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# ireland-rugby - Today’s News

Paul O’Connell: ‘We need to get those things right this weekend and start building’

The Ireland skipper will lead his side against the English tomorrow.

Simon Easterby hoping Ireland stay on the right side of the law in London

It’s all about the breakdown tomorrow at Twickers.

Moore undergoes surgery after missing out on World Cup squad

The Leinster tighthead has had a metatarsal issue remedied.


# ireland-rugby - Yesterday’s News

Ireland drop in latest Fifa rankings (and Wales are officially better than England now!)

We’re 51st (just between Venezuela and Jamaica.)

We’ll Leave it There So: O’Brien back for Ireland, Blow for Dublin and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, five players have been cut from Martin O’Neill’s Irish squad.

Schmidt: ‘Iain has given us the right sort of headache, without a doubt’

Ulsterman Henderson laid down another claim for a starting place with Ireland last weekend.

Mike Ross went through a gruelling ‘refresher week’ last week in Ireland camp

The Ireland tighthead has backed Tadhg Furlong as loosehead cover for Ireland at Twickenham this weekend.

Zebo gets nod at fullback as Schmidt stresses that Rob Kearney is fit 15

Zebo gets nod at fullback as Schmidt stresses that Rob Kearney is fit

It had been expected that Kearney would line out at the back for Ireland against England.

Healy held back and more talking points from Ireland’s XV for England

Hungry replacements, Ireland showing their hand and centres reunited.

O’Brien returns as Schmidt picks strong Ireland XV for visit to England

Tadhg Furlong will provide loosehead cover from the bench with Cian Healy still missing.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 2 September, 2015

‘I don’t think I’ve ever refreshed my email so much!’ – Ireland’s Simon Zebo

The Munster flyer says he is playing without fear and relishing every moment in green.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

‘It was probably me that was more emotional than the players’ – Schmidt

Schmidt feels for those left behind, but has Ireland focused on the challenges ahead.

Positive prognosis on Healy makes Schmidt’s prop gamble calculated

Ireland will travel to the World Cup with three tightheads and only two looseheads.

Specialist centre Darren Cave covers Ireland’s ‘manufactured midfield’

Joe Schmidt says the Ulsterman has earned his World Cup spot in training and in Cardiff.

Schmidt: ‘Some of those hours Trimble was coming to the World Cup with us’

The Ireland head coach said Felix Jones and Fergus McFadden also just missed out on inclusion.


Schmidt confirms 31-man Ireland squad with Cave and Furlong in

Andrew Trimble is the big name to miss out after a tough selection process.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 31 August, 2015

Trimble to miss out on World Cup as Schmidt includes Furlong and Cave

The42 understands that Ireland have opted for three tighthead props and only two scrum-halves.

Analysis: Should this have been a penalty against Paul O’Connell?

The Ireland captain was penalised for clearing Justin Tipuric out around the neck.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 30 August, 2015

Henderson adding the ‘nitty-gritty work’ to his explosive efforts for Ireland

The 23-year-old lock was superb for Ireland in their defeat to Wales yesterday.

Schmidt and O’Connell left frustrated by defeat to Gatland’s Wales

Warren Gatland’s side conceded far fewer penalties and won the contest in Dublin.

Schmidt: Dave Kearney looked dangerous with the ball the whole time

The Ireland head coach was impressed with the right wing and tighthead Nathan White.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 29 August, 2015

‘I don’t think Ireland play a lot of rugby’ – Victorious Wales coach Gatland

The 2013 Lions boss says Ireland were narrow and didn’t make Wales uncomfortable in defence.

Earls set for concussion protocols as Schmidt makes positive report

The Munster wing was stretchered off after lying motionless for some minutes.

Iain Henderson and 3 other Irish players who impressed against Wales

Robbie Henshaw, Peter O’Mahony and Rob Kearney were strong on their returns.

Concern for Earls as Schmidt’s Ireland come up short against Wales

Ireland were beaten by a physical, ferocious Welsh defence as Luke Fitzgerald was also injured.

Iain Henderson steamrolled four Welsh defenders to draw Ireland level

The Ulster man isn’t doing his chances of a World Cup starting berth any harm at all.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 28 August, 2015

‘One or two more serious knocks could be the end of George North’s career’

Wing set to make his return against Ireland but Warren Gatland is still concerned.

We’ll Leave It There So: Irish Sports Council take a dig at IABA over Walsh and today’s sport

There was also the Captain’s Run ahead of tomorrow’s World Cup warm-up and an incredible performance in the women’s 200m final in Beijing.

Schmidt: ‘How do you tell someone that’s worked incredibly hard?’

Ireland’s players will know their World Cup fate by Monday morning at the latest.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 27 August, 2015

‘Some of the players who play with their province are likely to be in the 31′

Joe Schmidt says players who have returned to Ulster and Leinster are very much in the World Cup mix.

Madigan as 9 cover ‘wouldn’t be beyond our decision making process’ – Schmidt

Meanwhile, Ireland’s coach pointed to several versatile options in the front row.

Kearney’s impressive pre-season pushes him to strong World Cup contention

The 26-year-old comes into the team after an excellent summer of training.

Cian Healy could make his Ireland comeback as soon as next week

The loosehead prop is back in full training.

Mastermind Schmidt, rising White and more talking points from Ireland’s XV

Luke Fitzgerald at 13, frontliners return and Joe Schmidt’s masterplan.

Fitzgerald at 13 as Schmidt brings back Ireland frontliners for Wales

Paul O’Connell, Johnny Sexton, Conor Murray, Peter O’Mahony and Rob Kearney all return.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 26 August, 2015

Schmidt set to hand Fitzgerald 13 shirt for Ireland’s clash with Wales

Nathan White is set for his first start at tighthead, while Dave Kearney is likely to get his chance.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 25 August, 2015

Still room for ‘right person’ as Leinster’s backs coach under Cullen

Girvan Dempsey is currently in the role on a short-term contract.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 22 August, 2015

Murphy has Schmidt’s trust as he reads Ireland’s game better than ever

The versatile 24-year-old has grown into an important squad member under the Kiwi.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 21 August, 2015

Ireland pull Moore from Leinster duty with prop in precautionary moon boot

The tighthead prop has experienced some foot pain and Joe Schmidt is being cautious.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 20 August, 2015

9 other Irish internationals who have fallen out with the management

Damien Delaney is not the only player to make himself unavailable for selection in recent years.

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