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Darren Sweetnam: 'I don’t even look back now. It was definitely the right decision'

There was a time, not so long ago, that Darren Sweetnam was questioning whether he had made the right move in forsaking an inter-county career with the Cork hurlers for the pipedream of professional sport.

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Fiji a tricky test for Joe Schmidt’s rookies

Joe Schmidt knows the risks he is taking by selecting such an inexperienced side to face Fiji this evening but if it means Ireland are better prepared at the 2019 World Cup then the end will have justified the means.

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The Fijian free spirit who'd walk onto the Irish team

Bring up the subject of Fijian rugby and the name Leone Nakarawa will not take to long to get an airing.

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‘You lose your identity overnight. You’re not Johnny Holland the rugby player any more’

Former Munster out-half Johnny Holland was forced to retire from rugby in September 2016, two days after his 25th birthday, due to a recurring hamstring injury. Now, the Cork Con backs coach is launching his wellness and performance coaching workshops.

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Eddie Jones slates Aussie ref stance

Eddie Jones has criticised Australia for seeking to influence referee Ben O’Keeffe through the media.

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Jordi Murphy’s joy at return to the big time

Jordi Murphy couldn’t get down the road to Limerick quickly enough.

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Stephen Larkham: Spoilt Eddie Jones must justify resources

Australia have gone on the offensive ahead of tomorrow’s Cook Cup clash by claiming England coach Eddie Jones is “spoilt” and accusing his players of hitting their half-backs late.

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