In the lead-up to the third Test between New Zealand and the Lions in Auckland in July 2005, the NZ union asked the travelling media to check out their bid for the 2011 World Cup. It helped that the venue was across the road from our hotel. So over we went, and men in black told us all about how a World Cup for New Zealand would be 'a stadium of four million'.
Ireland were put to the pin of their collar to make it two games from two in this Guinness series at a virtually full Aviva Stadium yesterday. Having been 17-3 ahead after 34 minutes it was 17-17 early in the second half and it required a cool head from replacement Ian Keatley to kick the winning points with seven minutes left. Ireland were put to the pin of their collar to make it two games from two in this Guinness series at a virtually full Aviva Stadium yesterday.
It's a sign of the momentum behind this Ireland side that the stadium should virtually sell out for the visit of a Tier 2 nation in November. Equally it's illustrative of the mindset of some of those who part with their hard-earned coin - or maybe it's not hard come-by - that the Mexican Wave should be as high on their agenda as having a look at what's in front of them on the pitch.
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Selecting a term
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