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...

Pro12: Munster 13-14 Edinburgh - BBC Sport

Pro12: Munster 13-14 Edinburgh - BBC Sport

1 week agoby BBC Sporton Google News

Edinburgh began the Pro12 season with a one-point victory over last year's semi-finalists Munster at Thomond Park. Three penalties from Tom Heathcote helped the visitors to a 9-5 half-time lead over the Irish province, for whom CJ Stander scored a ...

Tony Ward: Munster cannot tolerate repeat of Friday no-show - Irish Independent

Tony Ward: Munster cannot tolerate repeat of Friday no-show - Irish Independent

Yes, they could have won in the end against Edinburgh had Ian Keatley's late penalty not gone the way of 'Bubbles' O'Dwyer's late free in that hurling classic it was my good fortune to attend at Croker on Sunday. But had Keatley's kick ... Of course we ...

Rugby-Guinness PRO12 Fixtures - Reuters UK

17 hours agoby Reuters UKon Google News

Sept 15 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the Guinness PRO12 matches FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 FIXTURES (GMT) Munster v Zebre (1830) Cardiff Blues v Ulster (1835) Connacht v Leinster (1835) SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 FIXTURES (GMT) Newport ...

Munster reeling after leaked report - Irish Independent

Munster reeling after leaked report - Irish Independent

While the management are expected to pour cold water on the issue this week when they meet the media ahead of their season opener against Edinburgh on Friday night at Thomond Park, there is no denying that Foley's management will be tested by the ...

Ulster demolish Zebre 33-13 in Guinness Pro12 clash - Munster and Connacht ... - Belfast Telegraph

Ulster demolish Zebre 33-13 in Guinness Pro12 clash - Munster and Connacht ... - Belfast Telegraph

Edinburgh took an early lead with a couple of penalties by number 10 Tom Heathcote, before Connacht full-back Darragh Leader levelled up with a pair of kicks of his own. Edinburgh produced the best rugby of the game at the end of the first half, capped ...

Rugby - Munster bounce back with win - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Rugby - Munster bounce back with win - Yahoo Eurosport UK

Anthony Foley's men opened their campaign with a shock defeat at home to Edinburgh, but they took an early lead through Keatley's penalty after the Treviso defence had strayed offside. Yet the northern Italian team, who were looking for an improved ...

Anthony Foley: 'Munster need to do better' - Irish Independent

Anthony Foley: 'Munster need to do better' - Irish Independent

We fell back in the penalty count and after that Treviso played a lot more rugby in our half. It was disappointing because ... Foley said he felt Munster's physicality was a big improvement on their lacklustre performance against Edinburgh. "Our ...

Guinness PRO12 wrap: Weir must take stand-off chance, 'flat' Edinburgh - stv.tv

Guinness PRO12 wrap: Weir must take stand-off chance, 'flat' Edinburgh - stv.tv

1 day agoby stv.tvon Google News

Having both opened their Pro 12 campaigns with wins over Irish heavyweights Leinster and Munster, this weekend gave Glasgow Warriors and Edinburgh another opportunity to lay down a marker for the rest of the season as they took on Cardiff Blues and ...

Irish rugby teams set the tone as all four provinces stake wins - Belfast Telegraph

Irish rugby teams set the tone as all four provinces stake wins - Belfast Telegraph

Which neatly leads to Munster and coach Anthony Foley put the horrors of his first game in charge when his side beat Treviso 21-10 over in Italy. Ian Keatley kicked 11 valuable points from three penalties and the conversion of CJ Stander's score – his ...

Interesting results in Europe - SuperSport

Interesting results in Europe - SuperSport

23 hours agoby SuperSporton Google News

Robbie Diack scored for Ulster as they thrashed Zebre 33-13 while CJ Stander touched down for Munster as they won 21-10 in Treviso. Cornell Du Preez's try for Edinburgh wasn't enough to prevent a 14-13 loss to Connacht at Murrayfield in an excellent ...

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