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Jacob Stockdale Labels Brian O’Driscoll’s Ulster Criticism As “Ridiculous”

Jacob Stockdale has hit out at criticism from Brian O’Driscoll where the Ireland legend labelled Ulster “a bit of a basket-case”. O’Driscoll was making comments on the Off The Ball sports programme when speaking about the IRFU’s eagerness for Joey Carbery or Ross Byrne to join Ulster. The comments have not gone down well up north and Ireland star Jacob Stockdale …

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Interesting Comparisons Emerge Between Jacob Stockdale And New Zealand’s Try-Scoring Machine Rieko Ioane

When Jacob Stockdale burst onto the senior international stage last year during Ireland’s summer tour of America, it was immediately clear that the 21-year-old had the potential for a bright future. Having impressed for the Ireland U20s, with 11 tries in nine appearances, there was much anticipation when the big winger made the step up to the senior ranks. Bringing with …

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“It Was Nothing Short Of A Disgrace!!!” – O’Driscoll Wants Answers For HIA Drama

After the dramatic final minutes of Ireland’s 15-13 over France at the Stade de France in Paris now beginning to settle in the hearts and minds of Irish supporters, attention is beginning to focus on the controversial HIA situation which also occurred during the end of the game.  In the 76th minute, replacement scrum-half Antoine Dupont suffered a knee injury …

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Brian O’Driscoll Criticises The Length Of Mathieu Bastareaud’s Ban

Brian O'Driscoll Mathieu Bastareaud

Mathieu Bastareaud has been handed a three-week ban after pleading guilty to using homophobic language during Toulon’s Champions Cup clash with Benetton. The 29-year-old was widely condemned in the rugby community after appearing to aim an anti-gay slur at an opposition player. The giant centre will miss France’s opening Six Nations clash with Ireland, as Jack Brunel takes over as …

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Ireland Complete RWC2023 Bid As O’Driscoll Dismisses French Idea Of All Teams Staying To The End

Ireland have put forward their bid presentation to the World Rugby Council to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in London. An inclusive bid incorporating the north and south of Ireland, the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar was part of the delegation present in London alongside IRFU Chief Executive David Sterling and also including Niamh Briggs and bid ambassador Brian O’Driscoll. Their …

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Irish Legend O’Driscoll Questions Elements Of Lions Queenstown Break

Former Ireland and Lions centre Brian O’Driscoll has questioned elements of the Lions’ Queenstown break which they took after their dramatic 24-21 series-levelling win over the All Blacks in Wellington last Saturday. The Lions spent a couple of days in the South Island tourist resort of Queenstown resting and relaxing after six weeks of non-stop rugby which has seen them …

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Steve Hansen: Iain Henderson’s Yellow Card Reminiscent Of Spear Tackle On Brian O’Driscoll

There has been no shortage of talking points in the build-up to Saturday’s Test between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions in Wellington.  The New Zealand media’s coverage of Warren Gatland, the apparent war-of-words between Gatland and Steve Hansen, referees’ interpretation of the laws and the treatment of Conor Murray – it’s been a busy week. Hansen …

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Brian O’Driscoll Takes Aim At Warren Gatland For The ‘Geography Six’ Fiasco

O'Driscoll Gatland Lions

Former Lions captain Brian O’Driscoll has described the current situation as a “mess” amid growing criticism of Warren Gatland’s treatment of the so-called “Geography Six.” The Lions coach had initially been accused of devaluing the Lions shirt when selecting Kristian Dacey, Alan Dell, Cory Hill, Gareth Davies and Tom Francis, and Finn Russell to the squad primarily due to the fact that …

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Brian O’Driscoll Outlines Why Peter O’Mahony Is The Perfect Choice As Lions Captain

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 23: Peter O'Mahony, who will captain the British & Irish Lions in the first test against the New Zealand All Blacks, poses at Eden Park on June 23, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony will lead the Lions out on Eden Park on Saturday, in the first Test against the All Blacks. The decision taken by Warren Gatland earlier in the week has been met with near-universal acclaim, with many seeing vast leadership ability in the 27-year-old Munster flanker especially after the display against the Maori All Black last weekend. One …

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Graham Henry Reckons Tana Umaga And Keven Mealamu Handled The Brian O’Driscoll Incident Pretty Well

It was inevitable that conversation surrounding the infamous Brian O’Driscoll incident from the 2005 British & Irish Lions Tour would rear its head in the coming weeks.  Over the last few days, many people have been discussing the comments made by Kevan Mealamu who was one of the players, along with Tana Umaga, who ended O’Driscoll’s season with that dangerous spear …

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