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Rugby World Cup

From the Halls of Blackrock College to the Fields of Yokohama: Russian Rugby Captain Vasily Artemyev

32-year-old Vasily Artemyev captains Russia at this year’s World Cup. It’s a lesser known fact that Artemyev is a graduate of Blackrock College, and lesser known still that he is a graduate of our own University College Dublin. Coming to…

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…

Sport

All Blacks storm past South Africa to set up final with Australia

A week after the world eviscerated northern hemisphere rugby this was a match for the English purest. The South African’s used the lineout, the maul and the box kick to great effect to set up kicking opportunities for the excellent…

Business

How hosting RWC 2023 could boost the economy

The Rugby World Cup 2015 began with a bang a fortnight ago, with one of the great shocks of the tournament already occurring as Japan secured an injury time win over South Africa. However, what many fans are unaware 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

Outstanding Basic Skills Rocks the Boks.

If this World Cup will be remembered for nothing else, it will most certainly be remembered for a majestic performance given by the Japanese, a victory that one might say surpasses an incredible effort offered by Argentina against a Springboks…

Sport

Workmanlike Irish subdue Romanians as Record Breaking Crowd Cheers them on

Ireland 44 |  Romania 10 This was not a vintage Irish performance although, in truth, it did not need to be. The Men in Green showed their intent to play a high tempo, expansive game of rugby from the start,…

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 C

Fixtures Tonga v Georgia (19th SepKingsholm Stadium, 12:00) New Zealand v Argentina (20th Sep, Wembley Stadium, 16:45) New Zealand v Namibia (24th Sep, Olympic Stadium, 20:00) Argentina v Georgia (25th Sep, Kingsholm Stadium, 16:45) Tonga v Namibia (29th Sep, Sandy…

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,…

Six Nations, but only one winner

After a rewarding few months in which they preoccupied themselves with the clubs sides in the Heineken Cup, rugby fans across Europe can look forward to their annual two-month international bonanza beginning this Saturday in Saint Denis. The World Cup just…

All Aboard the New Bandwagon!

I shan’t spend too long talking about the rugby, it’s still a bit soon. The emotional scars are still a bit too fresh and the sadness that followed that ridiculously early rugby match in Wellington’s “Cake Tin” still lingers on….