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Outlining A New Vision For Irish Rugby

Wales v Ireland - RBS 6 Nations

Ireland’s performances in both their opening round fixtures has sparked wide public debate over team selection and the overall landscape of rugby in Ireland. As a result, part one of this article identifies areas where the national team and rugby in the wider community can benefit. The strategic motives of the IRFU in the past have all been centred around getting the …

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Ireland Trio Ruled Out For the Rest Of The Six Nations

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 13: The injured Mike McCarthy of Ireland waves to the fans as he is stretchered off the pitch during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Ireland at the Stade de France on February 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt will be a worried man after the first two games of the Six Nations Championship. The defending champions are yet to register a win in this season’s tournament, and things are not getting any easier as they face a trip to the lions’ den of Twickenham to face table-toppers England. The French game last week was a …

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Eddie Jones Begins Mind Games Early With ‘Aussie Rules’ Jibe Directed At Ireland

Ireland v England - RBS Six Nations

Eddie Jones has lost no time preparing the ground for England’s showdown with Ireland. When Eddie Jones was appointed as England coach, he came across as a softly spoken individual with a very calm demeanour. However since then he has appointed Dylan Hartley as Captain and demanded that his side look to bully opponents. He has also engaged in the type of psychological …

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France Duo Escape Citations Following Review

France duo Yoann Maestri and Guilhem Guirado have avoided citation from Six Nations match citing commissioner Paul Minto, and the Six Nations administration, after Maestri was let off with a warning while Guirado failed the ‘red card’ test. Toulouse lock Maestri received just a caution for his first-half late hit on Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton, while Guirado would escape punishment …

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Cian Healy Signs New Contract With IRFU

CARDIFF, WALES - SEPTEMBER 18: Ireland player Cian Healy in action during Ireland Captains Run ahead of their opening 2015 Rugby World Cup match against Canada at Millennium Stadium on September 18, 2015 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Leinster and Ireland prop Cian Healy has signed a new contract with the IRFU that will see him remain in Dublin for another three years. ‘Church’ has had his struggles with injuries, but on his day is regarded as one of the world’s best loosehead props. While Leinster released the news yesterday that a raft of players signed new deals, …

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Francois Trinh-Duc Recalled To France Squad For Wales Showdown

CARDIFF, WALES - FEBRUARY 26: Francois Trinh-Duc of France kicks the ball upfieldduring the RBS Six Nations match between Wales and France at the Millennium Stadium on February 26, 2010 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

France head coach Guy Noves has received a welcome boost as the squad make their first away trip of the Six Nations campaign. Les Bleus won their first two games of the tournament at home to Italy and Ireland, and now travel to Cardiff knowing a win over Wales will see them installed as favourites for the championship. While other …

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Names Of Three Senior Leinster Players Missing From The Slew Of Contract Extensions

Ireland Training Session

Leinster announced that 17 players had signed contract extensions. In the midst of the news that Leinster had officially signed Robbie Henshaw earlier today, it seemed only natural to skim over the slew of contract extensions announced by the province. Supporters could be forgiven for doing so however, given that Leinster had not only signed the Connacht centre, but also …

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Leinster Confirm Capture Of Robbie Henshaw And Ian Nagle

Robbie Henshaw will join Leinster this summer. Although it should not come as too much of a surprise, Leinster have this afternoon announced the signing of Robbie Henshaw on a three year deal. Such news was widely expected, after Henshaw declared that he was going to leave Connacht at the end of the season. Speaking on Leinster’s website, coach Leo Cullen declared, …

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