Tag Archives: IRFU

Down the Blind Side, episode 21


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Down the Blind Side, episode 14


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IRFU’s succession strategy unofficially Mullered

If you’re confused by the announcement earlier today that Ulster have retained the services of Johann Muller then you are not alone. You thought that under the IRFU’s ethnic cleansing programme the NIEs (Non Ireland Eligible) had to move on … Continue reading

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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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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 (http://bit.ly/WeQ69R) to the effect … Continue reading

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IRFU cruising into uncharted waters

I understand the queue for the new post of IRFU director of communications extends around the corner from Lansdowne to Northumberland Road. A whopping 70 CVs have landed through the letter box since it was advertised. The question is not … Continue reading

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Kidney about to lose staunch supporter

I don’t remember a national coach being overly concerned about the shuffling of sun loungers on the media deck, but I suspect that’s about to change. Hugh Farrelly, Irish Indo rugby corr, is going overboard. As in disembarking. Going ashore. … 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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