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#summer tour

# summer-tour - Thursday 14 June, 2018

'You kind of forget what losing feels like. It’s a gut-wrenching feeling, it's horrible'
# Right The Wrongs
# Right The Wrongs

'You kind of forget what losing feels like. It’s a gut-wrenching feeling, it's horrible'

Jun 14th 2018, 2:30 PM 7,692 Views 16 Comments

Tadhg Furlong is back in Ireland’s starting XV and desperate to rediscover that winning feeling in Melbourne.

# summer-tour - Friday 1 June, 2018

'He's been coaching for two years in our environment': Schmidt excited to bring Payne's influence to Oz
# The Natural
# The Natural

'He's been coaching for two years in our environment': Schmidt excited to bring Payne's influence to Oz

Updated Jun 1st 2018, 8:02 PM 22,612 Views 10 Comments

The head coach has long viewed the Ulster man as an invaluable presence on the field, so his off-field presence will be more than welcome approaching the first Test against the Wallabies.

# summer-tour - Thursday 31 May, 2018

Jenkins to captain Gatland's Wales as North moves to centre against Springboks
# Summer Tests
# Summer Tests

Jenkins to captain Gatland's Wales as North moves to centre against Springboks

May 31st 2018, 4:44 PM 6,228 Views 2 Comments

Wales face Rassie Erasmus’ Boks in Washington on Saturday.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 23 May, 2018

Strong squad underlines Ireland's chances of series success in Australia
# Summer Tour
# Summer Tour

Strong squad underlines Ireland's chances of series success in Australia

May 23rd 2018, 9:32 PM 30,013 Views 73 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s 32-man squad features two uncapped players and a host of proven stars.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 22 May, 2018

Teddy Thomas recalled to France squad for All Blacks series
# Back In Bleu
# Back In Bleu

Teddy Thomas recalled to France squad for All Blacks series

May 22nd 2018, 7:34 PM 8,128 Views 16 Comments

Mathieu Bastareaud’s responsibilities will be increased with captain Guilhem Guirado rested.

# summer-tour - Friday 4 May, 2018

Wallabies could be without Will Genia against Ireland next month
# Summer Tour
# Summer Tour

Wallabies could be without Will Genia against Ireland next month

May 4th 2018, 2:01 PM 6,223 Views 17 Comments

Michael Cheika’s first-choice scrum-half picked up a knee injury in the heavy loss to Ronan O’Gara’s Crusaders.

# summer-tour - Thursday 5 April, 2018

'I need those games' - SOB keen on Australia tour after missing Grand Slam
# Almost There
# Almost There

'I need those games' - SOB keen on Australia tour after missing Grand Slam

Updated Apr 5th 2018, 7:47 AM 15,166 Views 42 Comments

The 31-year-old expects to return for Leinster next week against Benetton.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Marius van der Westhuizen to referee Ireland's first Test against Australia
# Official Business
# Official Business

Marius van der Westhuizen to referee Ireland's first Test against Australia

Mar 28th 2018, 12:33 PM 10,003 Views 12 Comments

The South African was due to be assistant referee for Ireland’s Grand Slam victory in Twickenham, but was replaced after his involvement in an England training

# summer-tour - Monday 26 March, 2018

Ex-Fiji lock joins Cheika's Wallabies as forwards coach in time for summer Tests against Ireland
# Pack Leader
# Pack Leader

Ex-Fiji lock joins Cheika's Wallabies as forwards coach in time for summer Tests against Ireland

Mar 26th 2018, 10:25 AM 4,950 Views 2 Comments

Simon Raiwalui helped Stade Francais claim their Bouclier in 2015 and is currently working with Biarritz.

# summer-tour - Monday 26 June, 2017

Three magic Keith Earls assists and all the highlights from Ireland's summer tour to the US and Japan
# Full Flight
# Full Flight

Three magic Keith Earls assists and all the highlights from Ireland's summer tour to the US and Japan

Jun 26th 2017, 11:29 AM 10,055 Views 19 Comments

Not content with sealing a record for himself, the Limerick man assisted five tries for five different scorers.

# summer-tour - Saturday 24 June, 2017

The big winners from Ireland's high-scoring summer tour
# Top Men
# Top Men

The big winners from Ireland's high-scoring summer tour

Jun 24th 2017, 6:30 PM 19,917 Views 17 Comments

Ireland had some freedom to play in the US and Japan, but these men made the most of the chances.

50-cap Toner a tower of strength and more talking points as Ireland win battle with Blossoms
# Reaction
# Reaction

50-cap Toner a tower of strength and more talking points as Ireland win battle with Blossoms

Jun 24th 2017, 9:14 AM 13,104 Views 19 Comments

It was far from the free-running rugby of the opening two Tests, but Ireland’s willingness to work was exemplified by their totemic lock.

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, summer tour
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, summer tour

Jun 24th 2017, 5:54 AM 30,316 Views 23 Comments

We’ve got an early minute-by-minute in store for you as Ireland wrap up their season in Tokyo’s Ajinomoto Stadium.

# summer-tour - Friday 23 June, 2017

Overshadowed by Lions, but Ireland a joy to watch at tail end of historic season
# Big In Japan
# Big In Japan

Overshadowed by Lions, but Ireland a joy to watch at tail end of historic season

Jun 23rd 2017, 1:59 PM 10,813 Views 16 Comments

The finale of a lengthy international campaign is your early-morning appetiser.

Ringrose still soaking up information as he lines out for 11th straight Ireland Test
# Young Stalwart
# Young Stalwart

Ringrose still soaking up information as he lines out for 11th straight Ireland Test

Jun 23rd 2017, 6:13 AM 3,868 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner has been impressed by Japanese culture, but is wary of their Kiwi-esque style ahead of his final match of the season.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 21 June, 2017

'Even when I was fifth choice I was doing my own routine, training as best I could' -- Tracy primed for Ireland start
# Jt Hooker
# Jt Hooker

'Even when I was fifth choice I was doing my own routine, training as best I could' -- Tracy primed for Ireland start

Jun 21st 2017, 6:30 AM 6,236 Views 1 Comment

The Kildare man has been patient for province and country, but promises to grab any Test start opportunity with two hands.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

All the little affirmations paying off as Andrew Conway revels chance to wear Ireland jersey
# Inspiration + Perspiration
# Inspiration + Perspiration

All the little affirmations paying off as Andrew Conway revels chance to wear Ireland jersey

Jun 20th 2017, 6:03 AM 6,596 Views 3 Comments

The Munster wing says he was not consistent enough to earn international recognition before this year.

# summer-tour - Monday 19 June, 2017

Conan's no contrarian as he proves patience is a virtue
# Patience
# Patience

Conan's no contrarian as he proves patience is a virtue

Jun 19th 2017, 9:53 AM 5,853 Views 12 Comments

The back-row had to wait two years between his two Irish caps.

# summer-tour - Saturday 17 June, 2017

Conan's Barbarian rugby, new kids impress and more talking points from Ireland's big win
# Reaction
# Reaction

Conan's Barbarian rugby, new kids impress and more talking points from Ireland's big win

Jun 17th 2017, 8:47 AM 11,691 Views 5 Comments

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup pool looks even more manageable after this morning’s seven-try rout.

Keith Earls on fire again as Ireland run 7 past Japan
# Record Pace
# Record Pace

Keith Earls on fire again as Ireland run 7 past Japan

Jun 17th 2017, 8:05 AM 30,803 Views 29 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side hit the 50-point mark for the second week running thanks to big displays from Earls and Jack Conan.

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, summer tour
# Brave Blossoms
# Brave Blossoms

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, summer tour

Jun 17th 2017, 5:00 AM 22,561 Views 35 Comments

We’re getting in a pre-breakfast helping of international rugby. There’s plenty for everyone.

# summer-tour - Thursday 15 June, 2017

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's last tour of Japan?
# Summer Memories
# Summer Memories

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's last tour of Japan?

Jun 15th 2017, 5:00 PM 7,574 Views 0 Comments

Cast your mind all the way back to 2005.

Solidity all important as Ireland tackle Sunwolves-laded Japan after heavy travel week
# Familiar Feel
# Familiar Feel

Solidity all important as Ireland tackle Sunwolves-laded Japan after heavy travel week

Jun 15th 2017, 4:19 PM 4,936 Views 6 Comments

Experimentation has taken a back seat this week after five new caps were unleashed against the US.

Schmidt makes six changes to Ireland side ahead of Japan Test
# Team News
# Team News

Schmidt makes six changes to Ireland side ahead of Japan Test

Jun 15th 2017, 9:14 AM 11,565 Views 19 Comments

Off the back of a comprehensive win over the US Eagles, Ireland face stiffer competition in Shizuoka on Saturday.

JVDF ready to do without scrum cap again as Ireland board bullet train
# Hot And Heavy
# Hot And Heavy

JVDF ready to do without scrum cap again as Ireland board bullet train

Jun 15th 2017, 1:00 AM 13,254 Views 2 Comments

The flanker reckons it’s around 15 years since he played without headgear, but the heat in New Jersey and Japan has forced a change.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 14 June, 2017

Wasps flanker Young among 9 uncapped in Wales squad to meet Tonga in Auckland
# Summer Tour
# Summer Tour

Wasps flanker Young among 9 uncapped in Wales squad to meet Tonga in Auckland

Jun 14th 2017, 7:50 PM 4,072 Views 3 Comments

Wales’ meeting forms one half of a double header in Eden Park with the All Blacks meeting Samoa in the main event.

'Great day for the family,' but whirlwind tour leaves little time for Scannell brothers to celebrate
# Brothers Grin
# Brothers Grin

'Great day for the family,' but whirlwind tour leaves little time for Scannell brothers to celebrate

Jun 14th 2017, 7:51 AM 6,632 Views 9 Comments

Staving off jet-lag is the first job for Joe Schmidt’s squad after arriving in Japan yesterday.

Ringrose will continue to hone kicking skills, but it may be a while before you see him with the tee again
# Repertoire
# Repertoire

Ringrose will continue to hone kicking skills, but it may be a while before you see him with the tee again

Jun 14th 2017, 1:00 AM 10,295 Views 13 Comments

The centre landed a beauty from the sideline in New Jersey, but it won’t necessarily become a regular occurence.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

In pics: Ireland get out of the Tokyo heat with a pool session
# Tokyo Drift
# Tokyo Drift

In pics: Ireland get out of the Tokyo heat with a pool session

Jun 13th 2017, 1:41 PM 13,253 Views 11 Comments

All that was missing was a bit of aqua aerobics.

Blow for Ireland as Carbery will miss rest of summer tour
# Sayonara
# Sayonara

Blow for Ireland as Carbery will miss rest of summer tour

Jun 13th 2017, 9:33 AM 8,526 Views 8 Comments

The out-half will be sidelined for four weeks with an ankle injury.

Ryan enjoying leadership role while also finding his own feet at international level
# Summer Tour
# Summer Tour

Ryan enjoying leadership role while also finding his own feet at international level

Jun 13th 2017, 6:15 AM 6,535 Views 1 Comment

The Munster prop is one of the older members of the squad but Saturday’s game against USA was his first start in a green shirt.

# summer-tour - Saturday 10 June, 2017

As it happened: US Eagles v Ireland, summer tour
# Liveblog
# Liveblog

As it happened: US Eagles v Ireland, summer tour

Jun 10th 2017, 8:59 PM 77,697 Views 62 Comments

We’re going minute-by-minute as Joe Schmidt’s young squad meet the USA in New Jersey.

Japan warm up for Ireland series with win over Romania
# 2019 PREVIEW
# 2019 PREVIEW

Japan warm up for Ireland series with win over Romania

Jun 10th 2017, 12:00 PM 5,207 Views 0 Comments

The eastern European side are also likely to be part of Ireland’s pool at the next World Cup.

# summer-tour - Friday 9 June, 2017

In pictures: Ireland hit the ice baths after training as temperatures hit 30 degrees in New York
# Summer Tour
# Summer Tour

In pictures: Ireland hit the ice baths after training as temperatures hit 30 degrees in New York

Jun 9th 2017, 11:07 AM 9,383 Views 5 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side face USA Eagles tomorrow night.

'Obviously when I got this opportunity I wondered would I ever play against Ireland'
# New York State Of Mind
# New York State Of Mind

'Obviously when I got this opportunity I wondered would I ever play against Ireland'

Jun 9th 2017, 10:14 AM 9,876 Views 4 Comments

AJ MacGinty will come up against a few familiar faces in New Jersey tomorrow night as he continues his international adventure with USA.

# summer-tour - Thursday 8 June, 2017

'It's gas, he hasn't lost it': ROG shows off silky skills at Ireland training
# Still Got It
# Still Got It

'It's gas, he hasn't lost it': ROG shows off silky skills at Ireland training

Jun 8th 2017, 12:59 PM 10,912 Views 2 Comments

Keith Earls is enjoying spending time with his former team-mate in New Jersey.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 6 June, 2017

Four years on from passenger's role in North America, Marmion intent on putting his stamp on tour
# State Of Mind
# State Of Mind

Four years on from passenger's role in North America, Marmion intent on putting his stamp on tour

Jun 6th 2017, 6:15 AM 6,487 Views 3 Comments

The Connacht scrum-half jokes that meeting JJ Watt was one the highlights of the last tour to the US as he was left out of both matchday squads.

# summer-tour - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Geordan Murphy would have liked to get Ireland's coaching call too
# Career Path
# Career Path

Geordan Murphy would have liked to get Ireland's coaching call too

Jun 1st 2017, 12:32 PM 9,306 Views 9 Comments

Three backs-focused coaches are helping Ireland’s summer tour preparations, but Murphy feels caught between two stools as an Irishman in the English system.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 31 May, 2017

Tommy O'Donnell ruled out injured as Ruddock appointed Ireland captain for summer tour
# Tod
# Tod

Tommy O'Donnell ruled out injured as Ruddock appointed Ireland captain for summer tour

May 31st 2017, 3:35 PM 8,761 Views 12 Comments

Ulster’s Sean Reidy will replace the Munster man once the squad get to Japan for the second and third matches of their tour.

# summer-tour - Friday 24 March, 2017

Munster back row O'Donoghue keen to 'kick on' with Ireland on summer tour
# Ambition
# Ambition

Munster back row O'Donoghue keen to 'kick on' with Ireland on summer tour

Mar 24th 2017, 6:30 AM 6,649 Views 16 Comments

The 23-year-old understands that he must prove himself to Joe Schmidt at provincial level again.

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