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Pascal Pape and rugby's Twitter apologists engaging in the fine art of PR spin
The French player took to social media to say sorry for injuring the Ireland and Leinster star.
Munster have 'returned to traditional values' this season, but Clermont didn't seem to care
Whiff of Cordite says that Munster might need a broader game plan when they travel to Clermont.
There are 14 places for backs in Ireland's World Cup squad, but who'll get them?
The centre and wing positions look to have the most for Joe Schmidt to think about.
T Minus 400 to the Rugby World Cup, time to look at the likely squad
Put on the kettle, roll out the biscuits and help us pick the 17 forwards Joe Schmidt should take to the World Cup.
A lot done but more to do for Ireland
Ireland did all that was expected against Georgia but Whiff of Cordite believes some players still have points to prove.
Schmidt needs a good second season bounce in the cold November rain
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.
Just where do the provinces stand in Anglo-Irish relations?
It’s closer than you think says Whiff of Cordite.
Nothing changes public perceptions like a good inter-pro victory, eh Munster?
For all the success of Munster and Leinster, they still measure themselves against one another, write Whiff of Cordite.
Opinion: Struggling Munster must give Hanrahan more game time
The centre pairing of Denis Hurley and Ivan Dineen struggled in the province’s recent match with Ospreys.
Opinion: Whatever way you look at it, Sexton would be money well spent by the IRFU
Getting Ireland’s most important player back into the fold in time for the World Cup is excellent business.
Opinion: Ireland's unsung heroes hit right note to deliver Six Nations title
The Whiff of Cordite gang pay tribute to the squad players that saw Ireland over the line in Paris.
Whiff of Cordite: We need to talk about POM
The Munster blindside (openside, number eight, lock and wing) has divided opinion in the past, but now looks to have refined his game.
Opinion: Project Penney deserves more time at Munster
‘Penney is halfway through a pretty thorough rebuilding job and is trying to establish a new playing identity around which Munster can build a sustainable future.’
Opinion: Joe Schmidt needs to unite Irish camp before Six Nations bid
It’s time for another clear-the-air session, write the Whiff of Cordite experts.
Opinion: Are Ireland’s pack just a little bit too nice?
Free your inner Rodrigo Roncero, writes the Whiff of Cordite experts.
Here are the candidates for the Ireland captaincy
The lads at Whiff of Cordite have run the rule over the men Joe Schmidt can pick from
Joe Schmidt ticks every box for the Ireland job... bar 1
The Leinster boss will arrive with some provincial baggage but we all need to get behind the Kiwi, write Whiff of Cordite.
Opinion: A new set of voices is needed to reboot Irish rugby
‘What value is corporate knowledge when you keep losing?’ ask Whiff of Cordite who think a new broom is required within the game here.
Opinion: It's not the ending he deserved but axing Ronan O'Gara is the right call from Kidney
The Munster great should have went after the World Cup in 2011, say Whiff of Cordite.
Opinion: Regrets? Leinster will have a few after early Euro exit
Ulster and Munster march on but they’ll be up against it in the Heineken Cup knock-out stages.
What's eating rugby writer Stephen Jones, Munster fans?
The well-known sports journalist has been rubbing Irish rugby fans up the wrong way this week, it seems.
Centre of attention: Can Keith Earls play centre for Ireland?
Yes, yes he can. And here’s why.
Analysis: Is Brian O'Driscoll still the right man to captain Ireland?
The Leinster centre will continue as skipper according to Declan Kidney. But is it the right decision at this stage?
Decisions, decisions: plenty of selection headaches for Heineken Cup bosses
There’s plenty to debate ahead of next week’s Ireland squad announcement. Whiff of Cordite break it down.
Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 6: 'It's the group of dearth'
Nothing to see here. But it’s hard to see past Toulon as pool winners.
Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 5: Can Leinster make it all the way to... eh, Dublin?
The Blues are eyeing a hat-trick at Lansdowne.
Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 4: Ulster out to go one better
It’ll be a shoot-out between the Ravenhill outfit and Northampton for the top spot, write Whiff of Cordite.
Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 3: Is the West really awake for Connacht?
From a Connacht perspective, this pool presents both opportunities and threats.
Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 2: Did someone say Group of Death?
‘Expect this one to go down to the last breathless mucky scrum,’ write Whiff of Cordite.
Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 1: Munster needing more than home comforts
Rob Penney will have his work cut out to qualify from this group, write the lads at Whiff of Cordite.
The big rugby season preview… Leinster
Can they make it three-in-a-row?
The big rugby season preview... Connacht
No longer the forgotten province, the westerners will be well placed to take a scalp from more than just Zebre in Europe this year.
The big rugby season preview... Munster
The new season approacheth! So Whiff of Cordite are going to start off by looking at Munster, where the prospect of a new era will make for fascinating viewing.
Summer recruitment: Who's stealing our jobs?
With the IRFU’s player import policy shaping our provinces’ squads, Whiff of Cordite run the rule over the players filling the NIQ quotas.
Can the real Ireland please stand up?
Ireland’s performance against the All Blacks in Christchurch was impressive, but was it, like many of the side’s best results in recent years, merely a flash in the pan?
Damage limitation best Ireland can hope for after latest Kidney selection
Ireland have taken two steps back before this weekend’s meeting with the All Blacks, say the boys over at Whiff of Cordite.
Opinion: Foley the obvious choice as Munster coach
The ex-Ireland international should benefit in the province’s job search, given the less-than-impressive alternatives, according to the lads from Whiff of Cordite.
Does last weekend’s rugby mark a changing of the guard in Europe?
Four teams won nine of the two Heineken Cups between 2001 and 2010. That era is now over, writes Whiff of Cordite.
Opinion: six reasons why Munster will win on Sunday
Palla Ovale of Whiff of Cordite fame explains why he reckons the home side will do the business at the weekend.
Opinion: 6 reasons why Ulster will win on Sunday
The underdogs are more than capable of causing a shock, according to Whiff of Cordite’s Egg Chaser.