Injury could rule Bordeaux’s newly-acquired All Black out of Connacht clash

NEW ZEALAND’S SETA Tamanivalu has been sidelined for approximately two months with a back injury just days after arriving at his new club, Top 14 side Bordeaux-Bègles. Click Here: vodacom bulls rugby jersey The 26-year-old, who can play at centre and on the wing, only recently joined Bordeaux from Super Rugby side Crusaders. But pessimistic reports over the extent of […]

48 games for eir Sport and 14 for RTÉ – Irish TV details for 2019 Rugby World Cup revealed

THE 2019 RUGBY World Cup will be broadcast in Ireland by both eir Sport and RTÉ, with the two broadcasters today announcing that they had reached a sub-licencing agreement. Ireland celebrate beating the All Blacks on Saturday. Source: Billy Stickland/INPHO As confirmed in July 2016 when they won the bid, eir Sport are the primary rights holders. They’ll broadcast all […]

Returning Munster cavalry lifting standards all the way through build-up, says Tadhg Beirne

IT DIDN’T TAKE Tadhg Beirne long to endear himself to the Munster faithful following his summer arrival, but after another powerful display on his return to the shirt after international duty he is keen to strengthen their Champions Cup standing against Castres this weekend. Beirne celebrates Tyler Bleyendaal’s try in Cork. Source: Tommy Dickson/INPHO Beirne, 26, was one of seven Ireland […]

Cheika survives as Wallabies coach, Johnson appointed

MICHAEL CHEIKA WILL remain Wallabies coach as Rugby Australia (RA) announced significant changes around the embattled boss. Cheika is under fire after Australia endured a forgettable year, losing nine of their 13 Tests, a worrying run of form ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup. While he has survived, Cheika will now report to Scott Johnson, who was appointed to […]

22 of our favourite sports books from 2018

Updated at 10.57 N.B. THIS LIST is in no particular order. 1. The Boy on the Shed by Paul Ferris (Hodder & Stoughton) Sports books are rarely written by their subjects, yet former Newcastle footballer Paul Ferris more than justifies his choice of himself as author with an exceptionally told story that is ostensibly about his bittersweet time in football but […]