O’Gara Prepares The Crusaders

Ronan O’Gara has joined the coaching team of the Crusaders in the early part of the season this year. He has been given responsibility to work with the back line of the team; he states that agendas are all over the park; being a player who has been with Ireland and being part of British and Irish Lions, Ronan O’Gara stated that the Crusaders had sent across a good team for Investec Super Rugby competition; however he felt that they needed about a year or maybe two in order to cope with the Hurricanes with whom they had a match in Christchurch this weekend.

This is a big test for the team as they face the Hurricanes in the semi finals. As per his observations O’Gara stated that the team’s performance against the Sharks was indicative of their present form. There were times when they performed sloppily and that is something that they want to work upon to prevent from happening; if they are able to remember their mistakes then they would be able to play a good game. Continue reading “O’Gara Prepares The Crusaders”

Under 18 Ireland Sevens Champion

The under 18 women’s squad of Ireland were able to overcome the Wales team as well as Scotland and England during the pool stages of the Sevens champion round on Saturday. This team was able to defeat the Scots at a score of 26-5 while they defeated the English in 28-19; this was at the knockout clashes on Sunday.

The Ireland Sevens team was able to perform, whether they were playing at San Francisco or at Birmingham. The team was able to represent the country and with distinction. This was concluded over the weekend; it was as a result of their undefeated run that the Under 18 women’s team was crowned series champion in Home Nations series. The final and the second leg of the series were held at the University of Birmingham. Continue reading “Under 18 Ireland Sevens Champion”