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‘I Regret Deeply The Events Of That Evening’ – Stuart Olding Releases Statement Following Acquittal

Stuart Olding has released a statement following the conclusion of the Belfast rape trial on Wednesday afternoon.  After less than four hours of deliberation, a Belfast jury acquitted Paddy Jackson, Stuart Olding and two other defendants on all charges. Following the verdict, the IRFU and Ulster Rugby released a joint statement announcing that the players would not be considered for …

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‘This Guy’s Been Trying To Bully Me The Whole Time’ – Max Holloway Snaps Over McGregor Talk

Max Holloway has had it with his never-ending social war with Conor McGregor… It’s been almost five years since Max Holloway suffered a unanimous decision loss to Conor McGregor at a UFC Fight Night event in Boston. Since then, ‘Blessed’ has gone on a phenomenal 12 fight winning streak which has seen him crowned as the promotion’s new 145lbs champion. …

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LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 20: Arsene Wenger, Manager of Arsenal looks on during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between Arsenal and Doncaster Rovers at Emirates Stadium on September 20, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Arsenal Have ‘Agreed Deal’ For Arsene Wenger’s Replacement According To Reports In Germany

Former Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel has reportedly dropped out of the running as a possible head coach of Bayern Munich next season while reports also claim that the 44-year-old has agreed a deal to replace Arsene Wenger at Arsenal next season.  Both German daily newspapers Bild and Munich-based Sueddeutsche Zeitung claim Tuchel, 44, has told Bayern he is no longer …

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‘It Was On In The Background So I Was Half-watching’ – Simon Zebo On Ireland’s Grand Slam Win

Having represented Ireland on countless occasions, one would have expected Simon Zebo to have been on the edge of his seat when Joe Schmidt’s men strutted out at Twickenham with a Grand Slam at stake.  However, having been cut from the Kiwi’s selection after announcing his decision to join Racing 92 next season, Zebo simply stated that he has ‘made peace’ …

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Johnny Sexton Reveals Brilliant First Piece Of Advice He Received From Joe Schmidt [Interview]

In the midst of Ireland’s Grand Slam winning Six Nations campaign, Johnny Sexton sat down to discuss the habits and mindset of an elite athlete on the FFS podcast in partnership with Pundit Arena. Speaking on the FFS podcast, Johnny Sexton gave an extraordinary insight into the workings of an obsessive mind with the Leinster and Ireland out-half speaking in …

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Gary Neville Puts His Finger On Manchester United’s ‘Most Critical’ Issue

With Manchester United’s season dribbling to a disappointing end, Gary Neville has pinpointed what he feels is the biggest issue for the Old Trafford outfit.  Heading into the 2017/2018 Premier League season, many pundits predicted a neck and neck title race between Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Jose Mourinho’s Manchester United. However, as the season ticked on from one game …

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Opta Compile A Bizarre Statistical Team Of The Six Nations With Just Four Irish Players

Sometimes, the stats really do lie… After a phenomenal Six Nations campaign that saw Ireland romping home to the Grand Slam in Twickenham, Opta has compiled a statistical team of the tournament that includes just four Irish players. According to the stat masters, Conor Murray was the player of the tournament while CJ Stander, Tadgh Furlong and Jacob Stockdale also …

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‘Sleepless Demons’ – Johnny Sexton Opens Up On Difficulties Coping With Missed Kicks [Exclusive]

In the midst of Ireland’s Grand Slam winning Six Nations campaign, Johnny Sexton sat down to discuss the habits and mindset of an elite athlete on the FFS podcast in partnership with Pundit Arena. After Ireland emphatically claimed what was just the third Grand Slam in the nation’s history last weekend, one would forgive Johnny Sexton for giving himself an old-fashioned …

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‘They’re Brilliant’ – England Star Seriously Fancies This Ireland Side Vs The All Blacks

Having watched Ireland celebrate the third Grand Slam in their history at Twickenham on Saturday, Danny Care sat down to discuss just how impressed he was with Joe Schmidt’s men.  Speaking on BBC’s Rugby Union Weekly podcast Danny Care discussed a range of topics surrounding England’s disappointing championship while also admitting how blown away Eddie Jones’ side was by the excellence and …

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Eddie Jones & RFU Release Statements On England Coach’s ‘Scummy Irish’ Comments

Eddie Jones and the RFU have responded after England’s head coach referred to Ireland as ‘scummy’… With just days remaining until Ireland and England lock horns at Twickenham, a rather cringe-worthy piece of footage emerged of Eddie Jones labelling Irish people as ‘scummy’. Filmed at a FUSO Talk last year, the clip also contained a snippet which saw the England …

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