25 September 2013

There will be more Wild Geese

From our history lessons in school we remember the departure of the “Wild Geese” as soldiers of fortune who left Ireland to fight European wars in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. It is very likely we will witness the rugby equivalent of Wild Geese over the next few years.

No sooner had Jonathan Sexton departed to France and the spectre of more players leaving at the end of the season began to loom large. The latest players reported to be …..


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16 September 2013

On the fly…

We are just two weeks into the season and yet to discuss the Heineken Cup, other than it’s future existence, so it may seem a tad early to consider the Irish team. But an intriguing battle has begun to play out even at this early stage of the season.

In less than eight weeks Joe Schmidt’s tenure as Irish coach will kick off in earnest when we play Samoa in the first of the autumn internationals. Since the retirement of Ronan …..


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