As Luke Pearce told Toulouse captain Jerome Kaino, the player in question Zack Holmes, and Racing 92 captain Dimitri Szarzewski, “Okay, so No 10 please. Just let me explain. We had another look on the screen, you have tackled him high, there aren’t any mitigating factors and your shoulder has gone straight into his neck. … Continue reading Why try to make the game safer?
Some of the articles written over the last few days have been extremely depressing to read. Irish fans have been told that their Rugby World Cup dreams should be abandoned, that the players representing them are inferior to their opposition, and that the coaching staff employed to mold these players into world champions are spent. … Continue reading Undeserved Doom and Gloom
When we hear the words ‘interview’ and ‘rugby’ in the same sentence, we automatically think of players, past and present, who we would love to read about to gain an insight into their lives. But we often never think of the men and women in the background who make these players who they are, or … Continue reading From Thurles to Uruguay, From Dublin to Italy.
It never ceases to amaze me how one weekend can bring about such a change in people’s dispositions, and this weekend is no exception. The PRO14 kicked off this weekend, and brought an end to the painful wait felt by those in five countries. Some fans will ultimately be happier than others come Monday morning, … Continue reading Irish Rugby and the PRO14