It is not the first time in recent memory that Ireland’s players have been asked to explain a costly sluggish start against a more physical England side but both Andrew Conway and Keith Earls were prepared to say this was a blip from which they can rebound.
Mon, 24 Feb, 2020
Mercifully, England’s attempts to scrap the fallow weeks of the Six Nations and shrink the tournament into five consecutive weekends have fallen on deaf ears. It shows scant regard for the fans and does nothing for player welfare.
Mon, 25 Feb, 2019
England defence coach John Mitchell stoked the fires ahead of their trip to Dublin this Saturday by claiming that the defending Guinness Six Nations champions will “try and bore the shit out of us” at Aviva Stadium.
Tue, 29 Jan, 2019
The Australian Open commenced this week. In advance of the first morning session, Tennis Australia held a workshop on match-fixing at which presented and got an insight into the efforts taken by a major sporting organisation to protect the integrity of a global sporting event against gambling scams.
Thu, 18 Jan, 2018
Ireland’s record in Paris means the squad will be on its guard when they travel there next month, but Sean O’Brien has no qualms about admitting that Joe Schmidt’s side should be winning in the Stade de France if they are to be the team they aspire to be.
Thu, 04 Jan, 2018
Sat, 01 Apr, 2017
It is common in professional sport for the protagonists to talk of nothing but their focus on “the next game”, but this weekend’s clash with Munster has been many years in the planning for Glasgow Warriors’ head coach Gregor Townsend.
Sat, 14 Jan, 2017
Fri, 05 Feb, 2016
England have missed targets and finished an unacceptable second in the RBS 6 Nations once more, but Rugby Football Union chief executive Ian Ritchie has confidence in head coach Stuart Lancaster ahead of the Rugby World Cup.
Wed, 25 Mar, 2015
Conor Murray walked gratefully in to the warmth of one of the business suites attached to the Portmarnock Golf and Links Hotel yesterday after an hour spent filming for a sponsorship gig on the freezing and windswept expanse of beach just a Garryowen away.
Wed, 04 Mar, 2015