Fergus McFadden

Fergus McFadden

Argentina v Ireland: Schmidt reinstates the cavalry

JOE SCHMIDT has reinforced his team with Leinster’s RaboDirect Pro12 winners for Ireland’s second Test against Argentina on Saturday. Schmidt had always intended to give all of the 29 players…

Winging it: Leonardo Sarto scored Italy's try

Six Nations: Ireland 46-7 Italy

By Katie Field The match in 30 seconds Ireland will surely be crowned RBS Six Nations champions next weekend if they win in Paris, after running in seven tries to…

Bouncebackability: Tom Croft

RBS 6 Nations: Calling on the cavalry

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…

Ireland v Wales

Ireland: what went right and what went wrong?

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…

Ryan Jones

Ireland v Wales: The Preview

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…

shane jennings leinster

Leinster sign five players on long-term deals

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…