It’s been something of a rollercoaster week for Munster, what with a face-saving draw on the road against Castres, the weakest of the French participants in this season’s Champions Cup, to complement the confirmation of a new head coach, writes .
Wed, 18 Oct, 2017
One of the first things you learn booking flights for this summer tour is that contrary to the initial IRFU missive announcing Ireland taking on the USA en route to Japan, is that it ain’t on the way to the Land of the Rising Sun.
Sat, 10 Jun, 2017
Thu, 22 Sep, 2016
South African veteran Victor Matfield has his World Cup winners’ medal from 2007 but insists winning another next October at Twickenham is still top of his priority list as the Springboks head into their northern hemisphere tour opener against Ireland this Saturday.
Wed, 05 Nov, 2014
Limerick City will be divided into the northern and southern hemisphere this summer — and on either side of this line the food, culture, and music of some of the world’s greatest rugby provinces and clubs will be celebrated as part of its first-ever world club sevens festival.
Mon, 21 Apr, 2014
Paul O’Connell put Peter O’Mahony’s injury and the introduction of CJ Stander into perspective last Saturday: “He’s going to be a huge loss but go back to Declan Kidney, every injury is an opportunity for someone else and players can respond like CJ did today.”
Thu, 10 Apr, 2014
WITH all of the posturing and brinkmanship going on at the moment between the Premiership rugby umbrella in England and the rest of the European participants, we should cherish this Heineken Cup while we have it. With just two seasons left on the existing accord, it is inevitable the current format will be tweaked, if only for the warring factions on all sides to save face. In the meantime, let’s enjoy what we have and concentrate on matters on the pitch.
Mon, 08 Oct, 2012