Ireland Rugby

Sixth in the IRB Rankings

Ireland started the World Cup eighth in the IRB World Rankings, but after an action packed few weeks Ireland are now ranked sixth as they turn their attention to the 2012 RBS 6 Nations Championship. IRB WORLD RANKINGS (as of Monday, October 24): Last week’s positions in brackets – 1(1)¬†NEW ZEALAND 91.43 rating points 2(2)¬†AUSTRALIA… Read more »

A victory for Ireland when Munster beat Leinster

A good percentage of supporters won’t have seen Munster’s 19-9 Magners League final win over Leinster as a good thing, but really it is a great thing for Irish rugby. Despite relying on foreigners to open the scoring their were strong performances from your Munstermen looking for a place in the Irish setup in World… Read more »

Rugby to return to the Olympics…

From 2016 in Rio do Janeiro, Rugby will no longer be on the list of “discontinued sports”, actually it will only be Sevens but so be it. Rugby was last played at the 1924 Paris Olympics, when a row erupted after game between France and America. In Stade Colombes about 40,000 French supporters were amazed… Read more »

Irish Rugby Finding Depth?

Is this the time for Ireland to find depth? Injuries to Rob Kearney, Geordan Murphy, Tommy Bowe, Andrew Trimble, Shane Horgan, Jamie Heaslip, Stephen Ferris, John Hayes and Jerry Flannery all mean Ireland are making new call-ups, calling in from the Irish Wolfhounds and rethinking decisions. In World Cup year when the Six Nations can… Read more »

Team for New Zealand Test

IRELAND TEAM & REPLACEMENTS (v New Zealand, Summer Tour Test, Yarrow Stadium, New Plymouth, Saturday, June 12, kick-off 7.35pm local time/8.35am Irish time): 15 – Rob Kearney (UCD/Leinster) 14 – Tommy Bowe (Ospreys) 13 – Brian O’Driscoll (UCD/Leinster) (capt) 12 – Gordon D’Arcy (Lansdowne/Leinster) 11 – Andrew Trimble (Ballymena/Ulster) 10 – Ronan O’Gara (Cork Constitution/Munster)… Read more »