Three minutes to go at the Aviva Stadium. Ireland are seven points up on the Scots in last Saturday’s Six Nations opener but camped along their own try line when Hamish Watson makes another surge for the in-goal area and hero status with it.
Thu, 06 Feb, 2020
Having trailed 6-0 after 14 minutes, Munster added their points in sevens to take a 14-6 lead into the break but it was not until Conor Murray pounced off the back of a ruck in 47th minute that the home side truly put this game beyond Ospreys in front of 19,891, the biggest crowd of the weekend in the Champions Cup. Not bad for a dead rubber.
Sun, 19 Jan, 2020
What goes on tour comes off on tour. That’s the mantra now after yesterday’s visit to a traditional Japanese onsen, or hot spring to you and me, by a troop of the Irish media corp and our Scottish brethren. Yep, over a dozen pasty westerners walking about naked in a giant bathing complex.
Tue, 01 Oct, 2019
CJ Stander has never shied away from the dirty work. Picture the Munster back row in action and it’s highly likely the image will involve a freeze frame of him with ball tucked under an armpit and ducking his head into contact for the umpteenth time.
Mon, 09 Sep, 2019
Ireland supporters are about to discover whether their team’s trials and tribulations of the past few months will have been worth it when the World Cup squad gets put through its final paces before Japan at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.
Fri, 06 Sep, 2019
CJ Stander has already registered one significant achievement this summer after becoming a father for the first time, but he is prepared to sacrifice quality time with his baby daughter in a bid to reach his other main goal: a place in
Thu, 22 Aug, 2019
JJ Hanrahan stepped into the breach for Munster and guided the province to a convincing victory over Castres at Thomond Park as Johann van Graan’s side stretched their lead at the top of Heineken Champions Cup Pool 2 at the halfway stage.
Sun, 09 Dec, 2018
CJ Stander and Peter O’Mahony, two of the heroes of Ireland’s Grand Slam glory last season, are fully aware they cannot rest on their laurels given the host of outstanding Leinster back-row challengers for their international jerseys.
Tue, 02 Oct, 2018