James Ryan’s decision to kick for posts backed by Andy Farrell

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Andy Farrell has strongly backed James Ryan’s decision to kick for the posts late in the second half, following their 30-24 loss to France in Paris. At 27-21, and with nine minutes left on the clock, James Ryan’s decision was to kick for the posts (which was successfully landed by Joey Carbery) rather than to […] READ MORE


Farrell’s Ireland peaking for 2023

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Rugby works in cycles. You rise, you peak, and then you decline. Then it is followed by a rebuild and the cycle continues again. The greatest peak at a Rugby World Cup. Something Farrell’s Ireland are striving to emulate. On Saturday, Ireland arguably put together the greatest performance an Irish side has produced against the […] READ MORE


The Six Nations winner will be determined this weekend

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There are six teams competing for the northern hemisphere nation’s premier competition but only one can be this year’s Six Nations winner. This weekend will be the final round of the belated tournament. However, three teams – Scotland, Wales, and Italy – will not be able to contest the championship this year. Furthermore, a loss […] READ MORE



Six Nations: How Ireland exploited narrow Welsh defence

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Following Ireland’s bonus point win over Wales in the Six Nations questions were asked regarding the narrow Welsh defence and what it set out to do. Robert Rees takes a look at how Wales’ narrow defence was exploited by the Irish attack, which ultimately lead to their downfall. Ireland carefully plot Welsh Six Nations victory […] READ MORE