Monthly Archives: August 2011

IRELAND VS SCOTLAND

Well, Irish coach Declan Kidney has made his selection for the first of the countries 5 (including a match against Connacht) World Cup warm-up games, against Scotland, this Saturday. With one of two exceptions it’s an experimental side, with a … Continue reading

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Tri-Nations

The Southern Hemisphere countries have already started their World Cup preparations. Australia rested some of their best players against Samoa and ended up losing by 32-23. On the other hand, New Zealand fielded a full strength side and had a more comfortable … Continue reading

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World Cup Warm-Up Games

Just to get this off my chest: I don’t understand why Ireland (and the other 6 Nations sides) are preparing for a World Cup in New Zealand by playing matches in the Northern Hemisphere?! I think a much better preparation for the tournament … Continue reading

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History of the Rugby World Cup Part 3b

 2 men would become synonymous with the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Both giants. One in terms of physical stature and one in terms of moral character. One was called Jonah Lomu. The other Nelson Mandela. Lomu was a human juggernaut, … Continue reading

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Rugby World Cup Part 3 a

The Rugby World Cup had become a roaring success. The first two tournaments had brought millions of new fans to the game and advanced the game in ways unimagined even 10 years before. Despite all the triumphs, though, there was … Continue reading

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