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Oct 17, 2015

Ireland’s Sexton ruled out of Argentina game

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Ireland suffered a massive blow on the eve of Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Argentina when flyhalf Johnny Sexton was ruled out with a groin injury.

Sexton had been named in the starting lineup despite limping off the field in last weekend’s pool match against France but felt discomfort after training on Friday.

Oct 17, 2015

Rugby-Ireland’s Sexton ruled out of Argentina game

CARDIFF, Oct 17 (Reuters) – Ireland suffered a massive blow on the eve of Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Argentina when flyhalf Johnny Sexton was ruled out with a groin injury.

Sexton had been named in the starting lineup despite limping off the field in last weekend’s pool match against France but felt discomfort after training on Friday.

Oct 16, 2015

Loss of O’Connell is inspiring Ireland, says Henry

CARDIFF (Reuters) – The loss of Ireland captain Paul O’Connell is providing an unexpected spur to his battered and bruised team mates who have vowed to carry on the fight for their fallen skipper.

Rather than wallow in the disappointment of O’Connell’s international career-ending injury, Ireland’s players are treating his misfortune as a call to arms.

Oct 16, 2015

Rugby-Loss of O’Connell is inspiring Ireland, says Henry

CARDIFF, Oct 16 (Reuters) – The loss of Ireland captain Paul O’Connell is providing an unexpected spur to his battered and bruised team mates who have vowed to carry on the fight for their fallen skipper.

Rather than wallow in the disappointment of O’Connell’s international career-ending injury, Ireland’s players are treating his misfortune as a call to arms.

Oct 16, 2015

Ireland trying to keep a lid on rising expectations

CARDIFF (Reuters) – As a former school teacher, the Ireland coach Joe Schmidt knows the importance of maintaining order.

With Ireland on tenterhooks ahead of Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final against Argentina, Schmidt has been at pains to shield his team from the rising expectations.

Oct 16, 2015

Rugby-Ireland trying to keep a lid on rising expectations

CARDIFF, Oct 16 (Reuters) – As a former school teacher, the Ireland coach Joe Schmidt knows the importance of maintaining order.

With Ireland on tenterhooks ahead of Sunday’s World Cup quarter-final against Argentina, Schmidt has been at pains to shield his team from the rising expectations.

Oct 16, 2015

Sexton to start for Ireland against Pumas

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Flyhalf Johnny Sexton has been cleared to play for a revamped Ireland team in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Argentina.

Sexton was in doubt for the match after he limped off the field in last weekend’s pool victory over France, but his recovery provides a welcome boost for an Ireland team forced to make three changes to the forward pack because of injury and suspension.

Oct 16, 2015

Rugby-Sexton to start for Ireland against Pumas

CARDIFF, Oct 16 (Reuters) – Flyhalf Johnny Sexton has been cleared to play for a revamped Ireland team in Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Argentina.

Sexton was in doubt for the match after he limped off the field in last weekend’s pool victory over France, but his recovery provides a welcome boost for an Ireland team forced to make three changes to the forward pack because of injury and suspension.

Oct 15, 2015

Wounded Wales told to use their heads to beat Boks

CARDIFF (Reuters) – Wales coach Warren Gatland knows his players have put their bodies on the line for him at the World Cup. Now he wants them to start using their heads.

More than any other team at the World Cup, the Welsh have paid a huge physical price for getting to the quarter-finals.

Oct 15, 2015

Rugby-Wounded Wales told to use their heads to beat Boks

CARDIFF, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Wales coach Warren Gatland knows his players have put their bodies on the line for him at the World Cup. Now he wants them to start using their heads.

More than any other team at the World Cup, the Welsh have paid a huge physical price for getting to the quarter-finals.

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