Fixtures confirmed for NZ

Ireland’s three match tour of New Zealand in June 2012 has had it’s fixtures confirmed. Ireland will be the first team to play the newly-crowned champions when they kick off the series at Eden Park on June 9th. A week later they will bring international rugby back to Christchurch at the redeveloped Rugby League Park… Read more »

O’Driscoll out for six months due to surgery…

It has been confirmed that Brian O’Driscoll will undergo surgery on his shoulder that could keep him out for up to six months. The long standing injury to his neck and shoulder mean he is most likely out of Ireland’s 2012 RBS 6 Nations as well as most of Leinster’s Heineken Cup title defence.

Murphy to Retire?

Geordan Murphy will probably make a decision on his retirement from international rugby just before the Six Nations, the 33 year old won his 72nd cap in the World Cup win over Russia. “I haven’t made a concrete decision yet but I’m heading that way,” admitted Murphy when asked if he was considering retirement from… Read more »

Irish team pay Cup fines to Christchurch

The Ireland team will use the fines accumulated during their Rugby World Cup campaign to make a $6000 donation to Christchurch Earthquake Appeal Fund as a mark of respect to those that lost their lives in the February 22nd earthquake. The funds will help rebuild club rugby thoughout Canterbury. Ireland captain, Brian O’Driscoll said the… Read more »

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 »