Twickenham is a strange mix of the magnificent and the meh.It’s an oddly unloveable place but maybe that’s just down to experience, writes Brendan O'Brien.
Ulster’s attack coach Dwayne Peel believes that the famous ‘Ravenhill Roar’ will have a huge role to play in the province’s must-win European clash with Racing 92 in Belfast on Saturday.
Shares in British flooring retailer Carpetright jumped up to 10% on the back of the company suggesting its restructuring plan, which will see more than 90 stores close and 300 jobs cut, is beginning to yield positive results.
Ulster could be tempted to play Ireland scrum-half John Cooney at fly-half on Saturday evening when they take on Conference A top dogs Glasgow in the extremely faint hopes of a Guinness PRO14 play-off spot.
A 79-year-old woman who loved gardening died after a fall onto garden shears, an inquest heard.
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The Arcadia in Cork provided the focus for a thriving music scene. Des O’Driscoll recalls tales of great nights, an emerging U2 and the towering figure of Donnelly.
There will be no change to the German approach to the resolution of the eurozone crisis if the CDU/SPD parties form the next government, according to Financial Times’ associate editor, Quentin Peel.
It is feared Ireland's low rate of Corporation Tax could be in the firing line as Germany works to form a new coalition.
Music fans will be able to rifle through the contents of John Peel’s record collection as the late DJ’s huge archive begins to be opened to the public from today.
The Who guitarist Pete Townshend will discuss the future of the music industry when he gives the first John Peel lecture in honour of the legendary DJ.
Pinewood Shepperton studios, home to the Harry Potter and James Bond films, has received an £87.8m (€99.4m) takeover bid from the company run by billionaire investor John Whittaker.
Ellie Goulding wants to go “somewhere remote” in the New Year to start work on her new album.
Late broadcasting legend John Peel is to return to the airwaves, as the BBC airs a series of his finest moments.
THE care provided by a consultant at St James’s Hospital in Dublin to a woman who died as a result of complications from a bowel obstruction fell seriously short of expected standards, a medical expert has claimed.
Wales will be without four key players for next month’s clash against world champions South Africa and the two-Test tour of New Zealand.
LEE BYRNE has revealed he feared the selection axe for Wales’ successful Italian job after his yellow card calamity at Croke Park.
A FRENCH resistance heroine who saved over 100 lives has died at her English care home aged 105.
RICHIE REES could have been excused a double-take as he prepared to embark on the biggest week of his rugby life.
Wales head coach Warren Gatland looks set to name Sale scrum-half Dwayne Peel in his matchday 22 for the RBS 6 Nations showdown with France at the Millennium Stadium on Friday.
GEORDAN MURPHY has, as expected, been drafted into the Ireland squad to replace Rob Kearney ahead of Saturday’s Six Nations clash with England.
Warren Gatland could summon two of Wales’ 2008 Grand Slam stars for the RBS 6 Nations appointment with title favourites France next week.
Wales will pile the pressure on England manager Martin Johnson if they win next month’s RBS 6 Nations showdown at Twickenham.
Cardiff Blues 36 Sale Sharks 19
DWAYNE PEEL is relishing the chance to rekindle one of Welsh rugby’s most prolific half-back partnerships.
WALES’ greatest Test match kicker Neil Jenkins led the applause after Shane Williams and company did their utmost to prove running rugby is not extinct.
WALES boss Warren Gatland has given short shrift to claims that Argentina possess the most revered scrummaging unit in world rugby.
Ospreys fly-half prospect Dan Biggar has been tipped to make “a significant impact” on Welsh rugby.
WALES scrum-half Dwayne Peel will return to Test match action on Friday night – and launch what will probably be his last international season as a Sale Sharks player.
Wales’ head coach Warren Gatland has made five changes from the team beaten by New Zealand for Friday night’s Millennium Stadium clash against Samoa.
Wales will be without two British and Irish Lions scrum-halves for their opening autumn Test against New Zealand on November 7.
BYRON KELLEHER admits Toulouse are still smarting from their 2008 Heineken Cup defeat to Munster as they chase a fourth European title.
ENGLAND legend, Dean Richards, believes Ronan O’Gara should be the Lions test-match out-half against South Africa this summer, describing the Munster and Ireland No 10 as someone who can deliver in high pressure situations.
Wales scrum-half Dwayne Peel has been ruled out the remainder of the RBS 6 Nations Championship due to a torn hamstring, the Welsh Rugby Union have announced.
Neil Jenkins believes Wales scrum-half Dwayne Peel will be “absolutely gutted” if he is ruled out of Saturday’s RBS 6 Nations clash against Italy.
A proposed marriage between the Ulster Unionist Party and the British Conservatives appears to be in some disarray following a row over sectarianism and the name of the new coalition.
Ospreys lock Alun-Wyn Jones will captain Wales for the first time in next week’s RBS 6 Nations clash against Italy.
BATH boss Steve Meehan has thrown down the gauntlet to French giants Toulouse ahead of tomorrow’s s Heineken Cup showdown, declaring: “They should be very concerned.”
British Lion Dwayne Peel has been left out of the Wales squad for this season’s RBS 6 Nations Championship.
MUNSTER are even better than they were when they beat Sale in Limerick three years ago, and went on to win their first Heineken Cup.
MARTIN JOHNSON watched on as Sale edged a ferocious encounter against Guinness Premiership leaders London Irish thanks to a try created and scored by three players hoping to catch the eye of the England manager.
Wales boss Warren Gatland has made two changes to his team for Saturday’s autumn Test finale against Australia.
Wales 34 Canada 13
IT’S sad but true. You know it and I know it. The way things are going, one of these days — perhaps not so far into the distant future — some coked-up young scumbag in Dublin, Limerick or Cork is going to murder an unarmed garda.
Wales have lost three more of their Grand Slam stars for next month’s tour of South Africa.
LLANELLI Scarlets leapfrogged the Cardiff Blues into second place in the Magners League with a bonus-point victory following a hard-fought derby clash at Stradey Park last night.
WALES captain Ryan Jones insists his side are ready to paint Dublin red by ending their Ireland agony, saying Croke Park is ‘just another pitch’.
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