Richard Ferguson

Ireland lose another key player

Written by Richard Ferguson (Richard Ferguson)

Posted in :Original Content, Springboks on 8 Nov 2012 at 08:00
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Ireland have been hit with yet another injury setback, this time in the form of captain and lock Paul O’Connell, who misses the match as a result of a back problem.

O’Connell adds to a list of players who are already missing the match, including big names such as Brian O’Driscoll and Rory Best. With O’Driscoll and Best ruled out along with O’Connell, coach Declan Kidney also has to find himself a new captain.

O’Connell led the British and Irish Lions on their tour to South Africa back in 2009 and will be sorely missed in both the captaincy role as well as competing with the next generation giant in Eben Etzebeth.

The captaincy of the team is likely to fall to eighthman Jamie Haeslip or flyhalf Jonathan Sexton when coach Kidney announces his team later today.


  • Irelands top stars all falling to pieces…ag now there isn’t a contest anymore..ireland going to make sa look good..

  • Comment 1, posted at 08.11.12 08:13:51 by shaniboi Reply
  • I can’t think of one Irish player good enough to make the Bok side!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 08.11.12 08:40:52 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 2) : We’ll have to start calling you JW:)

  • Comment 3, posted at 08.11.12 09:31:54 by ChrisS Reply
  • @ChrisS (Comment 3) :

    *spit* *puke* *vommit* 😯

    How dare you insult me like that?? 😈

  • Comment 4, posted at 08.11.12 10:33:49 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 2) :

    😆 😆

    I see you now have a double platinum star!
    Windgat né!

  • Comment 5, posted at 08.11.12 10:35:04 by Pokkel Reply
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  • @Pokkel (Comment 5) :

    What can I say?? If you have it, flaunt it! 😉

    Same way I flaunt my ‘six pack’ 🙄

  • Comment 6, posted at 08.11.12 10:59:05 by wpw Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 4) : I recall JW making comments like that just before they beat us 😉

  • Comment 7, posted at 08.11.12 11:31:35 by ChrisS Reply
  • @wpw (Comment 6) :

    I also flaunt my ‘six pack’ of beer!! 😆

  • Comment 8, posted at 08.11.12 12:02:15 by Pokkel Reply
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  • This is a HUGE loss for them.

    POC is the heart and soul of Irish of Irish rugby.

  • Comment 9, posted at 08.11.12 14:23:18 by VinChainSaw Reply

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