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The Ireland Squad We Think Joe Schmidt Will Name Tomorrow

Joe Schmidt and Ireland

Joe Schmidt is expected to name his Ireland squad tomorrow for the upcoming November internationals against Italy, Argentina, New Zealand and the USA.  With so many Irish players performing very well for the provinces this season, this will likely be one of the most difficult squads Schmidt has had to name in his tenure. Schmidt named a 38-man squad for …

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“I Think Everyone Is Hoping For A Call From Joe Schmidt”

Dave Kilcoyne chats about Joe Schmidt

Joe Schmidt will announce his Ireland squad this week for the upcoming November internationals and you can be certain there will be a few cases of players incessantly checking their mobile phone in hope of that elusive call.  If you were to predict Schmidt’s squad, about 80% would be locked in but with so many impressive performances from Irish players …

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Where You Can Watch All Of Ireland’s November Internationals

Ireland celebrate

Now that the first two rounds of the Heineken Champions Cup have come to a close, the November Internationals and the fortunes of Ireland will come sharply into focus.  Joe Schmidt is expected to announce his squad for November either on Tuesday or Wednesday of this week and those players chosen will hope to grab their opportunity next month as the clock …

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Niall Scannell Ready To Go After “Hugely Frustrating” Injury Nightmare

Niall Scannell

Niall Scannell is looking forward to putting an injury-riddled 2017/18 season behind him as he enters a crucial part of the new campaign at both provincial and national level.  The Cork hooker suffered repeated injury setbacks last season which saw him miss out on the 2017 November internationals and was then omitted from the Grand Slam-winning Six Nations campaign. The 26-year-old …

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All Blacks Grip On No.1 Spot In Danger As Ireland Close In

Kieran Read of the All Blacks and Conor Murray

The All Blacks’ grip on the number one spot in the World Rugby rankings is beginning to loosen after their shock 34-36 loss to the Springboks in Wellington on Saturday.  Steve Hansen’s side produced an uncharacteristic error-strewn performance as a lively South African side punished their southern hemisphere rivals en route to a famous victory. The result comes as a …

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Eddie Jones Admits He Spoke To Andy Farrell About England Defence Role

Eddie Jones has admitted he contacted Ireland defence coach Andy Farrell about the possibility of fulfilling the vacant post in England’s coaching set-up.  Jones and England have been conducting an exhaustive search for someone to replace Paul Gustard who took up the head coach role with Harlequins during the summer. It’s not ideal for the England boss to lose one of …

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TG4’s Live PRO14 Coverage Is Excellent News For Connacht Fans

TG4, this morning, launched their coverage of the upcoming 2018/19 Guinness PRO14 season at the home of Connacht Rugby and supporters of Irish provinces will be delighted that there is plenty of free-to-air live games being shown by the Irish language broadcaster.  The broadcaster has confirmed that they will show 28 live games as well as deferred coverage of nine …

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Joe Marler Envies The Irish Rugby System

England and Harlequins prop Joe Marler says he is envious of the current set-up in Ireland in terms of management of their international players.  Currently, in countries like Ireland and Wales, the unions determine the number of minutes their respective international players can play throughout a season for their clubs. However, this is not the case in England, where players …

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Provinces Likely To See Less Of Their Irish Stars This Season

The 2018/19 season looks set to be a huge one for Irish rugby.  On the provincial front, Leinster look well capable of securing the double again but they will have to contend with what looks to be an improved Munster side who now have the likes of Joey Carbery and Tadhg Beirne in tow, among others. There is renewed optimism …

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