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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 15 November, 2018

Yesterday’s News

Ireland's Moynihan in pole position to secure European Tour card at Q-School

The 24-year-old currently sits inside the all-important qualification zone with one round to play.

'If you are too emotional, you'll miss a beat and against these guys it's seven points'

Peter O’Mahony is awaiting his first win over the All Blacks, but a personal agenda is not driving the Munster captain this week.

Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Going home to be a father keeps All Black challenge in perspective for Earls

The 31-year-old is set to face New Zealand for the fifth time on Saturday.

'Thank you very much': Farrell sidesteps suggestion he will succeed Schmidt

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne said the current Ireland defence coach would be ‘more than capable’ of stepping up to the top job.

Kearney, Ringrose and Marmion 'on the right track' to face the All Blacks

Joe Schmidt’s squad trained at their base at Carton House this morning.

'Hopefully this really seals it, that we have put this behind us and it is settled'

13 years on from the infamous spear tackle incident, Brian O’Driscoll and Tana Umaga are reunited in Dublin.


Sexton: 'Every chance you get to play the All Blacks is a very special thing'

The out-half will face the world champions for the 12th time on Saturday, and is determined to help drive Ireland to new heights.

'We’ve been penalised a lot by him so need to be wary of our discipline'

Wayne Barnes is the man in the middle for Saturday’s Test against the All Blacks.

Monday 12 November, 2018

'You can't lie about it and say it's just another game': Sexton eyes more history

The out-half knows what it takes to beat the All Blacks, and wants this Ireland team to seize their moment on Saturday.

Sexton backs 'smart' call to plan for All Blacks showdown without Murray

The out-half says playing alongside Kieran Marmion or Luke McGrath won’t alter the way Ireland play.

Ulster bolster second row stocks with loan signing of Ian Nagle from Leinster

The 30-year-old joins the northern province until the end of the season.

Henshaw and Murray ruled out of Ireland's clash with the All Blacks

Henshaw pulled up with a tight hamstring on Saturday, and will miss the rest of the autumnal programme.

'I don't know if the lineout was too bad': Henderson focuses on the positives

The Ulster second row had a strong game against Argentina, but the lineout struggles were a cause for concern.

Sunday 11 November, 2018

'Hopefully I've put my hand up but that's for Joe and the coaches to decide'

Kieran Marmion hopes he gets the chance to start against the All Blacks next weekend.

'It's difficult for them to be bad two games in a row': Ledesma's word of warning

The Argentina head coach was in good form at his post-match press conference.

Saturday 10 November, 2018

Schmidt provides update on injuries to Henshaw, Marmion and Aki

The Ireland head coach is confident all three will be fit and available for selection next week.

'It will be Conor's call': Schmidt not ruling Murray out of All Blacks return

The scrum-half could yet make a miraculous comeback against the world champions.

How we rated Joe Schmidt's Ireland in the 11-point victory over Argentina

James Ryan, Bundee Aki, Peter O’Mahony and Dan Leavy were the standout performers at the Aviva.

'Johnny doesn't play bad games, his 7/10 is a poor game'

Brian O’Driscoll is in no doubt as to who he is voting for for the World Player of the Year award.

Friday 9 November, 2018

James McClean issues statement to Stoke City supporters

The Ireland winger has ‘wholeheartedly’ apologised to the vast majority of the club’s fans — but not those who abused him.

'I'm scarred by them from 1999 and 2007. They're still a bogey team for us'

Brian O’Driscoll doesn’t have happy memories of coming up against Argentina.

Setback for Ireland U21 captain as keyhole surgery rules him out for three months

Josh Cullen is facing an extended period on the sidelines.

'He doesn't need protecting': BOD defends Sexton after England coach's accusations

Eddie Jones has claimed the Ireland out-half receives preferential treatment from referees.

Thursday 8 November, 2018

'Are we currently comfortable with where we're at? We're never comfortable'

While Joe Schmidt says he has good depth in certain positions, there is still much work to do.

Stander straining at the leash after a rare weekend off Cj

Stander straining at the leash after a rare weekend off

The number eight watched Ireland and Munster at home last week, but returns to a familiar-looking back row for Argentina.

'He's been through a tough time, but it's great to see him back out there'

Seán O’Brien is back and ready to win his 52nd cap for Ireland this weekend, 12 months after his last.

Schmidt confident of having injured duo back fit and firing for All Blacks clash

Both Rob Kearney and Garry Ringrose were close to being fit for Saturday.

Huge relief as Ireland captain Harte receives all-clear for World Cup

It was initially feared the Cork native suffered a broken leg.

Kearney and Ringrose out injured as Schmidt names Ireland team for Argentina

Jordan Larmour starts at fullback as Johnny Sexton, Peter O’Mahony and Robbie Henshaw all return to the XV.

Wednesday 7 November, 2018

Ireland captain Harte emerges as major injury doubt for World Cup

It is feared the goalkeeper suffered a fractured fibula at the weekend.

Tuesday 6 November, 2018

'I always liked to be the different one in school, supporting Ireland'

Will Addison has his sights on a home debut on Saturday evening after winning his first Ireland cap last weekend.

Murray leaves Carton camp, but Ireland refuse to rule him out of All Blacks Test

The scrum-half was in Carton House last week, but won’t train with Joe Schmidt’s squad ahead of Argentina.

Kearney losing his fitness battle for Argentina after limited role in training

The fullback is Joe Schmidt’s primary injury concern ahead of Saturday’s Test at the Aviva Stadium.

'When the discussion comes, it comes': Lowe not thinking about Ireland future

The Leinster winger harbours ambitions of playing international rugby, but it’s too soon to start thinking about pulling on the green jersey.

Monday 5 November, 2018

FA warn James McClean for use of offensive word on social media

The Ireland winger won’t be the subject of any further disciplinary action, however.

'It's not very manly to talk about your feelings... but it's a big problem we need to talk about' Movember This post contains videos

'It's not very manly to talk about your feelings... but it's a big problem we need to talk about'

Leinster star James Lowe is taking part in the annual Movember campaign, which aims to change the face of men’s health.

Cullen delighted to leave South Africa with the points after 'mixed' performance Top Of The Pile This post contains videos

Cullen delighted to leave South Africa with the points after 'mixed' performance

Leinster recorded their sixth straight Pro14 victory in Port Elizabeth yesterday.

Bohs forced to redesign Bob Marley away jersey over image rights issue

The club were contacted by the late singer’s representative agency.

Sunday 4 November, 2018

Wales great Jenkins bows out with Cardiff win - but misses conversion attempt Prop Life This post contains videos

Wales great Jenkins bows out with Cardiff win - but misses conversion attempt

The 37-year-old prop pushed his attempt wide as the curtain came down on his illustrious career.

Shamrock Rovers announce new deals for seven players ahead of 2019 season LOI

Shamrock Rovers announce new deals for seven players ahead of 2019 season

Greg Bolger and Joey O’Brien are among those to commit their future to the Hoops.

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