That New Zealand have stated they will target Johnny Sexton is hardly a galloping shock. Johnny’s had that for a lot of his career, but it remains fundamentally important to Ireland’s chances today that he is on the pitch for 60-65 minutes.
Fri, 18 Oct, 2019
Hardly a chastening festive period for Leinster. but a haul of just four points from their two Guinness Pro12 derbies has served to portray their progress in a more realistic light than the afterglow of two facile victories over Northampton Saints.
Mon, 02 Jan, 2017
After an incredible test at Soldier Field during which Ireland reached into physical and mental reserves to achieve one of the most famous of all their rugby victories, the reaction here in New Zealand is — shock horror — joy.
Mon, 07 Nov, 2016
Sat, 19 Mar, 2016
Sun, 27 Dec, 2015
As they prepare to head into the lion’s den against title holders Toulon on Sunday afternoon, Jonathan Sexton believes that Leinster need to attack the strengths of the Top 14 giants in their latest European Rugby Champions Cup fixture.
Tue, 08 Dec, 2015
Tue, 01 Dec, 2015
With Jonny Sexton forced to miss at least the first game of the Six Nations completing a 12 week concussion protocol, the competition has become a key opportunity for his understudies to make their cases for inclusion in the squad for this autumn’s World Cup.
Fri, 06 Feb, 2015
The GAA have been criticised for their lackadaisical attitude to implementing player concussion protocols and ex-Galway attacker Michael Meehan has vehemently stated the “casual approach” to occurrences such as these within the Association needs to be stamped out immediately.
Thu, 05 Feb, 2015