Month: January 2023

INJURED OPENSIDE SEAN O’Brien is as excited as the rest of us at the prospect of Ireland taking on South Africa. And while most Ireland supporters fear for Ireland in the physicality stakes without the Tullow Tank, the Leinster powerhouse is backing his provincial team-mate along with his positional rivals to make the inroads Ireland […]
ROB KEARNEY FEELS that the IRFU have learned lessons from their previous long, drawn-out player contract talks after he signed a new three-year deal with little or no fuss last week. The Leinster and Ireland fullback, who doubles as the chairman of players’ union IRUPA,  has had a front row seat of the more protracted […]
DAVE KILCOYNE IS making a habit of scoring tries these days. And, as props are wont to do, he’s quite happy to play up his line-cross feats while the going is good. “It’s four actually,” the prop intervenes when commended with a ‘third’ try of the season, his first for Ireland. The semi-boast drew a […]
Connacht 43 Zebre 3 ALL EYES WERE on Connacht fullback Mils Muliaina tonight, and the 100-cap All Black showed a glimpse of his ability before the Westerners claimed a hard fought bonus point victory. After 12 months out with an elbow  injury, the New Zealander made his long-awaited bow in the green of Connacht in […]
David Arquette is the latest person to get embroiled in an online fued with Jim Cornette. Arquette took to Twitter to comment on Cornette criticizing him over his participation in his death match with Nick Gage in GCW, which resulted in Arquette suffering serious injuries including a wound to his neck. As you can see […]
BRIAN O’DRISCOLL’S AUTOBIOGRAPHY The Test triumphed at the Irish Sports Book of the Year awards this evening. The book, which he wrote in collaboration with the journalist Alan English, overcame strong competition from other nominees, including Roy Keane’s memoir The Second Half and The Race to Truth by Emma O’Reilly. In his victory speech, O’Driscoll […]
ULSTER ARE WELL aware of the task facing them if they want to reach the knock-out stages in Europe for a fifth consecutive year. However, the weight of history – and the fact that no team has made the quarter finals after opening with two defeats – is not enough to force them to throw […]
LAST WEEK IT was Munster who were signing starters up to new deals and now Ulster are doing something similar as they have handed centre Darren Cave a new three-year contract that will keep him at the province until 2018. Cave has been in good form for Ulster over the last few months – he […]
NJPW has officially announced the complete match card for the January 4th NJPW WrestleKingdom 13 event. The traditional pre-show New Japan Rumble is off the show, replaced by a gauntlet match to determine #1 contenders for NEVER six man titles (info via WrestlingInc): * IWGP Title Match: Champion Kenny Omega vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi * IC […]
Murray Kinsella reports from Stade Marcel-Michelin ANTHONY FOLEY WAS proud of Munster’s display of mental strength to secure a last-minute losing bonus point away to Clermont, although he admitted his side did not capitalise enough on first-half ascendancy. Ian Keatley’s last-gasp penalty from 35 metres out, following a Fritz Lee indiscretion, allowed Munster to draw […]