Posts Tagged "Ireland"

After being placed in the pool of death in 2013, Ireland come into their fourth successive World Cup campaign with plenty more optimism in 2017.

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Next month, Gaelic footballers from Ireland will travel to face the best of the AFL in the 20th iteration of the International Rules Series.

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Australia have begun their women’s rugby union World Cup campaign with a 19-17 loss to host nation Ireland.

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Narrow defence, a lack of penetration and a shaky lineout were the theme of the day for Ireland.

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Much has been made in Europe of the so-called closing of the gap between the northern and southern hemisphere rugby teams – but there’s more to this story than the Europeans would have us believe.

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With his Grand Slam dream dashed, Michael Cheika reverted to petulant type and wallowed in the blame game in Dublin at the weekend.



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As a twenty-something who is looking to emigrate to America, the debate surrounding project players in rugby is something that makes me uncomfortable.

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Ireland have bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup alongside France, Italy and South Africa.

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Captain Rory Best feels Ireland can still clinch a historic series triumph in South Africa with the right mental attitude in the third and final Test, despite letting a second successive victory slip from their hands at the weekend.

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South Africa produced a rousing second half revival as they came from 16 points down to beat Ireland 32-26 on Saturday to level the three-match series at 1-1.

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Match result: South Africa took a much-needed six-point win over Ireland in a come-from-behind victory early on Sunday morning (AEST), scoring Allister Coetzee’s first win as coach.

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Ireland’s June series began with an eventful win over South Africa in Cape Town.

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Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane delivered a high quality contest, full of pace and endeavour from one side, and rugby smarts from the other. The opening twenty minutes were as breathtaking as for any home Test in recent years, the Wallabies true to their word to play the game at breakneck speed.

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Match result: Ireland claimed a significant upset and their first every win over the Springboks in South Africa, winning by six points early on Sunday morning (AEST).

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Joe Schmidt has announced his 32-man Ireland squad to tour South Africa in a three-Test series this June.

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Match result: Ireland gave Italy an absolute thumping in the penultimate round of the 2016 Six Nations tournament, recording a 43-point win over the visiting side.

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Ireland and the Netherlands have been knocked out of the World Twenty20 as rain forced abandonment of their second games of Group A on Friday.

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England scored two tries within five second-half minutes on their way to a 21-10 victory over Ireland at Twickenham on Saturday to keep Eddie Jones’ team on course for a first Six Nations title since 2011.

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There is no obvious reason for Ireland’s conservative game plan under Joe Schmidt, is there?

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France burst into life when Maxime Medard’s second-half try inspired them to their first victory over Ireland in five years with a 10-9 win in the Six Nations on Saturday.

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