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#summer tour

# summer-tour - Sunday 26 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 26th 2016, 2:42 PM 7,341 Views 15 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 23rd 2016, 9:37 PM 4,596 Views 7 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 23rd 2016, 4:30 PM 3,965 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 23rd 2016, 3:12 PM 3,852 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 20th 2016, 3:41 PM 5,356 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 20th 2016, 2:15 PM 5,241 Views 3 Comments

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.

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

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

Jun 20th 2016, 1:41 PM 3,493 Views 6 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Saturday 18 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 18th 2016, 5:50 AM 3,900 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 17th 2016, 4:43 PM 5,458 Views 3 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Thursday 16 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 16th 2016, 4:20 PM 7,531 Views 11 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 15th 2016, 4:09 PM 8,513 Views 5 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 14th 2016, 7:45 AM 7,064 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 14th 2016, 6:45 AM 8,274 Views 15 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Saturday 11 June, 2016

As it happened: South Africa v Ireland, Summer Tour From The42
Live Jun 11th 2016, 3:58 PM

As it happened: South Africa v Ireland, Summer Tour

# summer-tour - Friday 10 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 10th 2016, 6:48 AM 6,007 Views 21 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Thursday 9 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 9th 2016, 2:10 PM 6,488 Views 17 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

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

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

Jun 8th 2016, 7:00 AM 7,269 Views 8 Comments

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

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

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

May 31st 2016, 7:00 AM 9,619 Views 21 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Monday 30 May, 2016

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

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

May 30th 2016, 5:27 PM 10,215 Views 18 Comments

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.

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

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

May 30th 2016, 4:08 PM 25,997 Views 103 Comments

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

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

New-look collar makes Ireland rugby jersey pretty tidy

May 30th 2016, 10:32 AM 19,748 Views 33 Comments

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

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

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

May 25th 2016, 3:00 PM 25,756 Views 73 Comments

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

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

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

May 19th 2016, 1:48 PM 11,491 Views 29 Comments

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

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

Summer tour in doubt for Simon Zebo after keyhole surgery

May 11th 2016, 7:33 PM 7,558 Views 46 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Sunday 20 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 20th 2014, 2:23 PM 6,917 Views 1 Comment

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

# summer-tour - Friday 18 July, 2014

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

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

Jul 18th 2014, 5:43 PM 7,617 Views 17 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Saturday 21 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 21st 2014, 1:16 PM 4,155 Views 0 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Monday 16 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 16th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,169 Views 12 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 16th 2014, 6:45 AM 6,372 Views 18 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Saturday 14 June, 2014

As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 2nd Test From The42
Live Jun 14th 2014, 6:53 PM

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

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

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

Jun 14th 2014, 4:01 PM 15,324 Views 25 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Wednesday 11 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 11th 2014, 8:15 AM 13,754 Views 8 Comments

Just go easy on the chips, lads.

# summer-tour - Monday 9 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 9th 2014, 5:30 PM 8,944 Views 67 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 8th 2014, 4:13 PM 22,196 Views 20 Comments

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

Your Sexton on fire highlights from Ireland's win over Argentina
# Los Reflejos
From The42
# Los Reflejos

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

Jun 8th 2014, 1:58 PM 5,512 Views 6 Comments

Featuring a bonus Andrew Trimble steal.

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

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

Jun 8th 2014, 10:45 AM 8,087 Views 4 Comments

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

As it happened: Argentina v Ireland, summer tour 1st Test From The42
Live Jun 7th 2014, 6:57 PM

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

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

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

Jun 7th 2014, 6:06 PM 5,778 Views 9 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 7th 2014, 8:30 AM 5,074 Views 12 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Friday 6 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 6th 2014, 4:51 PM 14,538 Views 11 Comments

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