The 1981 chart-topping song Stop the Cavalry may be a Christmas classic, but in truth it is a protest against war. Appropriate, then, that during the continent’s biggest celebration of rugby, the RBS 6 Nations, it could be the cavalry of fresh players lolloping over the horizon that help decide the rest of the championship.
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By Claire Glancy
“We were robbed!” “Red card!” “Heartbreaking.”
THOSE ARE just some of the messages that flooded my mobile on Sunday after Ireland’s 23-21 defeat by Wales. The talk all week had been that Ireland were out for revenge. They were going to right the wrongs from their defeat to Wales in the World Cup and get pay back for that…
Posted 476 days ago
By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor
IT’S A replay of the World Cup quarter-final between Ireland and Wales in Dublin on Sunday afternoon – and both sides have points to prove.
Having lost twice to the Welsh last year – 22-10 in that game in Wellington and 19-13 in the Six Nations, a controversial Mike Phillips try proving the difference in…
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NO 8 Jamie Heaslip played a try-scoring role in his first game of the Six Nations on Sunday in the 22-25 defeat to France. Despite a disappointing and frustrating loss, Heaslip insisted that confidence was still high within the Ireland squad despite a run of poor results, and that they’re not far off from being back at their best.
Posted 857 days ago
Leinster Rugby are delighted to announce that Ireland back-row duo; Shane Jennings and Sean O’Brien, have both agreed new three-year deals with the province. This follows the news that international second row Devin Toner, Fergus McFadden and Jack McGrath have also each signed new two year deals.
Dubliner Shane Jennings, 29, has made 118 Leinster appearances over two spells since making…