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# ireland-rugby - Today’s News

IRFU reveal ticket prices for November games against New Zealand, Australia and Canada

Fans can get their hands on tickets from June onwards.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Ireland international Hagan to make first Super Rugby start for the Rebels

The former Leinster and Connacht prop has made six appearances this season so far.

'It's waffle, tackling high has nothing to do with getting hit in the head' - Sexton

The Ireland out-half says he would prefer outspoken pundits to call him before commenting.

'To win a Test series would be really special' - Sexton on South Africa tour

Ireland face three demanding clashes with the Springboks in June.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 21 April, 2016

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Stander, Best, Henshaw and McGrath nominated for IRUPA Player of the Year

Garry Ringrose, Josh van der Flier and Stuart McCloskey are up for the Young Player of the Year award.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 20 April, 2016

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'The man is still an animal' - Heaslip impressed by Farrell's Ireland intro

Joe Schmidt’s new defence coach took his first session with the squad on Monday.

'The moment when Sexton lined up that goal would have sealed it' - McCaw

The former All Blacks captain has been keeping busy since his retirement after the World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 13 April, 2016

4 uncapped players named in Ireland's 44-man squad for 1-day training camp

Connacht’s Matt Healy has been called up while Peter O’Mahony also returns.

O'Mahony emerges as major doubt for Ireland's tour to South Africa

The 26-year-old is unlikely to play for Munster again this season.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 12 April, 2016

'I guarantee we'll be ready for Ireland,' promises new Springboks coach Coetzee

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland kick off three-Test summer tour in Cape Town on 11 June.

Connacht magician Matt Healy hoping for Ireland's call to South Africa

The 27-year-old Dubliner trained with Joe Schmidt’s squad last month.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 4 April, 2016

Munster remains Dillane's home but Connacht ambitions are strong

The 22-year-old reflects on his journey to Ireland honours in the Six Nations.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 2 April, 2016

‘It’s a big collision, isn’t it?’: Mike McCarthy on that hit and his severe concussion

Leinster and Ireland second-row Mike McCarthy is on his way back after that sickening Six Nation’s concussion.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 31 March, 2016

Connacht’s AJ MacGinty to replace Danny Cipriani at Sale

South Africa-born Marnitz Boshoff will take the USA international’s place at the Irish province.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 30 March, 2016

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There was Offaly and Limerick hurling interest in the Irish rugby U19 team that faced France

Jack Regan and Conor Fitzgerald came from hurling backgrounds to play for Ireland today.

Former Ulster boss Mark Anscombe appointed Canada coach

The Kiwi has been tasked with qualifying Canada for the next World Cup.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 25 March, 2016

This close-up of Kevin Doyle’s leg injury is not for the faint-hearted

Injury update better than first feared as Doyle stretchered off against Switzerland.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 22 March, 2016

‘There’s days when I can’t believe I’m leaving this’: Madigan coming to terms with Leinster exit

The Ireland international sits down with The42 to discuss his impending move to France, his international future and leaving it all behind at Leinster.

‘Staring down the barrel, you could go there and get hosed’ – Trimble

Ireland’s last tour to South Africa in 2004 saw them beaten twice, while they were hammered in 1998.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 21 March, 2016

‘It would be disastrous if Joe left’ – Kearney hopeful Schmidt extends Ireland stay

The Leinster winger says it would be a huge blow if the Kiwi was to move on next summer.

Analysis: Heaslip’s offloads the highlight of Ireland’s final-day victory

The Ireland number eight released two excellent balls out of the tackle against Scotland.

‘It was a nice surprise to get the call from Joe considering how well Josh had gone’

Tommy O’Donnell was determined to grasp his chance against Scotland with both hands.

‘Having kids motivates you and you’re trying to play for them’

Keith Earls scored his 17th Ireland try on cap number 50 against Scotland.


Farrell factor looms for Ireland as Schmidt looks to build for South Africa

The Englishman will join as an assistant coach early next month.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Ireland aim to ‘create history’ as Best hopes to lead South Africa tour

The 33-year-old enjoyed his first campaign as Ireland skipper.

Schmidt’s attention turns to Ireland’s ‘attritional’ tour of South Africa

The likes of Peter O’Mahony and Iain Henderson are likely to return.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 19 March, 2016

‘There were bodies flat in front of me and I thought why not jump over like NFL’

CJ Stander showed great opportunism to set Ireland on their way to victory earlier.

Best: ‘We’ll look back at the Six Nations as a whole and be disappointed’

Joe Schmidt says five new caps in the championship was one major positive.

Back row dominant, defensive work-ons and more Ireland talking points

Johnny Sexton and Conor Murray looked classy for long periods of the game.

How we rated Ireland in their encouraging win over Scotland

Stander, Heaslip and Sexton were particularly impressive against Scotland.

Heaslip underlines importance to Ireland with complete display against Scots

The 32-year-old was man of the match in a 35-25 victory in Dublin.

Four-try Ireland finish with a flourish as Schmidt’s men put Scotland to the sword

A positive way to end the campaign ahead of the summer tour of South Africa.

As it happened: Ireland v Scotland, Six Nations Championship

Ireland took on Scotland, as both sides looked to end their Six Nations campaign on a high.

Ireland’s standards back on track as improving Scotland come to Dublin

Joe Schmidt’s side are looking for a second win in the 2016 Six Nations.

Life after Joe comes into perspective but Schmidt has built a legacy in Ireland

The Kiwi’s current contract expires next year.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 18 March, 2016

Four-try Ireland finish U20 Six Nations with Donnybrook victory over Scotland

Nigel Carolan’s men were deserved winners as their scrum dominated the second half.

Ireland hoping Schmidt will stay on to lead ‘exciting new crop’ through

Assistant coach Greg Feek is excited by what the emerging young players can bring.

‘Les yeux de glaces was his nickname in France, the eyes of ice’

Joe Schmidt reflects on what he learned from Vern Cotter in their years together.

Schmidt to decide on his future with Ireland after South Africa tour

The Ireland head coach must make a call on whether to extend his contract until 2019.

Sexton excited to be part of Ireland’s future into 2019 World Cup

The 30-year-old has taken some big hits but has also hit form in this Six Nations.

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