Tag: OConnell

New Ideas Praised by O’Connell

There’s a familiar feeling to training for Paul O’Connell, with two former Munster coaches in Kidney and Gaffney you might think training would be same old, same old. But new voices have been praised by O’Connell who’s liking what he hears from forwards coach Gert Smal who assisted Jake White in steering South Africa to… Read more »

New Captain?

Declan Kidney has hinted that O’Driscoll might not be the captain going forward. As lump down the rankings in the 6 Nations and the World Cup means that Ireland need a good November series against Canada, New Zealand and Argentina – before the cut-off date of 1st December, as the IRB are set to use… Read more »

Ireland Squad for the Scotland Game!

Tommy Bowe (replacing Geordan Murphy) and Mick O’Driscoll (replacing Malcolm O’Kelly) are the only two changes for the Ireland squad that lost out so late on in the 26-21 loss to France two Saturday’s ago. In a game where Ronan O’Gara collects his 80th cap, there will be a huge boost for the squad with… Read more »

Team News – O’Driscoll & O’Connell

O’Driscoll has been given the all-clear to play against Italy on 2nd February after sustaining an ankle injury during Leinster’s Heineken Cupclash with Leicester. Jonathan Sexton will still miss out, but O’Sullivan is ever hopeful that Paul O’Connell may be fit enough to play some part in this years tournament. There was concern that O’Connell… Read more »

O’Connell Out?

Paul O’Connell of Munster is unlikely to be available for selection during the initial stages of the RBS 6 Nations 2008. This is due to a setback during his rehabilitation from back injury, O’Connell has not played rugby since the Rugby World Cup and it was hoped he would play for Munster in the Heineken… Read more »