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Adam Thomson replaces the injured Victor Vito

Thomson replaces Vito for Ireland Test

THE STARTING XV features just the one change with loose forward Adam Thomson replacing the injured Victor Vito (knee) at blindside flanker, while his place on the bench has been…

Key man: Donnacha Ryan continues to improve

Hurricane Savea blows Ireland away

I’LL BE honest, when I first saw Declan Kidney’s team selection it didn’t fill me with confidence. Losing to the Barbarians the week before travelling to the backyard of the…

lone Wulf: Rudi Wulf returns in time to claim his 50th cap

Wulf and Ranger return for Chiefs showdown

Blues coach Pat Lam welcomes back a couple of players from the squad’s lengthy injured list to the starting 22 this week. Fullback Rudi Wulf returns to the side after…

Kieran Read back for Crusaders

Kieran Read back for Crusaders

ALL BLACKS loose forward Kieran Read returns to the Crusaders starting line-up to face the Highlanders. Read sustained a bruised pelvis during their 28-19 defeat to the Rebels, nearly three…

Simon Zebo Munster

Ireland squad to tour New Zealand

THREE UNCAPPED players have been named in the Ireland squad to travel to New Zealand in June. Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick has made the cut, while Munster duo Mike Sherry…

England’s 2012 Autumn International Fixtures

England’s 2012 Autumn International Fixtures

The RFU has confirmed the dates of the 2012 QBE Internationals. England will play four Test matches at Twickenham in November-December, against Fiji, Australia, South Africa and World Champions New…