Captain Brian O’Driscoll and David Wallace were involved in training in St Gerard’s in Bray on Tuesday, when the team got a visit from Bertie Ahern. (IrishRugby.ie.) The Taoiseach was no doubt still smarting from the exit of his beloved Dubs from the Gaelic Football Championship on Sunday.
The IRFU have extended Eddie O’Sullivan’s contract as national team coach up to 2012. (Rugby.ie/De Paper)
Eoin Reddan is not just looking to replace Isaac Boss as understudy to Peter Stringer, he wants the main role for himself (Indo)
Denis Leamy writes a diary piece for the Indo today. Choice quote: “Losing to France in Croke Park was heart-breaking. It was a horrible feeling and we haven’t forgotten.” Attaboy, Denis, nurse that grudge.
Byron Kelleher reckons the All Blacks are just peaking in time. (TVNZ)