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O’Gara On Why He Thinks Ireland Can Beat New Zealand In Dublin

The All Blacks will visit the Aviva Stadium in November for what’s sure to be a terrific contest. Ireland finally ended a 111-year wait for a victory over New Zealand at Soldier Field, Chicago in 2016, and though they lost the return leg 21-9 in Dublin, Irish legend Ronan O’Gara believes that his country won’t have to wait another century …

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Watch: Simon Zebo Scores A Brace Of Tries Against Castres

The French chapter of Simon Zebo’s career has gotten off to a terrific start. The Irishman has put away tries against the likes of Toulouse, Clermont, and Agen so far, but he was able to go one better in Racing 92’s win over Castres on Saturday. Racing prevailed at the Paris La Défense Arena by a scoreline of 27-11, enabled by …

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Proposal for Behind-The-Scenes Irish Rugby Series Declined by IRFU

The IRFU recently declined a proposal from a production company for Schmidt’s team to be at the centre of an in-depth series. ___ It’s understood that the discussions never moved beyond an informal stage, with the IRFU expressing its reservations about providing all-areas access to Schmidt’s camp. Ireland have previously been the focus of a one-off documentary based around their …

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Leinster Release New European ‘Night Navy’ Kit

The Champions Cup begins next month, and defending champions Leinster are dressed to impress. The Irish province won their fourth title last season at the expense of Racing 92 in the final. The also hold the Pro14 title, and have already won twice this season in their usual blue strip. But their European challenge will take on a different hue, …

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Geordan Murphy Makes Winning Start As Leicester’s Interim Boss

Geordan Murphy enjoyed a winning start as Leicester’s interim head coach with a dramatic 49-33 victory over Newcastle on Saturday. Murphy was thrust into the manager’s role after Matt O’Connor was sensationally sacked on Monday following Leicester’s 40-6 humiliation against Exeter in their English Premiership opener. Former Ireland full-back Murphy has already made a positive impression on his squad judging …

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Watch: Simon Zebo Scores Try In First Game For Racing 92

Simon Zebo joined French side Racing 92 this summer after eight years at Munster. The popular Corkonian played his first game for the Top 14 semi-finalists on Saturday night, as they lined out against Brazil in a pre-season friendly. Zebo started the game, and it didn’t take long for him to make an impact in his new colours. In only …

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Ireland Women See Off Russia In Rugby World Cup Sevens Clash

Ireland are into the Champion 5/6 play-off after surviving a Russian comeback in San Francisco. The side had a tremendous 19-14 win over England in the last 16 yesterday, before succumbing to a 45-0 whitewash against an imperious New Zealand in the quarter final. This meant a spot in the running for fifth place at the Rugby World Cup Sevens, …

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