Rugby - Yesterday’s News
The powerful Ulster number eight had a 16-week sentence reduced by eight weeks.
Don’t worry, April Fool’s day is almost over.
Joe Molloy spoke to the Ireland internationals ahead of this weekend’s Champions Cup quarter-final between Leinster and Bath.
There won’t be many more opportunities to see the Kerryman start at 10.
The 34-year-old fullback is heading for Zebre in Italy.
The 22-year-old Northampton Saints wing was knocked out last weekend against Wasps.
We take a trip down memory lane to recall the westerners’ past efforts in the Challenge Cup.
Goodnight, sweet beard. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.
‘Getting back was the culmination of two years of really hard work for him.’
Rugby - Tuesday 31 March, 2015
Plus an All Black off to Ulster, illegal golf courses and much, much more…
The European Cup has been a lot less flamboyant without Stade Francais.
Stuart Olding is facing nine months out after injuring his knee.
After nineteen years playing the 13-man game, Kevin Sinfield wants to give union a try.
Or maybe it’s been too one-sided to call a rivalry.
The versatile back is set to sign for the Northern province.
Rugby - Monday 30 March, 2015
England out-half will be back in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday with Bath.
If we get action like this at the Aviva on Saturday, it will be a great Easter weekend.
Also, the National Hurling League semi-finals won’t be played in Croke Park.
The only surprise is that it took London Welsh this long before being mathematically relegated from the Aviva Premiership.
It will be the south of France or the English seaside if Leinster get past Bath.
It is for a good cause, but we are going to miss Geoff Cross’ beard.
Tim Visser has scored more league tries than Brian O’Driscoll, Shane Horgan and Shane Williams.
Jonny Wilkinson says he is “not involved in any way” with the England team following reports he is to take on a consultancy coaching role.
Rugby - Sunday 29 March, 2015
As George Hook exits pursued by a bear, we look at his ‘landmark’ documentary.
All the action through a lens.
New Zealander Tania Rosser was destined to play rugby, but she put time in in other codes too.
“Obviously the way sports people are, you like to take responsibility.”
Rhys Ruddock is likely out for the rest of the season after re-injuring his arm.
France’s Gael Fickou has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury.
The captain played an integral role as Joe Schmidt’s side secured back-to-back titles last week.
Communications Minister Alex White said, “I think there is a strong case for it but there is no decision yet.”
A record club crowd of 84,068 came to the London venue for the Aviva Premiership clash.
Paddy Barnes dished out some interesting parenting advice too.
Manu Tuilagi is expected to be fit for the autumn tournament but will be short of match practice.
But even two tries from Josua Tuisova couldn’t prevent a Toulouse victory yesterday.
There is also an article on classic football jerseys and a satirical piece on homophobia in rugby.
Rugby - Saturday 28 March, 2015
Leinster got a draw last night but Matt O’Connor thinks his side need to improve ahead of Bath next week.
Anthony Foley’s side recorded a comfortable win at Thomond Park.
Seventh place Scarlets hosted eight place Edinburgh this afternoon.