Leinster eased into a home quarter-final fixture in an odd sort of game against last year’s Top 14 runners-up, Montpellier. Saturday lunchtime at the RDS is better than Sunday brunch at Firhill, but not by much; Leinster have kicked off four of their six group games before 2pm, which doesn’t do much for the atmosphere. Coupled with the lack of big-name opposition – and to speak frankly, outright quality – in the group, it has been a relatively undistinguished qualification campaign compared to last season’s block-busting efforts against the best that the English and French could muster. Continue reading
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Montpellier 16 – 16 Leinster
Jonny Sexton nervelessly knocked over the last kick of the game amidst a racket of whistles and boos to grab a draw for Leinster against Montpellier, last season’s Top 14 runners-up. Continue reading
Romania v Georgia Preview
The All Blacks take on Portugal in 2007 with a 20 minute turnaround.
Mole has heard a few discussions about the fairness of World Cup schedule, the protracted nature of the tournament and the slim chances of any minnow beating a big fish. They’re all legitimate comments and Mole recognises that it’s not a fair world. Sometimes though it pays heed to listen to what isn’t being said.
Match Review: England vs Georgia
The Mole was in Bordeaux four years ago when the French neutrals got behind a Georgian team threatening to upset Ireland in the group stages. All you could hear in the velodrome that night was “Georgie! Georgie! Georgie!” Continue reading
Match Report: Scotland 15 – 6 Georgia
The Scots rolled the Georgians in an arm-wrestle of a game, taking it five kicks to two. Continue reading
Gorgodzilla vs Tekori Kong
Two of the Mole’s “One to Watch” candidates come face to face in the Top 14, Mamuka Gorgodze [Montpellier] and Joe Tekori [Castres Olympique]. If you have a rugby ball to hand, look at the size of it … now look at what it looks like in Tekori’s hand. What a pair of monsters.
One To Watch: Mamuka Gorgodze [Georgia]
Every world cup there are players who you may not know a whole heap about going into the tournament, but by their actions on the pitch they announce themselves to the rugby world at large. Continue reading