Category Archives: Rugby News

Horwill back on track but Wallabies still look lost


One minute the Wallabies are faced with losing their captain, possibly from the series;  the next they not only have him back on board again, but with the added bonus of seeing their opponents robbed of their lineout director and … Continue reading

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O’Connor favourite to succeed Schmidt


Leicester Tigers coach Matt O’Connor is now favourite to succeed Joe Schmidt in Leinster. Schmidt’s move to Lansdowne Road will be confirmed by the IRFU tomorrow, and O’Connor is in pole position to take over in time for pre-season training … Continue reading

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Lions to kick off in Ireland


  Punters in Ireland will be able to get a close-up look at the Lions before they head Down Under thanks to Carton House being chosen for the pre-tour camp.   The tourists will begin arriving in Kildare on 19 … Continue reading

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O’Driscoll Open to One More Season


Brian O’Driscoll may well continue with Leinster and Ireland for another season, despite widespread opinion that the Lions tour to Australia is shaping up as his last act on a rugby field. I understand from sources close to the former … Continue reading

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Shorts


NEXT STEP FOR KIDNEY Just as one door is about to close, another one opens. And the good news for Declan Kidney is that his next gig may be a 10 minute spin from his gaff in Ballincollig. UCC, where … Continue reading

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Kidney call puts him in make or break territory


  We used to look at the decision in 2008 to run with Denis Hurley and Tomas O’Leary ahead of Shaun Payne and Peter Stringer for Munster as the high water mark for Declan Kidney’s capacity to surprise. And then … Continue reading

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Healy lumbered with extra helpings


Question: when is a three week ban not a three week ban? Answer: Eh, when it includes a week where the guilty party is not likely to be active. In which case it becomes, effectively, a four week ban. And … Continue reading

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