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Knox’s outburst is all the team talk Munster need this Saturday

May 20th, 2008

Was there any real surprise that the broadside fired at Irish rugby came from, lo and behold, an Australian?
Departing Leinster backs coach David Knox’s wide-ranging salvo encompassed criticisms of Ireland’s failure to evolve as a side, an over-reliance on Brian O’Driscoll and an ultra conservatism in the approach of Irish coaching, in particular the man […]

McNaughton to manage Ireland

May 20th, 2008

Former international centre Paul McNaughton has been appointed Ireland team manager through to the 2011 World Cup.
McNaughton, 56, is the first addition to the new Ireland management team following the appointment of Declan Kidney as head coach.
The pair worked together at Leinster, where McNaughton was appointed team manager in 2004, and will officially link up […]

Goode: We don’t care about Lawrence

May 19th, 2008

Andy Goode insists the role of party-poopers will not top Leicester’s agenda when Tigers head to Twickenham next week in defence of their Guinness Premiership title.
After ending Gloucester’s season with a dramatic semi-final victory at Kingsholm, Goode and company could now ruin Lawrence Dallaglio’s Wasps farewell.
Tigers legends Martin Johnson and Neil Back entered retirement as […]

Cipriani out for six months

May 19th, 2008

Danny Cipriani faces a six-month lay off after London Wasps confirmed the fly-half suffered a fracture dislocation of his right ankle.
Cipriani caught the ankle in a double tackle in the 49th minute of Wasps 21-10 Guinness Premiership semi-final win over Bath at Adams Park.
The 20-year-old underwent surgery at the Lister hospital last night after being […]

Wasps await Cipriani update

May 19th, 2008

Wasps expect to discover the full extent of Danny Cipriani’s season-ending injury later today.
The fly-half prodigy will miss his club’s Guinness Premiership title bid against Leicester at Twickenham on Saturday week, plus England’s two-Test New Zealand tour next month.
England manager Martin Johnson looked on at Adams Park as 20-year-old Cipriani suffered a suspected fractured ankle […]

Casey back from Exile to lead Churchill Cup bid

May 16th, 2008

LONDON IRISH skipper Bob Casey will captain the Ireland ‘A’ team for the upcoming Churchill Cup to take place in Canada and the USA in June.
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Casey to lead Ireland

May 15th, 2008

London Irish skipper Bob Casey has been named captain of Ireland A for next month’s Churchill Cup.
The 28-year-old lock will link up with the squad after his involvement with the senior side’s match against the Barbarians on May 27.
Former Ireland scrum-half Dave O’Mahony has also been confirmed as coach Allen Clarke’s assistant for the tournament.
Ireland […]

Professional era means taking bad with good

May 15th, 2008

Rugby learned another important lesson this week, especially in Ireland. It has taken its place in the world of professional sports and must understand certain realities exist in that harsh, unforgiving world.
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Irish snub RFU’s bid for Smith

May 14th, 2008

London Irish today confirmed they have rejected an approach from the Rugby Football Union for director of rugby Brian Smith.
Smith, 41, is reportedly wanted by England team manager Martin Johnson to become the national team’s new backs coach.
It is unknown whether the former Ireland and Australia international is interested in the post, but Irish insist […]

Knox fires final shot

May 14th, 2008

BRIAN O’DRISCOLL should have quit Ireland to play rugby in France, former Leinster backs coach David Knox insisted last night.
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