Wed, 04 Mar, 2020
I couldn’t help but think how, with the vast majority of the country covered in a thick blanket of snow over the entire weekend, that perhaps Ireland’s Six Nations title aspirations are written in the stars, writes
Wed, 07 Mar, 2018
Joe Schmidt hadn’t a word of French when he pitched up in the Massif Central town of Clermont-Ferrand back in 2007, but the Kiwi coach was a quick learner and he’s still known for dropping the odd peu de Francais into his vocabulary on those weeks when the opposition is of a Gallic flavour.
Fri, 14 Mar, 2014
The absence of Johnny Sexton from the Irish ranks on Saturday may not be mourned by a France side looking for their first win of this Six Nations but his arrival at Racing Metro next season has been warmly welcomed by one of his new team-mates, Maxime Machenaud.
Thu, 07 Mar, 2013
HE is considered by many to be the greatest Lion of them all. With an incredible five tours as a player and one as manager, 17 test appearances, including two winning test series against New Zealand and South Africa as captain, Willie John McBride’s pedigree as a legend of the game was cemented long before his retirement.
Tue, 03 Feb, 2009
AMIDST talk of crisis and gloom in the Ireland camp and speculation surrounding the future of Eddie O’Sullivan, Ronan O’Gara’s side is on the cusp of equalling a record set by Irish teams in the ‘70s, who defeated England for five successive seasons in the then Five Nations Championship.
Sat, 15 Mar, 2008