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# summer-tour - Sunday 24 June, 2012

Six conclusions from Ireland's long, black summer From The42

Six conclusions from Ireland's long, black summer

Jun 24th 2012, 7:34 AM 5,373 Views 16 Comments

It’s been a trying time in the Land of the Long White Cloud.

# summer-tour - Saturday 23 June, 2012

Pride: England draw some comfort from South African tour
# Close Call
From The42
# Close Call

Pride: England draw some comfort from South African tour

Jun 23rd 2012, 6:26 PM 599 Views 0 Comments

Stuart Lancaster’s side came close to winning in Johannesburg, but must settle for 14 apiece.

'I've been asked to coach Ireland, I will continue to coach them' - Kidney
# Third Test
From The42
# Third Test

'I've been asked to coach Ireland, I will continue to coach them' - Kidney

Jun 23rd 2012, 4:09 PM 6,284 Views 23 Comments

The embattled coach bristled at the suggestion he may step down after today’s 60 – 0 defeat.

Opinion: New Zealand 'hammering' enough to end Kidney reign
# 60 - 0
From The42
# 60 - 0

Opinion: New Zealand 'hammering' enough to end Kidney reign

Jun 23rd 2012, 1:17 PM 8,100 Views 64 Comments

Humiliating defeat marks the end of a long, hard season. It’s time to start anew.

Blackout: O'Driscoll 'embarrassed' by record defeat
# 60 - 0
From The42
# 60 - 0

Blackout: O'Driscoll 'embarrassed' by record defeat

Jun 23rd 2012, 10:41 AM 13,256 Views 59 Comments

The Ireland captain cut a disconsolate and beaten man in his final post-match interview in New Zealand.

Whitewash: Wales suffer another late defeat in Australia
# Summer Tour
From The42
# Summer Tour

Whitewash: Wales suffer another late defeat in Australia

Jun 23rd 2012, 8:59 AM 768 Views 0 Comments

For the third time in three weeks, the Wallabies left it late to overcome the Grand Slam champions.

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test From The42
Live Jun 23rd 2012, 8:01 AM

As it happened: Ireland v New Zealand, Third Test

# summer-tour - Friday 22 June, 2012

Interview: Les Kiss on Ireland, Murray and changing the drop goal rule
# Summer Tour
From The42
# Summer Tour

Interview: Les Kiss on Ireland, Murray and changing the drop goal rule

Jun 22nd 2012, 2:28 PM 2,618 Views 2 Comments

The Ireland assistant coach spoke to our man in New Zealand Patrick McCarry in advance of tomorrow’s third meeting with the All Blacks.

Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits
# Third Test
From The42
# Third Test

Preview: Another glorious chance to make Irish rugby history awaits

Jun 22nd 2012, 10:30 AM 3,028 Views 14 Comments

It will be by no means a simple task but the All Blacks are shorn of the services of Dan Carter, their first-choice wingers and two-thirds of their back row.

Summer Tour Diary: Next time this guy is back, he will be a tourist ... or a coach
# Talisman
From The42
# Talisman

Summer Tour Diary: Next time this guy is back, he will be a tourist ... or a coach

Jun 22nd 2012, 8:46 AM 5,778 Views 1 Comment

Seven tours to New Zealand and not many wins to speak of but Brian O’Driscoll can sign off in style by conquering the All Blacks.

New Zealand v Ireland: Three key battles
# The Spotlight
From The42
# The Spotlight

New Zealand v Ireland: Three key battles

Jun 22nd 2012, 7:20 AM 3,078 Views 6 Comments

Ireland came close to achieving the impossible last week, here are three areas which could help them go one better.

# summer-tour - Thursday 21 June, 2012

Proving ground: Lancaster hails new tour approach
# Chariot
From The42
# Chariot

Proving ground: Lancaster hails new tour approach

Jun 21st 2012, 3:49 PM 374 Views 0 Comments

The England coach believes that bringing a large squad on tour is more beneficial than having players line out for the Saxons.

Ireland's Call - Part Three: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered
# Summer Tour
From The42
# Summer Tour

Ireland's Call - Part Three: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered

Jun 21st 2012, 10:00 AM 3,938 Views 0 Comments

The Irish coach and captain fielded your questions as the team for the final Test against the All Blacks was announced.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 20 June, 2012

Summer tour: Potgieter one of three changes for Springboks
# Injury Toll
From The42
# Injury Toll

Summer tour: Potgieter one of three changes for Springboks

Jun 20th 2012, 2:40 PM 323 Views 0 Comments

The flanker will win his first cap against England on Saturday in place of Willem Alberts.

Ronan O'Gara: 'I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty'
# Last Call
From The42
# Last Call

Ronan O'Gara: 'I would have only been too happy to have a crack off that late penalty'

Jun 20th 2012, 11:37 AM 7,971 Views 10 Comments

We caught up for a one-on-one chat with the Munster out-half ahead of his final Test match ever in New Zealand.

Ireland's Call - Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O'Driscoll and Declan Kidney
# Summer Tour
From The42
# Summer Tour

Ireland's Call - Part Three: Put your questions to Brian O'Driscoll and Declan Kidney

Jun 20th 2012, 8:09 AM 1,771 Views 11 Comments

With the final Test coming up against the All Blacks on Saturday, we are giving you one last chance to put your queries to the Irish coach and captain.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Unbelievable belief and a fantastic sponge in Queenstown
# Dunkin'
From The42
# Dunkin'

Summer Tour Diary: Unbelievable belief and a fantastic sponge in Queenstown

Jun 19th 2012, 9:37 AM 5,103 Views 11 Comments

Donncha O’Callaghan braves icy cold waters and Les Kiss talks up the ongoing development of Conor Murray.

# summer-tour - Monday 18 June, 2012

Must do better: Pocock calls for more Wallaby style
# Leader
From The42
# Leader

Must do better: Pocock calls for more Wallaby style

Jun 18th 2012, 2:30 PM 222 Views 0 Comments

Australia have beaten the Grand Slam champions in back-to-back fixtures, but the skipper has demanded an improvement for the final test.

Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks
# Summer Tour
From The42
# Summer Tour

Dan Tuohy: Ireland will go out with all guns blazing against the All Blacks

Jun 18th 2012, 9:15 AM 1,899 Views 0 Comments

The Ulster lock believes Chris Henry, his provincial colleague, would ‘do the job’ if he is selected to replace Jamie Heaslip in the back row.

# summer-tour - Sunday 17 June, 2012

Summer Tour Diary: Outnumbered 15 to 1 yet all you could hear were Irish voices
# Just Shy
From The42
# Just Shy

Summer Tour Diary: Outnumbered 15 to 1 yet all you could hear were Irish voices

Jun 17th 2012, 11:35 AM 4,392 Views 13 Comments

Jonathan Sexton admitted that he needed to strike his late penalty perfectly for Ireland to lead. He did not but was excellent otherwise.

Heaslip and D'Arcy ruled out of final Test against the All Blacks
# Big Blows
From The42
# Big Blows

Heaslip and D'Arcy ruled out of final Test against the All Blacks

Jun 17th 2012, 8:36 AM 2,957 Views 8 Comments

The Leinster duo are returning to Ireland after sustaining a fractured finger and calf strain in Saturday’s narrow loss to New Zealand.

# summer-tour - Saturday 16 June, 2012

As it happened: New Zealand v Ireland, Second Test From The42
Live Jun 16th 2012, 7:29 AM

As it happened: New Zealand v Ireland, Second Test

# summer-tour - Friday 15 June, 2012

Preview: 'Controlled abandon' the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks
# Believe
From The42
# Believe

Preview: 'Controlled abandon' the latest plot to overthrow mighty All Blacks

Jun 15th 2012, 1:58 PM 3,521 Views 14 Comments

No more dice rolling for Irish coach Declan Kidney but most supporters would not be averse to a game of stuck in the mud against New Zealand.

Summer Tour Diary: Restart for Christchurch as Ireland talk up second chances
# Respect
From The42
# Respect

Summer Tour Diary: Restart for Christchurch as Ireland talk up second chances

Jun 15th 2012, 10:40 AM 2,002 Views 1 Comment

A tour of the earthquake-hit city puts things into perspective for Kevin McLaughlin and his teammates ahead of All Blacks battle.

# summer-tour - Thursday 14 June, 2012

Farrell dropped as England chase Springboks
# Change Up
From The42
# Change Up

Farrell dropped as England chase Springboks

Jun 14th 2012, 1:36 PM 314 Views 0 Comments

Stuart Lancaster has shuffled his back line with only Ben Youngs and Chris Ashton retaining their position.

Wales summon experience to chase series leveller
# Preview
From The42
# Preview

Wales summon experience to chase series leveller

Jun 14th 2012, 1:25 PM 146 Views 0 Comments

Rob Howley has added around 180 caps worth of nous to his pack for the test in Melbourne.

Ireland's Call - Part Two: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered
# On The Record
From The42
# On The Record

Ireland's Call - Part Two: You asked, O'Driscoll and Kidney answered

Jun 14th 2012, 12:45 PM 2,571 Views 3 Comments

Your questions packed a punch this week but Brian and Declan did not shirk the challenge. Kevin McLaughlin had something to say too.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Tweak: All Blacks make one change for second test
# Summer Tour
From The42
# Summer Tour

Tweak: All Blacks make one change for second test

Jun 13th 2012, 6:47 PM 431 Views 0 Comments

Chiefs flanker Sam Cane could make his international debut as he replaces Victor Vito in the match-day 22.

In pictures: Irish team visit Christchurch's Red Zone
# Summer Tour
From The42
# Summer Tour

In pictures: Irish team visit Christchurch's Red Zone

Jun 13th 2012, 12:01 PM 560 Views 0 Comments

Declan Kidney and the boys stopped off to take in the city’s earthquake-devastated area earlier today.

# summer-tour - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Sean O'Brien: Cut down our errors and we can push the All Blacks hard
# Stung
From The42
# Stung

Sean O'Brien: Cut down our errors and we can push the All Blacks hard

Jun 12th 2012, 9:55 AM 1,299 Views 0 Comments

The Leinster man is ready for the season’s final thrusts while the slow recoveries of Cian Healy and Mike Ross may lead to a front row shake-up.

# summer-tour - Monday 11 June, 2012

Five things Ireland must do differently against New Zealand
# The Impossible Dream
From The42
# The Impossible Dream

Five things Ireland must do differently against New Zealand

Jun 11th 2012, 5:55 PM 698 Views 0 Comments

Ireland may be staring down the barrel of two more defeats in New Zealand, but that doesn’t mean they won’t improve.

Summer Tour Diary: Kiwi press believe Irish 'mob' are ripe for crushing
# Dog's Tucker
From The42
# Dog's Tucker

Summer Tour Diary: Kiwi press believe Irish 'mob' are ripe for crushing

Jun 11th 2012, 10:20 AM 3,309 Views 8 Comments

New Zealanders expect some bite and struggle from their prey while Euro 2012 woes do little to lift team morale.

# summer-tour - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Opinion: Judge Kidney on innovation, not result
# Under Pressure
From The42
# Under Pressure

Opinion: Judge Kidney on innovation, not result

Jun 10th 2012, 8:52 AM 552 Views 4 Comments

The Irish coach is experimenting against an unbeatable side, we should applaud him for that, writes Sean Farrell.

# summer-tour - Saturday 9 June, 2012

'We've got to wear it' - Irish players reflect on their humbling defeat
# One Down
From The42
# One Down

'We've got to wear it' - Irish players reflect on their humbling defeat

Jun 9th 2012, 5:45 PM 6,704 Views 27 Comments

Jamie Heaslip took the defeat on the chin while All Blacks coach Steve Hansen was sparing with his praise.

All Blacks made us pay - O'Driscoll
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

All Blacks made us pay - O'Driscoll

Jun 9th 2012, 2:24 PM 646 Views 0 Comments

A dejected Ireland captain credited New Zealand as ‘considerably worthy winners’, but promised to try and match them for intensity in the remaining two tests.

Five things we learned from New Zealand v Ireland
# Silver Lining
From The42
# Silver Lining

Five things we learned from New Zealand v Ireland

Jun 9th 2012, 11:57 AM 850 Views 4 Comments

Ireland endured a long night in the land of the long white cloud, but there were some positives, writes Sean Farrell.

Different class: Ireland demolished by All Blacks
# Summer Tour
From The42
# Summer Tour

Different class: Ireland demolished by All Blacks

Jun 9th 2012, 11:17 AM 3,782 Views 19 Comments

Declan Kidney’s men conceded five tries, including a hat-trick by debutante, Julian Savea in a 42-10 defeat.

# summer-tour - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Opinion: Kidney’s selection brings new meaning to New Zealand test
# Summer Tour
From The42
# Summer Tour

Opinion: Kidney’s selection brings new meaning to New Zealand test

Jun 7th 2012, 4:10 PM 781 Views 1 Comment

The coach that has been consistently maligned for being ultra conservative in his selection policy has only gone and thrown a spanner in the works in New Zealand.

Are we dreaming?: Kidney's jaw-dropping team sheet
# Opinion
From The42
# Opinion

Are we dreaming?: Kidney's jaw-dropping team sheet

Jun 7th 2012, 11:10 AM 813 Views 0 Comments

Just when you think you think you know a guy, Declan Kidney wakes you up with a slap in the face.

# summer-tour - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Back in Black: New Zealand name three debutants for Ireland test
# Not Bad
From The42
# Not Bad

Back in Black: New Zealand name three debutants for Ireland test

Jun 6th 2012, 7:56 PM 526 Views 0 Comments

Injuries and retirements have forced the world champions to shuffle the pack. But Carter, McCaw, Dagg and Whitelock are all in harness.