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USA vs Ireland – Women’s Rugby World Cup

Head coach Pete Steinberg (USA Eagles) and Head coach Philip Doyle (Ireland) have released their selections ahead of their first match at Women’s Rugby World Cup. Both teams have leaned toward experience; the USA looks to Jamie Burke, Jillion Potter, Jocelyn Tseng, and Vanesha McGee while the Irish have amassed a roster with an impressive 14 out of the The post USA vs Ireland – Women’s Rugby World Cup appeared first on USA and International Women's Rugby News | Your Scrumhalf Connection.

Ireland down Wales in Dublin

Ireland scored four unanswered second half tries in a clinical showing, having gone behind to a breakaway intercept try finished by Sioned Harries. Nora Stapleton got Ireland’s first points on the board from the boot just before the break to reduce the arrears to 7-3 as Wales took a first half lead into the turnaround.

Easterby given green light for Ireland role

Simon Easterby is leaving the Scarlets to take up the role of forwards coach with Ireland. The west Wales region confirmed today that their former captain and coach will be allowed to leave his current position at the club to step back onto the international stage.

Ireland target World Cup Semis

With just a few weeks to go – what’s left in Ireland’s preparations? We have one more full weekend of preparation in camp before we take on Wales in an uncapped friendly match in Dublin and then we have a one day camp together before flying out to Paris. 

Romania-10 Emerging Ireland-31

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH Perhaps I spread the “tough love” a bit too thick in my writeup of Emerging Ireland’s second match in this tournament against Uruguay; I have had a few pangs of guilt since I posted it. Basically what I wanted to convey was that even though we won by a whopper of a scoreline, all was not well with our performance, particularly in the area of ball retention. However, even though this display against the host nation wasn’t exactly a marked improvement on that score, since we not only won but the victory led to a trophy I’d be a real hardass to lay into the boys for a second time.

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IN CASE OF EMERGE-NCY, BREAK SWEAT If ever a result needed to be put into context, it’s this one. The stream was pretty awful as the match was played but I was able to get hold of a decent recording and having watched the full 80 I think it’s very important to explain just how poor the opposition was. Now to be fair..I’d know a lot more about Uruguay’s soccer team than their rugby one even if Luis Suarez wasn’t playing, but believe me when I tell you that although I am only offering a couple of reasons I believed them to be below standard, I could probably have found many more.

International Rugby: Joaquín Tuculet scores v Ireland

One player in which Daniel Hourcade has invested a lot of time into is Joaquín Tuculet. The former Sale Sharks, Grenoble and Bordeaux-Begles outside back is now back in Argentina full time and is providing Juan Martín Hernández with serious competition for the fullback position. Prior to joining the Sale Sharks Tuculet was Hourcade’s leading fullback option for the Pampas XV and now that he is off contract and at the complete disposal of el huevo he is being given the opportunity to shine

International Rugby: Ireland v Argentina Full Match

Créditos: Juan Gasparini – UARIn a match very reminiscent of the first test in Resistencia Ireland proved to be too strong for a depleted Pumas side and in completing a 23-17 victory in Tucumán on Saturday. The result is a first ever series triumph for the Europeans in Argentina but given the lack of a global season Argentina was in fact in no position to take on the 2014 Six Nations Champions with a true test side. With Daniel Hourcade missing European based players already confirmed to be playing in the Rugby Championship and others to be named later Argentina hosted Ireland with a team almost entirely made up of domestic based players.

International Rugby: Argentina v Ireland Highlights

Créditos: Juan Gasparini – UAREarlier today Ireland completed a test series win over Los Pumas in Argentina by winning the second test in Tucumán 23-17. Ireland was pushed hard by Argentina whom held a 10-9 half time lead in a match in which both teams crossed for two tries. Ultimately the difference between the teams was that Ireland landed two more penalty goals than Argentina

Argentina v Ireland: Schmidt reinstates the cavalry

Joe Schmidt has rung the changes for part two of Ireland’s tour in Argentina. Find out more about the team below…Versatile: McFadden has covered both midfield and wing positions for Ireland but starts at 13 on SaturdayJOE SCHMIDT has reinforced his team with Leinster’s RaboDirect Pro12 winners for Ireland’s second Test against Argentina on Saturday.