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Thursday 22 March, 2018

'I'm just delighted to be back in the game'
# New Era
# New Era

'I'm just delighted to be back in the game'

Mar 22nd 2018, 10:12 PM 18,608 Views 12 Comments

Former Ireland coach Declan Kidney gave his first press conference as technical consultant at London Irish today.

Monday 8 May, 2017

'If any player wants to call us, we’re happy to take that call': Gatland brushes off Brown's discontent
# Warren G
# Warren G

'If any player wants to call us, we’re happy to take that call': Gatland brushes off Brown's discontent

May 8th 2017, 10:38 PM 15,521 Views 20 Comments

The Kiwi also stressed the need for the Lions to be aware of cultural differences as they tour his homeland.

'The higher the physicality, the better for me': Henshaw unfazed by last All Black clash
# Niggle
# Niggle

'The higher the physicality, the better for me': Henshaw unfazed by last All Black clash

May 8th 2017, 10:01 PM 14,498 Views 9 Comments

After starring in the Chicago victory, Robbie Henshaw did not last long when New Zealand came to Dublin.

Late call-up Laidlaw determined to seize Lions chance despite sad circumstances
# Great Scot
# Great Scot

Late call-up Laidlaw determined to seize Lions chance despite sad circumstances

May 8th 2017, 2:11 PM 7,481 Views 2 Comments

The scrum-half has replaced Ben Youngs in Warren Gatland’s squad.

Ben Youngs' absence leaves Lions feeling subdued on 'Messy Monday'
# Sympathy
# Sympathy

Ben Youngs' absence leaves Lions feeling subdued on 'Messy Monday'

May 8th 2017, 12:33 PM 8,732 Views 1 Comment

Warren Gatland spoke about the difficult situation that prompted the England scrum-half to withdraw from the squad.

Monday 16 January, 2017

'We've got to work harder' says Kiss after another early European exit
# Reaction
# Reaction

'We've got to work harder' says Kiss after another early European exit

Jan 16th 2017, 12:05 AM 5,096 Views 18 Comments

The Ulster coach felt his side played well in patches against Exeter.

Sunday 15 January, 2017

Ulster's European ambitions all but over after defeat to Exeter
# Disappointing
# Disappointing

Ulster's European ambitions all but over after defeat to Exeter

Jan 15th 2017, 7:37 PM 13,414 Views 37 Comments

The northern province could not withstand a second-half blitz from the Premiership side.

Saturday 17 December, 2016

‘Even if that kick didn’t go over, overall, they played better than us' -- Rassie
# Different Animals
# Different Animals

‘Even if that kick didn’t go over, overall, they played better than us' -- Rassie

Dec 17th 2016, 7:12 PM 10,849 Views 6 Comments

Munster’s director of rugby had no complaints as he tasted a first defeat since Leinster.

Late long-range penalty brings Munster winning streak to an end in Welford Road
# Champions Cup
# Champions Cup

Late long-range penalty brings Munster winning streak to an end in Welford Road

Dec 17th 2016, 5:23 PM 18,514 Views 47 Comments

The southern province were within minutes of an eighth consecutive win, but must settle for a losing bonus point.

Tuesday 28 June, 2016

'For some lads it’s a foregone conclusion. For guys like me, it’s not'
# End Of The Road
# End Of The Road

'For some lads it’s a foregone conclusion. For guys like me, it’s not'

Jun 28th 2016, 7:00 AM 12,294 Views 5 Comments

Eoin Reddan reflects on his 15-year professional career.

Monday 27 June, 2016

'I'd be lying if I thought that we were suddenly world beaters' - Schmidt
# Reflection
# Reflection

'I'd be lying if I thought that we were suddenly world beaters' - Schmidt

Jun 27th 2016, 6:00 AM 6,061 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland head coach delivered his verdict on the three-Test tour of South Africa.

Sunday 26 June, 2016

My kind of town: Iain Henderson turns focus to shocking the All Blacks
# Homeward Bound
# Homeward Bound

My kind of town: Iain Henderson turns focus to shocking the All Blacks

Jun 26th 2016, 1:04 PM 7,090 Views 2 Comments

The sides meet in Chicago and Dublin in November.

Best left 'bitterly' disappointed by Ireland's missed chance in South Africa
# Captain's Verdict
# Captain's Verdict

Best left 'bitterly' disappointed by Ireland's missed chance in South Africa

Jun 26th 2016, 12:24 PM 2,601 Views 11 Comments

The Ireland captain believes the Boks are as physical as they ever have been.

Saturday 25 June, 2016

'We got a couple of nice invites that we didn't turn up for' - Schmidt
# Missed Chance
# Missed Chance

'We got a couple of nice invites that we didn't turn up for' - Schmidt

Jun 25th 2016, 8:35 PM 13,441 Views 27 Comments

The Ireland head coach refused to comment on the Wille le Roux incident.

Schmidt's Ireland come up short as Springboks claim series victory
# A Step Too Far
# A Step Too Far

Schmidt's Ireland come up short as Springboks claim series victory

Jun 25th 2016, 5:56 PM 22,904 Views 60 Comments

The refereeing call from Glen Jackson and his TMO had a big bearing on the result.

Ireland's Jackson confident with Ulster centres Olding and Marshall alongside
# Suftum
# Suftum

Ireland's Jackson confident with Ulster centres Olding and Marshall alongside

Jun 25th 2016, 7:30 AM 4,781 Views 6 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s midfield triumvirate lacks experience but has huge potential.

'We play a smart, tactical game' - Best's Ireland not buying Bok barbs
# All On The Line
# All On The Line

'We play a smart, tactical game' - Best's Ireland not buying Bok barbs

Jun 25th 2016, 6:00 AM 4,410 Views 5 Comments

The retirement of Eoin Reddan is an additional motivation for Joe Schmidt’s men.

Friday 24 June, 2016

'I don’t think we’ve set the bar anywhere yet' - Farrell wants Ireland benchmark
# Faz
# Faz

'I don’t think we’ve set the bar anywhere yet' - Farrell wants Ireland benchmark

Jun 24th 2016, 4:28 PM 5,249 Views 14 Comments

The defence coach believes there is more to come from Ireland in the final game of the season.

Schmidt focuses Irish minds for physical series finale in South Africa
# Decider
# Decider

Schmidt focuses Irish minds for physical series finale in South Africa

Jun 24th 2016, 6:00 AM 3,387 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland head coach says poor lineout ball didn’t allow Ireland to attack expansively.

Thursday 23 June, 2016

'Anyone not on the pitch feels they can add something': Murphy fresh and ready to make history in Port Elizabeth
# Bolstered
# Bolstered

'Anyone not on the pitch feels they can add something': Murphy fresh and ready to make history in Port Elizabeth

Jun 23rd 2016, 9:37 PM 4,614 Views 7 Comments

Jamie Heaslip will be joined by Jordi Murphy and CJ Stander again this weekend.

'There will be something new from the Irish': Boks expect to see much more of Ireland's attacking threat
# Known Unknowns
# Known Unknowns

'There will be something new from the Irish': Boks expect to see much more of Ireland's attacking threat

Jun 23rd 2016, 4:30 PM 3,975 Views 3 Comments

The South Africa coach is prepared for Andrew Trimble to take on more of the carrying workload.

Schmidt 'utterly confident' Ireland have the energy to end long season with series win
# Boks It Off
# Boks It Off

Schmidt 'utterly confident' Ireland have the energy to end long season with series win

Jun 23rd 2016, 3:12 PM 3,870 Views 6 Comments

The Kiwi says his players are always motivated and won’t need reminding before Saturday’s deciding third Test.

O'Halloran replaces injured Payne with Healy included on Ireland bench
# Team News
# Team News

O'Halloran replaces injured Payne with Healy included on Ireland bench

Jun 23rd 2016, 1:25 PM 23,561 Views 45 Comments

The Connacht wing could make his debut off the bench for Ireland.

Combrinck and Whiteley start for Springboks in third Ireland Test
# Boks Boost
# Boks Boost

Combrinck and Whiteley start for Springboks in third Ireland Test

Jun 23rd 2016, 12:16 PM 4,671 Views 13 Comments

Uncapped pair Steven Kitshoff and Jaco Kriel are among the replacements.

Wednesday 22 June, 2016

'To be taken seriously, you need to back it up and we didn’t do that'
# Trimby
# Trimby

'To be taken seriously, you need to back it up and we didn’t do that'

Jun 22nd 2016, 1:05 PM 4,842 Views 5 Comments

Andrew Trimble says one final game of the season will be no problem for Ireland.

Fullback O'Halloran eager for second Ireland cap after brief cameo debut
# New Cap
# New Cap

Fullback O'Halloran eager for second Ireland cap after brief cameo debut

Jun 22nd 2016, 6:00 AM 7,044 Views 16 Comments

The 25-year-old didn’t have a chance to impact on the second Test.

Tuesday 21 June, 2016

Schmidt's Ireland inspired by performances of U20s in England
# Greg Feek
# Greg Feek

Schmidt's Ireland inspired by performances of U20s in England

Jun 21st 2016, 7:00 PM 5,297 Views 0 Comments

Ireland scrum coach Greg Feek is excited to get working with loosehead Andrew Porter.

'We’re not over it to be honest' - Ireland still hurting from Joburg
# Frustration
# Frustration

'We’re not over it to be honest' - Ireland still hurting from Joburg

Jun 21st 2016, 2:57 PM 5,680 Views 6 Comments

Devin Toner says Ireland expect more of the same from the Boks in the third Test.

'We have to believe we can do it. I know we can' - Murray confident ahead of series decider
# No Excuses
# No Excuses

'We have to believe we can do it. I know we can' - Murray confident ahead of series decider

Jun 21st 2016, 7:00 AM 5,675 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland scrum-half admits the video review sessions have been painful but insists the squad are desperate to end their season on a high.

Monday 20 June, 2016

Springbok coach preparing side for huge physical battle in deciding Test
# Let's Get Physical
# Let's Get Physical

Springbok coach preparing side for huge physical battle in deciding Test

Jun 20th 2016, 4:36 PM 3,978 Views 4 Comments

Allister Coetzee has highlighted Ireland’s kicking game and strip-tackling as key areas for South Africa to address.

Henshaw flies home to see knee specialist as Ireland regroup to go 'full steam'
# On The Move
# On The Move

Henshaw flies home to see knee specialist as Ireland regroup to go 'full steam'

Jun 20th 2016, 2:15 PM 5,255 Views 3 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s squad went for a dip in the Indian Ocean this morning as they recovered ahead of next Saturday’s big third Test.

Schmidt looks to other options at 13 with Henshaw sidelined through injury
# Changes
# Changes

Schmidt looks to other options at 13 with Henshaw sidelined through injury

Jun 20th 2016, 8:55 AM 11,373 Views 26 Comments

The Connacht man suffered knee cartilage damage in the closing minutes of Saturday’s defeat.

'I’m still incredibly proud of how hard the players worked' - Joe Schmidt
# Positives
# Positives

'I’m still incredibly proud of how hard the players worked' - Joe Schmidt

Jun 20th 2016, 6:10 AM 5,478 Views 2 Comments

There are plenty of positives for an Ireland side that may be running on empty after a gruelling campaign.

Sunday 19 June, 2016

'Not many teams can work their way out of the hole if there's not something special in that team'
# Resilience
# Resilience

'Not many teams can work their way out of the hole if there's not something special in that team'

Jun 19th 2016, 3:43 PM 7,429 Views 33 Comments

Allister Coetzee and Adriaan Strauss reflect on South Africa’s big comeback victory against Ireland yesterday.

Saturday 18 June, 2016

Ireland wilt at 5,700 feet - but altitude is no excuse for late collapse, says Best
# Reaction
# Reaction

Ireland wilt at 5,700 feet - but altitude is no excuse for late collapse, says Best

Jun 18th 2016, 9:50 PM 10,055 Views 21 Comments

“We’ll hurt for a little bit, then we’ll dust ourselves down,” says Ireland captain.

Schmidt: 'It’ll take us a couple of days mentally to get over the anguish'
# Post-mortem
# Post-mortem

Schmidt: 'It’ll take us a couple of days mentally to get over the anguish'

Jun 18th 2016, 8:37 PM 9,703 Views 26 Comments

Robbie Henshaw a doubt for series decider after injuring his knee in Johannesburg defeat.

Ireland concede 29 second-half points as South Africa win second Test
# Disappointing
# Disappointing

Ireland concede 29 second-half points as South Africa win second Test

Jun 18th 2016, 5:59 PM 29,895 Views 111 Comments

There’s all to play for in the series next week.

"I think I've won Joe over" - Craig Gilroy ready to take chance against Boks
# Tour De Force
# Tour De Force

"I think I've won Joe over" - Craig Gilroy ready to take chance against Boks

Jun 18th 2016, 7:32 AM 4,761 Views 13 Comments

The Ulsterman’s in line to win his eighth cap this evening.

Ireland hoping to show more attacking threat in once-a-decade chance in South Africa
# Outside The Boks
# Outside The Boks

Ireland hoping to show more attacking threat in once-a-decade chance in South Africa

Jun 18th 2016, 5:50 AM 3,908 Views 5 Comments

Joe Schmidt’s side looked more fluid in attack last weekend before the red card forced a tactical shift.

Friday 17 June, 2016

'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves'
# Series On The Line
# Series On The Line

'The Springboks aren’t going to hand history to us, we have to take it ourselves'

Jun 17th 2016, 4:43 PM 5,474 Views 3 Comments

The odds are against Ireland in Johannesburg this weekend, but it didn’t stop them last time.

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