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#summer tour

# summer-tour - Thursday 5 June, 2014

From The42 Simon Zebo recalled to Ireland starting line-up as Diack handed debut against Argentina Starting XV

Simon Zebo recalled to Ireland starting line-up as Diack handed debut against Argentina

Darren Cave will be partnered by Luke Marshall in midfield while there is no place in the squad for Rob Kearney.

From The42 Seven things we want to see from Ireland in the Tests against Argentina Summer Tour

Seven things we want to see from Ireland in the Tests against Argentina

From options at centre to a prayer on the wing. We don’t ask for much.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

From The42 Felipe Contepomi is showing the Irish rugby squad around La Bombonera in Buenos Aires Dr Phil

# summer-tour - Monday 2 June, 2014

From The42 Plumtree confident Irish pack is in good shape as he prepares for last tour Breaking Up The Band This post contains videos

Plumtree confident Irish pack is in good shape as he prepares for last tour

The departing forwards coach is returning to live in New Zealand after eight years away from home.

From The42 Watch out Argentina, Paul O'Connell is here Champs On Tour

Watch out Argentina, Paul O'Connell is here

The Ireland captain and his teammates have touched down after their long-haul flight from Dublin.

# summer-tour - Sunday 1 June, 2014

From The42 IRFU confirm forwards coach John Plumtree to take up NZ coaching role Leaving So Soon

IRFU confirm forwards coach John Plumtree to take up NZ coaching role

The New Zealander has been linked with the Hurricanes.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

From The42 In pictures: The Six Nations champions are back in training We Go Again

In pictures: The Six Nations champions are back in training

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad trained on Lansdowne Road again today ahead of the summer tour to Argentina.

# summer-tour - Monday 19 May, 2014

From The42 Sexton and Zebo included in Ireland squad for Argentina Tests, D'Arcy and Madigan miss out Summer Tour

Sexton and Zebo included in Ireland squad for Argentina Tests, D'Arcy and Madigan miss out

Tommy Bowe and Sean O’Brien also miss out as Schmidt calls upon Felix Jones, Robbie Diack, James Cronin, Rob Herring and Kieran Marmion.

From The42 'My Ireland squad to tour Argentina this summer is...' Tough Decisions

'My Ireland squad to tour Argentina this summer is...'

Joe Schmidt names a squad this afternoon for his first overseas tour as Irish boss.

# summer-tour - Sunday 18 May, 2014

From The42 5 players Joe Schmidt should include on Ireland's summer tour to Argentina Chance To Impress

5 players Joe Schmidt should include on Ireland's summer tour to Argentina

Established players like Cian Healy, Jonathan Sexton and Mike Ross may be left at home to rest.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

From The42 Whelan: Players not into summer friendlies but they offer a great opportunity COYBIG

Whelan: Players not into summer friendlies but they offer a great opportunity

The Ireland squad get together next week ahead of games against Turkey, Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal.

# summer-tour - Sunday 23 March, 2014

From The42 Flavin: Irish players will be fighting each other to get on the plane to Argentina Summer Tour

Flavin: Irish players will be fighting each other to get on the plane to Argentina

The former Connacht and Ireland Wolfhounds hooker believes Joe Schmidt will tour with a strong squad this summer.

# summer-tour - Sunday 16 June, 2013

From The42 Irish rugby stars enjoy end-of-season party, Ian Madigan tries worst shoes ever Tweets On Tour

Irish rugby stars enjoy end-of-season party, Ian Madigan tries worst shoes ever

Somebody needs to get these boys home before they make any more foolish shopping decisions.

From The42 5 things we learned from Ireland's summer tour New Dawn

5 things we learned from Ireland's summer tour

Les Kiss and Joe Schmidt turned down the chance to experiment wildly and Ian Madigan was the go-to guy.

From The42 McFadden ends season on hat-trick high as Ireland chisel out win in Canada Summer Tour

McFadden ends season on hat-trick high as Ireland chisel out win in Canada

Ireland finished strong, with four tries in the final 25 minutes of the season.

# summer-tour - Thursday 13 June, 2013

From The42 Madigan holds off Jackson challenge and Downey gets debut against Canada Summer Tour

Madigan holds off Jackson challenge and Downey gets debut against Canada

Interim coach Les Kiss has given Munster’s Felix Jones a start at fullback.

From The42 VIDEO: Hilarious American commentary after Peter O'Mahony gets pulverised Crash Test Dummy This post contains videos

VIDEO: Hilarious American commentary after Peter O'Mahony gets pulverised

One NBC commentator described the hit by Samu Manoa as ‘an absolute de-cleating’.

# summer-tour - Sunday 9 June, 2013

From The42 Kiss 'thrilled to bits' with away win over physical Eagles Summer Tour This post contains videos

Kiss 'thrilled to bits' with away win over physical Eagles

That, and all the highlights from Ireland’s 12-15 win in Houston, right here.

From The42 J1s and Joe Schmidt: 14 images from Ireland's win over USA In Pictures

J1s and Joe Schmidt: 14 images from Ireland's win over USA

As the new coach watched on, Simon Zebo was the only Irish player left with much to smile about.

From The42 No party in the USA as Ireland labour to narrow win Summer Tour

No party in the USA as Ireland labour to narrow win

Houston, we had some problems.

# summer-tour - Saturday 8 June, 2013

From The42 Connacht-bound So'oialo helps Samoa to 1st ever win over Scots Down In Durban

Connacht-bound So'oialo helps Samoa to 1st ever win over Scots

Alesana Tuilagi also scored twice to give the Pacific side a famous win in South Africa.

From The42 US rugby star Scott Lavalla on his 4 years at Trinity College and plastic pint glasses College Memories

US rugby star Scott Lavalla on his 4 years at Trinity College and plastic pint glasses

The US Eagles second-row spent four years at the grand old college and recalls some wild days and nights in Ireland.

From The42 Zebo looks beyond summer tour and targets Six Nations title in 2014 Glory Hunter

Zebo looks beyond summer tour and targets Six Nations title in 2014

The Munster and Ireland winger would settle for silverware next season after missing out on a first Lions tour.

# summer-tour - Friday 7 June, 2013

From The42 4 years and 3 caps on, Darren Cave is determined to make next Ireland start count Summer Tour

4 years and 3 caps on, Darren Cave is determined to make next Ireland start count

The Ulster centre will partner his provincial colleague Stuart Olding in midfield against the US Eagles this weekend.

From The42 Olding and Henshaw to make debut in USA as Madigan given the nod at 10 New Guys

Olding and Henshaw to make debut in USA as Madigan given the nod at 10

Ian Madigan will make his first start for Ireland as will Iain Henderson and David Kilcoyne.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

From The42 Joe Schmidt's belief drives Devin Toner towards great Irish leap Summer Tour

Joe Schmidt's belief drives Devin Toner towards great Irish leap

The lock is going into his ninth season with Leinster yet only has five caps (one start) for Ireland.

# summer-tour - Monday 3 June, 2013

From The42 Hoops, guns, dodgy plugs and pool boys: It's the Irish rugby team on tour Boys Of Summer

Hoops, guns, dodgy plugs and pool boys: It's the Irish rugby team on tour

The Irish rugby team has arrived in the USA with a bang.

From The42 Marmion ready for Ireland start but no underage drinks for Henshaw Kids In America

Marmion ready for Ireland start but no underage drinks for Henshaw

The Connacht scrumhalf has been soaking up advice from Isaac Boss but wants to start ahead of him this weekend.

# summer-tour - Saturday 1 June, 2013

From The42 Tommy O'Donnell ready for Ireland debut after outstanding Munster season Summer Tour

Tommy O'Donnell ready for Ireland debut after outstanding Munster season

The flanker is hoping to start against the US Eagles next Saturday after impressing for his province.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

From The42 Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony eager to ‘shut up, get out and do it’ Silent But Deadly

Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony eager to ‘shut up, get out and do it’

The 23-year-old Munster forward will let his rugby do the talking against the USA and Canada this summer.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 28 May, 2013

From The42 Simon Zebo: I thought the USA Rugby leprechaun was Paul Marshall Lucky Charms This post contains videos

Simon Zebo: I thought the USA Rugby leprechaun was Paul Marshall

The winger believes his Ireland teammate may be hiding a crock of gold up in Ulster.

# summer-tour - Sunday 26 May, 2013

From The42 Peter O'Mahony confirmed as Ireland captain for summer tour Fast Track

Peter O'Mahony confirmed as Ireland captain for summer tour

The news follows Rory Best’s addition to the British and Irish Lions squad.

# summer-tour - Sunday 19 May, 2013

From The42 "If the Lions called Donnacha Ryan up tomorrow, he could play" On Call

"If the Lions called Donnacha Ryan up tomorrow, he could play"

Ireland coach Les Kiss says the Munster lock has been rested from summer tour duty but would be ready to play Australia.

From The42 Rory Best to captain Ireland for summer tour to North America Best Man

Rory Best to captain Ireland for summer tour to North America

Les Kiss, who will lead Ireland as interim head coach, named six uncapped players for the games against the US and Canada.

# summer-tour - Friday 10 May, 2013

From The42 Craig Gilroy not expecting Lions stand-by role but focused on Ulster success Final Four

Craig Gilroy not expecting Lions stand-by role but focused on Ulster success

“It’s been a good, but also a strange, season.”

# summer-tour - Monday 22 April, 2013

From The42 'We don't think we'll see Robbie Henshaw for the rest of the season' Thumb Wars

'We don't think we'll see Robbie Henshaw for the rest of the season'

Connacht coach Eric Elwood confirmed that the fullback’s hand injury should see him miss the province’s final two games.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

From The42 Our summer tour to New Zealand with Declan Kidney Looking Back

Our summer tour to New Zealand with Declan Kidney

The three line-ups he named for the Tests against the All Blacks summed up the Corkman’s tenure.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 6 February, 2013

From The42 Lions team of the week, according to the official Wallabies website Lions 2013

Lions team of the week, according to the official Wallabies website

Ireland and England dominate the projected starting XV for the First Test against Australia.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

From The42 Injury toll: Sean O'Brien ruled out until December Triple Blow

Injury toll: Sean O'Brien ruled out until December

The flanker will undergo surgery to repair cartilage in his hip, a problem also being suffered by Dave Kearney and Rhys Ruddock.

# summer-tour - Monday 25 June, 2012

From The42 Summer Tour Diary: Five month break for the Irish rugby team but who will be back? Humbled

Summer Tour Diary: Five month break for the Irish rugby team but who will be back?

Ireland will be boosted by the return of the likes of Tommy Bowe and Paul O’Connell but others look to have played their last Test match.