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Declan Fitzpatrick in action for Ireland in 2013. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Declan Fitzpatrick in action for Ireland in 2013. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Declan Fitzpatrick in action for Ireland in 2013. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

The plaintiffs played for different provinces, across a span of 24 years.

They were never teammates, but they share a common bond that means they will forever be bracketed together after taking proceedings against the IRFU, their respective provinces and World Rugby in the High Court this week.


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