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#World Cup warm-up

# world-cup-warm-up - Thursday 29 August, 2019

Carty earns first Ireland start in Schmidt's much-changed team for Wales
# Starting XV
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# Starting XV

Carty earns first Ireland start in Schmidt's much-changed team for Wales

Aug 29th 2019, 1:46 PM 40,044 Views 102 Comments

Opportunity knocks one final time for a host of players bidding to get into Schmidt’s 31-man World Cup squad.

# world-cup-warm-up - Saturday 24 August, 2019

How we rated Ireland as Schmidt's men are thrashed at Twickenham
# Out Of 10
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# Out Of 10

How we rated Ireland as Schmidt's men are thrashed at Twickenham

Aug 24th 2019, 5:09 PM 34,035 Views 102 Comments

That was difficult to watch.

# world-cup-warm-up - Friday 1 June, 2018

Deschamps defends Pogba as fans whistle star during impressive win over Italy
# World Cup Warm-up
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# World Cup Warm-up

Deschamps defends Pogba as fans whistle star during impressive win over Italy

Jun 1st 2018, 11:46 PM 18,468 Views 4 Comments

The Manchester United man was out-shone by Les Bleus’ brilliant front three of Mbappe, Griezmann and Dembele.

# world-cup-warm-up - Monday 28 May, 2018

Ireland fit the right 'profile' for France and the talking points ahead of tonight's friendly
# World Cup Warm-up
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# World Cup Warm-up

Ireland fit the right 'profile' for France and the talking points ahead of tonight's friendly

May 28th 2018, 8:24 AM 6,258 Views 1 Comment

The Boys in Green are in Paris to face Didier Deschamps’ men this evening.

# world-cup-warm-up - Tuesday 8 September, 2015

Analysis: Ireland control the English scrum but backrow risking silly penalties
# Scrum Analysis
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# Scrum Analysis

Analysis: Ireland control the English scrum but backrow risking silly penalties

Sep 8th 2015, 12:21 PM 16,693 Views 18 Comments

Ireland’s flankers playing a risky game by attacking the front row.

# world-cup-warm-up - Sunday 6 September, 2015

Fiji produced some more offload magic in their hammering of Canada today
# Liquid Rugby
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# Liquid Rugby

Fiji produced some more offload magic in their hammering of Canada today

Sep 6th 2015, 7:11 PM 6,587 Views 5 Comments

They hammered Ireland’s World Cup opponents.

# world-cup-warm-up - Saturday 5 September, 2015

Ireland's defence has been very, very suspect against England so far
# Uh Oh
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# Uh Oh

Ireland's defence has been very, very suspect against England so far

Sep 5th 2015, 2:46 PM 12,134 Views 58 Comments

Bowe and Zebo won’t be too happy with their performance so far.

# world-cup-warm-up - Tuesday 1 September, 2015

England have named a frighteningly good team to play Ireland on Saturday
# Rolling The Dice
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# Rolling The Dice

England have named a frighteningly good team to play Ireland on Saturday

Sep 1st 2015, 5:51 PM 14,950 Views 20 Comments

England not holding back with their team to face Ireland.

# world-cup-warm-up - Saturday 29 August, 2015

'It's something the players will be very alien to' - Last chance for Welsh outsiders
# Last Chance Saloon
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# Last Chance Saloon

'It's something the players will be very alien to' - Last chance for Welsh outsiders

Aug 29th 2015, 12:10 PM 5,656 Views 4 Comments

Neil Jenkins says that there are “numerous” places up for grabs in the Welsh squad.

'It's going to be pretty emotional' - Wales out to spoil O'Connell's farewell
# Spoil Sport
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# Spoil Sport

'It's going to be pretty emotional' - Wales out to spoil O'Connell's farewell

Aug 29th 2015, 8:00 AM 6,428 Views 7 Comments

Neil Jenkins says he’ll be glad to see the back of O’Connell wearing green.

# world-cup-warm-up - Thursday 27 August, 2015

Wales bringing the big guns to Dublin as George North returns to rugby
# Bringing Out The Big Guns
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# Bringing Out The Big Guns

Wales bringing the big guns to Dublin as George North returns to rugby

Aug 27th 2015, 12:30 PM 6,973 Views 13 Comments

North is one of 12 changes to the side the Ireland beat three weeks ago.

# world-cup-warm-up - Saturday 15 August, 2015

Schmidt: 'It was a genuine test and we showed a bit of rustiness'
# Reaction
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# Reaction

Schmidt: 'It was a genuine test and we showed a bit of rustiness'

Aug 15th 2015, 8:25 PM 6,842 Views 10 Comments

The Ireland head coach reflected on a hard-fought World Cup warm-up win against Scotland today.

# world-cup-warm-up - Thursday 13 August, 2015

Jack Conan handed Ireland debut as Madigan takes over in 10 shirt
# First Cap
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# First Cap

Jack Conan handed Ireland debut as Madigan takes over in 10 shirt

Aug 13th 2015, 1:52 PM 23,338 Views 69 Comments

The Leinster man starts at blindside in Dublin against the Scots.

# world-cup-warm-up - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Meyer defends racist allegations and takes hatchet to team for Argentina rematch
# Ringing The Changes
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# Ringing The Changes

Meyer defends racist allegations and takes hatchet to team for Argentina rematch

Aug 12th 2015, 8:54 PM 10,577 Views 8 Comments

“I don’t look at colour, I look at the best players.”

# world-cup-warm-up - Tuesday 11 August, 2015

Analysis: Ireland perfect the 8-man shove in Welsh scrum demolition
# 8 Man Shove
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# 8 Man Shove

Analysis: Ireland perfect the 8-man shove in Welsh scrum demolition

Aug 11th 2015, 12:01 PM 9,496 Views 13 Comments

Jamie Heaslip proved how important the number 8 can be to defensive scrums.

# world-cup-warm-up - Monday 10 August, 2015

Captain O'Connell set to be unleashed as Ireland turn to Scotland Test
# Next Step
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# Next Step

Captain O'Connell set to be unleashed as Ireland turn to Scotland Test

Aug 10th 2015, 8:49 AM 13,128 Views 11 Comments

A number of Joe Schmidt’s squad players impressed during the win over Wales in Cardiff.

# world-cup-warm-up - Saturday 8 August, 2015

Heaslip not getting carried away with Ireland's comprehensive win over Wales
# Level Head
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# Level Head

Heaslip not getting carried away with Ireland's comprehensive win over Wales

Aug 8th 2015, 7:21 PM 10,146 Views 10 Comments

The Irish captain was content with a ‘good, solid’ performance in Cardiff.

Andrew Trimble's absolutely massive hit sets up Ireland try for Keith Earls
# Smash City
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# Smash City

Andrew Trimble's absolutely massive hit sets up Ireland try for Keith Earls

Aug 8th 2015, 3:23 PM 16,136 Views 39 Comments

The Ulster wing had a superb performance before he went off injured.

# world-cup-warm-up - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Lukaku bagged a hat-trick and Januzaj made his Belgium debut last night
# World Cup Warm-up
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# World Cup Warm-up

Lukaku bagged a hat-trick and Januzaj made his Belgium debut last night

May 27th 2014, 7:15 AM 7,780 Views 1 Comment

Preparations look to be going according to plan ahead of next month’s World Cup.

# world-cup-warm-up - Thursday 4 August, 2011

Cullen handed Ireland captaincy as preparation for NZ gets under way
# It Begins
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# It Begins

Cullen handed Ireland captaincy as preparation for NZ gets under way

Aug 4th 2011, 1:27 PM 430 Views 9 Comments

Declan Kidney has named Leinster’s Leo Cullen as captain as Ireland prepare to take on Scotland this Saturday.