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6 Nations Preview

Last year, I tipped Ireland to win on  the basis of England’s injuries at the time and the performances of the provinces at that stage last season. This year, the tone of the Irish mainstream media is similar: Leinster have…

Women’s Rugby World Cup Roundup

The Pools Amidst a myriad of Italian teenagers on campus looking to hone their English in the Anglophone heaven that is Dublin 4, there was an unprecedented level of excitement in Belfield this summer, as a very different kind of…

Sport

Welsh Dragon Roars over London as English Roses Wither under Twickenham Glare.

Familiarity breeds confidence. That’s the idea at least. In competition with Australia, Wales and Fiji to survive the group of death the English would have considered this the easiest game before them. They had beaten the Welsh in three previous…

Sport

Uninspiring England get the job done against dogged Fiji

England 35 – 11 Fiji Mike Brown (2), Billy Vunipola                   Tries                           Nemani Nadol Owen Farrell (2), Geord Ford                   Conversions  Owen Farrell, George Ford (2)                    Penalties                  Ben Volavola, Nemani Nadola In a game that England were expected to win comfortably, and…

Sport

Rugby World Cup Profiles: Pool A

Pool A Fixtures England v Fiji (18th Sep, Twickenham, 20:00) Wales v Uruguay (20th Sep, Millennium Stadium, 14:30) Australia v Fiji (23rd Sep, Millennium Stadium, 16:45) England v Wales (26th Sep, Twickenham, 20:00) Australia v Uruguay (27th Sep, Villa Park,…

England dent Irish Six Nations hopes

Ceithreann Murray examines Sunday’s 12-6 defeat Inaccuracy, healing poor kicking, sovaldi sale and a series of errors, find caused by superb English line speed, ultimately cost Ireland in horrible wet conditions in Dublin. While the home side’s physicality was never…