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Ireland Issue Squad Update Ahead Of All Blacks Test


Ireland have issued a squad update ahead of the eagerly-anticipated clash with the All Blacks at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday.  The win over Argentina was a bruising battle and there was widespread disappointment when Joe Schmidt confirmed that Sean O’Brien broke his arm just before halftime which has ruled him out of the rest of the series. Robbie Henshaw …

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Richie McCaw: All Blacks Have Been On Edge Since Chicago

It has been two years and one week since Ireland claimed that famous victory over the All Blacks at Soldier Field in Chicago.  When you back to the 60-0 thumping in Hamilton in 2012 or the agonising two-point loss in 2013, Chicago proved to be the remedy for all that hurt as the history of haunting results was finally put …

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“I Just Think He’ll Play, I’m Not Saying That To Stir Trouble Or Anything”

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has explained that he believes scrum-half Conor Murray will start Ireland’s upcoming clash with the All Blacks on Saturday despite his recent injury troubles Murray is still recovering from a neck injury which has seen him absent since Ireland’s summer tour against Australia, and despite not being included in Joe Schmidt’s squad, there had …

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Erasmus: “The Team Was Gutsy And It Feels Much Better”

Rassie Erasmus

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus said that he was impressed by side’s attitude to claim an overtime victory against France one week on from an agonising one-point defeat to England. The Springboks beat the French on Saturday 29-26 thanks to an 85th minute try from hooker Bongi Mbonambi despite trailing by four points going into the final 30 seconds of …

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Brunel: “I Am Very Annoyed Because We Should Never Have Lost”

France coach Jacques Brunel admitted that he was “very annoyed” by the way his team snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against South Africa in Paris. The French were leading Saturday’s one-off Test 23-9 just after half-time, following tries by captain Guilhem Guirado and Mathieu Bastareaud, and then 26-22 with a scrum in the Springbok 22 as the game …

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Stuart Hogg To Leave Glasgow Warriors At End Of Season

Stuart Hogg

Scotland full-back Stuart Hogg will leave Glasgow at the end of the season, the club said on Sunday. The 26-year-old joined the Warriors in 2010 and has scored 215 points in 109 appearances for the club, but said he is looking for a new challenge in his career. Hogg, who helped Glasgow win the 2014-15 Pro 12 title, has earned …

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Joe Schmidt Hasn’t Ruled Out Conor Murray For All Blacks Test

Sean McMahon reporting from the Aviva Stadium Joe Schmidt refused to rule out Conor Murray from joining the Ireland camp at Carton House next week as his side prepares for the visit of the All Blacks next Saturday. Murray is still recovering from the neck injury which has seen him absent since Ireland’s summer tour against the Wallabies. However, although …

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