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Finn Harps sign LOI veteran Doherty and well travelled defender Mustoe
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Finn Harps sign LOI veteran Doherty and well travelled defender Mustoe

Jul 4th 2021, 5:01 PM 4,862 Views 0 Comments

Academy attacker Sean Kerrigan has also been promoted to the first-team squad until he leaves for college in America at the end of the summer.

Doris and Coombes show the future is very bright for Ireland at 8
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Doris and Coombes show the future is very bright for Ireland at 8

Jun 12th 2021, 1:52 PM 19,758 Views 25 Comments

The 23-year-old pair reminded Andy Farrell of their qualities last night in the Rainbow Cup.

United will have to bolster squad in order to catch City, admits Solskjaer
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United will have to bolster squad in order to catch City, admits Solskjaer

May 11th 2021, 9:41 PM 6,358 Views 17 Comments

‘We want to take the next step and it might be that we need a couple more,’ acknowledged the Norwegian.

Dundalk add former LOI Premier Division top scorer Ogedi-Uzokwe to their ranks
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Dundalk add former LOI Premier Division top scorer Ogedi-Uzokwe to their ranks

Feb 24th 2021, 4:05 PM 4,231 Views 1 Comment

The Londoner arrives at Oriel Park after recent stints with Derry and Sligo, with a brief spell in Israel sandwiched between.

'We're glad to grow the playing pool' - Farrell asks for a calmer Ireland
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'We're glad to grow the playing pool' - Farrell asks for a calmer Ireland

Nov 27th 2020, 1:01 AM 5,847 Views 7 Comments

The head coach is excited about the nine changes he has made for Georgia.

All Blacks name seven uncapped players in impressive first squad of 2020
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All Blacks name seven uncapped players in impressive first squad of 2020

Sep 6th 2020, 1:55 PM 7,781 Views 4 Comments

Alex Hodgman, Tupou Vaa’i, Quinten Strange, Cullen Grace, Caleb Clarke, Will Jordan and Hoskins Sotutu are in.

Loss of Carbery leaves door slightly ajar for bright new generation of Munster 10s
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Loss of Carbery leaves door slightly ajar for bright new generation of Munster 10s

Aug 19th 2020, 7:00 AM 12,480 Views 31 Comments

The Athy man will sit out an indeterminable amount of time to recover from his ankle issue.Munster have a wealth of homegrown, but raw, options.

Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop
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Leinster backing 20-year-old prospect Clarkson to step up at tighthead prop

Aug 6th 2020, 6:17 PM 11,775 Views 14 Comments

Meanwhile, there is excitement about 21-year-old hooker Dan Sheehan’s potential.

James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope
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James Ryan's injury a big blow but Leinster have second row depth to cope

Aug 4th 2020, 12:28 PM 7,942 Views 11 Comments

21-year-old Ryan Baird will be hoping for opportunities when rugby gets back underway.

Connacht confirm signings of Aussie 7s international and Kiwi number eight
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Connacht confirm signings of Aussie 7s international and Kiwi number eight

Jul 8th 2020, 11:45 AM 9,231 Views 17 Comments

Andy Friend has added Ben O’Donnell and Kiwi number eight Abraham Papali’i to his squad.

'It's always easier to have 10 than two' - Leinster's back row riches
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'It's always easier to have 10 than two' - Leinster's back row riches

Apr 21st 2020, 7:30 AM 7,331 Views 40 Comments

With Jack Conan and Dan Leavy back in the mix, the province will have serious depth.

'Players are pi**ed off not to be in the squad'
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'Players are pi**ed off not to be in the squad'

Jan 11th 2020, 6:00 AM 11,022 Views 11 Comments

Leo Cullen is building a legacy not just a squad at Leinster.

'It's not like years gone by where I might automatically walk back into the 15 jersey'
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'It's not like years gone by where I might automatically walk back into the 15 jersey'

Nov 30th 2019, 6:00 AM 9,754 Views 2 Comments

Connacht are looking for their fifth Pro14 win of the season against the Kings this evening.

Scotland's Blair calls for bigger squads at Rugby World Cup
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Scotland's Blair calls for bigger squads at Rugby World Cup

Oct 4th 2019, 8:46 AM 5,291 Views 13 Comments

The Scots face Russia and Japan in the space of four days as they bid to reach the last eight.

Have Ireland built better depth? Comparing the 2019 RWC squad to 2015
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Have Ireland built better depth? Comparing the 2019 RWC squad to 2015

Sep 12th 2019, 1:24 PM 49,926 Views 64 Comments

We’ve broken down Joe Schmidt’s squad position-by-position.

Marmion or Blade? Big call for Andy Friend in Connacht's nine jersey
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Marmion or Blade? Big call for Andy Friend in Connacht's nine jersey

Apr 30th 2019, 2:05 PM 7,330 Views 14 Comments

The Connacht boss says ‘it will be tough’ to make a decision at scrum-half.

Connacht to 'regroup' for huge Pro14 run-in after disappointment against Sale
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Connacht to 'regroup' for huge Pro14 run-in after disappointment against Sale

Mar 30th 2019, 8:44 AM 6,318 Views 7 Comments

Andy Friend’s side will fly home with regrets after their Challenge Cup quarter-final.

'Joey Carbery could play 10 for any of the teams in the Six Nations' - Jackman
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'Joey Carbery could play 10 for any of the teams in the Six Nations' - Jackman

Jan 24th 2019, 6:06 PM 14,801 Views 30 Comments

Should Ireland use this year’s championship as a squad strengthening exercise?

'You've got to feel for them when Conan doesn't play and they put O'Brien on'
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'You've got to feel for them when Conan doesn't play and they put O'Brien on'

Jan 20th 2019, 8:00 PM 23,926 Views 48 Comments

Wasps director of rugby Dai Young said Leinster’s depth makes them difficult to beat.

Growth of scrum-half depth in Murray's absence a major positive for Ireland
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Growth of scrum-half depth in Murray's absence a major positive for Ireland

Nov 21st 2018, 8:52 AM 11,769 Views 16 Comments

Kieran Marmion got two big starts this month, while Luke McGrath and John Cooney have had exposure too.

Schmidt to give Ireland's wider squad opportunities against the USA
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Schmidt to give Ireland's wider squad opportunities against the USA

Nov 21st 2018, 7:31 AM 13,242 Views 8 Comments

There will be plenty of hungry players eager to make an impression this weekend in Dublin.

'Josh has been unbelievably physical. He will fit in seamlessly'
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'Josh has been unbelievably physical. He will fit in seamlessly'

Nov 16th 2018, 3:05 PM 11,198 Views 29 Comments

Dan Leavy’s injury means his Leinster team-mate comes into the team at openside.

'Are we currently comfortable with where we're at? We're never comfortable'
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'Are we currently comfortable with where we're at? We're never comfortable'

Nov 8th 2018, 9:40 PM 8,719 Views 8 Comments

While Joe Schmidt says he has good depth in certain positions, there is still much work to do.

Beirne's big outing in Chicago leaves Ireland spoiled in second row
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Beirne's big outing in Chicago leaves Ireland spoiled in second row

Nov 6th 2018, 7:48 AM 10,745 Views 32 Comments

Joe Schmidt has very strong options in the locking department

The uncapped inclusions make sense as Schmidt names deep November squad
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The uncapped inclusions make sense as Schmidt names deep November squad

Oct 25th 2018, 8:30 AM 21,667 Views 9 Comments

Ross Byrne, Will Addison and Sammy Arnold are already familiar with Schmidt’s demands.

Aki return to bring more momentum as Connacht's depth grows
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Aki return to bring more momentum as Connacht's depth grows

Sep 10th 2018, 6:00 AM 5,747 Views 2 Comments

The back row will be difficult to pick if Connacht have everyone fit and firing.

Opinion: Lack of player rotation contributed to Galway losing All-Ireland crown
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Opinion: Lack of player rotation contributed to Galway losing All-Ireland crown

Aug 22nd 2018, 1:28 PM 11,139 Views 26 Comments

There was little change between the Galway outfits which started the 2017 and 2018 All-Ireland SHC finals.

Big opportunity for Conan as Schmidt resists temptation to make change at 9
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Big opportunity for Conan as Schmidt resists temptation to make change at 9

Jun 22nd 2018, 6:00 AM 9,814 Views 13 Comments

Conor Murray will be at scrum-half against the Wallabies tomorrow.

Scannell and Herring impress as Ireland's depth continues to grow
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Scannell and Herring impress as Ireland's depth continues to grow

Jun 20th 2018, 6:30 AM 11,617 Views 20 Comments

Joe Schmidt and his coaching staff are pleased that they now have options across the pitch.

Leinster's fresh faces make their presence truly felt against Munster
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Leinster's fresh faces make their presence truly felt against Munster

May 19th 2018, 10:15 PM 15,769 Views 81 Comments

The likes of James Lowe and Jack Conan came in to make a big impact in the win over Munster.

Joe Schmidt's third Six Nations title with Ireland shows his enduring quality
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Joe Schmidt's third Six Nations title with Ireland shows his enduring quality

Mar 11th 2018, 7:00 AM 31,604 Views 45 Comments

The Kiwi is arguably Ireland’s greatest ever head coach.

Back row competition points to Ireland's much-improved depth
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Back row competition points to Ireland's much-improved depth

Jan 31st 2018, 1:01 AM 11,534 Views 22 Comments

Building depth has been a key goal since the 2015 World Cup quarter-final exit.

All Black locks get a rest even with title on the line in Buenos Aires
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All Black locks get a rest even with title on the line in Buenos Aires

Sep 28th 2017, 10:05 AM 5,771 Views 3 Comments

While most countries would be sending out their best, most experienced side, New Zealand are building depth for the 2019 World Cup.

Waisake Naholo back in black as New Zealand take aim at 'Boks
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Waisake Naholo back in black as New Zealand take aim at 'Boks

Oct 6th 2016, 10:23 AM 4,336 Views 2 Comments

The wing has endured a torrid time with injury, but has managed to win seven Test caps since his debut last year.

'Clunky, wooden' Julian Savea dropped by All Blacks as Israel Dagg returns
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'Clunky, wooden' Julian Savea dropped by All Blacks as Israel Dagg returns

Jun 16th 2016, 10:22 AM 8,796 Views 9 Comments

The world player of the year-nominated Hurricanes wing won’t play on his home turf this weekend.

Ireland international Jackson to make his Ulster return against Munster A
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Ireland international Jackson to make his Ulster return against Munster A

Mar 18th 2015, 1:12 PM 4,360 Views 6 Comments

The 23-year-old hasn’t played under Joe Schmidt since last year’s Six Nations.

Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth
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Henshaw set to return but Connacht have underlined their new depth

Dec 18th 2014, 6:00 AM 3,592 Views 7 Comments

The likes of Caolin Blade have given Pat Lam some welcome selection headaches for the coming weeks.

Argentinian international Guinazu joins Munster on short-term contract
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Argentinian international Guinazu joins Munster on short-term contract

Sep 1st 2014, 4:13 PM 5,209 Views 10 Comments

The 36-times capped hooker will provide cover in a position where the province have been injury-hit.

Man of the Match Fitzgerald praises Leinster depth
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Man of the Match Fitzgerald praises Leinster depth

Jan 12th 2013, 8:59 PM 12,223 Views 12 Comments

Meanwhile, Joe Schmidt admitted his side “still need a miracle” if they are to progress to the next round of the Heineken Cup.

Building: Connacht add to squad for another Heineken Cup season
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Building: Connacht add to squad for another Heineken Cup season

May 17th 2012, 12:19 PM 484 Views 0 Comments

The western province have signed Jason Harris-Wright and Brian Murphy on one-year contracts.

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