Home Tag Archives: ireland rugby (page 40)

Tag Archives: ireland rugby

Bristol Rugby Confirm Signing Of Ian Madigan

Ireland Rugby Tour South Africa 2016 3rd Test Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium Port Elizabeth 25/6/2016 South Africa Springboks vs Ireland Ireland’s Ian Madigan

With rumours of Ian Madigan leaving the Top 14 to join up with Premiership outfit Bristol gathering pace in the last 48 hours, the club have now confirmed that the Irish out-half will be leaving France to ply his trade at Ashton Gate.  Signing a three-year deal, the Dubliner will join up with his teammates this summer as he attempts …

Read More »

An Anzac XV To Take On The British And Irish Lions

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - OCTOBER 22: The All Blacks perform the haka prior to the Bledisloe Cup Rugby Championship match between the New Zealand All Blacks and the Australia Wallabies at Eden Park on October 22, 2016 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Hannah Peters/Getty Images)

It has often been argued that the game of the century would be the Lions taking on an Anzac XV – a side made up of the Wallabies and the All Blacks combined.  The brilliance of Lions tours is the bringing together of four nations who are usually rivals (Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales) in the space of just a few …

Read More »

Twitter Reacts To Ireland’s Enthralling Clash With France

DUBLIN, IRELAND - FEBRUARY 25: Conor Murray of Ireland takes on Baptiste Serin of France during the RBS Six Nations match between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium on February 25, 2017 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Ireland beat France 19-9 in the Aviva on Saturday evening in a make-or-break game for their Championship hopes. With Johnny Sexton returning from injury to take his place at out-half, Irish fans in the main were expecting a win over a French side who had lost to England in the first round of fixtures but had edged Scotland in Paris …

Read More »

Ireland Rugby Legends Brian O’Driscoll And Ronan O’Gara Rip Each Other New Ones On Live Radio

Ireland rugby royalty Brian O’Driscoll and Ronan O’Gara went to war on live radio on Thursday, with each firing scorching insults at the other over their past accomplishments for Munster and Leinster respectively. Both were appearing on NewsTalk’s Off the Ball show, which was broadcast in front of a live audience at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. With O’Gara running …

Read More »

Watch: Familiar Faces Return As Joe Schmidt Names Experienced Ireland Side For Six Nations Clash With France

Ireland Rugby Press Conference, Carton House, Kildare 9/2/2017 Head Coach Joe Schmidt

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has revealed his latest Six Nations side to face France in Dublin on Saturday, with several notable names returning to the fold ahead of the crucial round three fixture. Ireland’s bounce-back victory over the hapless Italy in Rome two weeks ago has catapulted the side back into the title race following a first round loss …

Read More »

Watch: Vodafone Releases Epic Trailer For Documentary On Ireland’s Historic Win Over The All Blacks

When Ireland defeated New Zealand in Chicago’s Solider Field on November 4 last, there ended a 111-year record of heartbreak for the Irish and began a new chapter in their long standing rivalry. Joe Schmidt’s men, fuelled by the emotions of the recent passing of their friend, colleague and coach to some Anthony Foley, put on a performance that they …

Read More »

Sir Clive Woodward Insists A Six Nations Relegation Play-Off Is Needed

Rugby World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward has said a Six Nations relegation play-off is needed for the good of the competition. Writing for the Daily Mail, Woodward has expressed his concerns both for the competition and Italian rugby. His opinion is that Italy have become a part of the Six Nations cosy club, making them “soft and complacent”. …

Read More »

Brian O’Driscoll Reveals the Fastest Player He Ever Played With Or Against

Brian O’Driscoll was part of a golden generation of Ireland rugby success and had the fortune of securing Six Nations titles, a Grand Slam and numerous caps for the British and Irish Lions. Playing alongside the likes of O’Gara, O’Connell, Stringer, Hayes, Foley, Galwey and Wallace, O’Driscoll is Ireland’s record try scorer and most capped international. As such he knows …

Read More »

Brian O’Driscoll Gushes Praise And Predicts Ireland Call-Up For Munster’s Latest Rising Star

Munster continued their seemingly irrepressible march to glory this season with yet another away victory in the Pro12 on Saturday, this time ending the 13-game winning streak of the Ospreys. Showing all the resilience of the Munster sides that swept to European glory between 2006 and 2008, the latest generation of the province’s finest proved they could march on with …

Read More »

England Legend Austin Healey Claims The Lions Out-Half Spot Is Already Taken, By An Inside Centre

The 2017 Six Nations championships holds personal significance for home nations players as with a British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand looming, the Six Nations is the perfect audition for those on the cusp of selection to stake their claim. Lion head coach Warren Gatland has already taken noted of Ireland’s injury prone Jonathan Sexton and gone so …

Read More »