Two red corners on very different paths

Easter Saturday, 1993. The talented but luckless David Hirst gives Sheffield Wednesday a very early lead at Old Trafford. On a day that, if Manchester United won, they would virtually have one hand on their first League title in over … Continue reading Two red corners on very different paths

Healy hits 100 with Championship on the line

Leinster loosehead prop Cian Healy will ascend into a unique group of players in Paris on Saturday when collecting his 100th Test cap as Ireland take on the French with the Six Nations Championship at stake. The Clontarf clubman – who made his debut against Australia in 2008 during the period when Croke Park was home to Irish rugby – takes his place in the front row alongside Rob Herring and Andrew Porter. Meanwhile, the team shows one change from the combination which put a half tonne of points on Italy last weekend with Robbie Henshaw replacing his provincial colleague … Continue reading Healy hits 100 with Championship on the line