Monthly Archives: January 2013

Good day’s work for IRFU and RTE

Choppy waters these days for the IRFU bean counters, but this morning’s shift in the tv landscape will smooth things out for a while. And RTE are breathing a little easier as well. The rights deal that sees Ireland’s November … Continue reading

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Bent setback needs some explaining

You many wonder why the storm that greeted Michael Bent’s arrival two months ago has withered to a whimper now that he has slipped off the radar. All depends on your agenda I guess. And we all have an agenda. … Continue reading

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Sexton heading for Paris

Jonny Sexton will be playing for Racing Metro for the next two seasons. I understand he made his decision this morning having rejected the IRFU’s offer which was in the ballpark of €450-500k, in favour of a €750k offer from … Continue reading

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Sexton saga takes another twist

It’ll be interesting to see what the IRFU make of the comments last night of Racing boss Jacky Lorenzetti on the prospect of Jonny Sexton coming to Paris next season. Lorenzetti is quoted on Rugby 365 ( to the effect … Continue reading

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