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...there were stipulations in his contract with the English RFU that prevented him, despite being sacked as England’s defence coach after the recent World Cup.
John O'Sullivan - Irish Times
"I spoke with Bernard Jackman several times and he has a great vision for the club, which is very exciting and I'm looking forward to, hopefully, playing a role."
In practice this means that (Ireland) will need a minimum finish of third place (the Olympic repechage) in Dublin, or higher if either Russia or Spain fail to reach the final
John Birch - Scrumqueens
It would mark the first time a Bledisloe Cup match has been played outside of New Zealand or Australia in a three-match series.
When Poite then produced his red card, Tian shouted further abuse at the referee and threatened to harm him after the game, while being pushed away by a teammate.
Murray Kinsella - The42.ie
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