Monday 24 July 2017

Tony Ward: Bradley putting himself in frame for Irish top job

Tony Ward

Tony Ward

There have been many satisfying Heineken Cup weekends for Irish rugby, but what transpired on Friday and Saturday was special. Yes, we are still awaiting a first 'four from four' qualification clean sweep in the competition but with Munster, Leinster and Ulster making it through to the last eight and Connacht taking the scalp of mighty Harlequins, it truly was a weekend to savour.

With Irish rugby at an all-time high, it is surely a bad idea for the IRFU to risk killing the goose that lays the golden eggs by imposing the controversial new Non-Ireland Eligible measures on the provinces?

Best leave well alone -- quite apart from the legal complexities outlined in these pages last week.

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