Rugby - Yesterday’s News
A great behind-the-scenes insight
Schmidt feels for those left behind, but has Ireland focused on the challenges ahead.
Ireland will travel to the World Cup with three tightheads and only two looseheads.
Plus, Andy Lee’s title fight is now officially off.
You can’t argue with these.
AJ MacGinty and John Quill have both made the 31-man squad.
England not holding back with their team to face Ireland.
Pat Lam’s centre options for the opening month of the season have taken a hit.
More points for tries, less points for kicks.
The rest of the tournament can go shave, Strauss has the best beard award locked down.
Joe Schmidt says the Ulsterman has earned his World Cup spot in training and in Cardiff.
The Ireland head coach said Felix Jones and Fergus McFadden also just missed out on inclusion.
Joe Schmidt sounded the utility back out about the possibility of covering an extra position last season.
Some of the squad looked more prepared for class photo day than others.
Furlong was too big and too fast for his peers on the football field.
All of these Ireland internationals will remain on standby in the coming months.
The centre has been left out of Ireland’s World Cup squad with his retirement looming.
Andrew Trimble is the big name to miss out after a tough selection process.
Rugby - Monday 31 August, 2015
Nobody likes to see this sort of thing obviously…
Bolters, no third nine and Ulster’s record try-scorer left out. Joe Schmidt made some controversial calls today.
Coach Eddie Jones has also defended the number of overseas-born players plying their trade for Japan.
Meanwhile, public tickets for the All-Ireland semi-final replay have already sold out.
The42 understands that Ireland have opted for three tighthead props and only two scrum-halves.
There’s only room for one lucky seven at a time the starting line-up.
Only two hookers and five locks?
The Ireland captain was penalised for clearing Justin Tipuric out around the neck.
Put yourself into Joe Schmidt’s shoes
Irish captain Niamh Briggs was on target for Munster
Rugby - Sunday 30 August, 2015
The 23-year-old lock was superb for Ireland in their defeat to Wales yesterday.
A political party are seeking a court order to have them kicked out.
“Serbian water carrier tackles Irish player and then all hell breaks loose”.
Some classic shots from the week in sport
Craig Joubert made some questionable calls at scrum time.
Elsewhere, Eamonn Sheridan scored his first Top 14 try for Oyonnax.
Warren Gatland’s side conceded far fewer penalties and won the contest in Dublin.
The Ireland head coach was impressed with the right wing and tighthead Nathan White.
Israel Dagg and Cory Jane miss out.
Our favourite things on Twitter from the past seven days.
Rugby - Saturday 29 August, 2015
The Ireland captain made his final international appearance on home soil.
Furlong’s first cap was also a first for his club.
It wasn’t a very good rugby debut for Queen Elizabeth Park.