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Rugby: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not?

Matt Cassidy is here with this week’s edition of ‘Who’s Hot & Who’s Not’, as Ireland celebrate a famous win and England ponder what could have been.   Who’s Hot Ireland If Einstein was a rugby coach, Joe Schmidt would make him look unintelligent. Ireland’s coach produced a masterpiece in tactics as his charges out-thought and out-fought the Springboks in …

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Ireland Sort Through The Schmidt To Topple South Africa

Last night Ireland produced a sensational performance to overthrow a heavily fancied Springbok side in emphatic fashion, writes Jonathan Fitzpatrick. Heading into the game, nobody was thinking a 14 point Ireland win, with concerns, worries and questions facing Joe Schmidt and his team prior to the game, was a possibility. However, Ireland defied the odds and pulled out all the …

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Tommy Bowe: Under Schmidt, We Believe We Can Take Anyone On

Ireland wing Tommy Bowe believes Head Coach Joe Schmidt has changed the mentality of the Irish team to one that can compete with the best. Following their 29-15 victory over the Springboks Bowe believes that the training implemented by Schmidt, which is up their with test match toughness, has given them that bit of consistency seen from Ireland’s narrow defeat …

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Paul O’Connell: This South Africa Side Are A Different Beast

Paul O’Connell insists this Heyneke Meyer South Africa is a different beast to the side that beat them 12-16 in 2012. South Africa are coming off an impressive victory against the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship and with their team unchanged from that victory, O’Connell knows they have an excellent kicking game to compliment their exciting running game. “It’s …

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Brian Lenihan Completes Loan Move To Blackpool

Today it has been announced that Brian Lenihan will spend a month on loan with Blackpool. The young right-back moved from Cork City to Hull City in August, in which time he has earned enough recognition to be called into Martin O’Neill’s most recent Republic of Ireland squads. Blackpool manager Lee Clark had this to say, on Blackpool F.C.’s official website, about the loan deal. …

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Tommy Bowe All Set For Ireland Return

After missing Ireland’s triumphant 6 Nations campaign and the summer tour to Argentina, Ireland winger Tommy Bowe is set for his first game in green since the November defeat to the All Blacks last year. The Monaghan man missed the entire campaign due to a groin injury but looks set to star against South Africa this Saturday. Bowe played against …

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Euro 2016: 3 Players Ireland Should Be Wary Of Against Scotland

Ireland face Scotland in the next of their Euro 2016 qualifiers at Celtic Park on the 14th of November. From what we’ve seen so far from both sides this should be a close game. Here we look at three players Ireland should be wary of going into this clash following today’s announcement of the Scottish squad for the Irish game …

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Ireland Vs South Africa – The 3 Best Performances

Considering Ireland only beat South Africa once in 16 attempts before November 2004, the three consecutive wins throughout the noughties heralded Ireland’s most successful reign over Southern hemisphere opposition. However, since then, the Springboks have got their mojo back, with back-to-back triumphs away from home. Brian Barry casts his eye back over the three victories in Dublin. Ireland 17-12 South …

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Joe Schmidt Expecting Free Flowing Springbok Rugby

Ireland Head Coach Joe Schmidt expects the Springboks to start with the free flowing rugby which they ended the Rugby Championship with when the sides face each other next weekend. Heyneke Meyer’s side finished second in the table despite back-to-back wins in their final two games against Australia and the All Blacks which saw them score seven tries in the …

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John Delaney & The Ticket Debacle

John Delaney this morning labelled the Scottish FA’s statement regarding ticket allocations as “a joke”. The FAI were awarded the minimum amount of tickets in Celtic Park for the crunch qualifying game between Ireland and Scotland on November 14th. Delaney initially comes across as a champion to the people of Ireland, in fighting valiantly to secure tickets for his beloved …

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