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Ford eager to get best from Burgess

clock February 20, 2014 16:42 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Ex-Castleford half-back Ford said union coaches have effectively missed the point of how best to help league stars bridge the divide. [More]

Schmidt always has players in mind

clock February 6, 2014 17:22 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Nick Purewal believes Joe Schmidt's greatest strength is getting into players' minds [More]

Roko eyes role in Lancaster troops

clock January 23, 2014 13:59 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Meet England's Army player who drives a tank for a living [More]

Who will win the Six Nations?

clock January 20, 2014 15:52 by author Irish Examiner Sports
This season’s Six Nations preparations will be ramped up as squads begin assembling before the opening games on February 1. Andrew Baldock assesses the runners and riders as the countdown to European rugby’s blue riband tournament gathers pace. [More]

Rory Best: "We need consistency"

clock February 1, 2013 11:11 by author Brendan O'Brien
Have Ireland lived up to the promise of 2009 or was that the plateau of Irish rugby? Rory Best believes the best is yet to come [More]

There's no predicting this year's Six Nations

clock January 28, 2013 16:21 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Try picking this year's Six Nations champions, go on I dare you [More]

Ireland's scoring power could be key

clock March 16, 2012 11:06 by author Simon Lewis
Ireland's ability to score tries could be a key difference between Ireland and England this weekend [More]

Water Cooler: Both teams rode their luck

clock March 5, 2012 12:40 by author Irish Examiner Sports
Scotland have the advantage going into this weekend's Six Nations matches [More]

Ireland's options for four games in four weeks

clock February 24, 2012 15:40 by author Brendan O'Brien
Declan Kidney's form will be to keep the same team together for four weeks but if they pick up injuries, who will fill the slots? [More]

Time for Kidney to give squad a chance

clock February 13, 2012 16:56 by author Charlie Mulqueen
This is the ideal time for Declan Kidney to give his entire squad a run [More]


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