Saints' chances of progress remain slim despite victory
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Thursday 02 February 2012
Paul O'Connell believes Keith Earls will be inspired by the birth of his first child when Ireland's RBS 6 Nations opens against Wales on Sunday.
Wednesday 18 January 2012
Luke Fitzgerald has been omitted from Ireland's 24-man senior squad for the 2012 RBS 6 Nations.
Tuesday 17 January 2012
According to latest figures compiled by what might be called the Rugby Football Union's health and safety team – Dr Simon Kemp, head of sports medicine at Twickenham is the man principally responsible for collating the statistics – the game is no more dangerous to life and limb now than it was a decade ago, despite the greater speed and dynamism of the people who play it for a living and the heavier collisions in every area of the field.
Saturday 31 December 2011
Paul O'Connell will captain Ireland in this season's Six Nations Championship, the Irish Rugby Football Union has announced.
Sunday 11 December 2011
O'Driscoll and Co are exposed to highest pressure but they enjoy decent rest and quality training too
Monday 21 November 2011
Bath 16 Montpellier 13
Saturday 12 November 2011
Sunday 18 September 2011
Shock in Auckland shows England a final path cleared of Tri-Nations teams
Sunday 04 September 2011
New Zealand start as huge favourites. Woebetide them if they come up short
Sunday 28 August 2011
Ireland 9 England 20: Samoan-born centre has suddenly become England's bright hope for World Cup after lighting up the midfield with pace, power and another try
Thursday 25 August 2011
Brian O'Driscoll and Sean O'Brien will miss Ireland's clash with England at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday through injury.
Monday 22 August 2011
Geordan Murphy was today named in Ireland's World Cup squad just 48 hours after being resigned to missing out.
Sunday 21 August 2011
Saturday 20 August 2011
There will be a sharp intake of breath from the whole of Ireland when Brian O'Driscoll, still the best player in the British Isles and indisputably the finest outside centre of his generation, makes his first tackle on a Frenchman in Dublin this evening.
Thursday 18 August 2011
Events in Australia yesterday begged an immediate question: namely, does Matt Giteau have English ancestry? The Wallaby midfielder, widely considered one of the most gifted playmakers in the game over the course of a 92-cap career, made what amounted to a pre-emptive strike via Twitter, effectively announcing his retirement from Test rugby ahead of this morning's World Cup squad announcement by the national coach Robbie Deans.
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