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Cheika: “Ireland Are Coming To Win Series 3-0”

Australia coach Michael Cheika says he is looking forward to the return of David Pocock to spur the Wallabies to victory over Six Nations champions Ireland in Brisbane on Saturday. The influential Pocock — playing his first international since taking a rugby sabbatical last year — will play in the unfamiliar position of blindside flanker, with skipper Michael Hooper preferred …

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The Vault: When An Injury Ravaged Ireland Last Beat The Wallabies

On November 26th, 2016, Ireland and the Wallabies faced off at the Aviva Stadium in what was the last November fixture for the home side.  Ireland headed into that game after two gruelling fixtures against the All Blacks which saw Joe Schmidt’s men record their first-ever victory over the world champions in Chicago before succumbing to defeat two weeks later …

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IRFU Come In For Criticism After Turning Down Three-Test Series With Wallaroos

The IRFU have come in for criticism after rejecting the opportunity for the Irish women’s XVs side to take on Australia in a three-Test series.  The proposed fixtures would have formed a double-header which would have seen the women’s fixtures take place alongside the men’s internationals which are set to get underway in Brisbane this weekend. According to a report …

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Joey Carbery Starts As Ireland Name XV For Australia Test

Joe Schmidt has named the Ireland team to play the Wallabies in the first of three Tests in Brisbane on Saturday. Joey Carbery will start instead of star fly-half Johnny Sexton in a much-changed Ireland line-up for the first of three Tests against Australia in Brisbane on Saturday. Coach Joe Schmidt also left Six Nations heroes Cian Healy, Sean Cronin, …

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Amazing Scenes As Ireland Beat England In Dramatic World Series Playoff

Ireland have officially finished third at the London 7s World Series event at Twickenham.  Anthony Eddy’s side have been making waves all weekend as they put in performances which far surpassed what was expected of an invitational side. Ireland, of course, do not compete in the World Series but participated this weekend as an invitational side which gave them the …

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Ireland Continue To Make History As They Qualify For World Series Semi-Final

Ireland have created history by reaching their first ever semi-final on the World Series Sevens circuit by beating the USA 22-12 in the quarter-final at the London 7s at Twickenham this afternoon.  This is Ireland’s first appearance in the World Series since 2004 – Anthony Eddy’s side currently competes in the second-tier Challenge Circuit and are competing at the London World …

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