So much for stormy weather. The clouds may have been gathering around Ireland as they prepared to face Grand Slam champions Wales in Dublin, and not just those being blown in by Storm Ciara. Yet when Johnny Sexton speaks, all becomes calm.
Mon, 10 Feb, 2020
Seeing Joe Schmidt is happy to do so, let’s start with Jack Carty. Even as recently as a week ago, if an Irish team to face the World Cup hosts had been named with Jack at 10, the general reaction might be best characterised by raised eyebrows.
Fri, 27 Sep, 2019
Grand Slam winner Larmour, 22, will make his World Cup debut at the Yokohama International Stadium on Sunday as Ireland’s starting full-back, with Conway making his tournament bow on the right wing after head coach Joe Schmidt named his matchday squad to the face their Six Nations rivals this morning.
Fri, 20 Sep, 2019
Jonathan Sexton’s mood was one of the talking points in a disappointing Six Nations campaign for Ireland and it’s unlikely that his humour has improved given his absence from today’s Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final between Leinster and Ulster.
Sat, 30 Mar, 2019
Injury updates aren’t always worth the paper they are printed on but the absence of Jordan Larmour’s and Jacob Stockdale’s names from this week’s Leinster and Ulster updates allows us a few days to contemplate a potentially exhilarating tete-a-tete.
Wed, 27 Mar, 2019
Joe Schmidt believes that his Ireland team has got its mojo back but the head coach has added the rider that the last Six Nations appointment of the year, away to Cardiff next Saturday, will be a much more complicated affair.
Sun, 10 Mar, 2019