Kilted rugby fans play ‘The Sash’ on bagpipes at Scotland’s Six Nation’s clash in Rome

By Car There is no parking at Thomond Park on match days, but as the ground is a short walk from the City Centre you can avail of parking facilities there. Park and Ride schemes also offer from a range of locations – check on the club’s website in advance to find out what is happening on your specific match day. By Train Limerick’s Colbert Station is approximately 2. Regular direct services operate to Dublin 2. By Bus Ireland’s bus network is far more extensive than rail, and at times can also be quicker. Bus Eireann is the main bus operator in the country, and offers services from Limerick to the major airports see below , and towns and cities including Galway 1. The bus and train stations are co-located in the City Centre.

After a year to forget, rugby gives fans a night to remember with victory over New Zealand

Kurtley Beale was always looking for more work. AAP Of course, the days when football was played on a quagmire are long gone, although the scrums were starting to dislodge fair chunks of the turf by the time the second half arrived. Neither the All Blacks or the Wallabies were worried about dirtying their jumpers, although the A-League tenants may not be so impressed in coming weeks. Rugby has been declared dead so many times this year you start to wonder whether it’s all part of some sort of elaborate insurance scam.

Teams have folded, players have departed, chief executives have resigned and powerbrokers have somehow found themselves in front of a Senate Inquiry, trying to explain how and why it all went so badly wrong.

Rugby fans picked up on the added sound effects after each try from the highlights package was followed by the same cry of “Fetch him! Fetch!” and a dog apparently barking.

He met his wife, Ladene, while at Berkeley and they were married in Upon graduation, he attended dental school in San Francisco. It was at this time that Hudson got involved with Cal Rugby, first as a player, and then as their freshman coach. He went on to be the head coach of the Cal Golden Bears for 36 seasons, His record was unprecedented and remains unrivaled, with wins, 84 losses and 23 ties. In addition to competing against domestic clubs and collegiate teams, Hudson led the bears to competed against some of the greatest international competition.

During his tenure as head coach, Hudson led the Bears on a number of international tours. The team he assembled for the tour to Australia and New Zealand is thought to be the greatest Cal rugby team to ever hit the pitch. Their most notable games included a victory over Auckland University and an draw against Queensland. The Bears ended the tour with a record of During his 62 year marriage he lived in Oakland and went on to settle down just through the Berkeley hills, in Lafayette, CA.

He and wife Ladene had four children, Bob, Doug, Ron and Shelly, and they went on to have a number of grandchildren. Hudson passed away in late

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Ireland v France Ireland 0 10 Tries: Finn France 18 24 Tries: Da Costa 2, Marcon, Ader Cons: The win guarantees France a top-two qualification spot with next week’s game against Scotland still to come. Ireland take on Wales next Sunday for the tournament’s second World Cup spot.

Toulon – Stade Mayol. Image taken from Rugby Club Toulonnais compete in both the Top 14 and Heineken Cup, and are based in the city of Toulon on the Mediterranean Coast of France.

BristolLive asked fans of the club what they thought of the changes with more than people getting involved. Here’s what fans have been saying on our Bristol Rugby Facebook page. This is like a bad dream. Was so happy to be back in the prem and to have another crack at the big boys. Now we’re a laughing stock before we’ve even got on the pitch. This is like some sixth former’s business studies project come to life. Sick to my stomach. Couple of weeks late for April fools surely?

We’re not a cricket team or an American sports franchise!!!

Toulon – Stade Mayol

Rugby Canada issue statement to ‘dismayed’ fans Rugby Canada have issued a statement in the wake of their loss in a crucial two-leg qualifier with Uruguay for entry into the Rugby World Cup. Nadolo racially abused while on night out with family Giant Fijian winger Nemani Nadolo has revealed that he was racially abused in front of family members while on a night out following a Top 14 match. Six Nations address French HIA controversy in statement Following last night’s Ireland France clash in Paris, the Six Nations have addressed the controversy around the circumstances in which two France players were subject to HIA protocols, despite no clear head injuries having been sustained.

England Player Ratings vs Italy England got their Six Nations campaign underway with a resounding away win in Rome, although they were made to work hard for 60 minutes by an Italian side that was not afraid to play against the reining champions.

A video appeared on social media showing three fans, dressed in kilts, standing in line while one plays ‘The Sash’ on his bagpipes.

Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Which game do you most look forward to in the season? For us fans it has to be Bath but is it the same for the players? Some of the big home ones are really nice and if you manage to get far in Europe some of those knockout fixtures are really good. Read More Wasps v Gloucester Rugby: Is it on TV? What time is kick-off? How much is a pint and pasty at the Ricoh Arena? How on earth does he manage to play so many matches at such intensity?

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Prince Harry surprises rugby fans at England training February 17, – The athletic Prince was invited to Twickenham stadium in south-west London where he watched the England rugby team train. During the session, Harry, who excelled at rugby at school, watched the players prepare for their next Six Nations match.

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Click to playTap to play The video will start in 8Cancel Play now Get Daily updates directly to your inbox Subscribe Thank you for subscribingSee our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email Gloucester chief executive Stephen Vaughan has explained why the club have decided to increase prices for fans who buy tickets within three hours of kick-off.

They can buy online, face-to-face at the ticket office or on the phone. The three European Challenge Cup pool games and London Irish in the Premiership were the cheapest games to watch last season but Gloucester will have an extra derby against Bristol next term as well as high-profile Champions Cup games against Munster, Castres and Exeter. With that followed by West Country derbies away to Bath and at home to Bristol, Vaughan is eagerly anticipating the new season.

I remember when we played against Northampton in the first game for David Humphreys, director of rugby and Laurie Fisher, former head coach and a new team with Greig Laidlaw, James Hook, Richard Hibbard and John Afoa and they put 50 points on us.

The NRL makes a VERY awkward mistake in its cartoon promoting the finals… but can you spot it?

There is a temple devoted to the sport where players can go to pray for success. Rugby-themed manholes line the streets. Everywhere are reminders that this is a place that takes its rugby seriously. The centerpiece is Hanazono Stadium. Built in , Hanazono is the oldest dedicated rugby venue in the country. With less than a year to go before the tournament kicks off, the people of Higashiosaka are eagerly preparing for their moment on the world stage.

Just like it says on the tin, the Murrayfield Sports Bar is the home of local sport. It’s a Hearts bar through and through but also a huge hangout for rugby fans, and shows all the games as well.

Friday 1 December Useless administrators, ham-fisted scheduling, an apathetic media: In Australia, where the final will be played on Saturday, the tournament has struggled to capture the imagination. Attendances have been disappointing. Even a home semi-final against Fiji in footy-mad Brisbane saw the stadium less than half full. One day before their final against England, there were still plenty of tickets available online.

It will not be a sell-out. Partly, you feel, this is because of the inequity of the contest. But there is also a sense here that rugby league is primarily a domestic rather than an international phenomenon.

Jonah Lomu pranks rugby fans in Dublin…

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