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Joe Schmidt

Life Post-Schmidt

After Ireland’s extremely disappointing defeat at the hands of the All Blacks, it is now time to move on and look forward to a new era of Irish rugby. The manner of Schmidt’s departure was saddening and not the fairy-tale…

Rugby World Cup Preview

September 20th 2019; the start of the 9th Rugby World Cup. This is the first time the competition has been hosted by a non-tier 1 nation. While the early stages of the competition are bound to see some heavy rain…

6 Nations Review: Ireland Take Europe By Storm

My predictions for this tournament were wrong. I predicted that England would win the championship. I also predicted that the Twickenham factor would work against Ireland and that f would have a mid-table finish. I got all that wrong. Moving…

Round Three Shows Ireland Can Navigate Their Way to Six Nations Grand Slam Glory

Although Warren Gatland’s 100th international as Wales Coach was not a happy one, suffering a 37-27 defeat by Ireland, his longitude means that his advice on winning Tests can be useful. On that note, when overseeing the Lions series draw…

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…