To his team-mates, Ian McKinley is an inspiration, but as the Irishman turned Italian prepares to face his old friends at Soldier Field, this Saturday’s Test is not about him but the Azzurri doing themselves proud against Six Nations rivals.
Thu, 01 Nov, 2018
Johann van Graan wasn’t concealing his own personal disappointment and the deep frustration in the Munster camp as players and management reflected on the error-ridden first half hour in Bordeaux on Sunday that condemned the province to yet another semi-final defeat in the European Champions Cup.
Wed, 25 Apr, 2018
Talk of revenge for Cardiff two years ago will fill many a column inch between now and Ireland’s meeting with Argentina on Saturday, but CJ Stander insists it isn’t a primary motivation for Joe Schmidt and his squad.
Tue, 21 Nov, 2017
“Once the scrum goes unopposed it’s like a game of rugby league. I’m an old fashioned boy from the Welsh coal-mining towns so the scrum was the platform and that differentiated the game more than anything. I would like to see a directive that you’d have two specialist props and a hooker on the bench.”
Tue, 20 Sep, 2016
Wales assistant coach Rob Howley has hailed fit-again Ireland No.8 Jamie Heaslip as "an exceptional ball-carrier" ahead of his Test match return in tomorrow’s RBS 6 Nations showdown at the Millennium Stadium.
Fri, 13 Mar, 2015