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# ireland-rugby - Yesterday’s News

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Who deserves to win the RTÉ Sport Team of the Year?

Six nominees have been selected for the prestigious annual prize.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 16 December, 2014

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland will fine-tune their World Cup preparation with two games against Wales

Ireland will also play Scotland in Dublin and England at Twickenham.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 14 December, 2014

Declan Kidney is apparently the favourite for a head coaching job in the Aviva Premiership

The former Ireland boss is reportedly in the running to take over at London Irish.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 12 December, 2014

The IRFU have appointed a former Ireland international as the new women’s rugby coach

They have also hired a director of sevens rugby.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 6 December, 2014

‘It is very feasible’ – Bid bigwig Hugo MacNeill bullish on Ireland’s World Cup chances

The former Ireland fullback is one of the key men on Ireland’s bid team.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 5 December, 2014

Here’s all you need to know about Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

We will be waiting a long time before we find out if Ireland is hosting a World Cup.

Four countries likely to rival Ireland’s 2023 Rugby World Cup bid

We take a look at who Ireland will be battling it out with to host the 2023 tournament.

Here are the nominees for the RTÉ Sport Team of the Year award

The winner will be announced at the RTÉ Sport Awards on 21 December.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Chris Henry: ‘I was preparing for the worst’ after mini-stroke

The Ireland flanker is back with the Ulster squad already.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Joe Schmidt’s appendix, Football Manager memories and the rest of the week’s best comments

Joe Schmidt also has mythical powers when it comes to animals mating… apparently.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 28 November, 2014

Missed out on tickets for Ireland’s Six Nations games? A limited number go on sale next week

Ireland will play France and England at the Aviva next year.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 27 November, 2014

There are 14 places for backs in Ireland’s World Cup squad, but who’ll get them?

The centre and wing positions look to have the most for Joe Schmidt to think about.

England axe Farrell for Australia clash, Cheika makes three changes

‘Sorry, son. We’re going with George and Billy Twelvetrees’.

Aviva damage caused by Aussie staffer unable to open a door properly

The ARU say they offered to help with any repair costs.

# ireland-rugby - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

Wallabies’ Aviva Stadium dressing-room damaged after defeat to Ireland

The Aussies took defeat pretty badly.

# ireland-rugby - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Simon Hick column: Schmidt’s Ireland aren’t playing beautifully but they might never need to

Ireland have been beating the world’s top teams with a strong kicking game and sound fundamentals.

# ireland-rugby - Monday 24 November, 2014

‘No doubt that he’s going to be world class’: Muliaina impressed by level-headed Henshaw 13

‘No doubt that he’s going to be world class’: Muliaina impressed by level-headed Henshaw

Connacht and Ireland back wouldn’t look out of place in Super Rugby, says a man who knows a thing or two.

Sexton and Cluxton talking pressure kicks and sporting motivation is absolutely brilliant

Those two know the feeling of standing over a kick that can define your career.

Here’s’s November Tests Team of the Week

There is a healthy Irish representation after their win against Australia.

# ireland-rugby - Sunday 23 November, 2014

Paul O’Connell’s undying epicness summed up in one monster hit against Australia

When his country needed him, Paulie delivered.

Joe Schmidt had his appendix removed after Ireland’s win over Australia

Ireland head coach “recovering well” following surgery at St Vincent’s Hospital.

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‘I never thought we’d pull away at 17-0′: O’Connell pleased with Irish resilience

The captain did get a sense of satisfaction from Ireland’s second half performance.

# ireland-rugby - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Courage commitment and character key to win, says George Hook

The RTÉ pundit also said that we should not get ahead of ourselves going into 2015 and the World Cup.

15 of the best pics from Ireland’s cracker against Australia

Sexton, Bowe and Zebo all feature prominently.

Player ratings: How Ireland’s players performed against Australia

Joe Schmidt’s men were excellent at the Aviva Stadium.

5 talking points after Ireland’s rollercoaster ride against Australia

Including Paul O’Connell’s ability to age like fine wine.

Ireland complete November clean sweep with victory over the Wallabies

Chieka’s men fought hard but tries from Zebo and Bowe, as well as Sexton’s kicking, saw Schmidt’s side on top.

As it happened: Ireland vs Australia, November Tests

Can Ireland get their third win of the autumn today?

Ireland v Australia off to an explosive start with five tries in 30 minutes

If you’re not watching, get yourself to a TV now.

Ireland look to forward power to make the difference against Australia this time around

It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for, but can Ireland exact some revenge for last year’s no-show?

It’s been six years since one of the most depressing days Irish rugby has ever had

Ireland vs Argentina was the low point that was immediately followed by some intense highs.

# ireland-rugby - Friday 21 November, 2014

You get the impression some southern hemisphere players don’t know your name — Mike Ross

The prop says things will be different with Michael Cheika in charge.

Eddie O’Sullivan almost set a world record for f**ks in a speech before Ireland-England in ’07

The pre-match speech in 2007 required something fiery and Eddie delivered.

‘There’ll be a lot of traffic’: Schmidt outlines the challenges facing Henshaw at 13

The new 13 faces a real test at the Aviva on Saturday.

# ireland-rugby - Thursday 20 November, 2014

‘He used to give me daggers from the bench’ – Cheika on Sexton’s rise from sub to star

Sexton broke into the Leinster team while Michael Cheika was in charge.

‘We’ll have to show Cheika something he hasn’t seen before’ — Jonathan Sexton

Ireland’s out-half also looked back on a painful day the last time he faced his former coach.

Best is back with D’Arcy named inside centre for Ireland’s clash with Australia

The veteran will partner Robbie Henshaw in Ireland’s midfield.

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