Sumo 101: New Otani hotels and sumo

Sumo Sep 19, 2019

Sumo 101: New Otani hotels and sumo

by John Gunning

Last Friday, several members of the Ireland rugby team, including Clan Healy and Rory Best, visited Isegahama stable to watch a training session. It's unusual for outsiders to be allowed into a stable during tournaments as the rikishi involved understandably want to avoid distractions, ...

Ireland coach defends inclusion of Jean Kleyn over Devin Toner

Rugby Sep 4, 2019

Ireland coach defends inclusion of Jean Kleyn over Devin Toner

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has slammed Agustin Pichot's criticism of his decision to select Jean Kleyn instead of Devin Toner in his World Cup squad. World Rugby vice chairman Pichot urged Toner to ask the sport's governing body "for answers" following his controversial absence from ...

Ireland bounces back with win against Wales

Rugby Sep 1, 2019

Ireland bounces back with win against Wales

Ireland restored some pride by beating Wales 22-17 in a scrappy Rugby World Cup warmup between second-string sides on Saturday. The Irish were in desperation mode after enduring a 57-15 thrashing from England last weekend at Twickenham and responded by pulling ahead 22-3 in Cardiff ...