Referees in focus for Munster as fullback Jones keeps up with trends

MUNSTER’S VIDEO ANALYSIS this week will have focused on their own recent performances, as well as the strengths and potential weaknesses of tomorrow’s Champions Cup opponents, Clermont. Almost as importantly, a third strand to their pre-match study will have centred around the referee of the Thomond Park fixture, Englishman Wayne Barnes. Every team at the … Continue reading "Referees in focus for Munster as fullback Jones keeps up with trends"

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Good news! Romain Poite won’t be refereeing an Ireland game in the 6 Nations

THE REFEREES FOR the 2015 Six Nations matches were unveiled by World Rugby today. Ireland’s fixtures will be officiated by Pacal Gauzere (v Italy), Wayne Barnes (v France), Craig Joubert (v England), Steve Walsh (v Wales) and Jerome Garces (v Scotland). South African referee Joubert has been handed arguably the biggest fixture in the tournament, … Continue reading "Good news! Romain Poite won’t be refereeing an Ireland game in the 6 Nations"

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Alexa Bliss Sets Segment for RAW

Since taking over the #Raw Women’s division, I’ve put our female Superstars at the forefront of @WWE. So before @NiaJaxWWE and @RondaRousey face off at #WWETLC, I’m holding a press conference and may actually use some of YOUR questions. Use #AskAlexa…and make them good. pic.twitter.com/ZbXEDFTxQB — Lexi Kaufman (@AlexaBliss_WWE) December 7, 2018 Click Here: Jadon … Continue reading "Alexa Bliss Sets Segment for RAW"

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‘Infinitely seductive’ and more of what the French papers are saying about Munster’s defeat in Clermont

Murray Kinsella reports from Clermont-Ferrand MUNSTER WERE DESERVEDLY beaten by Clermont at Stade Marcel-Michelin yesterday, but a losing bonus point has been greeted positively on Irish soil. But what are the French papers saying after ASM’s three-try victory? We’ve taken a look… ******************** Midi Olympique Toulon’s Juan Smith adorns the cover of this morning’s Midol. … Continue reading "‘Infinitely seductive’ and more of what the French papers are saying about Munster’s defeat in Clermont"

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London Welsh are probably the worst team in the history of top flight professional rugby

TEN GAMES PLAYED. Zero wins. 80 points for. 490 against. That is the record of London Welsh in the Aviva Premiership this year. They lost 78-11 against Saracens in their tenth straight league loss today. In their ten games they have conceded 52, 53, 46, 46, 52, 23, 71, 26, 43 and 78 points. The … Continue reading "London Welsh are probably the worst team in the history of top flight professional rugby"

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2014, the year Irish sport beat fashion over the head

Dónal Óg’s dickie bow and ‘pyjamas top’ on All-Ireland final night Some gom later complained the Cloyne man was ‘expressing his sexuality’ through his choice of necktie. G-Mac and his Ryder Cup team-mates offered a nod to their Scottish hosts at the opening ceremony with this brace choice of suit: Source: Cathal Noonan/INPHO Conor McGregor … Continue reading "2014, the year Irish sport beat fashion over the head"

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Heaslip injury a concern for Leinster after win over Ulster

Updated 17.50 Leinster 24Ulster 11 AFTER AN INTER-PROVINCIAL contest that was frustratingly scrappy rather than sensational, the sight of Jamie Heaslip leaving the field injured will take the gloss off Leinster’s convincing win. Nursing an apparent shoulder injury, the eastern province’s captain was replaced after 30 minutes by Josh van der Flier – himself a … Continue reading "Heaslip injury a concern for Leinster after win over Ulster"

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Paul McShane’s an auld fella! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

1. Joe Brolly 2. Paul McShane 3. Paul Geaney 4. Andy Murray 5. Phil Kitromilides 6. Brian O’Driscoll 7. Cian Healy 8. George Hook 9. Paul Galvin   ‘You need 2 eyes to play but I seem to be doing okay with just one’ – Ian McKinley’s rugby returnThis Seahawks player must be from Shelbyville … Continue reading "Paul McShane’s an auld fella! It’s the sporting tweets of the week"

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Competition for Court as London Irish sign up All Black prop Ben Franks

PREMIERSHIP CLUB LONDON Irish have today announced the signing of the versatile New Zealand prop Ben Franks on a three-year deal from the start of next season. The 42-Test All Black (the older brother of tighthead Owen) is able to operate on both sides of the scrum, but has played primarily as a loosehead since … Continue reading "Competition for Court as London Irish sign up All Black prop Ben Franks"

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In pictures: Ireland’s Six Nations hopefuls step up preparations at Carton House

IRELAND BEGIN THEIR Six Nations title defence with a trip to Rome on 7 February. Today, Joe Schmidt ran the rule over his extended panel ahead of the championship kick-off. Here’s how they looked. Head coach Schmidt with Jonathan Sexton before the session at Carton house Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO The Cork contingent of Simon Zebo and … Continue reading "In pictures: Ireland’s Six Nations hopefuls step up preparations at Carton House"

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