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# ireland-rugby - Today’s News


# ireland-rugby - Friday 20 November, 2015

‘Tackle technique nearly cost me a World Cup’ – Keith Earls

The Munster wing says he fractured his jaw in the build-up to the global tournament.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 19 November, 2015

Foley backs Conway for Ireland call after strong run at 15 for Munster

The Dublin native has stepped up as an important player in the 15 shirt for Munster.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 13 November, 2015

The Wallabies are coming to Dublin next year as part of their ‘Grand Slam’ tour

Plus there are reports of two Tests against the All Blacks…

‘Part of me regrets it and part of me doesn’t’ – Sean O’Brien on the Papé punch

The Ireland flanker says Joe Schmidt ‘didn’t go crazy’ with him over the incident and subsequent ban.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 6 November, 2015

Best and Pienaar on the bench as Ulster name team to face Dragons

Meanwhile, Rory Scholes replaces the injured Andrew Trimble on the wing.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 2 November, 2015

‘Henry Shefflin would be playing first centre, Brian Cody would be in rugby’

Paul O’Connell regrets Ireland’s missed chance to raise the profile of rugby.

‘It’s the worst injury pain I’ve had’ – POC could be out for eight months

The second row will make his move to Toulon in December.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 30 October, 2015

Fit-again Sexton back in Leinster line-up as Nacewa named permanent captain

Johnny Sexton is back in Leinster colours for the first time since 2013.

A 2-time Super Bowl winner has named 3 Irish rugby players in his fantasy NFL/RWC team

Osi Umenyiora is also the NFL’s London ambassador.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 29 October, 2015

Ireland players named in Ulster side to face Munster

The province are currently in fifth place in the Pro12 table.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 23 October, 2015

‘I’m certainly not going anywhere’ – Joe Schmidt on England job speculation

The Irish coach was a guest on The Late Late Show this evening.

Lynne Cantwell: Success at 2019 World Cup must be target in IRFU’s review

Our World Cup columnist looks at a process that needs to be unforgiving and honest.

‘The schedule works against us while giving the southern hemisphere teams an advantage’

Dr Liam Hennessy has called for a sensible evaluation of Ireland’s World Cup.

Niall Quinn on appearing in the photo that ‘cursed’ the Irish rugby team

The former Ireland striker was part of a picture that has gained a degree of notoriety of late

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 21 October, 2015

Ireland’s review must be thorough as they move on from RWC failure

Joe Schmidt will look to learn from any mistakes he made in this failed campaign.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

Peter Stringer: Ireland veered away from game plan under Argentinian pressure

Our World Cup columnist looks back on a desperately disappointing day for Irish rugby.

Brian O’Driscoll on what went wrong and Ireland’s ‘two biggest injury losses’

The Ireland legend was not impressed by what he saw on Sunday afternoon.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 19 October, 2015

In pics: Irish team return to low-key homecoming

Joe Schmidt’s side are back in the country following yesterday’s disappointing result.

Analysis: Ireland crash out of RWC with worst defensive display of Schmidt era

Argentina’s brilliant attack tore Ireland to shreds in Cardiff.

We’ll Leave It There So: Walsh resigns, Ireland return home and all today’s sport

Meanwhile, ticket details for Ireland’s upcoming Euro 2016 play-off have been released.

‘Understudies not quite up to the task’ – the international media reaction to Ireland’s loss

The Irish team were criticised following their comprehensive loss to Argentina.

Ireland left ‘devastated’ after the better team wins World Cup quarter-final

‘It’s a tough day but that’s sport,’ said flanker Chris Henry.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 18 October, 2015

Hard to begrudge the brilliant Pumas their World Cup semi-final spot

Argentina swatted Ireland aside to move into the last four.

Schmidt doesn’t see ‘a chasm’ between Northern and Southern Hemispheres

The Ireland head coach felt that losing the first collision meant his side couldn’t generate linespeed.

‘The gutsiest team you’re ever going to see’ – Mixed emotions following Ireland’s loss

Irish fans were a bundle of nerves watching this afternoon’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final.

Ireland’s defence shredded, leaders missed and more talking points from Cardiff

Joe Schmidt’s men crashed out in a bitterly disappointing fashion.

Ireland fans are planning a fifth-minute ovation for Paul O’Connell today

What do you think of the idea? We may have helped it along.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 17 October, 2015

Argentina want to put doubt into Irish minds in the World Cup quarter

The Toulon back row is well aware of how knock-out rugby works.

Bowe looks to help Schmidt’s side to ‘where no Irish team has ever been’

The experienced wing recognises the need for Ireland to seize their opportunity.

Analysis: Ireland’s rucking a cause for optimism against Pumas

Joe Schmidt’s men were ferocious at the ruck last weekend against the French.

Ireland say they ‘don’t know’ how long Johnny Sexton will be injured for

Simon Easterby says the out-half ‘trained fully’ in Cardiff yesterday.

Johnny Sexton has been ruled out of Ireland’s World Cup quarter-final

The Leinster out-half’s adductor injury flared up after training yesterday.

Letter from Cardiff: Argentinian storm approaches after Ireland’s calm week

The World Cup party returns to Cardiff for one final weekend.

‘I have a love/hate relationship with my job’ – Schmidt feels the pressure

The Ireland head coach says the fear of failure drives him on at this World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 16 October, 2015

This rugby joke is absolutely taking over Irish social media LOL

This rugby joke is absolutely taking over Irish social media

It was even on Morning Ireland today.

Murphy gets nod at 6, Healy retained and more Ireland XV talking points

Jamie Heaslip and the other leaders must stand up, while Johnny Sexton and Keith Earls are fit.

Argentina make 10 changes as frontliners return for Ireland clash

Daniel Hourcade had named a powerful, pace XV for Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final.

Dave Kearney waiting patiently for Ireland chances out wide

The Ireland wing talks hitting rucks, holding width, decoys and Joe Schmidt’s ongoing demands.

Irish descendent Ayerza and the Pumas are coming for Ireland’s scrum

‘They haven’t dominated many teams. We’re planning to really take it to them.’

Beating Ireland would be the latest mark of Argentinian rugby growth

The Rugby Championship, academies, Vodacom Cup and now Super Rugby – quite a journey.

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