Nine tries and a bonus point for a much changed Ireland side leave Ireland feeling positive for Italy now all bar one of the squad have had decent game time. Particularly as there we no step off the gas with the new look side.
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Mild mannered Declan Kidney is about to lose his cool after former Australian start Tim Horan claimed Ireland feigned in jury in their 15-6 win over Australia. Horan has claimed he was told about the tactic by Alan Gaffney, but Kidney denies the allegations describing them as: “incredulous and slightly scandalous” Horan criticised Bryce Lawrence… Read more »
Leo Cullen starts his World Cup in style captaining a much changed Ireland side against Rotorua on Sunday. Cullen will be one of 8 Leinster players in the side with a few more World Cup debutants in Sean Cronin and Fergus McFadden getting a start. Munster’s Donnacha Ryan also starts his first game. Several senior… Read more »
Paul O’Connell and Gordon D’Arcy both suffered hamstring strains during the win over Australia and are a doubt for the game against Russia. D’Arcy limped off halfway through, whilst O’Connell managed to complete the match, they’ll be monitored carefully over the next few days ahead of the team announcement for the Russia game.
Donncha O’Callaghan spoke to IrishRugby.ie about the level of support the squad are receivng, the feelings during training in camp and of course that win over Australia… Read more at IrishRugby.ie….