Strip aside the debate over whether or not Jean Kleyn’s three years in Ireland should have been enough to earn selection for Joe Schmidt’s World Cup squad and there was the question as to whether the Munster lock was simply good enough to have made it instead of Devin Toner.
Thu, 19 Sep, 2019
With the GAA season finally reaching its conclusion and Dublin’s successful drive for five completed in such an impressive fashion over Kerry on Sunday, nothing short of Ireland lifting the Webb Ellis Trophy itself can deny Jim Gavin’s men the team of the year accolade when the award season rolls around in December.
Wed, 18 Sep, 2019
It may have become one of the coaching staples to say one player’s misfortune is another’s opportunity but when you are the player handed the unexpected golden ticket that old line is as refreshing to hear as the first time it was uttered.
Tue, 17 Sep, 2019
The list of feats achieved by Ireland under the watch of Joe Schmidt might have been enough to send any hopeful successors to his position running swiftly in the opposite direction. Yet Andy Farrell has never been the type to shirk the challenge.
Tue, 27 Nov, 2018
Bundee Aki’s place in a Test opposition dressing room has come under fire in the New Zealand media this week but Connacht and Ireland team-mate Kieran Marmion believes the Auckland-born centre is relishing the opportunity to go toe to toe with the All Blacks tomorrow.
Fri, 16 Nov, 2018