Not a lot has picked up in the way of Irish rugby since the anticlimactic experience that was the World Cup. In fact, only one of four games played the provinces has been won, Munster’s bonus point victory over Pro 12 minnows Treviso. Ulster V Oyonnax and Munster V Stade Francais were of course postponed … More 3 Winners and Losers from the Irish Provinces after the Two Opening Rounds of the Champions Cup
The rugby people of Ireland have had to take in a lot after that disastrous encounter with Argentina in the Rugby World Cup quarter finals last weekend as hundreds of thousands were left in dismay. We learned that Joe Schmidt isn’t the answer to all questions asked of the men in green and that the … More IRELAND RUGBY: Where to go from here?
In an era of financial imbalance, concussions and complications, we discuss the current state and future of the game that we all love. Will France’s dominance ever fade from European club rugby and will Super Rugby survive the French magnetism? What changes have to be made to support the players that put their bodies on … More PART THREE: Rugby is Dying, if Not Already Dead
Toulouse finished Yoann Huget used to be our favourite Frenchman, however, he has now done more than enough to change our opinion. Reason #1: He committed this malicious offence last weekend. Arguably accidental but if not, it’s the dirtiest piece of play we’ve ever seen. Reason #2: He tried to introduce diving into the sport. … More Three Reasons why you should hate Yoann Huget
At this moment of time we have an extraordinary group of players. Which player is the best?
Gethin Jenkins Ross Ford Dan Cole Alun-Wyn Jones Paul O’Connell Peter O’Mahony Chris Robshaw Sergio Parrise Ben Youngs Johnny Sexton Simon Zebo Robbie Henshaw Jonathan Joseph Leigh Halfpenny Stuart Hogg
Here’s our team of star performers from gameweek one of the Six Nations Championship Forwards 1. Joe Marler 2. Dylan Hartley 3. Martin Castrogiovanni 4. Devin Toner 5. Paul O’Connell 6. James Haskell 7.Tommy O’Donnell 8. Taulupe Faletau Backs 9. Conor Murray 10 Finn Russell 11 Teddy Thomas 12 Robbie Henshaw 13 Johnathan Joseph 14 … More Six Nations: Team of the Week
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The 6 Nations Championship starts this weekend, so by way of a preview, in this bumper edition, Cat Malojin have asked a range of people, from A-List Celebrities to thoroughbred Italians, their thoughts, predictions and hopes for the upcoming competition. It’s the only rugby preview you’ll ever need. THE RUGBY PERSPECTIVE:…
Munster Haka Selection for the Seniors and Wolfhounds: Injury Notes: Jamie Heaslip (Details to be released today) Sean O’Brien (Shoulder Injury – Could feature) Johnny Sexton (Concussion – returns week two) Chris Henry (Brain Injury – Could be available) Cian Healy: Hamstring Surgery – Could return just in time) Andrew Trimble (Toe ligament damage – … More Six Nations Selection