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Egotists, never-weres and safe bets - how things stand a year out from the World Cup
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Egotists, never-weres and safe bets - how things stand a year out from the World Cup

Nov 5th 2022, 10:02 AM 15,933 Views 2 Comments

With the November Series ready to heat up, we run our eye over the leading challengers for next year’s tournament.

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Youthful, confident and dangerous, Japan are out to make their mark at World Cup
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Youthful, confident and dangerous, Japan are out to make their mark at World Cup

Aug 3rd 2017, 1:09 PM 2,989 Views 0 Comments

We take a closer look at the second of Ireland’s Pool C opponents.

Australia gunning to 'knock off' Ireland in World Cup opener
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Australia gunning to 'knock off' Ireland in World Cup opener

Aug 2nd 2017, 8:55 AM 6,532 Views 2 Comments

The Wallaroos are low on experience, but in no shortage of confidence as they bring their Olympic gold medalists to the 15s game.

Everything you need to know about Dundalk's Champions League opponents
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Everything you need to know about Dundalk's Champions League opponents

Aug 5th 2016, 1:06 PM 10,866 Views 16 Comments

Legia Warsaw stand between the Lilywhites and a historic place in the competition’s group-stage.

Ireland face a familiar (and formidable) foe in U20 World Championship opener
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Ireland face a familiar (and formidable) foe in U20 World Championship opener

Jun 5th 2016, 9:22 AM 8,090 Views 6 Comments

The Grand Slam winners have lost a key man, but they are still an impressive outfit as we near the big kick-off.

Ability, attitude... and the next Shane Williams? The Welsh perspective on the Six Nations
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Ability, attitude... and the next Shane Williams? The Welsh perspective on the Six Nations

Feb 6th 2016, 9:30 AM 6,822 Views 1 Comment

Welsh rugby blogger Seb Greenwood believes Gatland’s side have got what it takes to go all the way.

Have we got a kicker? Can we defend? The Italian perspective on the Six Nations
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Have we got a kicker? Can we defend? The Italian perspective on the Six Nations

Feb 5th 2016, 7:30 PM 4,041 Views 3 Comments

Italian rugby blogger Dario Mazzocchi serves up the penultimate part of our Six Nations preview series.

Lewandowski aside, do Ireland have much to fear when they come up against Poland?
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Lewandowski aside, do Ireland have much to fear when they come up against Poland?

Mar 24th 2015, 9:00 PM 8,811 Views 18 Comments

Why Martin O’Neill’s men must watch out for Kamil Glik, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Arkadiusz Milik among others.

England XV as expected with Goode and Nowell brought in for Ireland clash
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England XV as expected with Goode and Nowell brought in for Ireland clash

Feb 27th 2015, 10:09 AM 8,734 Views 21 Comments

Stuart Lancaster has kept the changes in his back three.

France: We have to give Lopez the keys and let him play his game
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France: We have to give Lopez the keys and let him play his game

Feb 6th 2015, 9:27 PM 4,737 Views 2 Comments

Jeremy from the Bajadita rugby blog profiles Les Bleus ahead of opening weekend.

Scotland: Big Vern in charge, talent pushing through... but we dread another false dawn
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Scotland: Big Vern in charge, talent pushing through... but we dread another false dawn

Feb 5th 2015, 8:05 PM 3,328 Views 2 Comments

Our Scottish friends get us up to speed on their Six Nations chances.

Italy: We'll always have Parisse
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Italy: We'll always have Parisse

Feb 4th 2015, 12:05 AM 4,616 Views 0 Comments

We asked the man in the know about Italian rugby to tell us how the Azzurri are shaping up.

Know your enemy: English expectancy dips before big opening night
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Know your enemy: English expectancy dips before big opening night

Feb 3rd 2015, 11:29 AM 5,884 Views 1 Comment

We asked the Blood and Mud blog to preview the Six Nations from England’s perspective. Here’s what he had to say.

'We'll have to show Cheika something he hasn't seen before' -- Jonathan Sexton
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'We'll have to show Cheika something he hasn't seen before' -- Jonathan Sexton

Nov 20th 2014, 4:16 PM 14,159 Views 12 Comments

Ireland’s out-half also looked back on a painful day the last time he faced his former coach.

'Boks stay bashful about scrum chances while trusting Pollard to fire up the back-line
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'Boks stay bashful about scrum chances while trusting Pollard to fire up the back-line

Nov 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 3,756 Views 0 Comments

South Africa are in rude health, while Joe Schmidt could conceivably have to make do without his entire first-choice front row.

Gibraltar boss: We're not coming to Dublin to park the bus
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Gibraltar boss: We're not coming to Dublin to park the bus

Oct 8th 2014, 5:18 PM 3,034 Views 4 Comments

“My attackers will show that they’re capable of scoring goals against anyone,” warns Allen Bula.

Scout's report: Edinburgh looking to catch Munster out at Murrayfield
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Scout's report: Edinburgh looking to catch Munster out at Murrayfield

Oct 10th 2013, 12:24 PM 1,450 Views 9 Comments

Alan Solomons’ side are bottom of the Pro12, but will welcome a fresh start in Europe.

Roy Keane is at Croke Park today (possibly on a scouting mission)
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Roy Keane is at Croke Park today (possibly on a scouting mission)

Aug 18th 2013, 4:44 PM 9,393 Views 7 Comments

JBM wants a full dossier from Roy on the winner of today’s All Ireland hurling semi-final

8 pack: All you need to know about 6 Nations champions Wales
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8 pack: All you need to know about 6 Nations champions Wales

Feb 1st 2013, 8:00 PM 1,691 Views 2 Comments

the fifth and final instalment in our team-by-team guide this year’s tournament.

VIDEO: Here’s how France romped to victory over Argentina last night
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VIDEO: Here’s how France romped to victory over Argentina last night

Nov 18th 2012, 12:43 PM 1,669 Views 0 Comments

It was another impressive performance showing from Les Bleus.

Ireland v Greece: Guide to the visiting team
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Ireland v Greece: Guide to the visiting team

Nov 13th 2012, 8:30 AM 1,069 Views 2 Comments

A look at Ireland’s visitors at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday night, Greece.

Between us and our dreams: Who is Luke Campbell?
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Between us and our dreams: Who is Luke Campbell?

Aug 11th 2012, 10:42 AM 1,911 Views 0 Comments

John Joe Nevin’s opponent is a decent lad and a great boxer, there must be some Irish in him.

Between us and our dreams: Who is Sofya Ochigava?
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Between us and our dreams: Who is Sofya Ochigava?

Aug 9th 2012, 9:00 AM 8,850 Views 19 Comments

Only one woman can stop Katie Taylor from winning gold in London this afternoon, and she’s a familiar foe. Here’s what you need to know about Sofya Ochigava of Russia.

Roach may be confident but Khan needs to be vigilant
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Roach may be confident but Khan needs to be vigilant

Dec 10th 2011, 12:14 PM 256 Views 0 Comments

Amir Khan steps into the ring against Lamont Peterson knowing that overconfidence could be his undoing…

Who we're up against: Quick guide to the Estonian National Team
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Who we're up against: Quick guide to the Estonian National Team

Nov 11th 2011, 5:18 PM 464 Views 0 Comments

Some dogged performances as Group C came to a close left Estonia as improbable group runners-up. Here’s the lowdown on their key personnel and the team’s journey to the play-offs.

Focus: Who are Rovers facing? We take a look at Partizan Belgrade
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Focus: Who are Rovers facing? We take a look at Partizan Belgrade

Aug 18th 2011, 3:02 PM 248 Views 0 Comments

Their manager has been compared to Sir Alex Ferguson and they used to pay good money to Mateja Kezman. This is Partizan Belgrade…