Ireland’s assistant coach has dismissed the notion that Ireland will be able to easily box in France’s main attacking threats.
The tight-head prop recalled a European Cup at Stade de France that featured can-can girls and a jousting tournament.
Brian O’Driscoll enjoyed his third last Irish training run while Rhys Ruddock posed for a snap with Coach Joe.
The Leinster prop and Munster flanker have successfully shaken off injury niggles.
“It is crazy to think how many young kids he has inspired,” reflected the Ulster flanker after Ireland’s impressive win over Italy.
Sunday 9 March, 2014
The 27-year-old came on for Brian O’Driscoll and scored a late try.
Meath were denied at the death by a superb Michael Murphy free.
Leigh Halfpenny’s five penalties have the Welshmen in touch, however.
The Leinster prop scored the final try on a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon at the Aviva Stadium.
Straight out of Teen Wolf.
Rob Kearney experiences a REAL rugby ruck and the nation says goodbye to a legend.
Saturday 8 March, 2014
The Dubliner took his highly ranked opponent the distance in London this evening.
Zach Kibirige evaded five Welshmen and bashed another on his way to a 70-metre score.
The Scots thought they had achieved an upset but indiscipline cost them in the closing stages.
The visitors held firm for 30 minutes before the floodgates opened.
The outside centre played a part in three Irish tries as Joe Schmidt’s side set up a championship decider in France.
Ireland got off to a flying start at Lansdowne Road and never looked back.
A number of Leinster players stood out for Mike Ruddock’s men while Italy’s search for a goal-kicker goes on.
“Tell the chopper to wait, we’ve got a legend to honour.”
Friday 7 March, 2014
Mike Ruddock’s charges are on course for a return to winning ways.
Once the operatic crooners pack their tuxedos away, work will commence of upgrades to the home of Dolphin and Sunday’s Well.
The retiring outside centre will play his final Ireland game at Lansdowne Road tomorrow.
Thursday 6 March, 2014
The retiring centre may have to protect his ribs if an emotional Paulie loses the run of himself.
Winger Andrew Trimble remarks that his Ulster teammates were mocking him as Bowe scored two tries on his comeback.
The Ireland coach has been sparing with his changes ahead of the Azzurri’s visit to Dublin.
Tuesday 4 March, 2014
The defending was shocking, the goalkeepers were looking to swap jerseys but the classy Frenchman remained classy throughout.
Except what FIFA’s 33rd team will be up to when the rest of the world are checking out Brazil and the boys.
Up in Ulster, meanwhile, Methodist College were too good for Wallace High School.
The Ireland Women’s flanker is from the same village as Moss Keane, Mick Galwey and Munster’s latest out-half star.
The April tie at The Sportsground could well clinch a semi final spot for Rob Penney’s men.
Monday 3 March, 2014
The Leinster back is hoping his value as a versatile replacement does not prevent him from starting against Italy.
Sunday 2 March, 2014
‘Rock had too much pace and power for the Kildare side to advance to the Leinster School Senior Cup final.
Early scores from Cailean O’Boyle and Benny Heron had the Oakleaf County in command.
Longford edged out Fermanagh and Cavan had too much firepower for a disappointing Wexford side.
Martin O’Neill will have to plan without the QPR defender ahead of this week’s friendly at the Aviva Stadium.
The Northern Irishman was well placed to challenge eventual winner Ross Fisher at the Tshwane Open until he ran afoul of the 12th.
The Leinster and Ireland winger must now focus on the visit of a lesser Italian side to Dublin.
The out-half could yet start against Italy in the Six Nations following the thumb injury to Jonny Sexton.
More than 62,000 fans wrapped up warm to cheer on the two sides at the home of the Chicago Bears.
After complaining about ‘that stupid little grin’ on Olivier Giroud’s face, the supporter realised he had something in his eye.