Another clean sweep, but is all rosy in the Irish provincial garden?

It was business time in the final round of the group stages of the Champions Cup. And you know when its business time, I am wearing my business socks! Leinster traveled to Coventry to take on a Wasps side that really needs something. A team that has players, have talent but are so far away … Continue reading Another clean sweep, but is all rosy in the Irish provincial garden?

A clean sweep in Europe for the Irish, a great bunch of lads

What a weekend for the provinces, no one saw that weekend coming. All 4 provinces showed up and deserved the wins they got. Some had tougher opposition than others but the end results showed the Irish dominance on the club stage. Starting on Friday night. Munster went to Gloucester with confidence, showing that they are … Continue reading A clean sweep in Europe for the Irish, a great bunch of lads

Leinster on the hunt in front of some fair weather fans, while the supporters enjoyed the cold

You know it is nearly Christmas when you wear the eskimo jacket to the Aviva Stadium to watch Leinster in December. It gets beyond cold, and when 44,000+ tickets are sold and you see much less than that you know who the supporters are and who the fans are. The volume was up, the supporters … Continue reading Leinster on the hunt in front of some fair weather fans, while the supporters enjoyed the cold

Leinster face Bath in Downton Abbey, winning ugly and next week

Leinster made their way to Downton Abbey in Bath to play a Bath side who haven’t frightened anyone so far this year. They were welcoming back the international players and expected a good performance and a decent points haul. Did this happen? Well not really. A mark of a great team is winning ugly, winning … Continue reading Leinster face Bath in Downton Abbey, winning ugly and next week

Leinster and Munster in Europe – a tail of 2 provinces

Brought to you by The Couch pundit Podcast Spotify Stitcher ITunes The Couch Pundit - Facebook So half of Ireland marched into the semi-finals of the premier club competition in world rugby. 1 team dominating all that has stood before them, the other always playing tough but usually depending on magic to get them over the line. Who … Continue reading Leinster and Munster in Europe – a tail of 2 provinces

Leinster v Scarlets – Preview

Brought to you by The Couch Pundit Podcast : Spotify Stitcher ITunes After a small break away from posting, we are back in business at the business end of the premier club competition in world rugby. The European Champions cup rolls into the semi-finals and we have 1 French side, 1 Welsh and 2 Irish vying for the … Continue reading Leinster v Scarlets – Preview

rugby dynasties and fighting spirit: Leinster and Munster in Europe

Brought to you by The Couch pundit Podcast: Spotify   ITunes  Stitcher hat a weekend for Irish rugby! Munster welcomed the European powerhouse of Toulon to thomond Park. The unlimited cheque book, the classy players and the lack of travelling support showed up to face the injury ravaged but massively supported home side in the quarter finals of … Continue reading rugby dynasties and fighting spirit: Leinster and Munster in Europe