Ireland take on the world champions, the All Blacks are here for a scalp!

So here we go! Ireland have an opportunity to take on the reigning and defending world champions, they have a chance to take a scalp and they have a chance to really put a marker down ahead of the world cup year. The teams have been selected and if we concentrate on Ireland (seeing as … Continue reading Ireland take on the world champions, the All Blacks are here for a scalp!

Chasing history against the old enemy

So here we are, sitting on Friday morning on the edge of history. There are a few unknowns going into the Twickenham encounter of old enemies but there are also some known unknowns. Firstly the teams have been announced. 1 team has made wholesale changes, the other has stuck with tried and trusted. Which brings … Continue reading Chasing history against the old enemy

Ireland v Scotland – a preview

Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast (Itunes link)   (Stitcher - Link) (Podbean - Link) We are on the run in to the finish of the 6 Nations 2018. As we stand, Ireland are in the driving seat with the Scots coming to Dublin this weekend followed by a St Patricks day match against the old … Continue reading Ireland v Scotland – a preview

Ireland v the other old enemy, home pressures, prickly coaches and mind games.

And so the business end of the tournament begins this weekend. For Ireland, the other old enemy arrives in Dublin to take a scalp and continue their own march to a title. For the home side the added pressure of slight misfires and injuries are mounting. Ireland come in to this fixture top of the … Continue reading Ireland v the other old enemy, home pressures, prickly coaches and mind games.

The 6 Nations, Being favorites and playing a team with nothing to lose

Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast So here we go! The 6 Nations Championship kicks off this weekend. Ireland and France have announced their team. The media on both sides is trying to keep the supporters calm. One side saying ‘it’s not as bad as it looks’, the other saying ‘calm down calm down’ … Continue reading The 6 Nations, Being favorites and playing a team with nothing to lose

The Irish in Europe round 6, Blue, Red and the rest

Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast   So is this Deja-vu all over again or is this a slightly different week for Leinster after a trip to Montpelier in the final group game of the European Rugby Champions Cup? Well it is a bit 50-50. The result from 43 minutes wasn’t ever really in … Continue reading The Irish in Europe round 6, Blue, Red and the rest

Rugby dopers, dopey responses and an official response

Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast So the story that keeps on giving keeps on giving. Here are my thoughts on the signing of a convicted drugs cheat in Irish rugby. I will try to keep the players name out of the article because I think it has gone beyond a person and … Continue reading Rugby dopers, dopey responses and an official response