Rugby World Cup

Ireland drawn with World Champions and Scotland for 2023 RWC

By Jack Neville / December 14, 2020 /

The draw for the 2023 Rugby World Cup has been mad with Andy Farrell’s Ireland side drawn with the current World Champions, South Africa. Joining them in Pool B is Scotland and a qualifier from each of Europe and Asia/Pacific. The competition will be held in France from September 8 to October 23 in 2023.…

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Joey Carbery poised to return for Munster before the New Year

By Jack Neville / December 2, 2019 /

Ahead of their Champions Cup clash with Saracens this Saturday in Thomond Park, Munster Rugby have issued a squad update. Joey Carbery is progressing well with his rehabilitation from an ankle injury and is in line to make a return towards the end of the month. Carbery hasn’t featured since the Rugby World Cup in…

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Munster Family Rooted in Boks World Cup Success

By Ronan Coughlan / November 6, 2019 /

South Africa beat England 32-12 to become 2019 Rugby World Cup Champions. It was an excellent performance which featured a significant Munster influence running through the spine of the entire setup. The Springboks dominated at the set-piece and kept the scoreboard ticking over throughout thanks to the boot of Handrè Pollard, who kicked 22 points. In a…

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The Breakdown EP113 “It’s Easy For Some To Stick The Knife In Schmidt”

By Ronan Coughlan / October 25, 2019 /

On The Breakdown this week, Tom Savage & Raffaele Rocca look back briefly on Ireland’s defeat to New Zealand, Munster’s return to Pro14 action as well as a prediction for the Rugby World Cup Semi-finals and why England are more likely to cause an upset that Wales!

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Ireland outclassed by All Blacks in Tokyo

By Ronan Coughlan / October 19, 2019 /

Head Coach Joe Schmidt along with Irish Captain Rory Best’s time among the Ireland setup has ended with a tough and heavy loss to New Zealand in Tokyo. A number of dropped balls, turnovers, poor running lines and kicking tactics were aplenty in this game, which cost Ireland massively. The result now makes it a…

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‘No Human is limited’ Ireland Need To Push Limits To Beat NZ

By Niall O'Carroll / October 15, 2019 /

‘No Human is limited’ so reads a blue band worn on the wrist of Eluid Kipchoge the first man in history to run a marathon in under two hours. Now whatever your thoughts are of the controversy surrounding this Nike branded event as detailed in the Economist, the words are interesting. “The mind is what…

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Stephen Ferris gives his World Cup Predictions in his Debut Blog

By Ronan Coughlan / September 20, 2019 /

In a partnership with Ladbrokes, Stephen Ferris published his debut blog for the betting company as Rugby World Cup 2019 kicks off in Japan. Read Stephen’s Preview below: I remember the buildup of excitement and just being eager to kick things off in 2011. You think about the weather, the atmosphere, the fans, the stadium and…

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Munster sign Australian as back row cover for World Cup

By Jack Neville / September 9, 2019 /

Munster Rugby and the IRFU can confirm the short-term signing of Australian forward Jed Holloway. An experienced and integral member of the Waratahs squad, Holloway has made 52 Super Rugby appearances and is known for his work-rate and strong ball carrying abilities. The 26-year-old will provide cover at lock, and across the back row, with…

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OPINION: RWC Squad inclusions & exclusions hint at intended style of play

By Jack Neville / September 5, 2019 /

On Sunday September 22 Ireland open their World Cup campaign against Scotland in Yokohama. Joe Schmidt is not one to look past the upcoming game but should Ireland defeat their Six Nations opponents they will be in pole position to top Pool A with Japan thier only other real test in the group. Recent World…

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WATCH: Carbery & Earls Injury Update From Irish Camp

By Raffaele Rocca / August 21, 2019 /

The Irish Rugby squad are currently in Portugal on a warm weather training camp as preparations continue to build ahead of the World Cup. The balance between pre-season conditioning, being tournament ready and playing England on Saturday was on the agenda today as Ireland Skills & Kicking Coach Richie Murphy gave a squad update. Murphy confirmed that…

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