Leinster coach O’Connor: ‘Winning ugly, winning pretty, is irrelevant to us’

LEINSTER COACH MATT O’Connor doesn’t care about aesthetics. Not this month anyway. The Australian allowed himself a moment to look forward to what could potentially prove to be a season-defining series of games before he rings in the New Year. Following the pivotal back-to-back encounters with Harlequins over the next 10 days, the seasonal inter-prosRead moreRead more

Analysis: Munster’s failure in green zone costs them dearly against Clermont

ONE OF MUNSTER’S usual strengths turned to a weakness on Saturday evening in Thomond Park as Paul O’Connell’s pack failed to get their maul firing. O’Connell and his pack couldn’t find a way to break down the Clermont resistance. Source: Dan Sheridan/INPHO Whatever about Munster’s blunt attack in phase play, something we will discuss elsewhereRead moreRead more

Wrestlemania 2 battle royal participate passes away

Cancer struck BILL FRALIC #OL OF @AtlantaFalcons was in WRESTLEMANIA 2 in battle royal with ANDRE1 — JakeSnakeDDT (@JakeSnakeDDT) December 15, 2018 Click Here: 2021 Soccer Tracksuit

4 winners and 5 losers after the crucial back-to-back European rugby fixtures

WHATEVER NAME YOU put on the European Cup, its December back-to-back fixtures have often set the tone for the competition to come. It’s the equivalent of moving day in a golf major, when those with intentions of winning shake off the early cobwebs and move into position by hook or by crook. Hopefully this yearRead moreRead more

Ferris’ last stand as Ulster dig deep against Saracens – My 2014 sporting moment

TALK ABOUT MOMENTUM. The fortnight before Ulster’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Saracens was a perfect storm of ever-rising positivity. Ireland had a trophy, Stephen Ferris had smashed his way back on to a rugby field, Tommy Bowe had recovered from his groin problem, Ruan Pienaar’s shoulder was supposed to be grand. Click Here: kilkenny gaa jerseysRead moreRead more

Glasgow and Ospreys wins knock Munster off Pro12 perch

THE OSPREYS BEAT the Scarlets 17-15 in this evening’s Welsh derby to reclaim top spot in the Guinness Pro12. Munster had moved into pole position overnight following their win over Leinster yesterday at Thomond Park, before Glasgow Warriors’ victory against Edinburgh this afternoon briefly saw the Scots jump to the summit. Click Here: rc toulon rugby jerseyRead moreRead more

This cheeky Madigan try has Leinster in control against Ulster

WITH ULSTER DOWN to 14 men after Dan Touhy’s yellow card before the break, the visitors found themselves under a lot of Leinster pressure in the early stages of the second half. However, after standing firm for the opening two minutes, Craig Gilroy was penalised for being offside. It looked, for all the world, likeRead moreRead more

Chasing the dream and the inevitable end: It’s the week’s best sportswriting

1. “Many people would tell me that I have changed a lot over the years. When I first left for England I was very happy and confident and loved interaction with people. Since the disappointment with England I find myself going into my shell, lacking confidence and not wanting to be around big crowds.” ShaneRead moreRead more

Versatile Ireland-capped prop Bent proving his value to Leinster

THE PROSPECT OF being without Cian Healy for a large portion of the season was justifiably met with dismay by Leinster fans, while the suspension of Jack McGrath for the final two Champions Cup pool games could have added up to loosehead disaster. Luckily for Matt O’Connor and his coaching team, Michael Bent has steppedRead moreRead more

O’Donnell intent on nailing down Ireland’s seven shirt for Six Nations

EVEN WERE IT not for injuries to several of his competitors, Tommy O’Donnell would have been strongly in contention to wear seven for Ireland in the Six Nations opener against Italy in two weekends’ time. Sean O’Brien and Rhys Ruddock remain on the comeback trail, while Chris Henry is targetting a return before the endRead moreRead more