul O’Connell was expected to start, Dan Tuohy comes into the second row to …

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