Posts Tagged "Ireland Rugby"
In the 108-year rugby history between New Zealand and Ireland there has only ever been one victor.
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The All Blacks are so used to winning that it becomes second nature, says Ireland rugby captain Paul O’Connell.
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The All Blacks selectors have made seven changes to their starting team to face Ireland, explaining that a gruelling two months has caught up with them.
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The All Blacks reckon their best form has eluded them in Europe and they hope to make a flourishing finish to an all-conquering year against Ireland.
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Ireland assistant coach John Plumtree can’t yet say if world class backs Jonathan Sexton and Brian O’Driscoll will be fit to face the All Blacks after both skipped training.
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Irish rugby boss Philip Browne can find “no reason on earth” why Ireland could not host the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
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It is impossible to please some critics of the Wallabies, especially if they are British rugby writers.
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Whisper it in the street or down the pub. Don’t post it on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram, or shout it from the rooftstops. Ever so slowly, slowly, the Wallabies just might be on their way back up, they might be improving.
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The Wallabies have posted their first back-to-back win of the year with a dominant 32-15 victory over Ireland at a packed Aviva Stadium.
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The talk leading up to Ireland versus Australia was that the Irish could inflict yet another upset over the Wallabies with some even putting Ireland as outright favourites.
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The Wallabies can register back-to-back wins for the first time in 2013 when they meet Ireland at Aviva Stadium. Join us for live scores from 4.30am AEDT.
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The spring is back in the step and he’s delving deep into that bag of party tricks, but the heat is on Quade Cooper to prove he can handle the pressure as Wallabies’ goalkicker.
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Rugby great Brian O’Driscoll has pleaded with the Irish public to let go and move on from his controversial Lions axing as he prepares for one last battle against the Wallabies.
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In a damning reflection on the failed James O’Connor five eighth experiment, the Wallabies side that fell to the British and Irish Lions have been painted as clueless, headless chooks.
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Ireland have sprung two big selection surprises for this weekend’s clash with Australia while also reuniting big guns Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell for their first start together in the green jersey since the 2011 Rugby World Cup.
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Under-pressure prop Ben Alexander has been rested as the Wallabies have called for their best scrummager, Sekope Kepu, to combat the abrasive Irish pack on Sunday morning (AEDT).
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Much is made about the magic of the FA Cup. It’s a romantic’s dream when a lowly third division team from Chelmsford can beat the odds and end up shocking the mighty Manchester United.
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Religion popped up in The Roar recently with Spiro’s reference to the Shroud of Turin, which the faithful believe bears the image of Jesus of Nazareth.
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His legs may be growing weary but the Wallabies are wary of Irish great Brian O’Driscoll’s smarts in this weekend’s Test of character in Dublin.
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Over the weekend, Japan and the USA had home games against traditional rugby heavyweights, something they don’t get often.
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