Smal will stay on for the forwards…

Months of speculation is now over, Gert Smal will not be taking the job as Springboks’ head coach, and will remain part of the Irish management team. Smal was the overwhelming favourite to succeed Pieter de Villiers but he is intent on seeing out his contract with Ireland which expires at the end of the… Read more »

British & Irish Lions tour Australia in 2013

The British & Irish Lions will play three Tests against the Wallabies on a nine-match tour of Australia in 2013, taking on Australia in Brisbane on June 22nd, Melbourne on June 29th and Sydney on July 6th. Lions tours of Australia come around once every 12 years and Australia one the last series by two… Read more »

Road to recovery for O’Driscoll

Brian O’Driscoll only recently had his operation on his shoulder but is already talking about a comeback! After struggling through the World Cup in New Zealand the outside centre has opted to have it operated on, which could keep him out of the game for six months (missing the majority of Leinster’s season and the… Read more »

RWC Dream Team – 3 Ireland Players!

Over the last fortnight, Facebook fans of the official Rugby World Cup have been voting on their favourite players to make up the 2011 Rugby World Cup Dream Team. Based on suggestions a shortlist of names for each position was posted daily and saw 160,000 votes being cast. The final 15 is below and would… Read more »

Who’ll replace O’Driscoll ?

Adrian O’Farrell takes a fascinating look at who might fill the number 13 jersey for the 2012 Six Nations championship. Read the article here…