218 : WALES v IRELAND wrap

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Conor Cronin

Some great individual performances, a few players who might feel they can improve on individual aspects, particularly Porter for me, who was responsible for almost half our penalties, can’t be that sloppy against the French. (though I’m discounting the one conceded as they scored a try)

Expectation will be high going onto next week, and rightly so, I want to see the same high intensity against France

Ian Frizzell

Out of the traps so quickly. We were so powerful in the first 30 minutes they didn’t have any answers.

Thought we coped pretty well in the third quarter when they threw everything they had at us and then a few fresh legs gave us the momentum to finish pretty strongly.

Gavin  Hegarty

Job done. Rough second half but we shouldered it well.

Can’t help but think the ref played a part in their comeback but cest la vie.

I still can’t see the logic in bringing gatland back.

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Andrew Byrne That first half was ruthless, we were too comfortable in the 2nd half. That won’t be good enough next week, but you can only play one match at a time.For Wales they can fix a lot very quickly and will take scalps later in the tournament.

Brian Nisbet 10-34, with the Welsh playing much better in the second half. But that’s a clear statement of intent from Ireland with a BP win in the first match. Good stuff! 

Rob Atkinson A much better performance from Wales, but need to be a lot better in the opposition 22, they need to be better. I’m sure it will come together later in the tournament


FRONT FIVE ARTICLES

  1. 4 Ireland U20s Players Who Impressed In Their Six Nations Win In Wales | Balls.ie [Colman Shanley]
  2. Stormers hand Sharks a rugby lesson in Durban | Rugby365
  3. Irish Rugby | Combined Provinces Win With Seven Tries At Kingspan Stadium
  4. Scotland record stunning win over England at Twickenham as 2023 Six Nations campaign gets perfect start | The Scotsman [Graham Bean]
  5. Six Nations Rugby | France hang on after thriller in Rome [Paul Eddison]

6N & URC WRAP

6N ROUND 1

WAL 10-34 IRE

ENG 23-29 SCO

ITA 24-29 FRA

ROUND 2

Sat Feb 11

IRE v FRA

SCO v WAL

Sun Feb 12

ENG v ITA


URC ROUND 1

SHA 19-46 STO

Round 14

Feb 17

MUN V OSP

GLA V ULS

Feb 18

LIO V SHA

BUL V STO

ZEB V CON

SCA V EDI

CAR V BEN

LEI V DRA


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217 : Harpin Preview Show #WALvIRE


Ireland: 15. Hugo Keenan 14. Mack Hansen 13. Garry Ringrose 12. Stuart McCloskey 11. James Lowe 10. Johnny Sexton (c) 9. Jamison Gibson Park Conor Murray

1. Andrew Porter 2. Dan Sheehan 3. Finlay Bealham 4. Tadhg Beirne 5. James Ryan 6. Peter O’Mahony 7. Josh van der Flier 8. Caelan Doris

16. Rob Herring 17. Cian Healy Dave Kilcoyne 18. Tom O’Toole 19. Iain Henderson 20. Jack Conan 21. Conor Murray Craig Casey 22. Ross Byrne 23. Bundee Aki


Wales: 15. Liam Williams 14. Josh Adams 13. George North 12. Joe Hawkins 11. Rio Dyer 10. Dan Biggar 9. Tomos Williams

1. Gareth Thomas 2. Ken Owens > captain 3. Tomas Francis 4. Adam Beard 5. Alun Wyn Jones 6. Jac Morgan 7. Justin Tipuric 8. Taulupe Faletau

16. Scott Baldwin 17. Rhys Carre 18. Dillon Lewis 19. Dafydd Jenkins 20. Tommy Reffell 21. Rhys Webb 22. Owen Williams 23. Alex Cuthbert


Guinness Six Nations 2023

Round 1

Sat Feb 4  KO 2:15pm

Principality Stadium


Referee: Karl Dickson (RFU)

AR1 : Angus Gardner (RA)

AR2 : Luke Pearce (RFU)

TMO: Tom Foley (RFU)

Live on: Virgin Media One


80+ column : 6N on-pitch anticipation, off-pitch frustration

Welcome to my 80+ column, a weekly post featuring final thoughts from the week of rugby just gone.  

SIX NATIONS COMPETITION

The countdown to “6Mas” gets closer to zero and this year we’re launching a prediction league in conjunction with the Fanzo app, if we get good engagement we’ll offer some prizes for the best players so you’ll really help us out by joining and/or sharing the above graphic with your rugby loving pals.

Here at Harpin Manor we’re running a separate league among our squad of Six Nations podsters, namely myself, Keego, Mark Jackson, Tom Coleman, Conor Cronin, Rich Mifsud & RugbyKino.  And don’t tell them I said this but none of them think any of you have a hope of beating them when it comes to forecasting so I guess you’ll just have to prove ‘em wrong won’t you 😜


WRAP OF A WRAP

Unfortunately Rich Mifsud had to sit our our wrap pod at the weekend due to illness and we hope we returns to fitness in time for next Sunday.  Thankfully RugbyKino was able to answer the call and along with Conor we got an excellent summary of what was expected to be a much closer contest at the RDS.

If you missed it, check it out here or on most major platforms.


HARPIN’ ON…LEINSTER’S TAP N GO TRIES

For the pod I try to even out the portions of the match I get my guests to cover as best as I can, yet sadly I didn’t realise Kino had done a lot of preparation on Leinster’s success rate with short tap n go penalty options when I allocated our two tries against Cardiff to Conor.  But when we finished recording the main pod Kino still shared the information and unbeknownst to him the mic was still “hot” so I got it all and made it into a bonus clip for YouTube which you see below.

If you’re playing the clip above maybe pop over and subscribe to the channel too?  That’s where we post our Preview Show as well as other content throughout the week.


HARRY BYRNE TIK TOK

This week the TikTok spotlight turned to Harry Byrne, this was an important start for him and we thought he did realy well.

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Our #LEIvCAR wrap pod is now live at anchor.fm/harpinonrugby and most major platforms

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SIX NATIONS GOVERNANCE

Folks, what the hell is going on here???

I’m doing my best to keep myself from donning the tinfoil hat but it would appear that unions from all Six Nations are experiencing varying forms of governance issues in the weeks leading up to the game’s greatest championship kicking off, almost as if (a) we’d have difficulty focusing on everything at once and (b) once the rugby starts we’re expected to forget it anyway.

None of it is pretty, and yes I do mean all unions are involved. 

Recently we had the terrible allegations of systemic misogyny made against the WRU in a documentary, which of course simply sits atop a whole host of other issues there.   

Also last week there was further development in Bernard Laporte’s saga which doesn’t look like straying too far from the news cycle, something the FFR could do without in a RWC year.  

Although what happened in Italian rugby, namely the disgusting “secret Santa” present, was confined to one club, it was their biggest and surely warranted involvement by the union and the response has been extremely insufficient.  

Meanwhile in Scotland the SRU has fallen well short addressing the tragic death of Siobhan Cattigan.  

Then there was the RFU making an absolute hames of introducing new tackle laws at lower levels (in every sense), a problem with communication that by all accounts is nothing new over there.

As for Irish rugby?  Well perhaps on the surface there’s nothing in the front line news, yet while steps are being taken to improve the Women’s game with professional contracts and new competitions being announced, there is information being put out there by a particular twitter account that suggests a lot more needs to be done.

Each issue is vast and extremely difficult to summarize in an article like this one, but the reason I had a stab at it was to present the overall view from just outside the 6N bubble.

We love rugby on the pitch; I’m writing this article and you’re reading it so that goes without saying.  But knowing so much negativity is going on behind the scenes is certainly not acceptable, especially when the governance issues are so widespread.  No organisation is ever going to have everything perfect all the time, but what does seem to be a common thread in the above stories is that the failures are in areas where you’d expect to have set standards throughout the sport, something I would have thought a body like World Rugby was there to fix.


SEVENS

Another strong showing by the Irish women, this time reaching another semifinal after an impressive quarterfinal win over Fiji which put some distance between us and them in the overall series standings and keeps us within reach of the top four.

Meanwhile the men also reached the last eight but a couple of early mistakes against the Blitzbokke made a fightback impossible so we are continuing to struggle to match the excellent silver medal in Dubai.

Next on the circuit is Los Angeles for the men at the end of February, while both they and the women join them in Vancouver the following weekend.  Without researching I just have to say on the surface it does seem odd that LA can’t provide for a women’s leg in the series.

But that just brings me to the point I always like making when discussing the World Sevens Series…


AIL UPDATE

Before I harp on the Men’s AIL, a quick shout out to the Women’s Combined Provinces XV – clunky name I know,  but apparently it’s just for the one season as the new Celtic Challenge tournament is meant to expand from one team per nation to two next season.  Anyway – they opened their campaign with a 27-26 win away to their Welsh counterparts in the opening match.

Now to Division 1A and in Round 12 there was so much going on at both ends of the table it’s hard to know where to start.  I guess it’s best to “take it from the top” as league leaders Terenure suffered only their second defeat of the season, this one at home to rivals Clontarf and with Cork Con also winning, it means just three point separate the top three. Then there’s the race for that fourth semifinal berth as Young Munster scored a home win over Trinity to leap frog them.

But arguably the biggest result of the round was Garryowen finally kicking the duck egg out of their win column by beating Lansdowne, who in turn got dragged back into the relegation battle as UCD also did some leap-frogging, sneaking out of the bottom two at Shannon’s expense.

The clubs now get a couple of weekend’s off to let punters catch the Six Nations in their bars (seriously, if you can, do get down to your local clubs to watch if you can, it really helps them out) and they return to action with some big matchups as you can see below.

Men’s AIL

Cork Con 14-3 Ballynahinch

Garryowen 21-17 Lansdowne

UCD 22-19 Shannon

Young Munster 17-10 Dublin Univ

Terenure 24-29 Clontarf



Sat Feb 18

Ballynahinch v Terenure

Clontarf v Young Munster

Lansdowne v Cork Con

Shannon v Dublin University

UCD v Garryowen


THE NEXT BATCH OF HARPIN’

I’d like to say here “from now on we’re switching into FULL SIX NATIONS MODE for the next couple of months”, but of course I can’t say that because there’s a bit of URC thrown in there plus I have another couple of pods lined up on other topics for good measure.

But still, obvs the bulk of the coverage is going to be on the 6N starting with an overview pod which will record Wednesday evening, then the tournament opener in Cardiff will be getting the usual Harpin treatment with a preview Friday, wrap on Sunday plus a whole lot of other features in between.

In the meantime, be sure to enjoy your rugby wherever you are.  JLP


213 : Opposition view – Cardiff & Wales

For our first Opposition View pod of 2023 I was delighted to speak to Lee & Rhys from the excellent WRRAP pod about the regions’ season so far plus the Welsh Six Nations squad.

Our guests…

LEE GRIFFITH &

RHYS JOHN

Their pod on the Welsh 6N squad > https://anchor.fm/wrrap/episodes/Bonus-pod—The-Wales-squad-e1tl9ph/a-a8qnq0j

200th episode special featuring “Season So Far Quiz”

200th episode special featuring "Season So Far Quiz" Harpin' On Rugby

Test your knowledge of Leinster & Ireland’s season so far, and see if you can beat our contributors, in this quiz to help celebrate our 200th episode. Our guests… CONOR CRONIN https://twitter.com/ccbooms TOM COLEMAN https://twitter.com/LeinsterRoyalty MARK JACKSON https://twitter.com/hoomanbear RICHARD MIFSUD https://twitter.com/Once_in_the_job Where to find Harpin’ On Rugby Website > https://harpinonrugby.com/ Mastodon > @HarpinOnRugby@mastodon.ie Twitter > https://twitter.com/HarpinOnRugby Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/HarpinOnRugby Instagram > https://www.instagram.com/harpinonrugby/ TikTok > https://www.tiktok.com/@harpinonrugby YouTube > https://youtube.com/@HarpinPreviewShow — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harpinonrugby/message

If you think you can answer questions like the one in the graphic above in five seconds or less, then have a go at our quiz there’s 12 altogether, see if you can do better than three of our contributors.

190 : Ireland v Australia wrap

2022 Bank of Ireland Nations Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin 19/11/2022 Ireland vs Australia Ireland’s Jack Crowley tackles Rob Valetini of Australia Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Bryan Keane

190 : Ireland v Australia wrap Harpin' On Rugby

🏉 Rassie…again 🏉 Ireland’s defence 🏉 Crowley’s performance 🏉 Aus discipline & White HIA 🏉 Reliable Ross Harpin’ On Rugby match wraps are brought to you by The Irish Rugby Store Our guests… IAN FRIZZELL https://twitter.com/rava_ian STEPHEN MURPHY https://twitter.com/MasterOfNonePod http://www.anchor.fm/stephen-murphy8 FRONT FIVE ARTICLES Rassie Erasmus banned… Again – Rugby World magazine [RW Staff] Connacht confirm that director of rugby Andy Friend will leave province at the end of the season – Independent.ie [Ruaidhri O'Connor] Last-gasp penalty sinks USA as Portugal claim final place at Rugby World Cup (the42.ie) [via AFP] Shambolic Wales humiliated by Georgia as Wayne Pivac's reign now facing serious questions – Wales Online [Delme Parfitt] Ian Foster praises progress of All Blacks despite 'frustrating' draw against England | Stuff.co.nz [Marc Hinton] Where to find Harpin’ On Rugby Website > https://harpinonrugby.com/ Mastodon > @HarpinOnRugby@mastodon.ie Twitter > https://twitter.com/HarpinOnRugby Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/HarpinOnRugby Instagram > https://www.instagram.com/harpinonrugby/ TikTok > https://www.tiktok.com/@harpinonrugby YouTube > https://youtube.com/@HarpinPreviewShow — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harpinonrugby/message

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Conor Cronin

Great atmosphere, great to be there!

The game however wasn’t all it could’ve been. Game management was lacking, kicks for touch not getting any distance. Defence was good on the first half, that’s a real positive. No one really making yards or running decent lines from my pov. Is it that we were missing Johnny? Or were the rest of the team not ready to step up in his absence?

MASTODON

RichardMifsud One for the purists in the Aviva tonight Happy with the W but the performance was way down on previous ones. D was good but our attacking shape wasn’t great and too many inaccuracies didn’t allow us to create pressure .Good learning for the young lads Ross B with a serious pair to kick that one over. Crowley had a good outing. Big Joe Mc with some minutes under his belt. Respect to the Wallabies 🙌🏻 #IREvAUS


The2ndrow Well that match happened

OZ will be kicking themselves they didn’t win that

They had chances but we were able to hold them out

We lacked accuracy which led to a lack of discipline & we invited OZ onto us

The How to beat Ireland blueprint is there just make a mess of the breakdown

No clean ball have JGP and moreso Crowley a tough time. That said Crowley did well enough & thats perfectly fine in a first cap like that

Doris at times looked like he was literally dragging Ireland to that win


David Cahill Well I’m off to buy some lotto tickets coz the luck is with us right now


Kevin “The Spiddal Kid”  It’s games like that which help to build the mental resistance you need in a tight game when you’re tired and need to go to the well one more time to get the result. 

For the less experienced players who got game time today that will do them well to be able to draw upon that experience in future.



FRONT FIVE ARTICLES


AUTUMN NATIONS SERIES WRAP

RWC2023 Qualifiers

HKG 22-18 KEN

USA 16-16 POR

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TON 43-19 URU

ITA 21-63 RSA

WAL 12-13 GEO

CAN 37-43 NAM

FRB 14-46 FIJ

ROM 0-22 SAM

SCO 52-29 ARG

ENG 25-25 NZL

IRE 13-10 AUS

FRA 35-17 JPN


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189 : #IREvAUS preview

also available as podcast see player below

189 : #IREvAUS preview Harpin' On Rugby

Preview also available on our YouTube channel IRELAND : 15. Hugo Keenan 14. Mack Hansen 13. Garry Ringrose 12. Stuart McCloskey 11. Jimmy O’Brien 10. Johnny Sexton > CAPTAIN 9. Jamison Gibson Park 1. Andrew Porter 2. Dan Sheehan 3. Tadhg Furlong 4. Tadhg Beirne 5. James Ryan 6. Peter O’Mahony 7. Josh van der Flier 8. Caelan Doris 16. Rob Herring 17. Cian Healy 18. Finlay Bealham 19. Joe McCarthy 20. Jack Conan 21. Craig Casey 22. Jack Crowley 23. Bundee Aki AUSTRALIA : 15 Andrew Kellaway 14 Mark Nawaqanitawase 13 Len Ikitau 12 Hunter Paisami 11 Tom Wright 10 Bernard Foley 9 Nic White 1 James Slipper (c) 2 David Porecki 3 Allan Alaalatoa 4 Nick Frost 5 Cadeyrn Neville 6 Jed Holloway 7 Michael Hooper 8 Rob Valetini 16 Folau Fainga’a 17 Tom Robertson 18 Taniela Tupou 19 Will Skelton 20 Pete Samu 21 Jake Gordon 22 Noah Lolesio 23 Jordan Petaia Bank of Ireland Autumn Nations Series Saturday, November 19, 2022 Aviva Stadium Kickoff 8pm Our guest TOM COLEMAN https://twitter.com/LeinsterRoyalty Where to find Harpin’ On Rugby Website > https://harpinonrugby.com/ Mastodon > @HarpinOnRugby@mastodon.ie Twitter > https://twitter.com/HarpinOnRugby Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/HarpinOnRugby Instagram > https://www.instagram.com/harpinonrugby/ TikTok > https://www.tiktok.com/@harpinonrugby YouTube > https://youtube.com/@HarpinPreviewShow — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harpinonrugby/message

IRELAND v Australia : 15. Hugo Keenan 14. Mack Hansen 13. Garry Ringrose 12. Stuart McCloskey 11. Jimmy O’Brien 10. Johnny Sexton > CAPTAIN 9. Jamison Gibson Park

1. Andrew Porter 2. Dan Sheehan 3. Tadhg Furlong 4. Tadhg Beirne 5. James Ryan 6. Peter O’Mahony 7. Josh van der Flier 8. Caelan Doris

16. Rob Herring 17. Cian Healy 18. Finlay Bealham 19. Joe McCarthy 20. Jack Conan 21. Craig Casey 22. Jack Crowley 23. Bundee Aki.


AUSTRALIA : 15 Andrew Kellaway 14 Mark Nawaqanitawase 13 Len Ikitau 12 Hunter Paisami 11 Tom Wright 10 Bernard Foley 9 Nic White

1 James Slipper (c) 2 David Porecki 3 Allan Alaalatoa 4 Nick Frost 5 Cadeyrn Neville 6 Jed Holloway 7 Michael Hooper 8 Rob Valetini

16 Folau Fainga’a 17 Tom Robertson 18 Taniela Tupou 19 Will Skelton 20 Pete Samu 21 Jake Gordon 22 Noah Lolesio 23 Jordan Petaia.


Bank of Ireland Autumn Nations Series

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Aviva Stadium Kickoff 8pm 


Referee: Ben O’Keeffe (NZR)  AR1: James Doleman (NZR)

AR2: Tual Trainini (FFR) TMO: Stuart Terheege (RFU)

Live on: Virgin Media Two, Amazon Prime

187 : #IREvFIJ preview

also available as podcast using player below and on most major platforms

187 : #IREvFIJ preview Harpin' On Rugby

Preview also available on our YouTube channel IRELAND v Fiji : 15. Jimmy O’Brien 14. Robert Baloucoune 13. Robbie Henshaw 12. Stuart McCloskey 11. Mack Hansen 10. Joey Carbery 9. Jamison Gibson Park 1. Jeremy Loughman 2. Rob Herring 3. Tadhg Furlong > CAPTAIN 4. Kieran Treadwell 5. Tadhg Beirne 6. Caelan Doris 7. Nick Timoney 8. Jack Conan 16. Dan Sheehan 17. Cian Healy 18. Tom O’Toole 19. Cian Prendergast 20. Max Deegan 21. Craig Casey 22. Jack Crowley 23. Garry Ringrose FIJI : 15 Setareki Tuicuvu 14 Jiuta Wainiqolo 13 Waisea Nayacalevu 12 Kalaveti Ravouvou 11 Vinaya Habosi 10 Teti Tela 9 Frank Lomani 1 Eroni Mawi 2 Sam Matavesi 3 Manasa Saulo 4 Isoa Nasilasila 5 Ratu Leone Rotuisolia 6 Albert Tuisue 7 Levani Botia 8 Viliame Mata 16 Mesulame Dolokoto 17 Livai Natave 18 Lee-Roy Atalifo 19 Apisalome Ratuniyarawa 20 John Dyer 21 Simione Kuruvoli 22 Ben Volavola 23 Adrea Cocagi Bank of Ireland Autumn Nations Series Saturday, November 12, 2022 Aviva Stadium Kickoff 5:15pm Our guest MARK JACKSON https://twitter.com/hoomanbear Where to find Harpin’ On Rugby Website > https://harpinonrugby.com/ Mastodon > @HarpinOnRugby@mastodon.ie Twitter > https://twitter.com/HarpinOnRugby Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/HarpinOnRugby Instagram > https://www.instagram.com/harpinonrugby/ TikTok > https://www.tiktok.com/@harpinonrugby YouTube > https://youtube.com/@HarpinPreviewShow — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harpinonrugby/message

IRELAND : 15. Jimmy O’Brien 14. Robert Baloucoune 13. Robbie Henshaw 12. Stuart McCloskey 11. Mack Hansen 10. Joey Carbery 9. Jamison Gibson Park

1. Jeremy Loughman 2. Rob Herring 3. Tadhg Furlong > CAPTAIN 4. Kieran Treadwell 5. Tadhg Beirne 6. Caelan Doris 7. Nick Timoney 8. Jack Conan

16. Dan Sheehan 17. Cian Healy 18. Tom O’Toole 19. Cian Prendergast 20. Max Deegan 21. Craig Casey 22. Jack Crowley 23. Garry Ringrose 


FIJI : 15 Setareki Tuicuvu 14 Jiuta Wainiqolo 13 Waisea Nayacalevu 12 Kalaveti Ravouvou 11 Vinaya Habosi 10 Teti Tela 9 Frank Lomani

1 Eroni Mawi 2 Sam Matavesi 3 Manasa Saulo 4 Isoa Nasilasila 5 Ratu Leone Rotuisolia 6 Albert Tuisue 7 Levani Botia 8 Viliame Mata

16 Mesulame Dolokoto 17 Livai Natave 18 Lee-Roy Atalifo 19 Apisalome Ratuniyarawa 20 John Dyer 21 Simione Kuruvoli 22 Ben Volavola 23 Adrea Cocagi 


Bank of Ireland Autumn Nations Series

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Aviva Stadium Kickoff 5:15pm


Referee: Mathieu Raynal (FFR) / AR 1: Tual Trainini (FFR)

AR2: Jordan Way (ARU) / TMO: Chris Hart (NZR)

Live on: Virgin Media Two, Amazon Prime

186 : Ireland v South Africa wrap

2022 Bank of Ireland Nations Series, Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland 5/11/2022Ireland vs South AfricaIrelands Mack Hansen celebrates scoring a tryMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Morgan Treacy

186 : Ireland v South Africa wrap Harpin' On Rugby

🏉 IREvRSA wrap 🏉 Ireland’s depth 🏉 Boks issues at 10 🏉 FRAvAUS, ENGvARG 🏉 Women’s RWC semifinals Harpin’ On Rugby match wraps are brought to you by The Irish Rugby Store Our guests… TOM COLEMAN https://twitter.com/LeinsterRoyalty MARK JACKSON https://twitter.com/hoomanbear FRONT FIVE ARTICLES Irish backline the fall guys as second string get chewed up by All Blacks XV | SportsJOE.ie [Patrick McCarry] Women’s Rugby World Cup Team of the Semi-finals [Rugby World – Sarah Mockford] Australia break 34-year drought to claim Hong Kong sevens (smh.com.au) [Georgina Robinson] Damian Penaud scores late try as France beat Australia for record 11th straight win – The Irish Times England stunned by Argentina in worrying start to autumn internationals | The Independent [Duncan Bech] Where to find Harpin’ On Rugby Website > https://harpinonrugby.com/ Twitter > https://twitter.com/HarpinOnRugby Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/HarpinOnRugby Instagram > https://www.instagram.com/harpinonrugby/ TikTok > https://www.tiktok.com/@harpinonrugby YouTube > https://youtube.com/@HarpinPreviewShow — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/harpinonrugby/message

THIS WEEK’S GUESTS

TOM COLEMAN

MARK JACKSON

SELECTED CLIPS

FULL TIME TAKES

Conor Cronin

What a game. Losing players to injury before and during would’ve knocked us hard 5 years ago, but players stepped up and did everything asked of them.

Great awareness by Josh for his try, great calm heads in making sure the second was scored, not one player shirked his duty. That’s a compete team performance against some massive guys who tackle hard but Sore bodies will feel a little nicer for that win

James Griffin

Brain beats brawn. Delighted with the performance and how they adapted throughout.

Andrew Potts

A player must not lift an opponent off the ground and drop or drive that player so that their head and/or upper body make contact with the ground.

The above is from the laws.

A history making double red, maybe a red and yellow if I was been nice.

The officials were disgracefully weak, and the players know the laws. Once again SA rugby displays the worst of their rugby culture. It’s a shame,as they are better players than that.

McBride had their cards marked a good punch in the head is all they understand.

Will World Rugby wait until we see a serious incident on the TV before they back Refs to the hilt to end this stupidity.

Kevin OCeallaigh

What a game. A true test match. Kolbe’s tackle was a stone cold red card. He changed his grip and drove Hanson into the ground. However, in hindsight I’m glad he stayed on. At least the SA journos can’t use a red card as an excuse for Ireland’s win. The world champions were beaten fair and square; 15 v’s 15!

Brian Corr

It’s hard not to be happy with the win, but I think we’ve gotten so used to being in control that that one didn’t feel so good.

Murray and McCloskey were excellent until they were forced off.

Unlike A against NZ last night the senior team stayed in the fight and the scrum held up great as well. It was good to see SA front row walking away from penalties disgusted.

I know Porter is number 1 by a long shot but it was good to see Healy roll back the clock and get a good bullocking carry in.

I know it was surprising SA missed touch with that late penalty into the corner but thought Ireland should have dealt with it better.

Considering how much time Ireland were on the back foot in the first half 6-6 was a great half time score.

Can’t say the ref affected the outcome but I can say I didn’t like his performance and felt he was bad for the game rather than for one team.

Peter Tracey

Great to see JGP back and so quick with ball bar one or two box kicks. O’Brien did well when he came on. McCloskey and Murray were doing well until too they had to go off. Bealham did well too and we need a good scrum when the front 3 go off. Kelleher to come back will be a big boast when he does. Still need to blood some more players. Rest Johnny until the 6 nations. Give some 10s a chance.

FRONT FIVE ARTICLES

Irish backline the fall guys as second string get chewed up by All Blacks XV | SportsJOE.ie [Patrick McCarry]

Women’s Rugby World Cup Team of the Semi-finals [Rugby World – Sarah Mockford]

Australia break 34-year drought to claim Hong Kong sevens (smh.com.au) [Georgina Robinson]

Damian Penaud scores late try as France beat Australia for record 11th straight win – The Irish Times 

England stunned by Argentina in worrying start to autumn internationals | The Independent [Duncan Bech]

AUTUMN NATIONS SERIES WEEK 1 WRAP

ROM 30-23 CHI

SCO 28-12 FIJ

SPA 6-40 TON

ITA 49-17 SAM

NZL 55-23 WAL

IRE 19-16 RSA

FRA 30-29 ARG

GEO 34-18 URU

ENG 29-30 ARG

RWC2023 FINAL QUALIFIERS

USA 68-14 KEN

POR 42-14 HKG


Week 2

Sat Nov 12

TONvCHI

ITAvAUS

IREvFIJ

ENGvJPN

GEOvSAM

WALvARG

FRAvRSA

RWC2023 FINAL QUALIFIERS

POR V KEN

USA V HKG

Sun Nov 13

ROMvURU

SCOvNZL


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185 : #IREvRSA preview

NOTE : show was recorded before Robbie Henshaw’s withdrawal from the Irish squad

218 : WALES v IRELAND WRAP Harpin' On Rugby

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  1. 218 : WALES v IRELAND WRAP
  2. 217 : Harpin Preview Show #WALvIRE

IRELAND : 15. Hugo Keenan 14. Robert Baloucoune 13. Garry Ringrose 12.Robbie Henshaw Stuart McCloskey 11. Mack Hansen 10. Johnny Sexton > CAPTAIN 9. Conor Murray

1. Andrew Porter 2. Dan Sheehan 3. Tadhg Furlong 4. Tadhg Beirne 5. James Ryan 6. Peter O’Mahony 7. Josh van der Flier 8. Caelan Doris 

Replacements: 16. Rob Herring 17. Cian Healy 18. Finlay Bealham 19. Kieran Treadwell 20. Jack Conan 21. Jamison Gibson Park 22. Joey Carbery 23. Stuart McCloskey Jimmy O’Brien.


Springboks : 15 Cheslin Kolbe 14 Kurt-Lee Arendse 13 Jesse Kriel 12 Damian de Allende 11 Makazole Mapimpi 10 Damian Willemse 9 Jaden Hendrikse

1 Steven Kitshoff 2 Malcolm Marx 3 Frans Malherbe 4 Eben Etzebeth 5 Lood de Jager 6 Siya Kolisi (captain) 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit 8 Jasper Wiese

Replacements: 16 Bongi Mbonambi 17 Ox Nche 18 Vincent Koch 19 Franco Mostert 20 Deon Fourie 21 Kwagga Smith 22 Faf de Klerk 23 Willie le Roux.


Bank of Ireland Autumn Nations Series

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Aviva Stadium

Kickoff 5:15pm 


Referee: Nika Amashukeli (GRU)

AR1: Mathieu Raynal (FFR)

AR2: Andrea Piardi (FIR) 

TMO: Stuart Terheege (RFU)

Live on: Virgin Media Two, Amazon Prime