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England primed for Irish challenge at Twickenham

“As their coaching staff said, they were dominant, so the challenge is can they bring a…

Solid Ireland performance but Twickenham next week looms large on the horizon

Friday night test match rugby arrived at the Aviva Stadium. Ireland delivered a solid performance against…

Andy Farrell rings the changes for the visit of Wales

We are entering into unchartered tournament format territory. The Autumn International series will see Ireland play…

Opinion: What will Andy Farrell do in this Autumn International Series?

After the bitterly disappointing loss to France last weekend, the attention now focuses on the new…

Ireland rue unforced errors in Paris loss

England are the Six Nations Champions after taking care of business in Rome and then waited…

New look European Champions Cup sets up intriguing pool fixtures

These are extraordinary times and this European Champions Cup draw this afternoon is no different. Twenty-four…

Monday Night Rugby at Thomond Park serves up a classic on opening night

I was quite apprehensive of this Monday Night Guinness Pro14 experiment. Thomond Park on a damp,…

Ireland warm up for French test with comfortable Italian win

50-17 to Ireland as test match rugby commenced once more at the Aviva Stadium. Ireland shook…

Ireland side springs zero surprise or intrigue

Busy times at the Hawkeye Sidekick (day job) HQ. Production issues resembling problems that would have…

Munster Rugby win somehow at the Scarlets!

30-27. If you had only seen the score line only, you would have thought this contest…