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#summer tour

# summer-tour - Sunday 26 June, 2016

From The42 Willie le Roux given one-week ban for aerial hit on Tiernan O'Halloran Too Little Too Late

Willie le Roux given one-week ban for aerial hit on Tiernan O'Halloran

The fullback was fortunate not to be issued a red card in the first half of yesterday’s Test.

# summer-tour - Thursday 23 June, 2016

From The42 'Anyone not on the pitch feels they can add something': Murphy fresh and ready to make history in Port Elizabeth Bolstered

'Anyone not on the pitch feels they can add something': Murphy fresh and ready to make history in Port Elizabeth

Jamie Heaslip will be joined by Jordi Murphy and CJ Stander again this weekend.

From The42 'There will be something new from the Irish': Boks expect to see much more of Ireland's attacking threat Known Unknowns

'There will be something new from the Irish': Boks expect to see much more of Ireland's attacking threat

The South Africa coach is prepared for Andrew Trimble to take on more of the carrying workload.

From The42 Schmidt 'utterly confident' Ireland have the energy to end long season with series win Boks It Off

Schmidt 'utterly confident' Ireland have the energy to end long season with series win

The Kiwi says his players are always motivated and won’t need reminding before Saturday’s deciding third Test.

# summer-tour - Monday 20 June, 2016

From The42 'It's never as simple as putting players on and saying, 'He'll freshen things up'' - Joe Schmidt This post contains videos

'It's never as simple as putting players on and saying, 'He'll freshen things up'' - Joe Schmidt

The Kiwi explains his thought process behind delaying the introduction of his replacement backs as Ireland faded in Jo’burg.

From The42 Henshaw flies home to see knee specialist as Ireland regroup to go 'full steam' On The Move

Henshaw flies home to see knee specialist as Ireland regroup to go 'full steam'

Joe Schmidt’s squad went for a dip in the Indian Ocean this morning as they recovered ahead of next Saturday’s big third Test.

From The42 Vermeulen top of Springbok injury concerns ahead of series-deciding third Test Bok Knocks

Vermeulen top of Springbok injury concerns ahead of series-deciding third Test

The dramatic comeback against Ireland could have come at a cost.

# summer-tour - Saturday 18 June, 2016

From The42 Ireland hoping to show more attacking threat in once-a-decade chance in South Africa Outside The Boks

Ireland hoping to show more attacking threat in once-a-decade chance in South Africa

Joe Schmidt’s side looked more fluid in attack last weekend before the red card forced a tactical shift.

# summer-tour - Friday 17 June, 2016

From The42 'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves' Series On The Line

'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves'

The odds are against Ireland in Johannesburg this weekend, but it didn’t stop them last time.

# summer-tour - Thursday 16 June, 2016

From The42 Paddy Jackson aiming to get familiar faces outside him firing in Johannesburg Playmaker

Paddy Jackson aiming to get familiar faces outside him firing in Johannesburg

Conor Murray and Robbie Henshaw are the only non-Ulster backs named for Ireland this weekend.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

From The42 One word from Mike Ross and this cheetah would tear you limb from limb Cool Cat

One word from Mike Ross and this cheetah would tear you limb from limb

Or at least that’s how much of a boss the prop looks on this trip to a Joburg wildlife park.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 14 June, 2016

From The42 South Africa will be 'absolutely foaming at the mouth', says Ross as he gears up for altitude Another Level

South Africa will be 'absolutely foaming at the mouth', says Ross as he gears up for altitude

The prop also mentions the rallying call from Rory Best that kick-started a most incredible victory.

From The42 Andrew Trimble can't wait to get back to 'the day job', after beating Boks as a flanker Winging It

Andrew Trimble can't wait to get back to 'the day job', after beating Boks as a flanker

‘I was there, taking the credit! Like I had anything to do with it all happening!’

# summer-tour - Saturday 11 June, 2016

From The42 As it happened: South Africa v Ireland, Summer Tour Liveblog

As it happened: South Africa v Ireland, Summer Tour

Your blow-by-blow updates from Cape Town are right here.

# summer-tour - Friday 10 June, 2016

From The42 Innovator Erasmus 'a talent that will be sorely missed by South African rugby' Saru

Innovator Erasmus 'a talent that will be sorely missed by South African rugby'

A former team-mate of Munster’s new director of rugby witnessed his dedication first hand.

# summer-tour - Thursday 9 June, 2016

From The42 De Klerk debut, 10 shirt for Lambie in Springbok side to take on Ireland New Kid On The Boks

De Klerk debut, 10 shirt for Lambie in Springbok side to take on Ireland

Allister Coetzee has named eight of the team who beat Argentina to third at the World Cup.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

From The42 'We overestimate potential quality of southern hemisphere opposition and do ourselves down a bit' Boks Clever

'We overestimate potential quality of southern hemisphere opposition and do ourselves down a bit'

Shane Horgan doesn’t want Ireland to be bogged down about the size of the ‘Boks or Ireland’s injury absentees.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 31 May, 2016

From The42 Heaslip 'not doing cartwheels' for Connacht, but can see a very bright side for Irish rugby Scenes

Heaslip 'not doing cartwheels' for Connacht, but can see a very bright side for Irish rugby

Ultan Dillane treated Jamie Heaslip to a sense of the wild western celebrations.

# summer-tour - Monday 30 May, 2016

From The42 'I've to report in with my mum after the tour': Schmidt focus on 'Boks before new contract Investments

'I've to report in with my mum after the tour': Schmidt focus on 'Boks before new contract

Ireland’s head coach explains why he called on Connacht’s Quinn Roux and omitted Munster’s Tommy O’Donnell for the tour to South Africa.

From The42 Fitzgerald out of South Africa tour, Schmidt leaning towards Matt Healy as replacement Heals On Fire

Fitzgerald out of South Africa tour, Schmidt leaning towards Matt Healy as replacement

Schmidt says Tiernan O’Halloran is also in contention for a call, but Healy’s position makes him a natural fit to replace Fitzgerald.

From The42 New-look collar makes Ireland rugby jersey pretty tidy Some Neck

New-look collar makes Ireland rugby jersey pretty tidy

Ultan Dillane managed to drag himself away from the Pro12 celebrations to help the IRFU launch their new gear.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 25 May, 2016

From The42 Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa Summer Tour

Madi-gone, Roux's awakening and more talking points on Ireland's squad for South Africa

Will the surprise inclusions mean a change of tactic, or will we just see new faces in familiar circumstances?

# summer-tour - Thursday 19 May, 2016

From The42 Sean O'Brien set for surgery and facing 'considerable period' on the sidelines Hamstrung

Sean O'Brien set for surgery and facing 'considerable period' on the sidelines

The Tullow Tank suffered a massive setback in his rehab in the last weekend of the regular season and will miss Ireland’s tour to South Africa.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 11 May, 2016

From The42 Summer tour in doubt for Simon Zebo after keyhole surgery Take A Knee

Summer tour in doubt for Simon Zebo after keyhole surgery

Joe Schmidt’s two favoured fullbacks are nursing knocks at present.

# summer-tour - Sunday 20 July, 2014

From The42 Javier Hernandez cuts holidays short in effort to impress Louis van Gaal Summer Tour

Javier Hernandez cuts holidays short in effort to impress Louis van Gaal

The Mexico striker will hook up with the Manchester United squad on Tuesday.

# summer-tour - Friday 18 July, 2014

From The42 Rooney, Mata and De Gea named in strong Man Utd squad for US tour Lads On Tour

Rooney, Mata and De Gea named in strong Man Utd squad for US tour

By the time the United players return, the likes of Patrice Evra and Anderson may have moved on.

# summer-tour - Saturday 21 June, 2014

From The42 Scottish winning streak continues after Argentina miss last-minute drop goal Vern's Jewels

Scottish winning streak continues after Argentina miss last-minute drop goal

Tommy Seymour’s left wing breaks set up two tries for his team.

# summer-tour - Monday 16 June, 2014

From The42 From Bucharest to the World Cup in 12 months: JJ thinks it's possible Naked Ambition

From Bucharest to the World Cup in 12 months: JJ thinks it's possible

The Munster out-half is currently in Romania with Emerging Ireland as part of the 2014 Nations Cup.

From The42 Game by game, Ireland building for 'something special' at World Cup - O'Connell Grand Scheme

Game by game, Ireland building for 'something special' at World Cup - O'Connell

The Irish captain believes his team but ultimately benefit from a less than stellar Argentina tour.

# summer-tour - Saturday 14 June, 2014

From The42 As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 2nd Test Winning Habit This post contains videos

As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 2nd Test

We went minute-by-minute as the Six Nations champions sought a rare, southern hemisphere series win.

From The42 Note to streakers: You run onto a New Zealand rugby pitch, you get smashed in a big way Smashed 'em Bro This post contains videos

Note to streakers: You run onto a New Zealand rugby pitch, you get smashed in a big way

If you take your clothes off in public, it’s open season.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

From The42 Here's how Ireland's rugby players powered up for training yesterday Beefy

Here's how Ireland's rugby players powered up for training yesterday

Just go easy on the chips, lads.

# summer-tour - Monday 9 June, 2014

From The42 Who would you pick to start Ireland's second Test against Argentina? Open Thread

Who would you pick to start Ireland's second Test against Argentina?

Would you keep the experienced heads involved or just roll in all the players who missed out on Saturday.

# summer-tour - Sunday 8 June, 2014

From The42 Paul O'Connell never looked more Irish than during today's pool recovery session Farmer's Tan

Paul O'Connell never looked more Irish than during today's pool recovery session

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell led the charge into the swimming pool at Hotel Turismo this morning.

From The42 Your Sexton on fire highlights from Ireland's win over Argentina Los Reflejos This post contains videos

Your Sexton on fire highlights from Ireland's win over Argentina

Featuring a bonus Andrew Trimble steal.

From The42 They already have a trophy but Paul O'Connell eager to wrap up Argentinean series win One Down

They already have a trophy but Paul O'Connell eager to wrap up Argentinean series win

The Ireland captain was happy with his team’s victory at Estadio Centenario but admitted his team’s performance was lacking.

# summer-tour - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From The42 As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 1st Test Liveblog

As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 1st Test

We went minute-by-minute as the Six Nations champions went out to continue their winning ways.

From The42 Ahead of his 100th Test cap, here is Paul O'Connell's debut try for Ireland Fear Of God This post contains videos

Ahead of his 100th Test cap, here is Paul O'Connell's debut try for Ireland

Ireland scored off a rolling maul at Lansdowne Road to rock Wales all of 12 years ago.

From The42 Humble beginnings for new Irish era as Schmidt takes show on the road less travelled Argentina

Humble beginnings for new Irish era as Schmidt takes show on the road less travelled

The Six Nations champions look to build momentum against Argentina this evening.

# summer-tour - Friday 6 June, 2014

From The42 Snapshot: Armed soldier doesn't fancy tangling with Big Devin Toner Captain's Run

Snapshot: Armed soldier doesn't fancy tangling with Big Devin Toner

It’s kinda like the scene with the water in Jurassic Park.