Tag Archives: Rory Best

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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Best battling to make starting line against Scotland

Rory Best is the latest casualty in Camp Ireland, and his doubt for Saturday heaps more pressure on Declan Kidney in a sequence that gets worse with each passing day. Damian Varley has been called in to the squad as … 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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