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#Irish Rugby Team

# irish-rugby-team - Friday 12 February, 2016

Open thread: What's your pre-match lucky charm?

Got any lucky pants hiding in a drawer? Tell us everything…

# irish-rugby-team - Thursday 11 February, 2016

6 ways to turn any major sporting event into a deadly Irish party

Olé, olé, olé. olé, olé…

# irish-rugby-team - Tuesday 9 February, 2016

10 reasons Irish fans are the best in the world

We know how to make ourselves feel right at home.

# irish-rugby-team - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Ronan O'Gara: 'I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty' Exclusive

We caught up for a one-on-one chat with the Munster out-half ahead of his final Test match ever in New Zealand.

# irish-rugby-team - Friday 30 December, 2011

The Score's first annual alternative sports awards

2011 wasn’t short on moments of historic triumph and breathtaking tragedy. You won’t find any of them here, though.

# irish-rugby-team - Monday 7 November, 2011

BOD-given luck: what the star's injury might mean for Irish rugby

Ireland and Leinster may be down a match-winning talisman, but the temporary loss of Brian O’Driscoll may prove the opportunity Ireland didn’t know it was waiting for.

# irish-rugby-team - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Wales drop two places in latest rugby world ranking

Warren Gatland’s side were one of the highlights of the World Cup, but the most recent ranking sees them drop below both Ireland and Argentina.

# irish-rugby-team - Friday 14 October, 2011

Semi-final countdown: the view from Wales

With the Welsh squad less than 48 hours away from the biggest game of their rugby lives, we turned to our man in the valleys for some pre-match guidance.

# irish-rugby-team - Tuesday 11 October, 2011

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In pictures: Ireland's World Cup squad return home

Declan Kidney’s men were met by a crowd of fans as they disembarked at Dublin Airport.

# irish-rugby-team - Monday 10 October, 2011

Generation Next: Ireland's rugby retirements

With a handful of Ireland’s Golden Generation having now slipped the wrong side of 30, how many have the appetite for another year of competitive international rugby?

# irish-rugby-team - Saturday 8 October, 2011

Today on Twitter: The Curse of Ryle Nugent Hoodoo This post contains images

Today on Twitter: The Curse of Ryle Nugent

The Head of RTE Sport flew all the way to New Zealand to commentate on the national side’s only loss. Coincidence? Users of the interwebs don’t seem to think so.

Simon Hick's Match Report: The good, the bad and the inexplicable

A muted coda to the careers of its most talented generation, Ireland’s quarter-final performance against Wales defied explanation.

# irish-rugby-team - Tuesday 4 October, 2011

Du Plessis backs Ireland to reach World Cup Final

Springboks prop Jannie Du Plessis says he expects Ireland to outstrip their Six Nations rivals at this year’s tournament.

# irish-rugby-team - Saturday 17 September, 2011

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In photos: Ireland vs. Australia

Have a flick through the best images from Ireland’s historic victory over Australia in Auckland.

# irish-rugby-team - Thursday 8 September, 2011

A Bluffer's Guide to... the Rugby World Cup FAQ

A Bluffer's Guide to... the Rugby World Cup

Still baffled by all this business in New Zealand? Let us take you by the hand and walk you through the tournament format.

# irish-rugby-team - Sunday 28 August, 2011

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The sports week in pictures

From Shamrock Rovers’ exploits in Belgrade to the world’s highest-paid footballer, enjoy our look back at the best images from the week in sport.

# irish-rugby-team - Thursday 25 August, 2011

O’Brien togged out for training despite World Cup injury doubt

Ireland flanker was said to have sustained a heavy knee injury in training that would rule him out of next month’s Rugby World Cup.

# irish-rugby-team - Saturday 20 August, 2011

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The sports week in pictures

From euphoric celebrations to pint-swilling politicians, join us for a look back at the most striking sporting images from the last seven days.

# irish-rugby-team - Friday 22 July, 2011

Kidney to stay on until 2013

Head coach and three of his backroom staff have agreed contract extensions with the IRFU.

# irish-rugby-team - Monday 14 March, 2011

Kidney eager to move on and focus on England

Irish coach believes players will be well motivated for Saturday’s game, when Ireland will be looking to deny England a Grand Slam.

# irish-rugby-team - Wednesday 4 August, 2010

FORMER IRELAND and Scarlets flanker Simon Easterby is set to take over as defence coach for the team after being forced to retire in December. Easterby failed to recover from a career-devastating knee injury. He remains Ireland’s most capped flanker, having made 65 appearances for his country.

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