Tony Ward: English still a hurdle too high

Tony Ward: English still a hurdle too high

Tony Ward – 18 February 2014Two games in, two games won and the hype, media and otherwise, is already hitting overdrive. It may have taken 61 years to bridge the...

Tony Ward: English still a hurdle too high

Tony Ward: English still a hurdle too high

Tony Ward – 18 February 2014Two games in, two games won and the hype, media and otherwise, is already hitting overdrive. It may have taken 61 years to bridge the...

RaboDirect PRO12: Round 15 Preview

The sole game on Saturday is also in Wales with Edinburgh visiting Llanelli to play the Scarlets, who missed out last round due to the bad weather in Belfast. The Scots do not travel...

O’Callaghan: O'Gara was more upset at losing his Newbridge gig

O’Callaghan: O'Gara was more upset at losing his Newbridge gig to Amy Huberman than caps record

DECLAN WHOOLEY – 17 February 2014The Munster second row overtook the Racing Metro on the list of all-time appearances coach after coming off the bench early against...

O’Callaghan: I targeted the Munster caps record once I knew O

O’Callaghan: I targeted the Munster caps record once I knew O’Gara held it

DECLAN WHOOLEY – 17 February 2014The Munster second row overtook the Racing Metro on the list of all-time appearances coach after coming off the bench early against...

Best of the Weekend: Saracens, Quins avoid upsets, Munster and Ospreys excel

Upsets narrowly avoided all round in the AvivaTwo extremely unlikely upsets were on the cards in Round 14 of the Premiership, as Sale Sharks hosted Saracens, and Newcastle Falcons made the trip south to...

Pressure points bear the burden

Pressure points bear the burden

Brendan Fanning – 16 February 2014To achieve that they need to be in peak physical condition, bulked up to deliver an industrial load at the World Cup on their own...

Warburton factor not enough

The return of Wales captain Sam Warburton couldn’t save Cardiff Blues as a late flurry saw Glasgow Warriors snatch a 27-20 away win on Saturday. Also on Saturday, Munster reclaimed top spot with...

Connacht claim victory to rise from bottom slot

Connacht claim victory to rise from bottom slot

Connacht claimed a precious 11-7 home win over Edinburgh as they lifted themselves off the bottom of the RaboDirect PRO12 table.

Herring hoping to turn up the heat for Ulster

Herring hoping to turn up the heat for Ulster

By Michael Sadlier – 14 February 2014Indeed, the post-Ospreys shiver-fest was actually the hooker's second cold rinse of the day and, yes, his first was just as...

Edinburgh Rugby to kick-off against Munster - Edinburgh Evening News

Edinburgh Rugby to kick-off against Munster - Edinburgh Evening News

On the day Guinness were officially confirmed as the league's sponsors - as revealed by the Evening News on Tuesday - the new fixtures were announced, with Alan Solomons' men facing a trip across the Irish Sea to launch their campaign on September 5, ...

Defending champions Leinster secure prime Munster clash - Irish Independent

Defending champions Leinster secure prime Munster clash - Irish Independent

ROUND 1 – Weekend of Sept 6: Connacht v NG Dragons, Glasgow Warriors v Leinster, Munster v Edinburgh Rugby, Ospreys v Benetton Treviso, Scarlets v Ulster, Zebre v Cardiff Blues. ROUND 2 – Weekend of Sept 13: Benetton Treviso v Munster, Cardiff ...

PA Report Cards: Munster Rugby - Pundit Arena

2 weeks agoby Pundit Arenaon Google News

There could be few complaints about the defeat but the failure to beat a limited Edinburgh in Round 1 of the pool stage proved to cost Munster dear. It was a loss they would lament as a win in that fixture would have seen them play through the knockout ...

Top 10 Heineken Cup Winning Teams: No.3 Stade Toulousain (2010) - Pundit Arena

2 days agoby Pundit Arenaon Google News

The backline was even more star studded, and reads as a who's-who of bona-fide stars of French rugby in the last decade. Clement Poitrenaud, Maxime Medard, Yannick Jauzion, Florian Fritz and Vincent Clerc would all have huge roles to play throughout ...

Alan Solomons thirsts for top-six success for Edinburgh - Edinburgh Evening News

Alan Solomons thirsts for top-six success for Edinburgh - Edinburgh Evening News

A NEW era for Edinburgh Rugby will begin during the first weekend of September, with coach Alan Solomons insisting opportunities now exist for what amounts to a “complete team of indigenous Scots” he is theoretically capable of fielding. For the third ...

Anton Bresler is living the dream at Edinburgh - Scotsman

Anton Bresler is living the dream at Edinburgh - Scotsman

2 weeks agoby Scotsmanon Google News

You want the travelling, making new mates and experiencing different rugby cultures. I've always been a big admirer of [Munster lock] Paul O'Connell, so it'd be a big honour to play against him. “The nice thing is that this was something I really ...

PRO12: Edinburgh without six players for season kick off - ESPNScrum.com

PRO12: Edinburgh without six players for season kick off - ESPNScrum.com

2 weeks agoby ESPNScrum.comon Google News

Edinburgh winger Tom Brown is due to be back in action by October after being told he does not need surgery on a knee injury sustained in May. Brown damaged knee ligaments in Edinburgh's penultimate match of the season, a 55-12 defeat by Munster at ...

Edinburgh: Matt Scott out of action until December - BBC Sport

Edinburgh: Matt Scott out of action until December - BBC Sport

2 weeks agoby BBC Sporton Google News

Winger Tom Brown does not require surgery despite sustaining knee ligament damage against Munster, but will not return until October after an operation to remove his appendix. However, better news for Edinburgh is full-back Jack Cuthbert, who damaged ...

Key signing for Titans - The Star

Key signing for Titans - The Star

1 week agoby The Staron Google News

Strengthening the scrum, in particular the front row, was one of the major aims of Rotherham coach Lee Blackett who was concerned that the Titans' pack had not been strong enough in the play-offs last season against Bristol. So the signing of 24-year ...

GUINNESS PRO12: Champions Leinster open the defence of their title with a trip ... - SkySports

2 weeks agoby SkySportson Google News

Munster kick off the event, which boasts Guinness as its title sponsor, at home to Edinburgh, while Ulster begin the 2014-15 campaign with a trip to Scarlets. Completing the opening weekend of fixtures, Ospreys play hosts to Benetton Treviso, Cardiff ...

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