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 v Munster, both teams won.

Don't forget to listen to The Couch Pundit Podcast So we sit here on the Monday morning after the last round of pre-European inter provincial games. The usual partial reviews of the game are flying around social media so I was going to try and review the proceedings with the blue shirt in the washing machine. … Continue reading Leinster v Munster, both teams won.

Leinster v Munster, who needs it more?

Don't forget to listen to The Couch Pundit Podcast The massive weekend of sport kicks off at 6pm on Saturday, in the Aviva stadium where Leinster welcome Munster to their home away from home for the last of the first leg of the interprovincial series of the season. Ulster and Connacht play on Friday which is … Continue reading Leinster v Munster, who needs it more?

The interpros, doom, gloom and rosy gardens. The Irish provinces lay down a marker.

The Couch Pundit Podcast The first marker of the Irish rugby season took place last weekend. The first round of the historical inter-provincial games took place in the Sportsground and in Thomond Park. Leinster packed the bus and headed to the Connacht cauldron and Ulster hopped the train to Limerick to try and keep their … Continue reading The interpros, doom, gloom and rosy gardens. The Irish provinces lay down a marker.

A trip around the provinces for round 4 of the Guinness Pro 14

The Couch Pundit Podcast With the Guinness Pro 14 still a baby in terms of the season it has already thrown up some very unexpected results and last weekend was no different. It is time for a look around the provinces. Starting with Connacht and the visit of the Scarlets to the sportsground. Scarlets are … Continue reading A trip around the provinces for round 4 of the Guinness Pro 14

Leinster, week 2. It’s business time!

Don't forget to listen to  The Couch Pundit Podcast Usually the opening few weeks of the season is the rugby equivalent of what we do when we get in the bath. We dip our toes, slowly test the temperature of the water with our hanging bottoms before diving in. I was expecting a similar approach from … Continue reading Leinster, week 2. It’s business time!

The provinces bounce back into action!

With that a long summer of roundball is over. A long summer of diving, bad sportsmanship and an insane amount of coverage is over and we get our game back. A game of combat, of skill and of proper sportsmanship (or is I sports-personship). Rugby is back! After a preseason of mixed results, many a … Continue reading The provinces bounce back into action!