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Penaltyfest and Misperceptions

Munster arrived late at the Liberty stadium – 50 minutes before kick-off – due to their bus being delayed by a crash on the motorway and they remained on the back foot from the start as their handling and discipline let them down too often while the Ospreys were determined to get their league campaign back on track after losing 2 and drawing 1 of their last 3 games. 1,540 more words

Pro12 League

Time to Get a Move On

For all the jolliness around Irish rugby right now, for a handful of players this season has been one frustration after another. And things could be about to get more frustrating for some of them when the teams are announced for the Heineken Cup knockouts this weekend. 650 more words

Leinster

Deccie - Get Out There And Sell Some Tickets!

Tomorrow, Deccie names his 30 man squad for the November Internationals against the Boks and the Pumas, plus a Wolfhounds-type panel for the “Ireland XV” against Fiji in Thomond Park. 1,215 more words

Ireland

Can Ireland Finish on Positive Note?

I’ll put my hand up and admit I did not see that Irish performance coming in the 2nd test. In fact, I had predicted another heavy loss for Ireland. 894 more words

Ireland

Kidney Embraces Change

Declan Kidney’s team selection for Saturday’s 1st Test against the All Blacks shows he may be finally changing his loyal ways. With two new caps in Simon Zebo and Declan Fitzpatrick as well as five players who may not have expected to be starting, this is an exciting Irish team at last. 973 more words

Ireland

Tuohy Deserves His Shot

Declan Kidney has picked four second-rows in his squad to tour New Zealand: Donncha O’Callaghan, Dan Tuohy, Donnacha Ryan and AN Other. Paul O’Connell will take that AN Other slot if he recovers from a knee injury as expected. 844 more words

Ireland

RaboDirect Round-Up

Ulster 8-16 Leinster

Fri 20th April @ Ravenhill

Ulster’s play-off hopes look to be almost certainly over after losing to a powerful Leinster side in Ravenhill on Friday night. 545 more words

Munster