Leinster lose another for the World Cup after Springboks include Kirchner

LEINSTER WILL BE without winger Zane Kirchner for the duration of the Rugby World Cup, after he was named in South Africa’s final 31-man squad for the tournament. Kirchner didn’t feature in the Springboks’ winless Rugby Championship campaign, but did start at full-back for Heyneke Meyer’s side in their warm-up game against Argentina on August 15. Heinrich Brussow is the […]

Kearney looks to the positives as Ireland put England defeat behind them

ON A DAY when Ireland’s back three were comprehensively outplayed by the England trio of Mike Brown, Anthony Watson and Jonny May, Dave Kearney was a shining light during a tough outing at Twickenham. Harlequins fullback Brown and his wingers covered the backfield superbly cutting off Jonathan Sexton’s kicking options all afternoon as the Ireland fly-half struggled to find space […]