The late All Black's sons were on hand as France presented its proposal to tournament bosses in London, along with fellow bidders Ireland and South Africa.
The jokes weren’t long in coming as the new Páirc Uí Chaoimh neared completion: Cork would have a great stadium, but where was the team to play in it?
Monday morning Quarterback - Daniel Storey
Connacht lacked so much ‘attitude and commitment’ according to coach Kieran Keane who bristled with frustration as his side lost for the third time in four PRO14 games on Saturday.
Our man inside the game has never quite understood why some players make it and others don’t
There was relief as much as joy for Galway Golf Club at Carton House as the pain of a third successive Barton Shield final defeat was erased with victory in the blue riband event at the AIG Cups and Shields on Saturday.
You’d wonder, at times, if the Brits have a problem taking their beating, writes Pat Keane.
UCC Demons have major injury problems, following last week’s heroic Men’s Super League win over Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, for tomorrow’s game away to UCD Marian.