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Later today on HarpinOnRugby…
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from Leinster’s open training session at Skerries RFC
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the Rugby Champions Cup fixtures are release
As with last week’s exercise therefore, opportunity knocks for a host of players to force their way into the squad or up the pecking order.
Jack Conan handed Ireland debut as Joe Schmidt makes 14 changes
Gerry Thornley - Irish Times
The Ulster winger underwent a second scan to an ankle injury he suffered against Wales on Saturday, August 8 and the results were positive.
Andrew Trimble back in the mix for Ireland
Richard Mulligan - Belfast Newsletter
Peter de Villiers, who led the team from 2008 to 2011, criticised Meyer for dropping Cornal Hendricks and playing the white Jesse Kriel out of position against Argentina last weekend.
Lack of blacks in South Africa team puts race under spotlight before World Cup
David Smith - Guardian
With pre-season underway, the strength and conditioning of players is the main focus at all levels of the game.
Mike Phillips, James Hook, and Richard Hibbard are the stand-out names from those who have been cut
Some Big Names Have Been Axed By Wales As Gatland Trims Squad To 38
Mikey Traynor - Balls.ie
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