Rugby

Can the Lions become the Wizards of Oz?

April 3, 2013

This summer rugby fans in the northern and southern hemispheres will be fixated on the Lions’ tour of Australia, where they have not played since losing the test series 2-1 in 2001. At this stage,

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Furlong happy to bail Ireland out of tighthead crisis

November 28, 2012

Apparently we have a crisis in Ireland. It is covered extensively in newspapers and debated constantly by talking heads on television. No, it is not the economic crisis. It is the tighthead crisis. The tighthead

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De Barra concerned only with the positives

November 28, 2012

The structure of the college rugby season can seem strange to the uninitiated. It has the kind of schedule where one cancelled game can leave you twiddling your thumbs for weeks and painfully short of match

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Cultural awakenings

March 30, 2012

My television viewing habits have taken on a double life recently, as if to confuse me when I suddenly form opinions on things I didn’t know I cared about – like sports. Normally, days in