Tag Archives: Ireland

513. Weekend Rugby Wrap

All Blacks 39 – 21 Wales Wallabies 28 – 39 England South Africa 20 – 26 Ireland By hokey, isn’t it good to have international footy back on? And, away from the singularity of a World Cup, we’re back to … Continue reading

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479. From The Couch: QF#3

Argentina 43 – 20 Ireland A fast start and a decisive finish got Argentina past a gritty but ultimately narrow Irish effort. Two sweet tries in the first ten minutes – the first a delicate overlap down the right, the … Continue reading

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471. Picking The Quarter-Finals

Let’s be clear about this: what will be, will be. Any of these eight teams can win on the day. A favourite can lose the plot, an underdog can find a once in a lifetime performance. But a pundit, a … Continue reading

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385. Weekend Rugby Wrap

All Blacks 41-13 Wallabies in Auckland England 19-14 France in London Ireland 28-22 Scotland in Dublin Pumas 12-26 Springboks in Buenos Aries The Bledisloe Cup decider has been well-thrashed in the media by now, and all the superlatives can be taken as … Continue reading

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377. Panic Now

Wallabies 27-19 All Blacks Springboks 25-37 Argentina Wales 21-35 Ireland There are two plausible responses to Saturday night’s Rugby Championship decider in Sydney: 1.  Panic Now The whole show is unravelling. Shag’s had four years of developing a pattern and a squad … Continue reading

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374. A Weekend of Chess

Wallabies vs. All Blacks in Sydney Springboks vs. Pumas in Durban Wales vs. Ireland in Cardiff Three big matches this weekend where the coaches are playing mind games with the opposition, their own squads, and quite possibly themselves. In Sydney, … Continue reading

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172. Weekend Rugby Wrap

England 21 – 24 All Blacks Wales 28 -33 Wallabies Ireland 29 – 15 Springboks Scotland 41 – Pumas France 40 – 15 Fiji Hong Kong 10 -31 Russia Romania 17 – 27 United States The gap between North and … Continue reading

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