Irish Rugby Archive

Ireland Team to face Wales Announced

Declan Kidney has announced his side to face Wales on Sunday with few surprises. Keith Earls attempts the impossible, replacing O’Driscoll at 13 and Andrew Trimble makes it onto the left wing. Conor Murray faces a horrible 6 Nations debut up against his doppelganger Mike Phillips. Peter O’Mahony is likely to get a debut from

Who would play the Ireland Team in the Hollywood movie?

  This weekend, just in case anyone didn’t notice,  another Ireland victory powered them through to the Quarter Finals of the Rugby World Cup. Without wanting to get too ahead of ourselves its a special time for Irish rugby and a special group of players to boot. Which is all just great. I started to

Ireland Team to face Australia

Declan Kidney has announced his side to take on the mighty Australians in Saturdays rugby World Cup group D decider. Although the Irish put on a fairly lacklustre display against the USA last week they are bolstered by the return of four first team regulars from injury. Team as follows: Rob Kearney, Tommy Bowe, Brian

Irish Wolfhounds Gone Lame

Scotland A 32 Irish Wolfhounds 13 Just in and saw this result. Well thats not the best way to get off to the campaign is it? Good news if you’re a Scot granted but I’m not.

Teams, Times and a tip for each game, 6Nations Round 3

Wales Vs France 20:00, 26/02/2010 Wales: Lee Byrne (Ospreys); Leigh Halfpenny (Cardiff Blues), James Hook (Ospreys), Jamie Roberts (Blues), Shane Williams (Ospreys); Stephen Jones (Scarlets), Richard Rees (Blues); Paul James, Huw Bennett, Adam Jones (Ospreys), Bradley Davies, Deiniol Jones (Blues), Jonathan Thomas (Ospreys), Martyn Williams (Blues), Ryan Jones (Ospreys, capt) Replacements: Ken Owens (Scarlets), Rhys

Ferris starts, O'Connell making all the right noises, can they do it? Does it really matter? Will Gatland ever shut-up?

Ferris Included in Starting Line-Up  Sweet sweet music to my ears. Having listened to Gatland prattle on about closing roof’s and untrustworthy locks all week I have been proud to hear the legend of Deccie keeping it positive and brief. O’Connell pitched in with the following earlier: Structurally their attack goes out the window. Once they’ve

Highlight of the opening 6 Nations weekend? Newport Gwent Dragons

There I’ve said it. The genuine highlight of the weekend had to be Will Harries’ beautiful solo effort shortly after the French gave up at half time in Scotland. Ireland Vs Italy: Both sides poorer than expected, opening weekend rustiness or not. There were brief glimpses of Craig Gower not being another ‘Bergamasco’ but all

Ulster give Bath a pasting before they have even kicked off

Go On Ulster. Not something you will here very often from a proud Munster fan but I mean it, Go On Ulster. Whilst twittering away a bit of time earlier I came across this update from Ulster rugby cracking, fair play to ’em. International rugby for a tenner, can you say fairer than that? It got

Nearly all Six Nations Squads Announced

What have we learnt? England have selected every qualified player in the country. Wales have stuck with the squad that got them fourth place last year, adding a couple of teenagers in the hope no-one would notice. France don’t mind a drunken tall story but do mind a tall off form full back. Ireland are

Williams back for Wales, Ireland stick to their guns

  Wales have their star back and their pop star back on the bench for the France game. Thankfully Gatland hasn’t gone for Henson to start and so hopefully the hero worship of a win  won’t be entirely placed upon his shoulders. Ireland have stuck with the team that have got them to the top