Tag Archives: James O’Connor

Gatland gambles in high stakes game

When Wales beat Ireland in Croke Park in 2008 en route to their first Grand Slam under Warren Gatland, they did it despite not having won in Dublin in eight years, and survived having two players put in the bin. … Continue reading

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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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The Best and Worst of a Terrific Tournament

  At the end of a terrific tournament here are my bests and worsts.    Best Team: The Awlblex  Worst Team: Fiji  Best Match:  The best was kept till last. What a contest: when the stakes were at their highest … Continue reading

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