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'Ahern has got something really special... he's a very unique player'
Ireland’s second rows impressed on the Emerging Ireland tour in South Africa.
# three for three
Emerging Ireland hold off Cheetahs to wrap up unbeaten tour of South Africa
Tries by Nathan Doak, Shane Daly and Jamie Osborne got the job done in Bloemfontein.
# Paulie
O'Connell: Back in my time, we didn't have many guys with these athletic profiles
Paul O’Connell says he has been ‘blown away’ by the standard and attitude of the players in the Emerging Ireland squad.
# Ready to go
Emerging Ireland name team to face Cheetahs
The tourists are unbeaten so far having picked up wins against Griquas and the Pumas.
# experience
Ruan Pienaar and Frans Steyn start for Cheetahs against Emerging Ireland
The young Irish side look set for their toughest challenge yet in South Africa.
# Health scare
Just months after acute kidney failure, Culhane shines for Emerging Ireland
The 19-year-old was hospitalised for four weeks after starring for the Ireland U20s.
# Better Test
'We certainly learned more from this... There were some real positives'
Emerging Ireland boss Simon Easterby was pleased with his side’s narrow win over the Pumas.
# Prospect
19-year-old James Culhane impresses in Emerging Ireland back row
The Leinster academy man scored two tries in a narrow Irish victory over the Pumas.
# close affair
Emerging Ireland survive late scare to seal second win in South Africa
Simon Easterby’s side racked up a big early lead but were drawn into a battle in Bloemfontein.
# IQ
Irish coaches excited by 'French flair' of highly-rated centre Frisch
Meanwhile, Ulster scrum-half Michael McDonald is out to impress in South Africa.
# Finisher
'Hopefully I can put my hand up for selection when I get back to Leinster'
Andrew Smith is now with Emerging Ireland after winning a bronze medal at the World Cup 7s.
# Criticism
'Every single player will benefit' - Catt defends value of Emerging Ireland tour
The Ireland attack coach says the trip to South Africa is not just about five or six players.
# New XV
Sevens stars start in back three, Flannery gets his shot at out-half for Emerging Ireland
Connacht’s Cian Prendergast captains a brand-new side against Pumas in Bloemfontein.
# Underdogs
What can Emerging Ireland expect from the Pumas tomorrow?
The Nelspruit-based side are the reigning Currie Cup champions but have a new-look team.
# half backs
Crowley and Doak show their class for Emerging Ireland
The half-backs led the way in Friday’s 54-7 defeat of the Griquas.
# Up and Running
'Doaky and Jack did really well' - Emerging Ireland happy with first outing
Simon Easterby was pleased with his side’s performance in Bloemfontein.
# Podcast
What did we learn from Emerging Ireland's win against the Griquas?
The latest episode of The42 Rugby Weekly focuses on a 54-7 win for the young Irish side.
# locks
Second row pair Ahern and McCarthy shine in Emerging Ireland's win
The Munster and Leinster men had already signalled their potential in recent times.
# big win
Crowley impresses at 10 as Emerging Ireland hammer the Griquas
Simon Easterby’s side scored eight tries in their opening game in Bloemfontein.
Griquas v Emerging Ireland
Relive all the action as it happened at Toyota Stadium.
# emerging
'The first thing is that you can see why our Irish team is so good'
Ulster’s Stewart Moore is one of the Irish players out to impress against the Griquas today.
# Leaders
'We don’t want to see them too excited, we want them nice and calm'
The Emerging Ireland coaches are hoping for a decisive performance from their halfbacks.
# Team news
Doak and Crowley at 9 and 10 in exciting Emerging Ireland side
Max Deegan captains the team for tomorrow’s clash with the Griquas in South Africa.
# The Opposition
What can the Emerging Ireland team expect from the Griquas challenge in South Africa?
The Griquas have named seven debutants in their match-23 for the friendly game that forms part of the Toyota Challenge.
# Watch this space
Emerging Ireland's three games on tour of South Africa to be live-streamed
The Toyota Challenge fixtures against the Griquas, Pumas and Cheetahs will be shown live on
# Injury blow
Ciarán Frawley ruled out of Emerging Ireland tour
Leinster out-half joined by Caolin Blade in group of four who cannot travel due to injury.
# Podcast
Lancaster leaving Leinster and all things Emerging Ireland
Today’s episode of The42 Rugby Weekly asked where Leinster will look next.
# fresh start
'Sometimes I felt I was playing good rugby but not getting picked'
25-year-old Shane Daly is excited about Munster’s season but first, he has the Emerging Ireland tour.
# Swift Rise
Ireland challenge young guns to follow in James Ryan's footsteps
The Irish coaches considered another 20 players beyond their 35-man Emerging Ireland squad.
# playmaker
Ireland see Frawley as 'a guy who can lead from the front at 10'
Emerging Ireland boss Simon Easterby also explained why Andy Farrell won’t be touring.
# Development
35-man Emerging Ireland squad announced for South Africa tour
The squad contains four players who have been capped at senior Test level.
# Fixture
Ireland A will play against an All Blacks XV in November at the RDS
Andy Farrell will get another look at his wider squad this autumn.
All time
# Retirement
'I didn't want to go chasing it in France or England, being away from family'
Eoin Griffin retired from rugby last year at the age of 28, after playing for Connacht over 100 times.
# Exit
Irish centre Brendan Macken to leave Wasps at end of season
The 26-year-old has been with the Premiership club for three years.
# take the cup home
'We had three good halves in three games' -- Emerging Ireland head coach Clarke
The shadow international squad were unable to consistently stamp their authority of games.
# New Skipper
'Nothing changes for me' - Billy Holland named captain as Emerging Ireland make 9 changes
Allen Clarke rings the changes ahead of Tbilisi Cup finale.
# luckless
World Cup looks to be over for Rhys Ruddock after recurrence of arm injury
The blindside was replaced by Jack Conan after 20 minutes today.
# Reaction
4 men who stood out in a patchy Emerging Ireland display
20-year-old Cian Kelleher had a hand in two of Ireland’s best scores in an otherwise scrappy game.
# tbilisi cup
Inexperienced Emerging Ireland side labour to victory over Uruguay
Captain Rhys Ruddock lasted only 20 minutes before being replaced due to injury.
Emerging Ireland v Uruguay, Tbilisi Cup
Rhys Ruddock captained the side in their second game in Georgia and we were there for every minute of it.