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#Ireland

# ireland-rugby - Today’s News

‘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.

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 - Yesterday’s News

‘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.

Madigan: ‘I’m picked to play because the coach believes my instincts are good’

The Ireland international sat down with The42 to talk about GAA, analysis and kicking.

‘Have we hit our best? I don’t think we have’ – Ireland’s Sexton looks for more

The out-half wants his team to continue the attacking verve they showed in the Six Nations win over Scotland.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Who are you backing as top try scorer at the Rugby World Cup?

Julian Savea of New Zealand is the hot favourite in this field.

SOB: ‘It was probably immature, thinking I could get away with that’

The Ireland and Leinster back row says his professionalism has totally changed since the 2011 World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 17 August, 2015

Sean O’Brien was an absolute beast at the breakdown against Scotland

These four turnovers from the Ireland captain showed his quality on the deck.

Analysis: Schmidt keeps big ideas under wraps ahead of World Cup

Ireland showed some nice shape in attack against Scotland on Saturday.

Open thread: Who would you pick in Ireland’s 31-man World Cup squad?

Joe Schmidt has watched his men beat Wales and Scotland in the past fortnight.

SOB, Henry and Toner helped Jack Conan prep for his Ireland debut

Leinster’s 23-year-old back row got his first taste of Test rugby against Scotland.

‘I’ve been working really hard with Joe’ – Madigan delivers against Scots

Ireland’s out-half provided some moments of brilliance during Saturday’s win in Dublin.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Here’s the Argentina squad Ireland could face in the World Cup quarters

Joe Schmidt’s men may well face the Pumas in the quarter-finals.

Ian Madigan thanks Kilmacud Crokes after this delicious cross-field kick

The Ireland out-half set up Luke Fitzgerald with a sublime touch of the boot.

‘You feel like a bit of a kid when you’ve got Paul O’Connell next to you!’

Connacht tighthead Nathan White made his Ireland debut against Scotland yesterday.

Schmidt looks towards ‘fully-loaded’ Wales with tough selection calls to make

Ireland’s head coach is happy with where his squad is after two World Cup warm-ups.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Ireland relieved to avoid repeat of TOD’s World Cup-ending injury

Head coach Joe Schmidt backed debutant Jack Conan to build on his ‘mixed bag’ of a display.

‘He gave the players around him a real confidence’ – Schmidt on Zebo

The Ireland head coach was similarly pleased with Ian Madigan’s display at out-half.

5 players who stood out in Ireland’s scrappy win over Scotland

Sean O’Brien, Jack Conan, Jared Payne and Simon Zebo were the pick of the Irish.

Out of 10: How Ireland’s players rated in their win over Scotland

Zebo, Madigan and O’Brien all impressed at the Aviva Stadium.

Impressive Zebo helps Schmidt’s Ireland to hard-fought win over Scotland

The Irish performance was a scrappy one as they showed signs of summer rust.

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Rugby World Cup warm-up

The Scots were in Dublin for the second World Cup audition.

IRFU hedging their bets on potential World Cup win bonuses

‘The further you’re to travel in the tournament, the greater the proportion.’

Ireland look to Zebo’s ‘X-factor’ at fullback as Cotter’s Scots visit Dublin

Ireland look to Zebo’s ‘X-factor’ at fullback as Cotter’s Scots visit Dublin

Opportunity knocks for Ian Madigan at out-half, while Gordon D’Arcy is at 12.

Ireland looking for more explosive defensive plays like Trimble’s D

Ireland looking for more explosive defensive plays like Trimble’s

Defence coach Les Kiss was concerned with elements of the performance in Cardiff last time out.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 14 August, 2015

Provinces get financial top-up as IRFU reports €8.7 million surplus

The union says the club game will benefit from an encouraging financial season.

The Tullow Tank is delighted to be captaining Ireland for the first time Sob

The Tullow Tank is delighted to be captaining Ireland for the first time

Leinster’s Sean O’Brien is at number eight for tomorrow’s clash with Scotland.

‘Cian is a chirpy and happy fella… you don’t want to get him mad!’

Sean O’Brien says the Ireland prop as maintained a positive attitude during rehab.

‘Joe always says you’ve got to make the guy outside you look better’

Isaac Boss gets a chance to impress at scrum-half against Scotland tomorrow.

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