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Jacob Stockdale: Ireland winger back for crunch Test decider against Australia

Ulster winger Jacob Stockdale returns to the Ireland side for Saturday's crunch Test Series decider against Australia.

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Ireland face the New Zealand Haka in Dublin in 2016

All Blacks return to Dublin: Ireland to face New Zealand in November

Ireland have confirmed they will meet the current Rugby World Champions New Zealand along with Argentina and USA as part of the Guinness November Test series.

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Ireland's Harry Byrne makes a pass' during the game against Japan

Humiliation avoided: Ireland finally get a win to retain top tier status

Japan pushed Ireland all the way yesterday, but the young Greens held out in France to avoid the humiliation of being relegated from the World Rugby U20 Championships.

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Ireland's Rob Kearney applauds the supporters after the game

Cup final mentality: Ireland’s Rob Kearney looks ahead to decider against Australia

Rob Kearney says Ireland are treating next Saturday’s decider against Australia as a cup final as they look to finish their Grand Slam season with a first series win in the Southern Hemisphere since 1979.

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Ireland head coach, Joe Schmidt

Joe Schmidt: A huge amount still to play for Down Under

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt said there was still work to do ahead of a Series decider against Australia next Saturday

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Ireland prop Cian Healy sustains an injury

Australian coach Michael Chieka unhappy with Irish role in Genia injury

Prop Cian Healy could find himself in disciplinary trouble after Australia coach Michael Cheika questioned his role in scrum-half Will Genia's departure from Ireland's 26-21 second Test victory in Melbourne.

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Andrew Conway scores for Ireland against Australia

It's a series decider: Ireland defeat Australia to level Test series

AUSTRALIA 21 IRELAND 26
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Jacob Stockdale

Bouncebackability: Andy Farrell expects wounded Ireland to step up against Wallabies

The response by the Irish players following the opening Test defeat to Australia last Saturday has been described as “positive” by defence coach Andy Farrell.

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Ireland's Bundee Aki

Missed chances proved costly: Ireland coach Joe Schmidt bemoans Test defeat

AUSTRALIA 18 IRELAND 9

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Jacob Stockdale - Six Nations player of the championship 2018

SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Jacob Stockdale named Nat West player of the 2018 Championship

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale has reflected on "a truly memorable few weeks" after being named NatWest 6 Nations player of the championship.

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WATCH: Irish Grand Slam heroes available for Ulster, but will they face Cardiff Blues?

Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes confirmed on Tuesday that Ireland Grand Slam heroes Rory Best, Iain Henderson and Jacob Stockdale would be available for Ulster in the Guinness PRO14 game at Cardiff Blues on Saturday.

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WATCH: Jono Gibbes on Rory Best and Iain Henderson committing to Ulster

British Lion duo Rory Best and Iain Henderson confirmed contract extensions on Tuesday.

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RUGBY: Rory Best and Iain Henderson agree contract extensions

British Lions duo Rory Best and Iain Henderson have agreed new contract extensions with Irish Rugby.

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SIX NATIONS: Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale knows this is a chance not to be missed

Jacob Stockdale was 12 years old when Ireland last achieved a Grand Slam in the Six Nations Championship.

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WATCH: Jacob Stockdale looks ahead to Ireland final showdown with England in the Six Nations championship

Nine years ago Jacob Stockdale was a 12-year-old boy dreaming of playing rugby for Ulster and Ireland.
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RUGBY: Record breaking Ireland target rare Grand Slam success

Ireland will go to Twickenham on Saturday March 17 seeking only a third Grand Slam in 70 years.

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Jacob Stockdale scores the first of two tries against Scotland

IRELAND 28 SCOTLAND 8: Jacob Stockdale brace helps Ireland to win over Scotland in Dublin

IRELAND 28 SCOTLAND 8
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SIX NATIONS RUGBY: Boost for Ireland as Lions duo passed fit for Scottish clash

Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong have been passed fit for Ireland’s pivotal NatWest 6 Nations clash with Scotland in Dublin on Saturday.

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Garry Ringrose

SIX NATIONS: Ireland’s Garry Ringrose will cause ‘havoc’ insists Keith Earls

Garry Ringrose is ready to transfer his attacking “havoc” from the training field to Ireland’s NatWest 6 Nations Grand Slam bid, according to Keith Earls.

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Iain Henderson

SIX NATIONS: Ireland’s Iain Henderson and Tadhg Furlong expected to be fit to face Scots

Ireland expect Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson to prove their fitness in time to face Scotland in Saturday’s NatWest 6 Nations clash in Dublin.

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