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School’s Rugby: The Game In It’s Purest Form?

I am someone who did not actually get the opportunity to partake in the Leinster Schools Senior Cup as a player. Despite this, I still firmly believe that school’s rugby is the purest form of the game as we know…

What To Expect From The 2019 Six Nations

The ‘Six Nations Championship’ is a sporting event steeped in rich history and tradition. Moulded from the original ‘Home Nations Championship’ dating back to 1883, the ‘Six Nations’ has developed into one of the most viewed and eagerly anticipated competitions…

Champions Cup Preview

With the start of the new European Champions Cup campaign just around the corner, we preview the hopes of the Irish provinces as well as some of the leading contenders.   Leinster Last season’s champions are the team to beat…

In Praise of Stuart Lancaster

In these halcyon days of Leinster Rugby, it’s easy to forget the low ebb the province found itself at this time two years ago. A convincing defeat in the Pro 12 final to Connacht coupled with a discouraging fourth-place finish…

Scarlets fire Warning to Leinster Ahead of European Semi Final

Finn Russell and Leigh Halfpenny missed two kicks apiece in the first half before Rhys Patchell shrugged off some weak tackling to open the scoring. Halfpenny was back on target in the second half, with Gareth Davies’ interception try stretching…

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…

How Ireland Can Nullify South Africa

In a bumper weekend for Irish men’s team sport on November 11, where the soccer men begin the final stretch for FIFA World Cup Qualification in Copenhagen against Denmark, the Irish also open their international rugby union season against the…

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…

Collidge Hold Off Late Onslaught from Garryowen to Seal League Win

University College Dublin showed admirable discipline and steel to hold off a rally from Garryowen RFC to secure another win in the top division of the Ulster Bank rugby League at Belfield. Scrummaging power, a quick pressing line and accurate…

Leinster Cruise to Opening Weekend Win Against Castres

Leinster began their Champions’ Cup campaign with a comprehensive 33-15 win last Saturday afternoon against Castres in the RDS. It was a comfortable victory for the home side as they dominated from the first whistle and came away with a…

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,…

Women’s Rugby: The Growing Game’s Fight for Space in Ireland

Jack Power The Irish Women’s rugby team lifted the Six Nations trophy after destroying Scotland on the final day of a thrilling tournament, yet the cameras and spotlight of the sporting world were fixated on the Irish Men’s Six Nations…