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Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Pascal Pape and rugby's Twitter apologists engaging in the fine art of PR spin
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# Cynicism

Pascal Pape and rugby's Twitter apologists engaging in the fine art of PR spin

Feb 25th 2015, 12:58 PM 8,286 Views 8 Comments

The French player took to social media to say sorry for injuring the Ireland and Leinster star.

Monday 8 December, 2014

Munster have 'returned to traditional values' this season, but Clermont didn't seem to care
# Limited Gameplan
# Limited Gameplan

Munster have 'returned to traditional values' this season, but Clermont didn't seem to care

Dec 8th 2014, 5:37 PM 12,248 Views 37 Comments

Whiff of Cordite says that Munster might need a broader game plan when they travel to Clermont.

Thursday 27 November, 2014

There are 14 places for backs in Ireland's World Cup squad, but who'll get them?
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# Selection Headache

There are 14 places for backs in Ireland's World Cup squad, but who'll get them?

Nov 27th 2014, 6:48 PM 12,885 Views 53 Comments

The centre and wing positions look to have the most for Joe Schmidt to think about.

Wednesday 26 November, 2014

T Minus 400 to the Rugby World Cup, time to look at the likely squad
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# Boarding Cards

T Minus 400 to the Rugby World Cup, time to look at the likely squad

Nov 26th 2014, 9:38 PM 12,827 Views 40 Comments

Put on the kettle, roll out the biscuits and help us pick the 17 forwards Joe Schmidt should take to the World Cup.

Monday 17 November, 2014

A lot done but more to do for Ireland
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# Progress

A lot done but more to do for Ireland

Nov 17th 2014, 2:51 PM 5,581 Views 39 Comments

Ireland did all that was expected against Georgia but Whiff of Cordite believes some players still have points to prove.

Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Schmidt needs a good second season bounce in the cold November rain
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# Opinion

Schmidt needs a good second season bounce in the cold November rain

Nov 4th 2014, 7:50 AM 3,650 Views 23 Comments

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.

Monday 20 October, 2014

Just where do the provinces stand in Anglo-Irish relations?
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# Average Weekend Agreement

Just where do the provinces stand in Anglo-Irish relations?

Oct 20th 2014, 4:32 PM 6,106 Views 3 Comments

It’s closer than you think says Whiff of Cordite.

Monday 6 October, 2014

Nothing changes public perceptions like a good inter-pro victory, eh Munster?
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# Perception Is Reality

Nothing changes public perceptions like a good inter-pro victory, eh Munster?

Oct 6th 2014, 2:14 PM 4,020 Views 7 Comments

For all the success of Munster and Leinster, they still measure themselves against one another, write Whiff of Cordite.

Monday 29 September, 2014

Opinion: Struggling Munster must give Hanrahan more game time
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# Opinion

Opinion: Struggling Munster must give Hanrahan more game time

Sep 29th 2014, 5:06 PM 7,207 Views 14 Comments

The centre pairing of Denis Hurley and Ivan Dineen struggled in the province’s recent match with Ospreys.

Monday 25 August, 2014

Opinion: Whatever way you look at it, Sexton would be money well spent by the IRFU
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# Whiff Of Cordite

Opinion: Whatever way you look at it, Sexton would be money well spent by the IRFU

Aug 25th 2014, 1:00 PM 10,784 Views 37 Comments

Getting Ireland’s most important player back into the fold in time for the World Cup is excellent business.

Wednesday 19 March, 2014

Opinion: Ireland's unsung heroes hit right note to deliver Six Nations title
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# The Other Guys

Opinion: Ireland's unsung heroes hit right note to deliver Six Nations title

Mar 19th 2014, 6:30 AM 10,242 Views 24 Comments

The Whiff of Cordite gang pay tribute to the squad players that saw Ireland over the line in Paris.

Thursday 13 February, 2014

Whiff of Cordite: We need to talk about POM
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# On Your 6

Whiff of Cordite: We need to talk about POM

Feb 13th 2014, 12:00 PM 10,061 Views 30 Comments

The Munster blindside (openside, number eight, lock and wing) has divided opinion in the past, but now looks to have refined his game.

Thursday 12 December, 2013

Opinion: Project Penney deserves more time at Munster
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# Future Proof

Opinion: Project Penney deserves more time at Munster

Dec 12th 2013, 7:12 PM 4,553 Views 15 Comments

‘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.’

Friday 29 November, 2013

Opinion: Joe Schmidt needs to unite Irish camp before Six Nations bid
# Leinster/munster
# Leinster/munster

Opinion: Joe Schmidt needs to unite Irish camp before Six Nations bid

Nov 29th 2013, 7:58 PM 9,071 Views 15 Comments

It’s time for another clear-the-air session, write the Whiff of Cordite experts.

Wednesday 20 November, 2013

Opinion: Are Ireland’s pack just a little bit too nice?
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# Scrum Time

Opinion: Are Ireland’s pack just a little bit too nice?

Nov 20th 2013, 9:30 PM 17,724 Views 36 Comments

Free your inner Rodrigo Roncero, writes the Whiff of Cordite experts.

Monday 4 November, 2013

Here are the candidates for the Ireland captaincy
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# Captain Fantastic

Here are the candidates for the Ireland captaincy

Nov 4th 2013, 12:01 PM 4,995 Views 5 Comments

The lads at Whiff of Cordite have run the rule over the men Joe Schmidt can pick from

Monday 22 April, 2013

Joe Schmidt ticks every box for the Ireland job... bar 1
# Opinion
# Opinion

Joe Schmidt ticks every box for the Ireland job... bar 1

Apr 22nd 2013, 11:45 AM 8,225 Views 7 Comments

The Leinster boss will arrive with some provincial baggage but we all need to get behind the Kiwi, write Whiff of Cordite.

Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Opinion: A new set of voices is needed to reboot Irish rugby
# 6 Nations
# 6 Nations

Opinion: A new set of voices is needed to reboot Irish rugby

Mar 19th 2013, 8:50 PM 2,823 Views 2 Comments

‘What value is corporate knowledge when you keep losing?’ ask Whiff of Cordite who think a new broom is required within the game here.

Monday 4 March, 2013

Opinion: It's not the ending he deserved but axing Ronan O'Gara is the right call from Kidney
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# ROG

Opinion: It's not the ending he deserved but axing Ronan O'Gara is the right call from Kidney

Mar 4th 2013, 11:46 AM 2,058 Views 9 Comments

The Munster great should have went after the World Cup in 2011, say Whiff of Cordite.

Monday 21 January, 2013

Opinion: Regrets? Leinster will have a few after early Euro exit
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# HCup

Opinion: Regrets? Leinster will have a few after early Euro exit

Jan 21st 2013, 11:42 AM 2,128 Views 12 Comments

Ulster and Munster march on but they’ll be up against it in the Heineken Cup knock-out stages.

Thursday 20 December, 2012

What's eating rugby writer Stephen Jones, Munster fans?
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# HCup

What's eating rugby writer Stephen Jones, Munster fans?

Dec 20th 2012, 5:28 PM 5,763 Views 12 Comments

The well-known sports journalist has been rubbing Irish rugby fans up the wrong way this week, it seems.

Tuesday 6 November, 2012

Centre of attention: Can Keith Earls play centre for Ireland?
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# Mythbusters

Centre of attention: Can Keith Earls play centre for Ireland?

Nov 6th 2012, 7:01 AM 1,487 Views 6 Comments

Yes, yes he can. And here’s why.

Thursday 25 October, 2012

Analysis: Is Brian O'Driscoll still the right man to captain Ireland?
# He Is Bod
# He Is Bod

Analysis: Is Brian O'Driscoll still the right man to captain Ireland?

Oct 25th 2012, 4:21 PM 1,918 Views 8 Comments

The Leinster centre will continue as skipper according to Declan Kidney. But is it the right decision at this stage?

Thursday 18 October, 2012

Decisions, decisions: plenty of selection headaches for Heineken Cup bosses
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# HCup

Decisions, decisions: plenty of selection headaches for Heineken Cup bosses

Oct 18th 2012, 8:22 AM 573 Views 0 Comments

There’s plenty to debate ahead of next week’s Ireland squad announcement. Whiff of Cordite break it down.

Sunday 14 October, 2012

Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 6: 'It's the group of dearth'
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# HCup

Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 6: 'It's the group of dearth'

Oct 14th 2012, 10:06 AM 850 Views 0 Comments

Nothing to see here. But it’s hard to see past Toulon as pool winners.

Saturday 13 October, 2012

Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 5: Can Leinster make it all the way to... eh, Dublin?
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# HCup

Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 5: Can Leinster make it all the way to... eh, Dublin?

Oct 13th 2012, 9:36 AM 748 Views 1 Comment

The Blues are eyeing a hat-trick at Lansdowne.

Friday 12 October, 2012

Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 4: Ulster out to go one better
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# HCup

Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 4: Ulster out to go one better

Oct 12th 2012, 2:25 PM 400 Views 0 Comments

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?
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Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 3: Is the West really awake for Connacht?

Oct 12th 2012, 10:07 AM 3,791 Views 2 Comments

From a Connacht perspective, this pool presents both opportunities and threats.

Thursday 11 October, 2012

Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 2: Did someone say Group of Death?
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# HCup

Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 2: Did someone say Group of Death?

Oct 11th 2012, 1:37 PM 1,075 Views 0 Comments

‘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
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# HCup

Heineken Cup Preview, Pool 1: Munster needing more than home comforts

Oct 11th 2012, 11:09 AM 857 Views 0 Comments

Rob Penney will have his work cut out to qualify from this group, write the lads at Whiff of Cordite.

Thursday 30 August, 2012

The big rugby season preview… Leinster
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# Leinster Rugby

The big rugby season preview… Leinster

Aug 30th 2012, 8:02 AM 916 Views 0 Comments

Can they make it three-in-a-row?

Monday 27 August, 2012

The big rugby season preview... Connacht
# Way Out West
# Way Out West

The big rugby season preview... Connacht

Aug 27th 2012, 7:25 PM 1,506 Views 1 Comment

No longer the forgotten province, the westerners will be well placed to take a scalp from more than just Zebre in Europe this year.

Wednesday 22 August, 2012

The big rugby season preview... Munster
# Provinicial
# Provinicial

The big rugby season preview... Munster

Aug 22nd 2012, 7:45 AM 2,083 Views 0 Comments

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.

Wednesday 4 July, 2012

Summer recruitment: Who's stealing our jobs?
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# Provincial

Summer recruitment: Who's stealing our jobs?

Jul 4th 2012, 12:16 PM 2,290 Views 3 Comments

With the IRFU’s player import policy shaping our provinces’ squads, Whiff of Cordite run the rule over the players filling the NIQ quotas.

Monday 18 June, 2012

Can the real Ireland please stand up?
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# Opinion

Can the real Ireland please stand up?

Jun 18th 2012, 1:31 PM 882 Views 1 Comment

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?

Thursday 14 June, 2012

Damage limitation best Ireland can hope for after latest Kidney selection
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# Opinion

Damage limitation best Ireland can hope for after latest Kidney selection

Jun 14th 2012, 1:30 PM 483 Views 0 Comments

Ireland have taken two steps back before this weekend’s meeting with the All Blacks, say the boys over at Whiff of Cordite.

Wednesday 18 April, 2012

Opinion: Foley the obvious choice as Munster coach
# Conjecture
# Conjecture

Opinion: Foley the obvious choice as Munster coach

Apr 18th 2012, 9:53 PM 685 Views 0 Comments

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.

Thursday 12 April, 2012

Does last weekend’s rugby mark a changing of the guard in Europe?
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# HCup

Does last weekend’s rugby mark a changing of the guard in Europe?

Apr 12th 2012, 9:20 AM 502 Views 0 Comments

Four teams won nine of the two Heineken Cups between 2001 and 2010. That era is now over, writes Whiff of Cordite.

Friday 6 April, 2012

Opinion: six reasons why Munster will win on Sunday
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# Conjecture

Opinion: six reasons why Munster will win on Sunday

Apr 6th 2012, 1:00 PM 683 Views 0 Comments

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
# PREDICTION
# PREDICTION

Opinion: 6 reasons why Ulster will win on Sunday

Apr 6th 2012, 12:00 PM 579 Views 4 Comments

The underdogs are more than capable of causing a shock, according to Whiff of Cordite’s Egg Chaser.

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