Ireland Prepare to Face All Blacks

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Last Word On Rugby, by Scott Hornell. A 34-man Ireland squad has been named ahead of the match against New Zealand in Chicago. In the first of two matches against the World Champions, Ireland prepares to face the All Blacks in front of an excited US crowd, next Saturday on Soldier Field. Ireland Prepare to […] READ MORE


Emotional Munster do Foley Proud

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Last Word On Rugby, by Rory Boyd. An emotional Munster side ran in five tries on Sunday, to beat Glasgow Warriors 38-7 at Thomond Park, Limerick. After the tragic death of their head coach and former captain Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley, the Munster boys did their best to honour his legacy. While it serves as an […] READ MORE


Munster Season Preview

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Munster go into a season for the first time in 14 years without Paul O’Connell as part of their squad. O’Connell, who is about to captain Ireland in the World Cup has joined the Galacticos at Toulon on a two year deal.  Anthony Foley has a major job on his hands to try and fill […] READ MORE


What Can We Learn From the First Ireland Squad?

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Joe Schmidt announced his first Ireland squad for the Summer Internationals, and while there were no extreme surprises, there were a few things we could gather from this selection. We’ll start with the inclusion of winger Andrew Trimble, and it looks like Schmidt is going to give the Ulsterman every possible chance to make the […] READ MORE



Irish Provinces Review after Week Eighteen of Guinness Pro 12

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The Pro 12 returned after a three week break with all four Irish Provinces in action. Munster notched up six tries in defeating Connacht. Ulster turned over Cardiff Blues at the Kingspan Stadium while Leinster and Glasgow Warriors served up an absolute treat of a game drawing 34 all. Here is the review of the […] READ MORE


Irish Provinces Review After Week Sixteen of Guinness Pro 12

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It was another unbeaten weekend in the Guinness Pro 12 for the Irish Provinces. Munster climbed to the top of the league with a bonus point win over Glasgow Warriors. Ulster had five points to spare against the Scarlets. Connacht hammered Treviso 53-5 while Leinster only managed a draw with the Ospreys. Here is my […] READ MORE


Irish Provinces Review after Week Fifteen of Guinness Pro 12

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Week fifteen of Guinness Pro 12 saw Ulster’s win at Edinburgh send them second in the table. Sean Cronin’s late try ensured that Leinster got a winning try bonus point against Zebre. Munster produced a stunning comeback to snatch a last gasp draw against the Scarlets while Connacht beat the Dragons in Wales. Here is […] READ MORE


Irish Provinces Review after Week 13 of Guinness Pro 12

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Week 13 of Guinness Pro 12 took place last weekend and three out of the four Irish Provinces tasted success. Munster had a convincing win over Zebre in Italy. Leinster travelled to Wales and beat the Cardiff Blues. Ulster withstood a storming Treviso comeback to get a four point win at the Stadio Monigo. Connacht […] READ MORE