In a PRO14 final of real quality, illuminated by nine smashing tries, Leinster turned on the class in their final appearance of the season to achieve what even their stellar side that dominated Europe between 2009 and 2012 found beyond them — a European and domestic double.
Mon, 28 May, 2018
By learning from the best, the apprentice has become one of the best. Anyone who fears Leinster and Ireland talent Joey Carbery may get impatient waiting for Johnny Sexton to retire doesn’t appreciate the upside of operating in his shadow.
Sat, 21 Apr, 2018
Joe Schmidt’s no-holds-barred Monday video reviews have acquired legendary status in Irish rugby circles but Bundee Aki was long accustomed to such unvarnished truths long before he qualified to play rugby for his adopted country.
Thu, 22 Feb, 2018
Irish Examiner columnists Ronan O’Gara and Donal Lenihan both believe the positives of Ireland’s opening Six Nations victory in France outweigh the disappointing performance that preceded Johnny Sexton’s epic game-winning drop goal.
Tue, 06 Feb, 2018
“Let’s open a cracker . ‘Twas Christmas in Manchester, and the excited youngsters were hoping for something special from that tubby old man in red white and black - the one the adults no longer believe in.
Tue, 27 Dec, 2016
Fri, 16 Oct, 2015
rom the moment Ireland’s Call thundered out inside the Millennium Stadium it was obvious something special was in the air. Never had a chorus of anything but Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau reverberated under the roof of Cardiff’s iconic venue to such deafening levels.
Mon, 12 Oct, 2015