“The quarter-final is set for the first weekend in April, with the semi-final three weeks later.” It’s been a while since I came across such bullish confidence from a bunch of Munster supporters, but that was the thrust of the conversation I overheard between a few diehards last Friday morning at Shannon Airport in advance of boarding the plane for Munster’s pool- defining trip to Glasgow.
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Sat, 19 Dec, 2015
Despite being short 17 players following World Cup squad announcements, Leo Cullen is able to call on plenty of experience for his opening Guinness Pro12 encounter as head coach of Leinster against Edinburgh in Meggetland tonight (7.35pm).
Fri, 04 Sep, 2015
Ireland’s defeat to Wales may have thrown up more questions than answers but Joe Schmidt nevertheless had no choice but to make some decisions as he pushed the final pieces into position for his World Cup squad yesterday.
Mon, 31 Aug, 2015
There has been no cosy chat to compare likely team selections this time, but the respective sides named by Joe Schmidt and Vern Cotter for tomorrow’s World Cup warm-up between Ireland and Scotland in Dublin nonetheless made clear the fact the experimentation phase is far from over.
Fri, 14 Aug, 2015