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news from Sunday, 22 September 2019

- Joe Schmidt is hardly devoid of options at midfield when it comes to picking his centre pairing for Ireland.  With four standout options available for selection it's an area of the field where Ireland are blessed with both talent and depth. For the longest time, the pairing of Garry Ringrose and Robbie Henshaw were viewed by many as Ireland's most fluid partnership with Ringrose often touted as t...

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news from Saturday, 21 September 2019

news from Friday, 20 September 2019

- Sean McMahon reporting from Yokohama.  Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has said that the main reason for the omission of Keith Earls and Rob Kearney from Sunday's matchday 23 for Scotland was due to a lack of time in building continuity.  Earls and Kearney have not been able to train fully this week as they recover from respective knee and ankle injuries. Schmidt confirmed that the players have t...

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news from Thursday, 19 September 2019

- The Munster A team has been named by Head Coach Peter Malone for Friday evening's Celtic Cup clash against Cardiff Blues at Irish Independent Park (6pm). Senior scrum-half Craig Casey captains the side and is one of five additions to the starting XV along with Jack Crowley, Louis Bruce, Corrie Barrett and John Hodnett. Five Greencore Munster Rugby Academy players are involved as...

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- It is a hot topic once more in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup but Ireland powerhouse CJ Stander has said that he was never aware of doping during his time in South Africa.  The 29-year-old previously played for Currie Cup side Blue Bulls and represented South Africa at the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship in Japan. Stander was called up to train with the senior side during their prepara...

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