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#TheCallUp: Join The Biggest Squad In The World!


Everyone knows the Irish fans are the greatest in the world and as Ireland approach the critically important World Cup qualifying games the Irish fans’ support is more important than ever. Making it to Russia will not take an 11-man effort. It won’t even take a 23-man effort. This requires an entire nation to join the cause to make the …

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Wales Squad To Take On Ireland Features 17 Year-Old Liverpool Star

WIGAN, ENGLAND - JULY 17: Ben Woodburn of Liverpool scores the second goal during a pre-season friendly between Wigan Athletic and Liverpool at JJB Stadium on July 17, 2016 in Wigan, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Liverpool youngster Ben Woodburn has been called up to the Wales international senior squad for their crucial clash with the Republic of Ireland next week. The 17-year-old is an exciting prospect and earned many plaudits after replacing the disappointing Philippe Coutinho at Anfield last weekend as Liverpool ground out a win in the race for Champions League qualification. The teenager …

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Paul O’Connell And Martin Johnson Pick Their ‘Lions XV’ From Round 4 Of The Six Nations

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: British & Irish Lions Ambassador Martin Johnson of England addresses the media during the British & Irish Lions 2017 Tour Media Briefing at The Gherkin on January 11, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

The penultimate round of 2017 Six Nations fixtures saw England claim the championship prize for the second year running, while Wales ground out a victory against Ireland to keep their chances of finishing second alive. As has been the case throughout the tournament, Lions shirt sponsors Standard Life Investments have enlisted legends Paul O’Connell, Martin Johnson, Shane Williams and Gavin …

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South Africa Slump To Their Lowest Ever World Rugby Ranking

CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 26: Springboks Warren Whiteley and team mates react after the International match between Wales and South Africa at Principality Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Wales’ 22-9 Six Nations victory has had a knock-on effect on the latest World Rugby rankings – more specifically, South Africa’s ranking. Having slumped below Scotland after their defeat at the hands of Vern Cotter’s side a fortnight ago, Wales clawed their way back up to sixth place in the latest rankings, and in doing so, have leapfrogged the Springboks …

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Six Nations: Team Of The Weekend

Wales v Ireland - RBS Six Nations

By virtue of the decision to schedule games on Friday night, Six Nations fans face into another fallow Sunday in this season’s Championship. While Friday night fixtures are popular among fans at a domestic and European level, Six Nations organisers face opposition to their staging. In any event, the lack of action allows rugby fans time to reflect on the weekend’s results …

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James McCarthy Looks Set To Miss Crucial Ireland-Wales Clash

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 04: James McCarthy of Everton (R) scores his sides second goal during the Premier League match between Everton and AFC Bournemouth at Goodison Park on February 4, 2017 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

James McCarthy has emerged as a real doubt for the Republic of Ireland’s crucial World Cup qualifier against Wales later this month in Dublin. As reported in the Daily Mirror, the midfielder missed Everton’s 3-0 win over West Brom and is said to be “one or two weeks” away from fitness, according to his club manager Ronald Koeman. Martin O’Neill names …

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