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A Feast In Rome

By Gary Watton
February 13 2017

Only four Irish players could manage to record a try, but they helped themselves to nine between them in a try-scoring banquet in Rome. Furthermore, Paddy Jackson underlined his credentials as a fine stand-in by slotting each and every one of the nine conversion attempts, some of them from awkward angles. In the event, a rampant Ireland went some way towards atoning for their major setback in Edin... More >

An Edinburgh Mugging

Underdogs Scotland took a leaf out of Ireland's book by defending exceptionally well and then proving to be lethal on the rare occasions when they were on the attack. Irish teams h... More >

Australian Hurdle Is Overcome Too

A very makeshift Ireland back division saw off a determined Australian comeback on Saturday evening, ensuring an unprecedented hat trick of southern hemisphere scalps in the same c... More >

All Blacks' Revenge

The 'underdogs', according to their coach Steve Hansen, prevailed on Saturday past in a peculiar but compelling encounter. Ireland battered the mighty All Blacks like never before,... More >

A Routine Win

After the historic high of slaying the world champions of New Zealand, it was back to business with a predictable triumph against Canada. The occasion enabled the Oirish second str... More >

History Is Made!

Remember, remember the fifth of November! Who in the Irish rugby family can ever forget such a date now? After all, the men in green have belatedly exorcised the demons from bygone... More >

Another Hard Luck Tale

The promise of a series victory in South Africa a couple of weeks ago finally petered out in Port Elizabeth. There were mitigating factors. Ireland were not at full strength and pe... More >

Not Quite, This Time

For the second successive week, a much-changed Ireland amassed 26 points, including two converted tries once more (from the Leinster duo of Toner and then Heaslip) but there would ... More >

An Historic Overseas Triumph!

Hot and cold Ireland blew extraordinarily hot on Saturday past as an inspired Rory Best and team pulled off a shock win in South Africa, the national team's first-ever test victory... More >

Congratulations Connacht!

Well, well, well, who would have believed it possible? Little old Connacht have deservedly become the champions of Ireland/Scotland/Wales after comprehensively dismantling mighty L... More >