Rugby, Six Nations, Sports

Ireland’s Positive Six Nations May Lead To Strong Lions Representation

Ireland’s quality in the latter stages of this year’s Six Nations tournament has propelled many squad names into Lions contention, should the tour go ahead. Statement performances were needed from the Irish contingent after an uninspiring Autumn Nations Cup with the tests against South Africa intended to take place in the summer. The improvement of Wales also stressed the need …


Rugby, Six Nations, Sports

Six Nations 2021: Ireland Send CJ Stander Off In Style With Emphatic Win Over England

Ireland 32-18 England Ireland dominated England with the best performance of the Farrell era in CJ Stander’s final game for the side after a 32-18 win in Dublin Ireland looked to put width on the ball early after pressuring the first England lineout. England tried to assert dominance on the Irish after a second lineout win with lock Maro Itoje …


Six Nations 2021: Inconsistent Ireland Survive Late Scotland Onslaught

Scotland 24-27 Ireland Ireland squeezed past Scotland to win the Centenary Quaich after a tight affair at BT Murrayfield this afternoon courtesy of a late Johnny Sexton penalty. The men in green started strong with their dominant lineout once again being their best asset. A James Ryan steal led to a fortunate try for Leinster’s Robbie Henshaw after Sexton’s had …

John Hutchinson: The Irishman Coaching A UFC Champion

John Hutchinson has been coaching Petr Yan since the beginning of the Russian’s UFC career and will corner him for his first title defence against Aljamain Sterling this weekend. Neither of them started out in mixed-martial arts with John winning bouts all over the world as a professional boxer and Yan making his way in the amateur ranks. Yan ended …

Was Ireland’s Lineout Ever The Problem?

Ireland’s lineout has been one of the positive factors in a disappointing start to the 2021 Six Nations campaign for Andy Farrell’s men. Those involved have looked comfortable with each other with the plays they have been using. Peter O’Donnell from The Lineout Lab thinks that Ireland’s set piece work has been impressive considering the injuries they have suffered. “I …

Six Nations 2021: France End Flawed Ireland’s Six Nations Hopes

Ireland 13-15 France Ireland’s hopes for silverware in 2021 were brought to an end after a strong France side came away with victory in Dublin. The boys in green started as they meant to go on with another impressive lineout steal. A ping-pong game occurred between both sides as they looked to assert dominance early on. An impressive kick from …

Six Nations 2021: Ireland See Red As Wales Take The Points

Wales 21-16 Ireland Wales and Ireland faced off in Cardiff in their opener for this year’s Six Nations campaigns. Wales were hoping to start strong after a dire 2020 and were given the chance to do so after flanker Peter O’Mahony came in from the side. Wales full-back Leigh Halfpenny took his chance and got the Welsh on the scoreboard. …

Six Nations 2021: Scotland Win Calcutta Cup In Dominant Fashion

England 6-11 Scotland England and Scotland faced off in their Six Nations opener, this year’s match doubling as the game 150th Anniversary of their first meeting. England wore a special-edition kit and almost got the first try on the special occasion but could not capitalise on scrum-half Ali Price’s mistake. Scotland were the livelier of the sides and put pressure …

Six Nations 2021: Dupont And Co. Dispatch of Colourless Italy

Italy 10-50 France France produced a near-flawless away win against perennial Six Nations strugglers Italy earlier today. Both teams started slow and looked to kick to break opposition lines but none of them paid off. Italy were the first team to get inside the defending 22 through their inside centre Brex but an infringement turned the ball over and France …

Manchester City’s Return To Form May Only Be The Beginning

Manchester City have once again reached the heights of English football this season and look set for another dominant title win to add to their collection. It is certainly an improvement upon a disappointing league campaign last season which saw the Manchester side lose nine times – the most of any Pep Guardiola-managed side in a single season. Although they …