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Quiz: Name The All-Time Top Try Scorers In Test Rugby History

Rugby Quiz

The nostalgic mood continues here at Pundit Arena as we look back at some of the greats to play the sport of rugby union.  In our latest quiz, we want you to cast your minds back to remember the greatest and most prolific try-scorers in Test rugby. With the current season suspended indefinitely due to the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, …

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Rob Herring Refutes Brian O’Driscoll Claim About Ireland Squad

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Ireland hooker Rob Herring has refuted the claim from Brian O’Driscoll about there being a lack of ‘dog’ in the Ireland pack.  O’Driscoll spoke last week about how Ireland packs of the past would have had the likes of Paul O’Connell, Denis Leamy or Sean O’Brien present. These players were able to lay down a physical marker on the opposition …

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Corry’s Corner: Captain Clifford More Than Ready To Step Up

David Clifford has been named Kerry senior football captain for 2020. His status as East Kerry’s only guaranteed starter on the county panel meant it came as no surprise as the Fossa man was expected to get the job. However, since the announcement on Monday questions have been raised about his age and whether or not he is ready to …

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Meet The Cousin Of Garry Ringrose Who Shocked The World Last Week

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While Saturday past may not have been a highlight reel moment for Garry Ringrose, it most certainly was for his cousin James McCourt. Shortly after Ireland were humbled by the All Blacks in their Rugby World Cup quarter-final, the University of Illinois kicker made headlines worldwide when his last gasp 39-yard field goal gave his side victory over Big Ten …

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Brian O’Driscoll: Garry Ringrose Likely On Bench For World Cup Opener

Brian O'Driscoll

Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll thinks it’s looking increasingly likely that Garry Ringrose will find himself on the bench for the World Cup opener against Scotland on September 22.  Ireland have four out-and-out centres in their 31-man squad for the World Cup; Bundee Aki, Robbie Henshaw, Garry Ringrose and Chris Farrell. Joe Schmidt has trialled four different centre partnerships throughout the …

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O’Driscoll: Schmidt Will Switch Up Team Throughout Six Nations

Former Ireland rugby captain, Brian O’Driscoll, believes Joe Schmidt will have one eye on the World Cup and will look to explore his squad depth throughout this Guinness Six Nations campaign.  While Ireland appear to have a settled starting XV, with their eye-catching performances at provincial level, fringe players such as Will Addison and Joey Carbery are fighting tooth and nail …

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O’Driscoll: Sexton Can Come Across As “Confrontational” Toward Refs

Former Leinster and Ireland centre Brian O’Driscoll has outlined that he believes Johnny Sexton can come across as “confrontational” when discussing issues with the referee during a game. Sexton, who captained his province during their defeat to Munster last weekend, has come under scrutiny following the feisty affair which saw teammate James Lowe sent off as well as a number …

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Brian O’Driscoll On Legal Painkillers In Rugby: “It Almost Became A Habit”

Former Ireland and Leinster captain Brian O’Driscoll has opened up on the use of legal painkillers in rugby during his playing career outlining that for him their use “almost became a habit.” O’Driscoll was one of Ireland and Leinster’s finest players winning countless individual and collective accolades during his nearly 20-year career. Speaking to Off The Ball’s Wednesday night rugby, …

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Brian O’Driscoll Urges Owen Farrell To Improve Tackling Technique

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Former Irish captain Brian O’Driscoll has urged England’s Owen Farrell to improve his tackling technique following a number of controversial incidents that could have seen the out-half yellow carded. Farrell was criticised for his no-arms tackle on South Africa’s André Esterhuizen during England’s narrow victory over the Springboks at the beginning of the November Internationals. The challenge went unpunished, however …

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Brian O’Driscoll Refutes Moriarty Allegation Against Sexton

Brian O’Driscoll has come to the aid of his compatriot in the burgeoning dispute over treatment from match officials. Sunday saw Ross Moriarty claim that Ireland’s Johnny Sexton gets special treatment from referees as a result of his status. Moriarty received a yellow card in the Dragons’ game against Leinster for an off-the-ball challenge on Sexton, and had this controversial comment …

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