Russia Rugby

WATCH: Reaction form Kleyn, Beirne & Kilcoyne as Ireland beat Russia

By Raffaele Rocca / October 3, 2019 /

Yes it was hard to watch, yes it was turgid at times and yes it will be nowhere near good enough to beat the likes of New Zealand or South Africa. Despite all the doom and gloom Ireland are still alive and have one foot in the 1/4 finals. A win over Samoa in the…

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Plenty to work on as Ireland secure Bonus Point in Kobe

By Ronan Coughlan / October 3, 2019 /

Before this game even started, Ireland was faced with an injury woe. Joey Carbery’s ankle injury ruled him out of this morning’s clash. The Munster out-half had been named as cover at scrum-half for the game but had to be replaced by Conor Murray on the bench. Carbery’s ankle injury was described as a “slight…

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Sexton returns to Captain Ireland against Russia

By Raffaele Rocca / October 1, 2019 /

The biggest news out of Joe Schmidt’s selection today was the news that Leinster’s Johnny Sexton returns to the squad as captain for the crucial Pool A encounter. Head coach Joe Schmidt makes 11 changes for Thursday’s clash in Kobe following Japan defeat. Sexton missed Ireland’s shock defeat in Shizuoka defeat due to the thigh…

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