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Why The Hell Would You Want To Scrap The Lions Tour?

One of Ireland’s top rugby journalists, Gerry Thornley, today wrote a piece in the Irish Times, suggesting that if Ireland, or indeed any of the home nations, wished to win the next World Cup, they should scrap the Lions. “Wanna win a World Cup? Scrap the Lions. No chance. But just an idea.” It is clear that if any Northern Hemisphere country …

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One Night in Hannover…

Conor Heffernan looks back at the time Ireland faced up to the world champions prior to the 1994 World Cup. This coming Tuesday will see the Republic of Ireland face off against the mighty Germans once more and hopes for an Irish victory are well…non-existent. This time two years ago saw Germany humiliate Ireland with a 6-1 defeat in Dublin …

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