Irish coach Joe Schmidt insisted during the week that places in the World Cup squad were still up for grabs. After yet another defeat to the Barbarians at Thomond Park last night, he will go home for another re-think after a performance he described as “a bit inaccurate.”
Thomond Park is set to be graced by two more world-renowned stars when the Barbarians face an Ireland XV in Limerick later this month after Wales and Lions duo Adam Jones and Alex Cuthbert were added to Robbie Deans’s invitational squad.
Diageo came up with a brilliant idea: use the 250th anniversary of the founding of Guinness to market their products. It was so successful that ‘Arthur’s Day’ became an annual event perhaps as significant in our calendars as St Patrick’s Day.