Nothing less than a World Cup semi-final appearance in Japan later this year will constitute a good World Cup for Ireland, said a straight-talking David Nucifora, as the IRFU performance director threw down the gauntlet to Joe Schmidt and his squad yesterday.
Fri, 24 May, 2019
Once bitten... Wayne Pivac has suffered at the hands of Leinster one time too many in a major knockout game at the Aviva Stadium and the Scarlets boss is determined to avoid a repeat in tomorrow’s Guinness PRO14 final.
Fri, 25 May, 2018
Warren Gatland can always be relied on to offer a pithy comment or a smartly-aimed barb and they were much in evidence as the Wales coach reflected on a first Six Nations defeat to Ireland since 2014.
Mon, 26 Feb, 2018
Whatever the demands in Munster for a return to winning ways after a chastening home defeat to Leinster, it is up in Ulster where the need for atonement is felt much deeper ahead of this evening’s sold-out PRO14 derby clash in Belfast, writes
Mon, 01 Jan, 2018
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Fri, 09 Dec, 2016
Two rounds played in the Champions Cup and only three teams in Europe have chalked up two wins. No surprise that Saracens and Clermont Auvergne have begun in such stellar fashion, but Pat Lam’s men are beginning to show that their historic PRO12 win might not be a one-hit wonder.
Mon, 24 Oct, 2016
Brian O’Driscoll has labelled Leinster’s decision to part company with Matt O’Connor last summer as “rash” as the province turns to World Cup-winning coach Graham Henry to support an inexperienced management setup.
Wed, 06 Jul, 2016
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