Monday, March 22, 2010
To many, the Irish skipper has done it all after leading his country to that long-awaited Grand Slam last year, going on to win the top club honour in the game with Leinster's Heineken Cup triumph. But still the 31-year-old's hunger to achieve more seems undiminished.
print Wales vs. Scotland Saturday, kick-off 16:50 Principality Stadium, Cardiff Wales welcome Scotland to Cardiff on Saturday evening unbeaten, and arguably favourites to win this year’s Six Nations, but with their Grand Slam and Triple Crown hopes in tatters. Last weekend’s 16-16 draw against Ireland displayed the battling qualities of Warren Gatland’s side, and the [...]
9:09 AM GMT print France vs. Ireland Saturday, kick-off 1425 Stade de France, Paris Bizarrely, only France and England — the two teams that disappointed most at last year’s World Cup — are still on for the Grand Slam following the opening weekend of Six Nations action. Guy Noves’ new-look side laboured past Italy in [...]
print Italy landed in Rome last Sunday having suffered another defeat on French soil but with plenty to cheer about. The 23-21 loss in Saint Denis was the lowest margin the Italians had lost by in Paris since the launch of the Six Nations in 2000. Indeed, it was the only single-digit margin of defeat [...]
print Connacht returned to the top of the Guinness PRO12 table as they came from behind to earn a bonus point in an entertaining match at Newport Gwent Dragons. First-half tries from wing Matt Healy and fullback Tiernan O’Halloran and touchdowns after the interval from No.8 Eoghan Masterson and centre Bundee Aki, plus three Craig [...]