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news from Tuesday 15 October 2019

- New Zealand assistant coach Ian Foster has said that his side will not be altering their preparations in light of the suspension of Ireland centre Bundee Aki. On Monday, a judicial committee handed the 29-year-old a three-match ban following his dangerous tackle on Ulupano Seuteni during Ireland's win over Samoa, thus ruling him out of Saturday's clash in Toyko. While Ireland are yet to make a cal...

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- Bundee Aki will continue to train with the Ireland squad ahead of their titanic World Cup quarter-final showdown with New Zealand and will have a 'massive' influence on preparations, according to Simon Easterby.  The Connacht centre was handed a three-match ban on Monday following his high tackle on during Ireland's 47-5 win over Samoa in their final Pool A game, thus ruling him out of the rest o...

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- A new Welcoming Clubs Toolkit is available to clubs for the 2019/20 season. The toolkit is a pocket sized wallet card with touchline tips on best practice for coaches and volunteers working with boys and girls that are new to the game of rugby. The toolkit covers the following areas: Coac...

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news from Monday 14 October 2019

- Ireland received a huge blow to their World Cup hopes with the news that Bundee Aki has been banned for three weeks and as a result, will miss the remainder of the tournament.  Aki received a straight red card for his high tackle on Ulupano Seuteni on Saturday and the independent Judicial Committee upheld referee Nic Berry's on-field decision. The offence required an automatic entry point of six ...

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