The Ill Fitting Glove

Warning: playing for Ireland may prove harmful for your career. Bizarre and unfortunately possibly true.

One of the opinions that has surprised the Mole during the season to date is that Peter O’Mahony isn’t a number 8. It’s not universal but it’s quite widespread and runs contradictory to my own beliefs. Continue reading

Overlooking their Oversight Role – the Provinces & the PCRG

The single currency uncannily mirrors Declan Kidney’s stock as an international coach. Cause or correlation?

It’s rare enough that The Mole finds himself in agreement with the Indo’s porcine hack, but one look at the most recent signings by all four of the provinces would convince you that the various branches of the IRFU aren’t singing from the same hymn-sheet. You’d imagine that Declan Kidney is looking at his paymasters in the IRFU and wondering just what the f*ck they’re doing.  Continue reading