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Jonathan Sexton of Ireland is tackled by France’s Mathieu Bastareaud: the future of Irish rugby looks rich but uncertain.

Irish rugby is at the top of its game in popularity terms, but the future is fraught with perils.

Has there been a more exciting moment in the long history of Irish rugby? In a few weeks’ time, Ireland go to the Rugby World Cup as back-to-back Six Nations champions and ranked number two in the world. If one pauses for a moment to survey this achievement, given our limited playing numbers and our equally limited financial resources, this is a truly remarkable position to be in.

There is also the added prospect that...

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