Glory Days

  One of the things that stood out for me in Ireland’s Grand Slam celebrations on Saturday was the restrained emotion from Joe Schmidt in his post-match interview. It’s not unusual for players or coaches to find it difficult to contain their emotions after a big win, but it confirmed a long-held view of mine … Continue reading Glory Days


Storming The Fortress

  This weekend is a daunting trip for Ireland, not only because of what is at stake, but because their record in Twickenham doesn’t make for pleasant reading. Ireland haven’t beaten England in their home ground since 2010, or to put it another way, Ireland haven’t won in Twickenham since England hit rock-bottom under Martin … Continue reading Storming The Fortress