Tag Archives: Stephen Ferris

IRB will ride to the rescue of Wayne Barnes

  Not a great start for new Ireland manager Mick Kearney. Somehow he managed to infer from yesterday’s disciplinary hearing on the Stephen Ferris tackle that the committee decided Wayne Barnes was wrong to award a penalty, never mind a … Continue reading

Posted in IRB, Irish Rugby, RFU, Six Nations | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Ireland got what they deserved

  The elephant in the room is an overused phrase, but never was it more appropriate than in the immediate aftermath of this afternoon’s game at Lansdowne Road. First Declan Kidney and then Paul O’Connell fetched up for the immediate … Continue reading

Posted in IRB, Irish Rugby | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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

Posted in Australia, Irish Rugby, Rugby World Cup | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

O’Brien in doubt for US game

Sean O’Brien became the latest back row worry for Declan Kidney when he took a bang on the knee at training that could rule him out of the US game which opens Ireland’s World Cup programme on 11 September. I … Continue reading

Posted in Irish Rugby, Rugby News, Rugby World Cup | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Walking wounded keep on coming

  As expected David Wallace will have to withdraw from the Ireland team to play France tomorrow, because of a tight hamstring. Good news for Shane Jennings, even if his first start since breaking his arm last May will now … Continue reading

Posted in Irish Rugby, Rugby World Cup | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments