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Ryan Baird, Harry Byrne, Jack Dunne, Tommy O’Brien and Dan Sheehan have all signed senior contracts for the coming year.
Ryan Corry - LeinsterRugby.ie
"Ireland have benefitted from Irish qualified players with Bundee Aki and CJ Stander, they've only strengthened the team"
“As a player you look over enviously thinking: ‘There they are, enjoying their champagne and canapes, and here we are, butterflies and stomachs rumbling, and we’ve got to go out and play a game.’”
Donny Mahoney - Balls.ie
The timeline means Barrett will miss the entire Super Rugby Aotearoa campaign, and...it is doubtful whether he will be able to pull on the black jersey in 2020.
One thing for sure is that Furlong is built and has enough physicality to take on the Boks on home soil
Stephen Brundson - RugbyDump
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