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Clermont Are Leading The Chase To Sign Paddy Jackson [Report]

There are further reports today that Clermont Auvergne are leading the chase to secure Paddy Jackson’s signature after his contract had been revoked by Ulster Rugby and the IRFU with immediate effect. Reports today suggest that Stuart Olding, who also had his contract revoked, is ‘on the brink’ of signing with Premiership rugby champions and current league leaders, the Exeter …

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Three Irish Players We Would Like To See Capped On Australia Tour

Ireland are less than two months away from their first Test against Australia which will take place at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane. The following two games will be played in Melbourne and Sydney and the tour provides a perfect opportunity for Joe Schmidt to introduce some new blood to the rigours of international Test rugby. Schmidt, though, has to …

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‘I Regret Deeply The Events Of That Evening’ – Stuart Olding Releases Statement Following Acquittal

Stuart Olding has released a statement following the conclusion of the Belfast rape trial on Wednesday afternoon.  After less than four hours of deliberation, a Belfast jury acquitted Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding and two other defendants on all charges. Following the verdict, the IRFU and Ulster Rugby released a joint statement announcing that the players would not be considered for …

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Peter O’Mahony Praises Player Management In Ireland And Admits He Needed A Rest

It’s been a week to remember for Munster captain Peter O’Mahony. From helping Ireland secure just a third Grand Slam in history, the 28-year-old Corkonian got engaged last week in Dubai as he enjoyed some well-deserved downtime from a gruelling Six Nations campaign. The subject of player welfare has been a hot topic over the last seven days, with the majority …

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Interesting Comparisons Emerge Between Jacob Stockdale And New Zealand’s Try-Scoring Machine Rieko Ioane

When Jacob Stockdale burst onto the senior international stage last year during Ireland’s summer tour of America, it was immediately clear that the 21-year-old had the potential for a bright future. Having impressed for the Ireland U20s, with 11 tries in nine appearances, there was much anticipation when the big winger made the step up to the senior ranks. Bringing with …

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Austin Healey Accuses Ireland Of “Playacting” In Win Over England

Former England scrum-half and current TV pundit, Austin Healey, has accused Ireland of “playacting” in their victory over England at Twickenham on Saturday. Ireland secured a dominant 14-25 victory at the home of English rugby to secure just their third Grand Slam in their history. The plaudits for Joe Schmidt’s side have come from far and wide and although Healey …

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