Keith Earls, named by his peers last night as Zurich’s Irish player of the year, is aiming to cap a memorable season by accounting for Leinster’s European champions and claiming a first trophy for Munster since 2011.
Thu, 17 May, 2018
OF ALL the rugby mementos Stephen Ferris picks up over the course of his career – and all indications are, on the evidence of the past month, there will be a fair few – nothing is likely to mean less to him than the Rugby World Cup cap that he was presented with at the outset of the tournament in Bordeaux in 2007.
Sat, 08 Oct, 2011
CONOR MURRAY’S selection as Ireland’s starting scrum-half tomorrow against Italy may have come as a surprise to some Irish fans but his captain and teammates have wholeheartedly endorsed the 22-year-old as good and ready for the most important match of his fledgling career.
Sat, 01 Oct, 2011
REGRETS, thrills, spills, celebration and contemplation, so much to occupy the minds of players and coaches over the course of the next few weeks as they take a step back from the unrelenting grind of professional rugby and consider the possibilities for next season.
Wed, 01 Jun, 2011
IF a composite 15 was selected from the two starting line-ups prior to Saturday’s Magners League final, Munster would do well to get more than four in the team. That, in itself, was an accurate reflection of the task Tony McGahan’s men faced in their quest to regain the Celtic League crown they last won two years ago.
Mon, 30 May, 2011
HEAD coach Joe Schmidt is deter-mined to use Leinster’s Magners League final defeat to Munster as a motivational tool for next season as he tries to keep his European champions on their toes for his second campaign at the helm.
Mon, 30 May, 2011
THERE were mixed messages from the Leinster camp regarding Brian O’Driscoll’s fitness yesterday with the player himself delivering a much less optimistic prognosis than the official line ahead of Saturday’s Heineken Cup final against Northampton.
Tue, 17 May, 2011
Leinster head coach Joe Schmidt admitted that Brian O’Driscoll’s knee injury was a concern heading into Heineken Cup final week as assessed a battered dressing room following the 18-3 Magners League semi-final victory over Ulster last night.
Sat, 14 May, 2011