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Irish rugby WAGs will be in 'limited contact' with players during World Cup

Published 13/09/2015 | 11:10

Rob Kearney and girlfriend Jess Redden
Rob Kearney and girlfriend Jess Redden
Jonathan Sexton and wife Laura
Jess Redden and Rob Kearney
Tommy Bowe and fiancee Lucy Whitehouse. Picture: Instagram
Anna Kirwan & Ian Madigan pictured at the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh Racecourse on Saturday 27th June . Photo: Anthony Woods

Irish rugby WAGs will be in limited contact with their other halves as Ireland's World Cup campaign kicks off next weekend.

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The IRFU is facilitating contact between players and their loved ones, but any contact will have to wait until after games.

Rugby bosses have said they are trying to be as accommodating as possible and will have 'family rooms' in the hotels where the players are staying, but all travel will be done separately. 

"They will be travelling at different times and for different games," an IRFU spokesperson told the Irish Mail on Sunday.

Anna Kirwan & Ian Madigan pictured at the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh Racecourse on Saturday 27th June . Photo: Anthony Woods
Anna Kirwan & Ian Madigan pictured at the 150th Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby at the Curragh Racecourse on Saturday 27th June . Photo: Anthony Woods

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"But that is dependent on individual plans of the players. They'll come in for post match meals, any celebrations, on rest days.

"We have families' rooms in the hotels we are using as well."

This year will see a new influx of wives and girlfriends travelling to Wales next week including Rob Kearney's girlfriend of a year and a half, university student Jess Reddan (22);  Jonny Sexton's wife Laura (30) and their son Luca; Ian Madigan's makeup artist girlfriend Anna Kirwan (22) and Tommy Bowe's wife Lucy.

Jonathan Sexton and wife Laura
Jonathan Sexton and wife Laura
Tommy Bowe and fiancee Lucy Whitehouse. Picture: Instagram
Tommy Bowe and fiancee Lucy Whitehouse. Picture: Instagram

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