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Peter Maher
Recent graduate who spends a lot of time watching big men play with odd shaped balls.

Ireland’s Back Three Options Are Worryingly Weak

Ireland’s 21-13 loss to England last weekend produced more questions than answers for Joe Schmidt and the squad going into the World Cup. Sadly, one thing became alarmingly clear for this writer, and that is Ireland’s inability to handle overwhelming physicality in the back three. Historically Ireland have never been known to be a team of large players, we usually …

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Predictably Unpredictable – What To Expect From France In The RWC

France have a reputation for causing upset come World Cup time but can they do it again and should Ireland be worried? The 25-20 score line of France’s recent home victory against England does neither the match nor the French any justice. Two late tries from England salvaged what was sure to be an extremely embarrassing Test loss against a …

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Japan: The Rising Sun Burns Bright Ahead Of The Rugby World Cup

Rugby is a sport which has a unique ability to rear its battered, broken-nosed face in the most unlikely of places; Japan is certainly one of those places. Not many people would associate such a physical sport with the land of Hello Kitty. However, just as unlikely as we thought Tom Cruise could wield a samurai sword, the Japanese have …

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