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Uninspired Ireland Falling Behind The Rest

The Ireland side named to face Japan on Saturday could hardly be described as experimental. While other sides have clearly got one eye on the 2023 World Cup, Ireland coach Andy Farrell has opted for experience. It is easy to forget that Farrell was under severe pressure prior to the away win over Scotland in the 2021 Six Nations and, …


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The IRFU must improve women’s rugby in the country

Anyone that watched the Irish women’s rugby game against Scotland will have seen distraught players thrown across the pitch after their defeat. This was, without a doubt, grim viewing for the onlooking audience. Following this fall out in the World cup qualifier on Saturday, September 25th, many questions have been raised about the treatment of Women’s rugby in the country. …


Ireland Beaten By Spain In First RWC 2021 Qualifier

Spain 8-7 Ireland Ireland suffered a one-point defeat to a physically imposing Spain side in what was a poor start to their Rugby World Cup 2021 Europe Qualifier campaign on Monday evening. Adam Griggs’ side made textbook errors throughout the match as the Women’s Six Nations side failed to assert their dominance over the 2019-20 Women’s Rugby Europe champions. Spain …

Guinness Pro14 Final: Leinster Win 4-In-A-Row After Dominant Second Half In Dublin

Leinster 16-6 Munster Leinster took home the Pro14 title for the fourth season in a row and eighth time overall after a commanding second-half display at the RDS. The record champions started off the stronger side pushing Conor Murray into touch. Their opening drive led to their first points when Ross Byrne opted to go for the posts. Leinster prop …

Six Nations 2021: Wales Win Championship As France Fall To Scotland In Paris

France 23-27 Scotland Wales won the 2021 Six Nations Championship after France failed to overturn a large final day point deficit for the second year in a row. Scotland won a third Six Nations game for the second year in a row as they returned the favour from 1999 to give Wales the championship. France started the stronger side, getting …

Munster Rugby and the Joey Carbery Dilemma

When Carbery announced that he was making the move from Leinster to Munster, it was common knowledge that the youngster was making the move to get more game time at out-half rather than coming off the bench for Johnny Sexton and only getting the starting job with Leinster if Sexton was injured.  This reasoning was seen as accurate and sensible to …

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 …

Six Nations: France Crush Welsh Grand Slam Dreams In Tense Affair

Have you taken a moment to breathe yet? Take one now if you are still on the come down to what would’ve been the tensest championship/slam decider in Six Nations history, but instead, it’s the best penultimate game in six nations history.  Historic is one way, but not the way everyone hoped it be, and certainly not what Wales hoped …

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 …