Posts Tagged ‘joe schmidt’
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Posted 50 days ago
IT CAME as no surprise that the IRFU decided against renewing Kidney’s contract. Their recent defeat in Rome, Ireland’s first Six Nations loss to Italy, left Ireland with only one win and languishing in fifth position. Had Wales started the championship as they ended it, with an impressive dismantling of England at the Millennium Stadium finale, and had France not malfunctioned then Ireland would have been the deserved recipients of a first Wooden Spoon since 1998.
Posted 156 days ago
AT THE end of a rollercoaster year, the BBC’s annual Sports Personality of the Year bash was extravagant as it was tearful. We are desperately trying not to let go of the year that has passed and already the backs of our shirts are worn thin from patting ourselves collectively on the back, but why shouldn’t this be the case? 2012 was a year so stuffed with success that merely looking through the crowd at the packed out gala event made you swell with pride.
Posted 360 days ago
By Bea Asprey, Rugby World Writer
In a nutshell
Shane Williams said farewell to professional rugby with a trademark 78th minute try to win the RaboDirect Pro12 Final. The Ospreys had trailed Leinster for most of the game, but the pocket rocket crossed the line twice during in his final game for the region to reward his loyal following one last time.…
Posted 782 days ago
Leinster threw away an 11-point half-time lead to lose 23-24 to Munster at Thomond Park on Saturday night. The visitors had looked the far more dangerous team in the first half, with Shane Horgan scoring the only try of the match, and their defence held firm in the second to prevent Munster crossing the whitewash. But the hosts came out firing…