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Rugby - Last month November 2022

Broken nose healed, Beirne welcomes target on Ireland's backs
# Jackal
# Jackal

Broken nose healed, Beirne welcomes target on Ireland's backs

Nov 17th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,850 Views 5 Comments

The Munster man made his Test debut against the Wallabies back in 2018.

World Player of the Year nominee Josh van der Flier continues to grow as a leader for Ireland
# Passing It On
# Passing It On

World Player of the Year nominee Josh van der Flier continues to grow as a leader for Ireland

Nov 16th 2022, 7:00 PM 6,931 Views 9 Comments

The flanker says he has become increasingly focused on trying to help players around him improve.

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton declares himself 'ready to go' for Australia
# Fit And Firing
# Fit And Firing

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton declares himself 'ready to go' for Australia

Nov 16th 2022, 4:01 PM 7,403 Views 7 Comments

The outhalf has recovered from a dead leg and is set to line out against the Wallabies on Saturday.

'Wallabies teams normally respond very well under extreme adversity'
# Rugby Weekly Extra
# Rugby Weekly Extra

'Wallabies teams normally respond very well under extreme adversity'

Nov 16th 2022, 11:59 AM 5,370 Views 4 Comments

Ex-Australia and Ulster lock Justin Harrison joined The42 Rugby Weekly Extra podcast today.

Mack Hansen: 'The decision to play for Ireland has been the best decision of my life'
# No Regrets
# No Regrets

Mack Hansen: 'The decision to play for Ireland has been the best decision of my life'

Updated Nov 16th 2022, 7:58 AM 26,020 Views 13 Comments

The Australian will come up against some familiar faces when Ireland take on the Wallabies this weekend.

Rassie Erasmus insists latest tweets not aimed at referees
# Twitter Trouble
# Twitter Trouble

Rassie Erasmus insists latest tweets not aimed at referees

Nov 15th 2022, 4:05 PM 10,959 Views 15 Comments

South Africa director of rugby has only recently returned to match-day duties following a World Rugby ban.

'When I got my chance with Ireland, it wasn't too scary. I didn't feel out of my depth'
# Dan The Man
# Dan The Man

'When I got my chance with Ireland, it wasn't too scary. I didn't feel out of my depth'

Nov 15th 2022, 3:29 PM 15,779 Views 15 Comments

Dan Sheehan’s rise from back-up at Leinster to one of the best hookers in the world has been one of the rugby stories of 2022.

Analysis: Door opens for Jack Crowley
# Fast Tracked
# Fast Tracked

Analysis: Door opens for Jack Crowley

Updated Nov 15th 2022, 2:14 PM 25,293 Views 16 Comments

Can the Cork man take his chance to establish himself as backup to Johnny Sexton?

South Africa under no illusions about Italy challenge as Boks look to get back on track
# Team News
# Team News

South Africa under no illusions about Italy challenge as Boks look to get back on track

Nov 15th 2022, 1:29 PM 3,556 Views 5 Comments

Head coach Jacques Nienaber has shaken his XV up from the France defeat.

Owen Farrell ‘has changed the way English rugby has been played’
# Centurion
# Centurion

Owen Farrell ‘has changed the way English rugby has been played’

Nov 15th 2022, 11:49 AM 7,579 Views 4 Comments

Farrell is set to win his 100th cap this weekend.

Ross Byrne called up to Ireland squad ahead of Australia game
# Rugby
# Rugby

Ross Byrne called up to Ireland squad ahead of Australia game

Nov 15th 2022, 9:22 AM 17,844 Views 45 Comments

Byrne linked up with the rest of the squad at Carton House last night.

Saracens lock gets Scotland call-up for Argentina game
# Callum Hunter Hill
# Callum Hunter Hill

Saracens lock gets Scotland call-up for Argentina game

Nov 15th 2022, 9:05 AM 5,677 Views 0 Comments

Hamish Watson and Rory Sutherland have withdrawn from the squad through injury.

'We have turned a corner' - IRFU is regaining confidence of women's players, says CEO
# Work To Do
# Work To Do

'We have turned a corner' - IRFU is regaining confidence of women's players, says CEO

Nov 15th 2022, 8:00 AM 3,106 Views 1 Comment

Last year a group of 62 former and current internationals wrote to the Irish government expressing their loss of trust in the IRFU.

Cullen confirms Frawley will miss 3-4 months after knee procedure
# Unfortunate
# Unfortunate

Cullen confirms Frawley will miss 3-4 months after knee procedure

Nov 15th 2022, 6:05 AM 6,881 Views 4 Comments

‘He can’t worry about Jack Crowley or whoever else stepping into the team, or someone else at Leinster.’

Johnny Sexton and Josh van der Flier nominated for World Rugby Player of the Year
# Best Of The Best
# Best Of The Best

Johnny Sexton and Josh van der Flier nominated for World Rugby Player of the Year

Updated Nov 14th 2022, 9:30 PM 38,801 Views 28 Comments

Andy Farrell has been nominated for Coach of the Year while Mack Hansen and Dan Sheehan are competing for Breakthrough Player of the Year.

Fiji's Albert Tuisue cited for tackle on Joey Carbery
# Foul Play
# Foul Play

Fiji's Albert Tuisue cited for tackle on Joey Carbery

Nov 14th 2022, 7:30 PM 8,044 Views 1 Comment

South Africa’s Pieter-Steph du Toit and France scrum-half Antoine Dupont have also both been cited following their red cards over the weekend.

'More people are creating livings from commentating on rugby now'
# Data In Rugby
# Data In Rugby

'More people are creating livings from commentating on rugby now'

Nov 14th 2022, 7:10 PM 8,707 Views 2 Comments

Stats Perform hosted an event in Limerick last week to look at data innovation in rugby.

'What I'm hearing through the grapevine is that he's made an unbelievable impression'
# Duck To Water
# Duck To Water

'What I'm hearing through the grapevine is that he's made an unbelievable impression'

Nov 14th 2022, 5:52 PM 28,693 Views 4 Comments

Eoin Toolan and Bernard Jackman discussed Jack Crowley’s Ireland debut on today’s Rugby Weekly Extra podcast.

Ciarán Frawley out for a 'number of months' due to knee injury
# Lengthy Absence
# Lengthy Absence

Ciarán Frawley out for a 'number of months' due to knee injury

Nov 14th 2022, 3:35 PM 10,396 Views 6 Comments

Out-half was injured against All Blacks XV.

Connacht confirm Andy Friend will leave at the end of the season
# Farewell
# Farewell

Connacht confirm Andy Friend will leave at the end of the season

Nov 14th 2022, 3:22 PM 16,894 Views 14 Comments

The popular Australian will depart after five seasons in charge.

Henshaw and Carbery ruled out of Ireland's clash with Wallabies
# Injuries
# Injuries

Henshaw and Carbery ruled out of Ireland's clash with Wallabies

Updated Nov 14th 2022, 3:04 PM 24,756 Views 32 Comments

Johnny Sexton, James Ryan, Andrew Porter, Josh van der Flier, and Hugo Keenan hope to return.

Gregor Townsend frustrated as Scotland pass up rare chance to beat New Zealand
# Reaction
# Reaction

Gregor Townsend frustrated as Scotland pass up rare chance to beat New Zealand

Nov 14th 2022, 9:22 AM 7,473 Views 6 Comments

The hosts were 24-13 up heading into the final quarter before the All Blacks fought back.

Jack Crowley: 'It’s special making your debut but you still have to go out and perform'
# Strong Start
# Strong Start

Jack Crowley: 'It’s special making your debut but you still have to go out and perform'

Nov 14th 2022, 7:30 AM 5,704 Views 5 Comments

Jack Crowley says the thought of winning his first cap for Ireland wasn’t on his radar at the start of the season.

'I was delighted to see the Mexican wave. I don't think we had much to do with it'
# Must Do Better
# Must Do Better

'I was delighted to see the Mexican wave. I don't think we had much to do with it'

Nov 14th 2022, 6:00 AM 8,306 Views 4 Comments

Ireland boss Andy Farrell said he isn’t worried about the depth of his wider squad.

Con continue to build momentum, Terenure build four-point lead atop Division 1A
# Ail Review
# Ail Review

Con continue to build momentum, Terenure build four-point lead atop Division 1A

Nov 13th 2022, 8:38 PM 7,272 Views 2 Comments

Young Munster, meanwhile, inflicted a first defeat of the season on champions Clontarf.

New Zealand produce late fightback to overcome Scotland at Murrayfield
# Same Old Same Old
# Same Old Same Old

New Zealand produce late fightback to overcome Scotland at Murrayfield

Nov 13th 2022, 5:00 PM 15,032 Views 7 Comments

Gregor Townsend’s side had led 23-14 heading into the final quarter.

Munster mourn the passing of province legend Jerry Holland
# Rip Holl
# Rip Holl

Munster mourn the passing of province legend Jerry Holland

Nov 13th 2022, 4:19 PM 56,261 Views 14 Comments

The beloved former player, head coach, team manager and administrator left an indelible mark at his province and at his club, Cork Con.

'Too early' to call France as Rugby World Cup favourites after 12th straight victory
# Les Bleus
# Les Bleus

'Too early' to call France as Rugby World Cup favourites after 12th straight victory

Nov 13th 2022, 11:09 AM 10,526 Views 13 Comments

Les Bleus, the World Cup hosts, edged the Springboks 30-26 last night.

'If things went wrong you never used the goggles as an excuse'
# Second Sight
# Second Sight

'If things went wrong you never used the goggles as an excuse'

Nov 13th 2022, 9:50 AM 30,975 Views 5 Comments

Ian McKinley’s world was thrown upside down by the loss of an eye – his comeback is one of the greatest stories ever told in rugby.

The Wallabies a wounded animal as Farrell considers Ireland selection
# Autumn Finale
# Autumn Finale

The Wallabies a wounded animal as Farrell considers Ireland selection

Nov 13th 2022, 8:00 AM 30,772 Views 16 Comments

Australia lost to Italy for the first time ever ahead of their visit to Dublin.

France lay down Rugby World Cup marker with South Africa win
# Report
# Report

France lay down Rugby World Cup marker with South Africa win

Nov 12th 2022, 10:19 PM 34,697 Views 30 Comments

The Springboks fell to another defeat after Ireland came out on top in Dublin last week.

Jones sets sights on All Blacks - 'They're there for the taking, we’re going to go after them'
# Onto The Next
# Onto The Next

Jones sets sights on All Blacks - 'They're there for the taking, we’re going to go after them'

Nov 12th 2022, 9:50 PM 9,662 Views 3 Comments

England defeated Japan 52-13 at Twickenham today.

'How was that, New Zealand?' - World Cup winner's iconic post-match interview
# Singalong
# Singalong

'How was that, New Zealand?' - World Cup winner's iconic post-match interview

Nov 12th 2022, 8:18 PM 11,664 Views 6 Comments

Ruby Tui led the crowd in a rendition of Maori folk song ‘Tutira Mai,’ mirroring the scenes at Eden Park when the All Blacks won the men’s 2011 World Cup final.

Crowley leaves his mark on an otherwise forgettable day at Aviva Stadium

Crowley leaves his mark on an otherwise forgettable day at Aviva Stadium

Updated Nov 12th 2022, 8:00 PM 40,530 Views 23 Comments

The young out-half brought moments of quality to a poor game on his Test debut.

Wales get Autumn Nations Series back on track with battling win over Argentina
# Pride Restored
# Pride Restored

Wales get Autumn Nations Series back on track with battling win over Argentina

Nov 12th 2022, 7:40 PM 6,319 Views 0 Comments

Tries from number eight Taulupe Faletau and scrum-half Tomos Williams saw Wales home.

'I don’t want to make it a one-cap thing, I want to keep driving on'
# Debut
# Debut

'I don’t want to make it a one-cap thing, I want to keep driving on'

Nov 12th 2022, 7:00 PM 10,462 Views 4 Comments

Jeremy Loughman reflects on a week to remember after winning his first Test cap for Ireland.

Porter and Smith at the double as England overwhelm Japan
# New Guy
# New Guy

Porter and Smith at the double as England overwhelm Japan

Nov 12th 2022, 6:26 PM 5,915 Views 0 Comments

England ran in six tries in total, all converted by captain Owen Farrell, as well as being awarded a penalty try.

Samoa claim giant upset of hosts England to reach Rugby League World Cup final
# Incredible
# Incredible

Samoa claim giant upset of hosts England to reach Rugby League World Cup final

Nov 12th 2022, 5:08 PM 7,795 Views 5 Comments

Four weeks after being humiliated 60-6 by England in the tournament opener, the Samoans sent the home side packing from the tournament.

'Pretty underwhelming' - Farrell makes no excuses for Ireland display against Fiji
# Review
# Review

'Pretty underwhelming' - Farrell makes no excuses for Ireland display against Fiji

Nov 12th 2022, 4:42 PM 12,487 Views 9 Comments

The Ireland boss was happy with a win and three new caps but not too much else.

Italy record first ever win over Wallabies to cap excellent year
# Azzuri
# Azzuri

Italy record first ever win over Wallabies to cap excellent year

Nov 12th 2022, 3:30 PM 42,136 Views 15 Comments

And they did it without star out-half Paolo Garbisi, who was ruled out with a hip injury the morning of the match.