Rugby Feb 26, 2020

Irish government urges cancellation of Six Nations clash over COVID-19

Ireland's Six Nations rugby match with Italy in Dublin next month should be cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic, the health minister said Tuesday. The National Public Health Emergency Team, convened to help coordinate Ireland's response to the outbreak, advised that the upcoming match on ...

Lock Brodie Retallick back for All Blacks against Ireland

Rugby Oct 17, 2019

Lock Brodie Retallick back for All Blacks against Ireland

Lock Brodie Retallick has returned for the All Blacks in arguably their strongest side for Saturday's Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Ireland at Tokyo Stadium. The three-time world champions gave squad players and those returning from injury some game time and trialed combinations against Canada ...

Rugby Oct 17, 2019

Air New Zealand offers 'safety tips' for Irish rugby fans

Air New Zealand has offered Irish rugby fans some tongue-in-cheek "safety tips" before the countries face off in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinals at Tokyo Stadium on Saturday. The highly tipped All Blacks are straining not to seem cocky ahead of the match, but the ...