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Ireland are slowly revealing their hand.

Ireland’s victories against Canada and Romania were expected. That is without disrespect to either Canada or Romania but a tier one nation should expect to beat a tier two nation. 789 more words

Injuries: Ending Careers and Endangering Lives

With the news coming this week of the immediate retirement of Connacht prop Brett Wilkinson due to a neck injury. The long serving prop damaged a ligament in the Heineken Cup game against Saracens. 692 more words


A Great Few Days

The last 5 days have been really great days for Leinster fans. On Sunday Cian Healy made an early return from injury to make a big impression off the bench against Castres. 163 more words

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Richardt Strauss

Some great news in the last few days as it appears that Richardt Strauss’ heart surgery has been a success. I’m sure Richardt himself, as well as rugby fans around the world, was concerned that he might not be able to play again but it seems certain that he will be back wearing the blue of Leinster and, hopefully, green of Ireland next season, if not sooner. 8 more words


Autumn Internationals Week 3


It was always going to be a tough test for the out-of-form Welsh squad. The men in red stepped up their game for the clash, with the 10-33 scoreline possibly a little unrepresentative of the effort put in. 585 more words

Rugby: A team of mercenaries? - The new Irish rugby recruits

As Declan Kidney announces the Irish squad to face South Africa on Saturday, The Daily Shift’s Peter Farrell takes a look at the growing phenomenon of foreign-born players declaring for Ireland…   682 more words


Ireland Squad In Dissaray? Not Quite

First of all let me apologise for the lack of rugby coverage here last week, we’re currently in the process of changing a few things around in our rugby coverage all in the name of bringing our readers the most comprehensive pieces we can. 885 more words