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Steenson overlooked by Ireland but now on brink of Premiership title
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Steenson overlooked by Ireland but now on brink of Premiership title

May 28th 2016, 11:45 AM 9,856 Views 8 Comments

The 32-year-old out-half has been a central figure in Exeter Chiefs’ remarkable rise.

Ex-Ireland U20 hooker in England Saxons squad but Ashton misses out
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Ex-Ireland U20 hooker in England Saxons squad but Ashton misses out

May 23rd 2016, 4:25 PM 12,591 Views 8 Comments

George McGuigan has played at U18 and U20 levels for Ireland.

'You don't go into a set-up that has O'Connell and O'Gara in it and not learn'
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# Irish Abroad

'You don't go into a set-up that has O'Connell and O'Gara in it and not learn'

May 22nd 2016, 9:00 AM 13,632 Views 0 Comments

Former Munster out-half Declan Cusack has helped Doncaster into the Championship play-offs.

Ex-Leinster man O'Connell helps Bristol into Championship promotion final
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Ex-Leinster man O'Connell helps Bristol into Championship promotion final

May 9th 2016, 11:25 AM 7,425 Views 1 Comment

Declan Cusack and Doncaster also advanced into the two-legged decider.

Ex-Leinster lock Flanagan joins Premiership powerhouse Saracens
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Ex-Leinster lock Flanagan joins Premiership powerhouse Saracens

May 3rd 2016, 12:23 PM 9,280 Views 8 Comments

The 26-year-old Westmeath man has signed a two-year deal with Mark McCall’s side.

Ireland international Hagan to make first Super Rugby start for the Rebels
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Ireland international Hagan to make first Super Rugby start for the Rebels

Apr 28th 2016, 2:37 PM 11,995 Views 24 Comments

The former Leinster and Connacht prop has made six appearances this season so far.

Irishmen Lydon and Heaney make English Championship Dream XV
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Irishmen Lydon and Heaney make English Championship Dream XV

Apr 27th 2016, 2:57 PM 9,749 Views 1 Comment

Meanwhile, Mark Flanagan is close to sealing a move to a Premiership club.

Stringer helps Sale to vital win as Flanagan and the Blues secure play-off
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# Exiles

Stringer helps Sale to vital win as Flanagan and the Blues secure play-off

Apr 18th 2016, 8:11 PM 14,376 Views 16 Comments

There will be heavy Irish involvement in the Championship semi-finals in England.

Cork man Quill leads Sacramento to victory as USA's pro league launches
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# Irish Abroad

Cork man Quill leads Sacramento to victory as USA's pro league launches

Apr 18th 2016, 11:40 AM 8,403 Views 9 Comments

PRO Rugby got underway with two exciting clashes in Denver and Sacramento.

23-year-old Ulsterman Farrell showing quality for Jackman's Grenoble
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23-year-old Ulsterman Farrell showing quality for Jackman's Grenoble

Apr 12th 2016, 7:00 AM 9,230 Views 7 Comments

The imposing centre was in superb form against Connacht on Saturday night.

Jackman: 'All our French players were saying, 'Who's that guy, Matt Healy?''
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Jackman: 'All our French players were saying, 'Who's that guy, Matt Healy?''

Apr 11th 2016, 7:00 AM 19,367 Views 10 Comments

The Grenoble head coach has been impressed by the way Pat Lam’s side operate.

English-born but Irish-qualified, Brett Connon shows value of Exiles system
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English-born but Irish-qualified, Brett Connon shows value of Exiles system

Mar 10th 2016, 7:00 AM 12,326 Views 7 Comments

The 19-year-old Newcastle Falcons man starts at fullback against Italy tomorrow.

Connacht sign Irish tighthead Carey from English outfit Nottingham
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Connacht sign Irish tighthead Carey from English outfit Nottingham

Mar 7th 2016, 3:32 PM 9,033 Views 16 Comments

The 24-year-old prop will return to Ireland this summer.

'Declan Kidney used to say, 'It could be worse, we could be working for a living''
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'Declan Kidney used to say, 'It could be worse, we could be working for a living''

Feb 28th 2016, 10:00 AM 12,163 Views 1 Comment

Limerick man Ray Egan has been appointed head coach of the new San Diego team in PRO Rugby.

Munster man Ryan propping up Agen's bid to stay in the Top 14
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# Irish Abroad

Munster man Ryan propping up Agen's bid to stay in the Top 14

Feb 20th 2016, 9:00 AM 12,421 Views 4 Comments

The Highfield man is relishing the dark arts battle at scrum time in the French league.

Ex-Blackrock prop Jager features in Super Rugby trial match for Crusaders
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# Irish Abroad

Ex-Blackrock prop Jager features in Super Rugby trial match for Crusaders

Feb 9th 2016, 5:30 AM 14,146 Views 7 Comments

The Ireland Schools-capped prop was on the bench alongside Joe Moody and Codie Taylor.

Irish locks Sexton and Nagle join London Irish until end of season
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Irish locks Sexton and Nagle join London Irish until end of season

Feb 4th 2016, 12:58 PM 10,633 Views 5 Comments

The former Munster man has made his return to the professional game.

Imposing ex-Leinster centre Sheridan embracing French mentality
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Imposing ex-Leinster centre Sheridan embracing French mentality

Jan 23rd 2016, 7:00 AM 15,763 Views 12 Comments

The 26-year-old is enjoying life with Oyonnax after three years in England.

Ex-Leinster centre Macken signs new deal with Premiership side Wasps
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Ex-Leinster centre Macken signs new deal with Premiership side Wasps

Jan 13th 2016, 3:31 PM 8,449 Views 22 Comments

The 24-year-old joined Dai Young’s squad last summer.

Laois man Smith hoping to help Stade Français to win over Munster
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Laois man Smith hoping to help Stade Français to win over Munster

Jan 9th 2016, 12:25 PM 32,072 Views 5 Comments

The former inter-county footballer has been in Paris since Michael Cheika’s tenure.

Another Kiwi bound for London Irish as 'Canes back James Marshall signs up
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Another Kiwi bound for London Irish as 'Canes back James Marshall signs up

Jan 6th 2016, 7:31 PM 4,079 Views 0 Comments

The Taranaki man will see out this season in Wellington before heading to London.

Jackman's Grenoble rampant, Flanagan's try and all the Irish exiles’ exploits
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# Irish Abroad

Jackman's Grenoble rampant, Flanagan's try and all the Irish exiles’ exploits

Jan 4th 2016, 7:07 PM 13,457 Views 8 Comments

There were many Irish players in action in France and England over the weekend.

Steenson steers the Chiefs, Hanrahan kicks the winner and Butler impresses
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Steenson steers the Chiefs, Hanrahan kicks the winner and Butler impresses

Dec 7th 2015, 3:51 PM 8,424 Views 3 Comments

Here’s how the Irish players based abroad got on over the weekend.

Hanrahan at inside centre, O'Dea flying high and all the Irish exiles' exploits
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Hanrahan at inside centre, O'Dea flying high and all the Irish exiles' exploits

Nov 30th 2015, 2:01 PM 18,098 Views 31 Comments

It was a busy weekend for the Irishmen based in England, France and Italy.

‘I would have felt like a fraud if I'd done another year at Munster’ -- Donncha O'Callaghan
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‘I would have felt like a fraud if I'd done another year at Munster’ -- Donncha O'Callaghan

Oct 20th 2015, 12:09 PM 37,933 Views 7 Comments

The Corkman explains why he hasn’t called Paul O’Connell since his injury and why he thinks the Toulon lock can still tour New Zealand.

New look London Irish begin Premiership season full of hope and expectation
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New look London Irish begin Premiership season full of hope and expectation

Oct 14th 2015, 8:10 AM 8,417 Views 11 Comments

Bob Casey has been at the heart of a period of root and branch change at the Exiles.

Irishman Hanratty thriving in Canada with Schmidt's words in mind
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Irishman Hanratty thriving in Canada with Schmidt's words in mind

Sep 17th 2015, 7:30 AM 8,900 Views 3 Comments

Formerly a development officer with Leinster, the Skerries man is now head coach of Nova Scotia.

Jackman's Grenoble come out on top against Coughlan and Butler's Pau
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Jackman's Grenoble come out on top against Coughlan and Butler's Pau

Sep 5th 2015, 6:56 PM 6,651 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere, ex-Munster prop Alan Cotter made his debut in the Pro D2.

Coughlan, Dougall and Butler help Pau to first win in the Top 14
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Coughlan, Dougall and Butler help Pau to first win in the Top 14

Aug 30th 2015, 12:35 PM 9,071 Views 2 Comments

Elsewhere, Eamonn Sheridan scored his first Top 14 try for Oyonnax.

Les Irlandais: Grenoble's trio of promising Irishmen aiming for Top 14 impact
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Les Irlandais: Grenoble's trio of promising Irishmen aiming for Top 14 impact

Aug 21st 2015, 6:00 AM 9,293 Views 12 Comments

James Hart, Chris Farrell and Denis Coulson are part of the French club’s squad under Bernard Jackman.

Dubliner AJ MacGinty landed a late drop-goal to give USA victory over Canada
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# Irish-Americans

Dubliner AJ MacGinty landed a late drop-goal to give USA victory over Canada

Aug 4th 2015, 8:45 PM 8,669 Views 0 Comments

It’s a long way from Blackrock to British Columbia, but MacGinty looked at home last night.

'The president in Pau said it's probably the best signing he's ever made'
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'The president in Pau said it's probably the best signing he's ever made'

Aug 2nd 2015, 9:30 AM 18,266 Views 20 Comments

Niall Woods of Navy Blue has a number of clients based in England and France.

Dublin native MacGinty makes USA debut at out-half against Samoa
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Dublin native MacGinty makes USA debut at out-half against Samoa

Jul 20th 2015, 1:58 PM 14,540 Views 2 Comments

The former Blackrock College playmaker kicked 11 points for the Eagles.

'Are they doing as much analysis as Paul O'Connell? They're getting there!'
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'Are they doing as much analysis as Paul O'Connell? They're getting there!'

Jul 5th 2015, 9:00 AM 13,444 Views 3 Comments

Cork man Elliot Corcoran is head performance analyst at Pau, who are preparing for life in the Top 14.

Ex-Munster centre Barnes among the Irishmen on the move this summer
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Ex-Munster centre Barnes among the Irishmen on the move this summer

Jun 29th 2015, 4:56 PM 15,929 Views 18 Comments

Here’s a run-down of which Irish players have signed for which clubs.

Cork man Quill part of the USA's World Cup training squad
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Cork man Quill part of the USA's World Cup training squad

Jun 18th 2015, 11:55 AM 19,369 Views 0 Comments

There are a number of players with Irish links in Mike Tolkin’s 50-man squad.

Munster back row Butler's move to France has been officially confirmed
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Munster back row Butler's move to France has been officially confirmed

Jun 4th 2015, 8:20 PM 10,982 Views 23 Comments

Paddy Butler will be playing Top 14 rugby with Pau next season.

The42's Irish exiles team of the 2014/15 season
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The42's Irish exiles team of the 2014/15 season

Jun 3rd 2015, 6:06 PM 17,042 Views 19 Comments

These were the Irishmen who had outstanding seasons in England, France, Scotland and Italy.

Here's why RTE's new reality show might just fill the void left by Fade Street
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Here's why RTE's new reality show might just fill the void left by Fade Street

May 28th 2015, 10:58 AM 6,899 Views 15 Comments

Exiles might just be your new guilty pleasure.

Johnny Sexton recalled by Racing Métro for pivotal Top 14 clash
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Johnny Sexton recalled by Racing Métro for pivotal Top 14 clash

May 23rd 2015, 7:50 AM 4,738 Views 0 Comments

It’s a big day in French rugby and former Ireland U20 prop Denis Coulson will also play a part.