Rugby - Yesterday’s News
Santa’s not-so-little helpers.
Neil Doak’s side were far from their best with confidence levels clearly low.
Memorable days in Thomond Park, camogie champions and beating the Black Ferns.
These guys make Zebre look like the All Blacks.
Sean Farrell looks back on a painful day that signalled the end of an era for Ulster.
Irish referee JP Doyle sent the England international for an early bath this afternoon.
The visitors were held scoreless in the second half.
They also announced who will succeed Bernard Laporte as coach from 2016.
The coach singled out Shane Jennings and Kevin McLaughlin as being influential in the win.
Connacht made plenty of breaks, but struggled to turn their attacks into points.
Saracens are treating Irish requests for extra tickets with ‘suspicion’.
Mourad Boudjellal has been itching to get his club back in the spotlight.
Also, someone was scarily accurate in their pre-match prediction for Man United vs Liverpool.
A good old fashioned brawl.
The 24-year-old centre was named man of the match after the inter-pro clash at the RDS.
And there was an All-Ireland quarter-final appearance to shout about as well.
Six nominees have been selected for the prestigious annual prize.
Gregor Townsend’s side are a formidable proposition in Scotstoun.
Tony McGahan’s side ended Perpignan’s five-year unbeaten streak at home in the Heineken Cup with a bonus-point win at the Stade Aime Giral.
Rugby - Friday 19 December, 2014
Noel Reid’s class, power from Aki and Douglas, Connacht’s losing start and no festive fireworks.
Matt Healy was trying to keep the game alive, but he killed it.
Zane Kirchner and Shane Jennings scored tries for Matt O’Connor’s men.
Connacht had Leinster on the back foot in the first half in the RDS.
Stuart Olding has recovered from injury but is named on the bench.
Also, Johnny Sexton won’t play rugby again until February.
This is the first of many inter-pros over the festive period.
We look at some of the top athletes Bernard Brogan might follow into politics.
It was also a good year for James McGee, St Vincent’s and Stephanie Roche.
After his fourth concussion in a year, his club confirmed that he will be stood down from contact training for 12 weeks.
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen gave his blessing for SBW to fight, while Cooper got sign-off from the ARU.
That 13.00 timeslot was made for Treviso.
The English club’s chief executive feels the league needs to remove the restrictions in order to stay competitive.
Things don’t get any easier for Munster as they travel to Scotstoun tomorrow in the Pro12.
The 10 nominees include Joe Schmidt, Brian Cody and Peter Taylor.
Kevin McLaughlin admits the players need to start delivering on the pitch.
Rugby - Thursday 18 December, 2014
It was an admirable attempt the first time Adam, but this is a bit much.
We’ll Leave It There So: Sexton’s concussion issues, The Ginger Pele retires and all the day’s sport
Also, Dan Carter is moving back to France.
The Australian head coach says his side are measured by a ‘different yardstick’ to the other Irish provinces.