British and Irish Lions Battle Past Crusaders: LWOS Player Ratings

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Last Word on Rugby, by Sam Meade. The British and Irish Lions handed the Crusaders their first defeat for over 10 months, with a 3-12 success in Christchurch. The outstanding Owen Farrell kicked all 12 points in his first start for the British and Irish Lions on this tour. It was a welcome win for the Tourists after they […] READ MORE




Joy in Murrayfield as Ireland Retain Six Nations Title

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In one of the most heart stopping days ever seen in world rugby it was Ireland that eventually won the 2015 Six Nations title. England agonisingly came up just short after needing to beat France by 26 clear points to win the championship but could only manage a victory by 20. Ireland overcame Scotland by […] READ MORE


Ireland Continue Six Nations Sweep

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Ireland made it two wins from two in the 2015 Six Nations with a seven point victory over France. This was a monstrously physical game from start to finish and thanks to their accurate goal kicking, Ireland go into their next game with England with a 100% record. Ireland Continue Six Nations Sweep Jonny Sexton […] READ MORE


Six Nations: Italy v Ireland Analysis

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Joe Schmidt will be happy that Ireland won this game but that is where his happiness will probably end. He and Ireland are looking to be in contention at the business end of the World Cup but if performances like this one are replicated, Ireland will struggle in the Six Nations this year. Ireland are […] READ MORE


Pro 12: Leinster Rugby Season Preview

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Head Coach: Matt O’Connor Captain: Jamie Heaslip Pro 12 Position 2013/2014: 1st Stadium: RDS Arena   Leinster Rugby Season Preview: This will be the first time in 15 years that a Leinster team will not contain the name Brian O’Driscoll. Much has been written about O’Driscoll’s retirement and the candidates to replace him in the […] READ MORE