Tag: OGara

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 »

Wales here we come…

O’Gara gets the nod again to start in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final against Wales at Wellington Regional Stadium, having seen off Sexton for the starting spot against Italy he’s done it again. Kidney has brushed aside concerns that Wales will target O’Gara’s defensive capabilities. Rory Best will under a late fitness test on a… Read more »

Ireland 36 – 6 Italy – Pool C Winners!

Three tries in the second half saw Ireland through to the quarter finals of the Rugby World Cup 2011 as Pool C winners! O’Driscoll’s 45th try moved Ireland to 17-9 in the second half and with players all stepping up tot he mark the space was created for Keith Earls to celebrate his 24th birthday… Read more »

Experience to steer Ireland home – Ireland v Italy

A win ? A draw ? A defeat with two bonus point? Nobody really cares which way Ireland do it, all of the above work as results on Sunday which would see Ireland go through to the knockout stages.┬áThe euphoria of that win over Australia is over, it’s time to knuckle down. We always knew… Read more »

Paul O’Connell sits out training..

Paul O’Connell is Ireland’s biggest concern ahead of the game against Italy in Pool D on Sunday. The Lions captain picked up a hamstring injury in his superb performance against Australia last week. Whoever loses the Pool D clash faces a trip home, but that won’t force the Ireland management’s hand into risking O’Connell. If… Read more »