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Five Things To Know About Ireland’s Latest Senior Call-Up Lee O’Connor

Martin O’Neill has called up Manchester United youngster Lee O’Connor to the Ireland senior squad to face Northern Ireland and Denmark. Here are five things you need to know about the latest addition to Ireland’s squad. ___ 1) O’Connor is a composed central defender who demonstrates astute reading of the game and superb technical skills. José Mourinho was in attendance …

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Five Irish Players Who Deserve A Chance In Northern Ireland Clash

With an Irish derby taking place on Thursday, Martin O’Neill will be considering his options ahead of the grudge match at the Aviva stadium. After a year of negativity and despair, the Derryman named one of his more refreshing squads in recent memory with a number of youngsters included among some more familiar faces. The former Celtic boss will be …

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Richie McCaw: All Blacks Have Been On Edge Since Chicago

It’s been two years 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 to bed. New Zealand …

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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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O’Driscoll Shuts Down Eddie Jones Following Needless Sexton Dig

On Friday English head coach Eddie Jones took a swipe at Ireland fly-half Johnny Sexton when speaking about his own number ten Owen Farrell suggesting the Leinster man gets preferential treatment from referees. Against South Africa last week, Farrell tackled Andre Esterhuizen high and despite the challenge appearing to be illegal, the referee did not punish the English out-half and …

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