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Friday 14 November, 2014

Simon Hick column: Rugby needs to change to reflect the sport's broadening fan base
# Shake Up
# Shake Up

Simon Hick column: Rugby needs to change to reflect the sport's broadening fan base

Nov 14th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,586 Views 35 Comments

A promotion/relegation playoff between the Six Nations and the Rugby Nations Cup would be great for the sport.

Thursday 27 March, 2014

Simon Hick column: New ways of looking at the game bringing fresh perspectives
# Opinion
# Opinion

Simon Hick column: New ways of looking at the game bringing fresh perspectives

Mar 27th 2014, 2:13 PM 4,389 Views 7 Comments

Fans, journalists and analysts are changing their outlook.

Saturday 8 October, 2011

Simon Hick's Match Report: The good, the bad and the inexplicable
# Fallout
# Fallout

Simon Hick's Match Report: The good, the bad and the inexplicable

Oct 8th 2011, 11:54 AM 1,808 Views 2 Comments

A muted coda to the careers of its most talented generation, Ireland’s quarter-final performance against Wales defied explanation.

Sunday 2 October, 2011

Match report: Ireland show the world they're here to play
# March On
# March On

Match report: Ireland show the world they're here to play

Oct 2nd 2011, 10:53 AM 2,592 Views 25 Comments

Declan Kidney’s men progress after impressive win over Azzurri.

Friday 30 September, 2011

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: You will meet a tall, dark stranger
# Young Blood
# Young Blood

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: You will meet a tall, dark stranger

Sep 30th 2011, 3:49 PM 849 Views 1 Comment

Declan Kidney has gambled a lot on Conor Murray’s being the man to do a job at scrum half – in just his second senior Ireland start.

Thursday 29 September, 2011

Simon Hick’s View from the Frontline: Sexton needs to kick on, even if he’s dropped
# Bench Press
# Bench Press

Simon Hick’s View from the Frontline: Sexton needs to kick on, even if he’s dropped

Sep 29th 2011, 4:00 PM 644 Views 2 Comments

It looks like Ronan O’Gara will start against the Italians. but this set-back could be the making of his Leinster counterpart.

Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: Eat, sleep, breathe sport
# RWC2011
# RWC2011

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: Eat, sleep, breathe sport

Sep 27th 2011, 12:13 PM 925 Views 0 Comments

When it comes to sport in New Zealand, rugby union is only the tip of iceberg, writes Simon Hick in his latest World Cup dispatch.

Monday 26 September, 2011

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: the greening of New Zealand
# On Tour
# On Tour

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: the greening of New Zealand

Sep 26th 2011, 11:29 AM 1,236 Views 1 Comment

The Aviva crowds, with the odd exception, have had an ‘entertain me’ feel to them. This group in New Zealand, though, come to do the entertaining.

Sunday 25 September, 2011

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: a case of try, try again
# Reaction
# Reaction

Simon Hick's View from the Frontline: a case of try, try again

Sep 25th 2011, 11:43 AM 855 Views 1 Comment

Declan Kidney will have lots to ponder after a professional display in Rotarua, writes Simon Hick in New Zealand.

Wednesday 21 September, 2011

View from the Frontline: Simon Hick’s World Cup dispatches, Part 3
# Scrum Time
# Scrum Time

View from the Frontline: Simon Hick’s World Cup dispatches, Part 3

Sep 21st 2011, 4:34 PM 547 Views 0 Comments

“One country looking on at this bluff-fest with a worried interest is Ireland. You wouldn’t do it to us France, would you – go and get all high and mighty and try to win the game?”

Monday 19 September, 2011

View from the Frontline: Simon Hick's World Cup dispatches, Part 3
# RWC2011
# RWC2011

View from the Frontline: Simon Hick's World Cup dispatches, Part 3

Sep 19th 2011, 12:58 PM 1,418 Views 3 Comments

“All international rugby players have won the DNA lottery. Ferris won the lottery, then gambled it all on red.”

Sunday 18 September, 2011

View from the Frontline: Simon Hick’s World Cup dispatches, Part 2
# RWC2011
# RWC2011

View from the Frontline: Simon Hick’s World Cup dispatches, Part 2

Sep 18th 2011, 3:01 PM 718 Views 2 Comments

“The truth is the thousands that have made their way here don’t fit with our current negative image of ourselves – the snivelling trembling wretches of the recession are still at home jangling copper coins in their pockets.”

Saturday 17 September, 2011

Match report: Relentless Ireland reignite the dream
# Report
# Report

Match report: Relentless Ireland reignite the dream

Sep 17th 2011, 2:35 PM 930 Views 1 Comment

Simon Hick reports from Eden Park as Ireland beat Australia to blow Pool C – and the Rugby World Cup – wide open.

Friday 16 September, 2011

View from the Frontline: Simon Hick's World Cup dispatches, Part 1
# Countdown
# Countdown

View from the Frontline: Simon Hick's World Cup dispatches, Part 1

Sep 16th 2011, 12:35 PM 409 Views 0 Comments

Les Kiss believes that this group of Irish players deserve better than they’ve got so far. What’s going wrong, asks Simon Hick.