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Ireland Team Named For Guinness Six Nations Finale

There is one change to the starting team and an historic milestone for Ireland’s most capped prop in Andy Farrell’s team to play France in the final round of the Guinness Six Nations Championship. Cian Healy, will win his 100th cap on Saturday evening in Paris. The centurion will be joined up front, in an […]

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Healy Focusing On Bigger Picture As Ireland Build For Paris Title Tilt

While a landmark international appearance haul is firmly within his grasp, Leinster and Ireland prop Cian Healy has his eye on the bigger picture. Should the Clontarf man be selected in his trademark loosehead role by head coach Andy Farrell in today’s team selection, it means he will pick his 100th cap in Saturday’s crunch […]

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‘All We Can Control Is Our Performance’ – Sexton

Ireland captain Jonathan Sexton is hoping that a strong focus on team performance can help them to achieve their desired result in the Guinness Six Nations finale against France. In all likelihood, Andy Farrell’s side will require a bonus point triumph on Saturday night in order to secure the Championship title for a fourth time […]

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Beirne Looking For Ireland To Take ‘Another Big Step Forward’

Following over a year away from the international game, Munster lock Tadhg Beirne enjoyed a successful return to the Ireland team in last Saturday’s 50-17 bonus point win at home to Italy. The Kildare men’s previous most recent Test appearance before that was during last year’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final exit to New Zealand, when […]

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Ireland Back On The Training Pitch Ahead Of Paris

With just four days until the finale of the 2020 Guinness Six Nations, the Ireland squad were back on the training pitch at the IRFU High Performance Centre on Tuesday morning to step up preparations for the trip to Paris. Andy Farrell‘s squad are building towards Saturday’s Round 5 clash against France (Kick-off 8.05pm Irish […]

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McEntee: “There’s a real opportunity to look at core skills that will help us when we get back playing again”.

Irish Rugby’s 2020/21 domestic season took another turn last week with a move to Level 5 in the Government of Ireland’s Plan For Living With COVID-19. Non-contact training can continue for school aged children in pods of 15 but along with all rugby activity in Northern Ireland, collective training opportunities have been shut down for […]

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Munster Produce Some Monday Night Magic To Beat Blues

Munster knocked Cardiff Blues off the top of Conference B with a thoroughly entertaining 38-27 bonus point win at Thomond Park. The Guinness PRO14’s first ever Monday night match outside of the festive period quickly caught fire thanks to early tries from Rey Lee-Lo and Gavin Coombes. Number 8 Coombes completed his brace to help […]

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‘Weeks Like This Don’t Come Around Very Often’ – O’Mahony

Since his very first appearance for the national team back in 2012, Peter O’Mahony has had a battle on his hands to gain selection in Ireland’s ultra-competitive back row. Following a string of impressive performances for Munster, the Cork native made his international debut in February of that year during the closing stages of a […]

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