O’Shea prepared for the “usual tripe” in build up to Italy test with Georgia

Conor O’Shea is braced for the “usual tripe” in the build up to Italy’s clash with Georgia in Florence next month which is certain to revive the debate over introducing relegation in the Six Nations championship. Georgia have replaced Romania as the obvious contenders to push for a place in the Six Nations and Italy’s Read More …

Italy need England to be well below par to pull off Six Nations shock – O’Shea

Conor O’Shea accepts his Italy team will need England to suffer a serious drop in performance to give the Azzuri any chance of pulling off a shock win against the reigning champions when the Six Nations kicks off in Rome on February 4. The Italians ended a series of nine losses by winning their opening Read More …

London Irish and a backline featuring four high profile coaches

When London Irish finished second from bottom of the Premiership in 1998 even their staunchest fan would have stared blankly if you had suggested the team featured four players who would become key figures in the future of the English professional game. However, that is exactly what has transpired, with Conor O’Shea, captain of the Read More …