The Irish provincial video analysts will be busily plugging into footage of the French Top 14 ahead of this season’s European Champions Cup. All four representatives have been handed French assignments over the next three months - with Connacht getting a double helping.
Fri, 15 Nov, 2019
The “Sold Out” signs have been up for days at Thomond Park, Ireland’s Six Nations heroes have returned to the fold and the treatment room is as busy as it has been all season. Would it be any other way for Munster in a Champions Cup quarter-final week?
Sat, 31 Mar, 2018
The enormity of the challenge facing Leinster and Munster in their respective Champions Cup quarter-finals this weekend is capably captured by the fact their opponents, Saracens and Toulon, have won the last five Heineken/Champions Cups between them, writes
Wed, 28 Mar, 2018
It’s part of the gig. Meeting agents. There’s been quite a few in the past two weeks and I’m never sure whether I’m energised or anxious at the amount of money sloshing around in rugby.
Fri, 13 Oct, 2017
Fri, 06 Jan, 2017
The Republic of Ireland’s poor showing at Euro 2012 hasn’t dented the fervour of fans willing to cheer on the Boys in Green in France this, year if ticket applications to Uefa are anything to go by, and the commercial sector seems just as keen to hitch itself to Martin O’Neill’s bandwagon.
Tue, 26 Jan, 2016
Wed, 06 Jan, 2016
Sat, 19 Dec, 2015
As they prepare to head into the lion’s den against title holders Toulon on Sunday afternoon, Jonathan Sexton believes that Leinster need to attack the strengths of the Top 14 giants in their latest European Rugby Champions Cup fixture.
Tue, 08 Dec, 2015