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#summer tour

# summer-tour - This year 2022

Ireland 'didn't fire any shots' in second Test but excited about the future after historic tour
# Looking Forward
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# Looking Forward

Ireland 'didn't fire any shots' in second Test but excited about the future after historic tour

Aug 27th 2022, 3:20 PM 5,759 Views 1 Comment

Ireland’s first summer tour in Japan ended in a draw after the hosts rallied to win the second Test.

Backing it up in 40-degree heat and a taste of life as a pro athlete
# Complete The Job
From The42
# Complete The Job

Backing it up in 40-degree heat and a taste of life as a pro athlete

Aug 27th 2022, 6:00 AM 2,748 Views 1 Comment

Greg McWilliams’ side will take on Japan in their second Test of the summer tour.

McWilliams makes three changes for Ireland's second Test in Tokyo
# Summer Tour
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# Summer Tour

McWilliams makes three changes for Ireland's second Test in Tokyo

Aug 25th 2022, 11:32 AM 2,681 Views 4 Comments

The Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium hosts Saturday’s match.

Four uncapped players named in Ireland side for opening Japan Test
# Summer Tour
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# Summer Tour

Four uncapped players named in Ireland side for opening Japan Test

Aug 18th 2022, 12:03 PM 3,556 Views 0 Comments

The Ireland women’s rugby team are in Japan for their first-ever summer tour.

# summer-tour - All time

'You kind of forget what losing feels like. It’s a gut-wrenching feeling, it's horrible'
# Right The Wrongs
From The42
# Right The Wrongs

'You kind of forget what losing feels like. It’s a gut-wrenching feeling, it's horrible'

Jun 14th 2018, 2:30 PM 7,789 Views 16 Comments

Tadhg Furlong is back in Ireland’s starting XV and desperate to rediscover that winning feeling in Melbourne.

'He's been coaching for two years in our environment': Schmidt excited to bring Payne's influence to Oz
# The Natural
From The42
# The Natural

'He's been coaching for two years in our environment': Schmidt excited to bring Payne's influence to Oz

Updated Jun 1st 2018, 8:02 PM 22,649 Views 10 Comments

The head coach has long viewed the Ulster man as an invaluable presence on the field, so his off-field presence will be more than welcome approaching the first Test against the Wallabies.

Jenkins to captain Gatland's Wales as North moves to centre against Springboks
# Summer Tests
From The42
# Summer Tests

Jenkins to captain Gatland's Wales as North moves to centre against Springboks

May 31st 2018, 4:44 PM 6,255 Views 2 Comments

Wales face Rassie Erasmus’ Boks in Washington on Saturday.

Strong squad underlines Ireland's chances of series success in Australia
# Summer Tour
From The42
# Summer Tour

Strong squad underlines Ireland's chances of series success in Australia

May 23rd 2018, 9:32 PM 30,038 Views 73 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s 32-man squad features two uncapped players and a host of proven stars.

Teddy Thomas recalled to France squad for All Blacks series
# Back In Bleu
From The42
# Back In Bleu

Teddy Thomas recalled to France squad for All Blacks series

May 22nd 2018, 7:34 PM 8,156 Views 16 Comments

Mathieu Bastareaud’s responsibilities will be increased with captain Guilhem Guirado rested.

Wallabies could be without Will Genia against Ireland next month
# Summer Tour
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# Summer Tour

Wallabies could be without Will Genia against Ireland next month

May 4th 2018, 2:01 PM 6,264 Views 17 Comments

Michael Cheika’s first-choice scrum-half picked up a knee injury in the heavy loss to Ronan O’Gara’s Crusaders.

'I need those games' - SOB keen on Australia tour after missing Grand Slam
# Almost There
From The42
# Almost There

'I need those games' - SOB keen on Australia tour after missing Grand Slam

Updated Apr 5th 2018, 7:47 AM 15,248 Views 42 Comments

The 31-year-old expects to return for Leinster next week against Benetton.

Marius van der Westhuizen to referee Ireland's first Test against Australia
# Official Business
From The42
# Official Business

Marius van der Westhuizen to referee Ireland's first Test against Australia

Mar 28th 2018, 12:33 PM 10,067 Views 12 Comments

The South African was due to be assistant referee for Ireland’s Grand Slam victory in Twickenham, but was replaced after his involvement in an England training

Ex-Fiji lock joins Cheika's Wallabies as forwards coach in time for summer Tests against Ireland
# Pack Leader
From The42
# Pack Leader

Ex-Fiji lock joins Cheika's Wallabies as forwards coach in time for summer Tests against Ireland

Mar 26th 2018, 10:25 AM 4,994 Views 2 Comments

Simon Raiwalui helped Stade Francais claim their Bouclier in 2015 and is currently working with Biarritz.

Three magic Keith Earls assists and all the highlights from Ireland's summer tour to the US and Japan
# Full Flight
From The42
# Full Flight

Three magic Keith Earls assists and all the highlights from Ireland's summer tour to the US and Japan

Jun 26th 2017, 11:29 AM 10,078 Views 19 Comments

Not content with sealing a record for himself, the Limerick man assisted five tries for five different scorers.

The big winners from Ireland's high-scoring summer tour
# Top Men
From The42
# Top Men

The big winners from Ireland's high-scoring summer tour

Jun 24th 2017, 6:30 PM 19,948 Views 17 Comments

Ireland had some freedom to play in the US and Japan, but these men made the most of the chances.

50-cap Toner a tower of strength and more talking points as Ireland win battle with Blossoms
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

50-cap Toner a tower of strength and more talking points as Ireland win battle with Blossoms

Jun 24th 2017, 9:14 AM 13,134 Views 19 Comments

It was far from the free-running rugby of the opening two Tests, but Ireland’s willingness to work was exemplified by their totemic lock.

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, summer tour From The42
Live Jun 24th 2017, 5:54 AM

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, summer tour

Overshadowed by Lions, but Ireland a joy to watch at tail end of historic season
# Big In Japan
From The42
# Big In Japan

Overshadowed by Lions, but Ireland a joy to watch at tail end of historic season

Jun 23rd 2017, 1:59 PM 10,860 Views 16 Comments

The finale of a lengthy international campaign is your early-morning appetiser.

Ringrose still soaking up information as he lines out for 11th straight Ireland Test
# Young Stalwart
From The42
# Young Stalwart

Ringrose still soaking up information as he lines out for 11th straight Ireland Test

Jun 23rd 2017, 6:13 AM 3,896 Views 0 Comments

The Dubliner has been impressed by Japanese culture, but is wary of their Kiwi-esque style ahead of his final match of the season.

'Even when I was fifth choice I was doing my own routine, training as best I could' -- Tracy primed for Ireland start
# Jt Hooker
From The42
# Jt Hooker

'Even when I was fifth choice I was doing my own routine, training as best I could' -- Tracy primed for Ireland start

Jun 21st 2017, 6:30 AM 6,274 Views 1 Comment

The Kildare man has been patient for province and country, but promises to grab any Test start opportunity with two hands.

All the little affirmations paying off as Andrew Conway revels chance to wear Ireland jersey
# Inspiration + Perspiration
From The42
# Inspiration + Perspiration

All the little affirmations paying off as Andrew Conway revels chance to wear Ireland jersey

Jun 20th 2017, 6:03 AM 6,633 Views 3 Comments

The Munster wing says he was not consistent enough to earn international recognition before this year.

Conan's no contrarian as he proves patience is a virtue
# Patience
From The42
# Patience

Conan's no contrarian as he proves patience is a virtue

Jun 19th 2017, 9:53 AM 5,901 Views 12 Comments

The back-row had to wait two years between his two Irish caps.

Conan's Barbarian rugby, new kids impress and more talking points from Ireland's big win
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Conan's Barbarian rugby, new kids impress and more talking points from Ireland's big win

Jun 17th 2017, 8:47 AM 11,726 Views 5 Comments

Ireland’s Rugby World Cup pool looks even more manageable after this morning’s seven-try rout.

Keith Earls on fire again as Ireland run 7 past Japan
# Record Pace
From The42
# Record Pace

Keith Earls on fire again as Ireland run 7 past Japan

Jun 17th 2017, 8:05 AM 30,839 Views 29 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side hit the 50-point mark for the second week running thanks to big displays from Earls and Jack Conan.

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, summer tour From The42
Live Jun 17th 2017, 5:00 AM

As it happened: Japan v Ireland, summer tour

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's last tour of Japan?
# Summer Memories
From The42
# Summer Memories

Quiz: How well do you remember Ireland's last tour of Japan?

Jun 15th 2017, 5:00 PM 7,601 Views 0 Comments

Cast your mind all the way back to 2005.

Solidity all important as Ireland tackle Sunwolves-laded Japan after heavy travel week
# Familiar Feel
From The42
# Familiar Feel

Solidity all important as Ireland tackle Sunwolves-laded Japan after heavy travel week

Jun 15th 2017, 4:19 PM 4,966 Views 6 Comments

Experimentation has taken a back seat this week after five new caps were unleashed against the US.

Schmidt makes six changes to Ireland side ahead of Japan Test
# Team News
From The42
# Team News

Schmidt makes six changes to Ireland side ahead of Japan Test

Jun 15th 2017, 9:14 AM 11,593 Views 19 Comments

Off the back of a comprehensive win over the US Eagles, Ireland face stiffer competition in Shizuoka on Saturday.

JVDF ready to do without scrum cap again as Ireland board bullet train
# Hot And Heavy
From The42
# Hot And Heavy

JVDF ready to do without scrum cap again as Ireland board bullet train

Jun 15th 2017, 1:00 AM 13,284 Views 2 Comments

The flanker reckons it’s around 15 years since he played without headgear, but the heat in New Jersey and Japan has forced a change.

Wasps flanker Young among 9 uncapped in Wales squad to meet Tonga in Auckland
# Summer Tour
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# Summer Tour

Wasps flanker Young among 9 uncapped in Wales squad to meet Tonga in Auckland

Jun 14th 2017, 7:50 PM 4,099 Views 3 Comments

Wales’ meeting forms one half of a double header in Eden Park with the All Blacks meeting Samoa in the main event.

'Great day for the family,' but whirlwind tour leaves little time for Scannell brothers to celebrate
# Brothers Grin
From The42
# Brothers Grin

'Great day for the family,' but whirlwind tour leaves little time for Scannell brothers to celebrate

Jun 14th 2017, 7:51 AM 6,662 Views 9 Comments

Staving off jet-lag is the first job for Joe Schmidt’s squad after arriving in Japan yesterday.

Ringrose will continue to hone kicking skills, but it may be a while before you see him with the tee again
# Repertoire
From The42
# Repertoire

Ringrose will continue to hone kicking skills, but it may be a while before you see him with the tee again

Jun 14th 2017, 1:00 AM 10,360 Views 13 Comments

The centre landed a beauty from the sideline in New Jersey, but it won’t necessarily become a regular occurence.

In pics: Ireland get out of the Tokyo heat with a pool session
# Tokyo Drift
From The42
# Tokyo Drift

In pics: Ireland get out of the Tokyo heat with a pool session

Jun 13th 2017, 1:41 PM 13,297 Views 11 Comments

All that was missing was a bit of aqua aerobics.

Blow for Ireland as Carbery will miss rest of summer tour
# Sayonara
From The42
# Sayonara

Blow for Ireland as Carbery will miss rest of summer tour

Jun 13th 2017, 9:33 AM 8,557 Views 8 Comments

The out-half will be sidelined for four weeks with an ankle injury.

Ryan enjoying leadership role while also finding his own feet at international level
# Summer Tour
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# Summer Tour

Ryan enjoying leadership role while also finding his own feet at international level

Jun 13th 2017, 6:15 AM 6,600 Views 1 Comment

The Munster prop is one of the older members of the squad but Saturday’s game against USA was his first start in a green shirt.

As it happened: US Eagles v Ireland, summer tour From The42
Live Jun 10th 2017, 8:59 PM

As it happened: US Eagles v Ireland, summer tour

Japan warm up for Ireland series with win over Romania
# 2019 PREVIEW
From The42
# 2019 PREVIEW

Japan warm up for Ireland series with win over Romania

Jun 10th 2017, 12:00 PM 5,239 Views 0 Comments

The eastern European side are also likely to be part of Ireland’s pool at the next World Cup.

In pictures: Ireland hit the ice baths after training as temperatures hit 30 degrees in New York
# Summer Tour
From The42
# Summer Tour

In pictures: Ireland hit the ice baths after training as temperatures hit 30 degrees in New York

Jun 9th 2017, 11:07 AM 9,412 Views 5 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side face USA Eagles tomorrow night.

'Obviously when I got this opportunity I wondered would I ever play against Ireland'
# New York State Of Mind
From The42
# New York State Of Mind

'Obviously when I got this opportunity I wondered would I ever play against Ireland'

Jun 9th 2017, 10:14 AM 9,917 Views 4 Comments

AJ MacGinty will come up against a few familiar faces in New Jersey tomorrow night as he continues his international adventure with USA.

'It's gas, he hasn't lost it': ROG shows off silky skills at Ireland training
# Still Got It
From The42
# Still Got It

'It's gas, he hasn't lost it': ROG shows off silky skills at Ireland training

Jun 8th 2017, 12:59 PM 10,980 Views 2 Comments

Keith Earls is enjoying spending time with his former team-mate in New Jersey.

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