JAMES TRACY HOPING TO ESTABLISH HIMSELF IN IRELAND RUGBY TEAM

The past four seasons in Leinster has not been very easy for James Tracy especially with the ferocious competition, yet he has been able to fight through the ranks at the club.

Now he is looking to cement and establish himself in the pecking order of the Ireland Rugby team at Test level.
After making 26 appearances for his province this season, he was rewarded with a first cap off the bench for Ireland as a result of his consistent performance.

Ireland Under-19 Team Name For Japan Game

Kieran Campbell the Ireland Under-19 head coach, his assistant coaches Ambrose Conboy and Hugh Hogan have announced the name of the team players who are going to play in Japan U-19s at Donnybrook.

The Ireland U-19 squad is sponsored by PwC, will have players from 20 different schools and clubs, including the likes of James Hume, the winner of RBAI's Ulster Schools Senior Cup and Leinster Schools of Belvedere Senior Cup-winning side Hugh O'Sullivan, Max Kearney and Michael Lowry.

TOO EARLY TO SPECULATE ON LAW CHANGES – WORLD RUGBY

The world governing body for Rugby has said that it is too early to speculate on any potential rule changes.

The statement by the body came on the heels of the controversial tactics employed by Italy in their game against England.

IRELAND’S SIX NATIONS TICKETS OFFERED ONLINE FOR A WHOOPING £2,800

This November has seen Ireland gain a lot of success which have seen a lot of interest being generated towards the Six Nations scheduled to hold next year.

For the Ireland Rugby Team who are coming off fresh from wins in games played against New Zealand and Australia, they would be playing only two games in Dublin during the 2017 Six Nations championship.

Already, tickers are on ground for the games and rarely go on sale, as they are first offered to schools and local rugby clubs before the remainders are sold via IRFU supporters’ club.

GET Solutions Wins Slot On Ireland Team’s Jersey

GET Solutions, the leading energy consultancy company in Ireland, has earned a sponsorship deal with the Irish national rugby team.

The company’s name will feature on the shirt of the international Irish rugby team. GET Solutions will be having their company’s name back on the Ireland team jersey for four international fixtures that the team will be playing very soon. This also includes a couple of world cup qualifying games.

Schmidt Contract To Expire

Joe Schmidt is the head coach for IRFU; he has to take a crucial decision as to whether he will extend the four year contract that exists with the team at present. He has certain family commitments that he needs to consider that would affect his decision as to whether he will continue or end the contract.

Joe Schmidt has an important role to play as the head coach for the Irish rugby team. He is deferring a decision for his future with the regional team. Some are optimistic about his extending contract period while others are unsure about his decision.

Sweetnam Stars In Munster’s Win

The pre-season friendly match played in August looked as if it was held in late November because of the heavy winds and rain.

The gusty weather conditions did not upset the rhythm and performance of the Munster team as they won their game 17-0 against Zebre in Waterford. This was the first win for Rassie Erasmus after being appointed as Munster’s director of Rugby.

Ireland Rugby Team Well Positioned Against South Africa

The second test that is coming up would have a rugby team of Ireland playing. They would be playing for South Africa.

There have been five changes that is definitely a first. Quinn Roux is a South African born player who would be making a debut for the Irish team. There have been considerable changes after the historic victory the team had in Cape Town. Tadgh Furlong as well as Rhys Ruddock could be part of the pack as well. Ruddock is also set to play the role of an open side flank player. Ian Henderson would be playing on the blind side. He would be substituting CJ Stander who has been suspended for the time being.

Herring and Trimble are Ulster Captains

Rob Herring and Andrew Trimble will be sharing the captaincy of the Ulster province for the forthcoming season. Ireland skipper Rory Best has stepped down from the role of the captain of Ulster and both Herring and Trimble have been chosen as the captains this season.

Herring, the hooker, was a deputy to Best on plenty of occasions last season and has a bit of experience in captaining the Ulster team. Trimble is the most capped player in the squad and this explains why he has been chosen by the Ulster management to lead the team this season.

Ireland U20s historic first win v New Zealand

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