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Down the Blind Side, episode 13


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O’Gara in the zone, but he wants the pitch


Right on cue Ronan O’Gara gets the man of the match award against Russia as his tussle with Jonny Sexton takes on soap opera status. As his name was read over the PA near the end of tonight’s game the … Continue reading

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Kidney will stick with same soldiers


  Declan Kidney will announce his team tomorrow to play Australia on Saturday and I suspect it will see him showing faith in Keith Earls, Gordon D’Arcy and Jonny Sexton, all of whom were under pressure after the win over … Continue reading

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Ireland still a mile off the pace


I won a modest sum of money on this. Very modest. But between the rain chucking down in New Plymouth and an Irish side with no form, and short on fitness, the handicap of US plus 30 points was too … Continue reading

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Good night for McFadden and Boss


Ratings on Ireland v Connacht 15 Geordan Murphy: keen and very active which is probably better news for Leicester than Ireland at this stage 14/13/12 Johne Murphy/Darren Cave/Ian Keatley (replaced by Ian Whitten): not in RWC plans 11 Fergus McFadden: … Continue reading

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McFadden now needs more than a good game


I hope that while Fergus McFadden at last is getting a start at 13, his first in any class of  jersey since 2010, it doesn’t coincide with the odds lengthening on his going to New Zealand next month. It is … Continue reading

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McFadden Needs More Time at 13


It’s hard to argue with Leinster’s record in the New Year, where winning in Newport yesterday took them to eight from nine. It is huge for the confidence and togetherness of the squad that they can continue coming first when … Continue reading

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