Category Archives: Ulster

Down the Blind Side, episode 14


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Shorts


MCKENZIE TOO HOT TO TROT When you see odds of 1/2 lobbed on someone’s head you don’t so much infer a hot favourite as a race that’s already been run. And the winner is Ewen McKenzie? Eh, not so fast … 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 not looking at lengthy sentence


One thing we’ve learned from ugly optics on the rugby field is that what you see is not always what you get. So the seemingly awful stamp of Cian Healy on the ankle of Dan Cole was actually not as … 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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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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