Posts Tagged "Brian O’Driscoll"
Leinster shrugged off the absence of star centre Brian O’Driscoll to beat Stade Francais 34-13 on Friday to clinch the European Challenge Cup.
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Ireland great Brian O’Driscoll has been given a three-week ban for stamping on Italy’s Simone Favaro.
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Ireland delayed their team announcement for Saturday’s clash with Italy by 48 hours as they struggle with an injury crisis that threatens to rob champion centre Brian O’Driscoll of a potential Six Nations farewell.
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NSW Waratahs coach Michael Cheika has revealed Brian O’Driscoll’s touted move to Sydney could become a reality thanks to the high-powered intervention from a cashed-up sponsor shared by the Super Rugby franchise and the Ireland captain.
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NSW coach Michael Cheika’s strong friendship with Brian O’Driscoll could result in the duo reuniting at the Waratahs but the former Leinster mentor says it won’t happen at the expense of home grown talent.
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Irish rugby star Brian O’Driscoll is eyeing a season with the NSW Waratahs as a perfect close to his career.
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I rarely agree with the The Times‘ chief rugby correspondent, Stephen Jones. In particular I argue with his views on the haka, southern hemisphere rugby, and the experimental law variations. Yet I respect him as a rugby writer.
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With the Australian rugby preparing for the grueling season of Super Rugby and the inaugural Rugby Championship, my appetite was satisfied by ESPN over the weekend with a three course Six Nations meal.
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Sporting dreams of an epic, world title nature don’t come true too often for us Irish. The few victories that we do have are etched on all Irish minds from childhoods of a bygone era, and many are individual feats of greatness.
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Irish coach Declan Kidney and skipper Brian O’Driscoll have performed miracles at the Rugby World Cup. They’ve turned a nightmare four straight losses in the lead-up to the Cup, into four wins when it counted.
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In the last ten months much has been written about the incumbent Wallaby captain’s deficiencies. Much of it is along the lines of ‘…he couldn’t lead a team to the bathroom… we need someone like Richie McCaw!’
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Leinster lock Leo Cullen will captain Ireland for the first time after Brian O’Driscoll was ruled out of their opening World Cup warm-up match against Scotland on Saturday.
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The following is the greatest rugby union side of all-time, in my opinion. I have taken into consideration a number of key factors in choosing this side.
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Every day somebody tweets their way into twouble. For most of us, nobody really cares outside of our small irrelevant worlds. But for professional athletes whose social reach extends well beyond their own four walls, consequences abound.
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After the first four rounds of the Six Nations, if any Australian was keeping note of what are perceived to be their main opposition in the pool stages, then they most likely would not have been overly concerned.
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Wales turned their thoughts to a final Six Nations showdown against France after a controversial try helped seal a 19-13 win over Ireland on Saturday.
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Ireland have lost to Wales. The Grand Slam is now a distant memory and Ireland need to beat England to give their fans a taste of what this team can achieve. I’m an English supporter so I don’t want to see them pull off that win.
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Ireland captain Brian O’Driscoll is relishing a return to the Millennium Stadium to play Wales in the Six Nations on Saturday.
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Brian O’Driscoll has said Ireland will be “torn apart” by France if they start slowly in their Six Nations match here Sunday. The defending grand slam champions were 7-0 up against Scotland in just the third minute of last weekend’s first round clash in Paris.
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There was Robbie Deans at Cardiff last weekend watching England defeat Wales and then in Rome a day later to see Italy go down right on time to Ireland. Nice work if you can get it. But there was a point to what Deans was doing.
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