# guinness-series - Tuesday 4 November, 2014
Here’s Whiff of Cordite’s take on the lay of the land as a depleted Ireland face up to Tests against South Africa and Australia.
# guinness-series - Friday 6 December, 2013
And probably Georgia in between.
# guinness-series - Saturday 9 November, 2013
The new Ireland coach is already moving on to Australia and New Zealand.
# guinness-series - Tuesday 24 September, 2013
The lock and his Ireland team-mates have been given homework to do before the November internationals.
# guinness-series - Wednesday 21 August, 2013
The new Ireland coach will face Samoa in his first match in charge, followed by Australia and New Zealand.
# guinness-series - Monday 26 November, 2012
Declan Kidney will have big decisions to make next February.
# guinness-series - Saturday 24 November, 2012
The out-half has declared himself fully fit and ready to visit another Aviva defeat on the Pumas.
# guinness-series - Friday 23 November, 2012
Pumas’ flanker Juan Martin Fernandez Lobbe will captain the side at the Aviva Stadium tomorrow.
# guinness-series - Thursday 22 November, 2012
‘Annoying, frustrating counter-ruckers’. Are you sure you’ve never played Argentina before Mike?
# guinness-series - Wednesday 21 November, 2012
The Ireland forwards coach has personal experience of grinding out victories over Argentina.
The Leinster prop proved he was human against South Africa. He will be hoping to lift expectations when he faces Argentina.
# guinness-series - Tuesday 20 November, 2012
Replacing the world-class Brian O’Driscoll may prove impossible but a starring role against Argentina won’t go astray.
The Irish out-half may not train until Thursday morning.
# guinness-series - Monday 19 November, 2012
‘It certainly makes going to work easier on Monday when you’ve got a win,’ remarked the Irish coach.
# guinness-series - Sunday 18 November, 2012
The Leinster player will be pushing hard for the left wing spot when Argentina come to town.
The captain expressed his satisfaction at shutting down the Fijians in the 53-0 win.
The Argentina captain reveals that coaching tips doled out by Graham Henry have motivated his teammates.
# guinness-series - Saturday 17 November, 2012
The Ulster winger ran in three tries while his wing colleague chipped in with a double.
Ireland scored early and often against their Pacific Island visitors at Thomond Park.
The Kildare native wants a spot in the Irish centre but will settle for a starring role out right against Fiji.
Will it be more interesting than entertaining?
# guinness-series - Wednesday 14 November, 2012
The Ulsterman’s sights are also on the number 13 jersey for the crucial tie against Argentina next weekend.
# guinness-series - Tuesday 13 November, 2012
Ireland’s new hooker had a baptism of fire against his native country on Saturday and is warming to the task.
# guinness-series - Monday 12 November, 2012
Meanwhile, Eoin Reddan is a doubt for Saturday’s Irish Wolfhounds clash against Fiji at Thomond Park.
# guinness-series - Sunday 11 November, 2012
Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer revealed that a harsh exchange of words in the dressing room at half-time sparked a fightback.
The newly-appointed captain admitted that he would have served his team better by staying on the field at a crucial stage.
# guinness-series - Saturday 10 November, 2012
Declan Kidney’s men contrived to lose their fifth match in succession as the Springboks fought back from nine points down to win.
The Munster scrum-half teams up with Jonny Sexton and swears he has learned a tough lesson from a shocker in Paris.
The loose-head prop had been admitted to hospital as a precaution after he suffered mild heart palpitations this morning.
The Springboks come to Dublin this evening, with both sides missing a number of key players. We want to know how you think the match will go for Declan Kidney’s men?
He’s more concerned about post-match speeches than decoding the South Africans’ gameplan.
# guinness-series - Friday 9 November, 2012
‘You have to go to bed tonight and know you’re going to wake up and put everything on the line’ – Les Kiss
Ireland’s backs coach was relaxed enough to joke about the Andrew Trimble, David Skrela mix-up before tomorrow’s trench warfare.
There’s no danger of paralysis by analysis in this one, Declan Kidney’s men face a side in transition and with half an eye on the World Cup.
It’s never easy, but we tend to have our fair share of joy at home to South Africa.
It’s not going to be easy at Lansdowne Road, but here’s where Ireland must thrive to arrest their losing run.
# guinness-series - Thursday 8 November, 2012
“Are you going to change your name to Richardt O’Strauss?” asked a South African reporter. We copyrighted that joke last month.
“If you are going to play the best you want them to be at their strongest,” insisted the Irish coach.