Friday 30 January 2015

Ireland train in New Zealand

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Ireland lock Paul O'Connell in action during squad training ahead of their 2011 Rugby World Cup, Pool C, game against Australia on Saturday.
Ireland out-half Jonathan Sexton in action during squad training ahead of their 2011 Rugby World Cup, Pool C, game against Australia on Saturday
Ireland lock Donncha O'Callaghan in action during squad training ahead of their 2011 Rugby World Cup, Pool C, game against Australia on Saturday. Ireland Rugby Squad Training
Ireland's Sean O'Brien, watched by Mike Ross, Donncha O'Callaghan, Leo Cullen and Jamie Heaslip, in action during squad training ahead of their 2011 Rugby World Cup.
Ireland full-back Rob Kearney in action during squad training ahead of their 2011 Rugby World Cup
Ireland prop Cian Healy during squad training ahead of their 2011 Rugby World Cup, Pool C game
Ireland captain Brian O'Driscoll in action during squad training ahead of their 2011 Rugby World Cup, Pool C, game against Australia on Saturday.
Jonathan Sexton performs crunches
Conor Murray and lock Donncha O'Callaghan
Isaac Boss is tackled by Stephen Ferris
Paddy Wallace in action
Gordon D'Arcy goes through a warm-up routine
Rory Best tackles Tom Court
Ireland forwards Stephen Ferris, Mike Ross and Jerry Flannery during scrumaging practice
Keith Earls is supported by Conor Murray, Gordon D'Arcy and Donncha O'Callaghan while being defended by Paul O'Connell
The Ireland front row of, from left, Mike Ross, Rory Best and Tom Court take part in scrummaging practice
Tom Court and Tony Buckley, left, practice their scrummaging under the watchful eye of scrum coach Greg Feek
Conor Murray is tackled by Donncha O'Callaghan
Declan Kidney on the training field
Ronan O'Gara, Jamie Heaslip and Stephen Ferris
Keith Earls, Stephen Ferris and Donncha O'Callaghan
Jerry Flannery throws to Paul O'Connell in the lineout
Jonathan Sexton
The squad go through a drill, watched by defence coach Les Kiss
Brian O'Driscoll signs autographs for fans after training
Out-half Ronan O'Gara poses for a picture with Ireland fan for Claire O'Brien, from Clonakilty, Co Cork
Rob Kearney does some stretching
The squad go through their paces, against a backdrop of the Remarkable Mountains
Ronan O'Gara passes to team-mate Brian O'Driscoll
A message welcoming the Irish rugby squad to their training camp in Queenstown
Ronan O' Gara, left, and Jonathan Sextion
Stephen Ferris, Paul O'Connell, Mike Ross and Isaac Boss
Isaac Boss, watched by Stephen Ferris
Sean Cronin throws to Paul O'Connell in the lineout
Ireland head coach Declan Kidney issues instructions to his squad
Stephen Ferris, supported by Sean Cronin, in action against Eoin Reddan and Denis Leamy
Fergus McFadden is tackled by Geordan Murphy
Fergus McFadden, supported by team-mates Tony Buckley and Brian O'Driscoll, in action against Keith Earls, Geordan Murphy and Donncha O'Callaghan
Brian O'Driscoll in action against Sean Cronin, Tony Buckley and Jamie Heaslip
Leo Cullen supported by Denis Leamy
Ronan O'Gara
Ronan O'Gara, supported by Leo Cullen and Donnacha Ryan
Mike Ross, left, Sean Cronin and Tom Court
Sean Cronin practices his lineout thrown against a backdrop of the Remarkable Mountains
Isaac Boss puts the ball into a scrum involving the pack including Mike Ross, Sean Cronin, Tom Court and Stephen Ferris
Conor Murray puts the ball into a scrum with the Ireland pack, including Donnacha Ryan, Tony Buckley, Rory Best and Jerry Flannery
Isaac Boss is seen during training ahead Ireland's clash against Russia at the Rugby World cup. Photo: Sportsfile
Geordan Murphy and Paddy Wallace. Photo: Sportsfile
Donnacha Ryan. Photo: Sportsfile
Declan Kidney talks tactics with Jonathan Sexton, Ronan O'Gara and Leo Cullen. Photo: Sportsfile
Fergus McFadden and Ronan O'Gara. Photo: Sportsfile
Declan Kidney. Photo: Sportsfile
Brian O'Driscoll talks with Paddy Wallace and AndrewTrimble. Photo: Sportsfile

The Irish rugby squad's training camp in Queenstown, New Zealand. All photos: Sportsfile

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