Tag: RWC2011

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 »

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 »

O’Brien in the Top Five!

Despite only making it to the quarter finals with Ireland in New Zealand, Sean O’Brien has been selected as one of the top five players in the tournament. O’Brien who won’t turn 25 until February came into the tournament as ERC European Player of the Year and he clearly delivered on his reputation playing in… Read more »

Wales 22 – 10 Ireland

It’s over… Wales soaked up all of the pressure and delivered killer blows when it counted to secure a spot in the Rugby World Cup Semi-Finals. Wales owe their win to their defence who, for 60 minutes took a battering and then returned two huge blows to ensure they were in the semifinal for the… Read more »