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#summer tour

# summer-tour - Thursday 5 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 5th 2014, 5:52 PM 20,485 Views 69 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 5th 2014, 12:00 PM 14,080 Views 19 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

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

Felipe Contepomi is showing the Irish rugby squad around La Bombonera in Buenos Aires

Jun 4th 2014, 8:27 PM 11,083 Views 18 Comments

Don’t cry for them…

# summer-tour - Monday 2 June, 2014

Plumtree confident Irish pack is in good shape as he prepares for last tour
# Breaking Up The Band
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# Breaking Up The Band

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

Jun 2nd 2014, 4:32 PM 3,493 Views 2 Comments

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

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

Watch out Argentina, Paul O'Connell is here

Jun 2nd 2014, 3:34 PM 9,167 Views 6 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Sunday 1 June, 2014

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

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

Jun 1st 2014, 8:00 PM 19,158 Views 25 Comments

The New Zealander has been linked with the Hurricanes.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

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

In pictures: The Six Nations champions are back in training

May 20th 2014, 12:54 PM 9,008 Views 12 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Monday 19 May, 2014

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

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

May 19th 2014, 11:35 AM 22,781 Views 124 Comments

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

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

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

May 19th 2014, 7:00 AM 9,486 Views 25 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Sunday 18 May, 2014

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

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

May 18th 2014, 9:27 PM 37,297 Views 87 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

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

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

May 13th 2014, 7:45 AM 3,257 Views 6 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Sunday 23 March, 2014

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

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

Mar 23rd 2014, 8:00 AM 19,347 Views 20 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Sunday 16 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 16th 2013, 5:07 PM 8,309 Views 0 Comments

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

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

5 things we learned from Ireland's summer tour

Jun 16th 2013, 2:18 PM 5,128 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 16th 2013, 8:32 AM 12,015 Views 9 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Thursday 13 June, 2013

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

Madigan holds off Jackson challenge and Downey gets debut against Canada

Jun 13th 2013, 8:06 PM 8,338 Views 12 Comments

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

VIDEO: Hilarious American commentary after Peter O'Mahony gets pulverised
# Crash Test Dummy
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# Crash Test Dummy

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

Jun 13th 2013, 4:09 PM 7,111 Views 5 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Sunday 9 June, 2013

Kiss 'thrilled to bits' with away win over physical Eagles
# Summer Tour
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# Summer Tour

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

Jun 9th 2013, 1:57 PM 3,791 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Jun 9th 2013, 11:01 AM 6,831 Views 3 Comments

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

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

No party in the USA as Ireland labour to narrow win

Jun 9th 2013, 2:34 AM 21,035 Views 20 Comments

Houston, we had some problems.

# summer-tour - Saturday 8 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 8th 2013, 4:16 PM 1,959 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Jun 8th 2013, 2:00 PM 3,837 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 8th 2013, 7:15 AM 2,179 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 7th 2013, 12:34 PM 2,137 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 7th 2013, 12:09 AM 6,909 Views 12 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

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

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

Jun 4th 2013, 5:05 PM 2,501 Views 3 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 3rd 2013, 8:06 PM 6,867 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Marmion ready for Ireland start but no underage drinks for Henshaw

Jun 3rd 2013, 3:41 PM 4,609 Views 2 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 1st 2013, 4:38 PM 2,803 Views 2 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Wednesday 29 May, 2013

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

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

May 29th 2013, 8:01 AM 7,530 Views 6 Comments

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

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

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

May 28th 2013, 5:31 PM 5,228 Views 6 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Sunday 26 May, 2013

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

Peter O'Mahony confirmed as Ireland captain for summer tour

May 26th 2013, 7:24 PM 18,267 Views 36 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Sunday 19 May, 2013

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

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

May 19th 2013, 2:00 PM 12,993 Views 5 Comments

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

Rory Best to captain Ireland for summer tour to North America
# Best Man
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# Best Man

Rory Best to captain Ireland for summer tour to North America

May 19th 2013, 11:19 AM 9,618 Views 32 Comments

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

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

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

May 10th 2013, 7:15 AM 1,910 Views 1 Comment

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

# summer-tour - Monday 22 April, 2013

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

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

Apr 22nd 2013, 12:15 PM 2,515 Views 3 Comments

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

Our summer tour to New Zealand with Declan Kidney
# Looking Back
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# Looking Back

Our summer tour to New Zealand with Declan Kidney

Apr 2nd 2013, 8:00 PM 2,932 Views 0 Comments

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

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

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

Feb 6th 2013, 9:51 AM 5,882 Views 9 Comments

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

# summer-tour - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

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

Injury toll: Sean O'Brien ruled out until December

Jun 26th 2012, 10:57 AM 3,147 Views 1 Comment

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

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

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

Jun 25th 2012, 9:13 AM 4,968 Views 24 Comments

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.