Category Archives: Italy rugby

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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IRFU going wrong way about growing their own

It’s not just turkeys who get bad news in Christmas Week. If you are running professional rugby in any of Leinster, Ulster or Munster then, like the birds who live in big barns with the light on all the time, … Continue reading

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Mallett battling to keep emotions in check

  Whatever you do, don’t sleep it out on Sunday morning – the opening exchanges of Ireland’s head to head with Italy will be every bit as intense as tonight’s bitter contest between Samoa and South Africa.  I went to … Continue reading

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