Time to rethink Rugby’s Ultimate Sanction?

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With the Northern hemisphere on hiatus for the summer, and the Southern competition nearing to the end of the 2018 Super Rugby season, some recent page one story lines are drying up. However, there is one that isn’t going away – the spate of red card’s issued in recent weeks. Rugby’s ultimate sanction, and it’s […] READ MORE



Joe Schmidt’s Ireland claim historic series win in Sydney

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A rocky start to the final and deciding test for Joe Schmidt and Ireland team, as the Sydney traffic delayed the Irish arrival by over 30 minutes! Not the ideal start, the unease visible on Schmidt’s face obvious as he dismounted the bus. The 2016 Six Nations posed the same issue for Schmidt in Scotland, […] READ MORE



David Pocock shines as Ireland suffer first defeat of 2018

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A much deserved victory for the Wallabies occurred Saturday, and a first over Ireland in Michael Cheika’s reign. A thrilling test match which had it all; brutal physicality, sensational aerial play from Israel Folau, tenacious defence and of course, a breakdown masterclass from the returning David Pocock. Joe Schmidt thrust some of Irish Rugby’s brightest […] READ MORE


Springboks defeat the Roses at Emirates Airline Park

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A mighty Test Match saw the Springboks beating the Roses on Saturday. With Tests taking place on almost every continent, rugby fans were in no short supply for entertainment over the weekend. The match-up between South Africa and England was definitely up there as one of the most exciting games. Springboks beat Roses – take […] READ MORE


Joey Carbery starts for Ireland against Australia

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An intriguing selection from Joe Schmidt as he named his squad for the first of three tests in Australia, kicking off in Brisbane this Saturday (KO 11.05am Irish time). The most noticeable selection of all, is Joey Carbery at 10. Joey Carbery starts at fly half Joey Carbery starts at 10, with Johnny Sexton wearing […] READ MORE




Rassie versus Eddie – Generals of Rugby

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Rassie versus Eddie is really what Saturday’s Test match between England and South Africa comes down to. The history between the two rugby nations could be viewed as a slightly lesser form of warfare. Rassie versus Eddie The coaches involved easily comparable to generals of rugby. They plan out chess-like strategies to the ‘nth’ degree […] READ MORE