Curry proving too hot to handle

Tom Curry’s  all consuming desire to become England’s first choice No6 at the Rugby World Cup allowed him to shrug off a high shot from Ireland’s Rob Kearney at Twickenham which provoked widespread social media anger.   While the match officials insist the angle they saw of the Kearney arm allowed them to rule it Read More …

Lions are not a target for Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt has ruled himself out of taking charge of the British and Irish Lions tour to South Africa in 2021. Schmidt and Warren Gatland, the Wales coach, have made it clear they will both be taking a break from rugby after the World Cup in Japan and have not lined up Read More …

Folau and Pocock can still be team mates despite totally different views

Israel Folau and David Pocock insist their very different views on homosexuality will not cause a rift in the Australia squad as they prepare for the test series with Grand Slam champions Ireland which starts in Brisbane on Saturday. Pocock admits he “strongly disagrees” with team-mate Israel Folau’s anti-gay views but insists it will not Read More …

Dublin defeat is warning to Lions for deciding test on Saturday

It was assumed that Ireland’s historic win over the All Blacks in Chicago last November would provide key to a British and Irish Lions triumph in New Zealand. However, with the series tied 1-1 heading into Saturday’s titanic decider, it is Ireland’s 21-9 loss to the All Blacks in Dublin two weeks later that now Read More …