Tag Archives: Quade Cooper

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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Make or break time for Kidney and Ireland

    The last time we were in the Crowne Plaza in Auckland it was the Lions tour in 2005. And the memory is clear of going across the road to the Convention Centre where the NZ rugby union made … Continue reading

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Valuable lessons for Ireland in stunning Super 15 final

  Talking to a key member of the Ireland set-up last week about how to stop Quade Cooper, and he suggested that the approach might be to put pressure on the points around him rather than on the man himself. … Continue reading

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Gaffney has a job to do before he goes

  Alan Gaffney’s long association with Irish rugby will come to an end whenever our World Cup campaign is done and dusted. He will return then to Sydney, by which stage another job may have presented itself to a man … Continue reading

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