Rain clouds part for triumphant All Black reception

[By Murray Dewhurst in Auckland] The All Blacks flew back in to Auckland this morning, freshly scrubbed up and patched up after a bruising few months in the UK. They went on to take out the big one by thumping Australia in the final on Sunday to become the Rugby World Cup 2015 champions. They arrived […]

Ireland comes to Wembley

[By James Hobbs in London] With the arrival of the Rugby World Cup in England, younger daughter and I headed recently to Wembley in north London to see Ireland play Romania. Wembley is traditionally a football venue, but its annexing for rugby purposes made sense because of the huge attendance, more than 89,000, a record […]

A famous Irish World Cup victory!

I was lucky enough to be at Eden Park last night for Ireland’s sound beating of Australia 15 to 6, what a match! Ireland’s loose forwards were on fire all night, their forwards dominating up front so the Wallabies just couldn’t get their game together. The atmosphere and singing was huge, in fact sounding more like […]