Archive | March, 2013

Veteran Jewish actor confirmed as new Pope

13 Mar
Spot the Difference: Nat David (Shelley Berman) and Francis I (Jorge Bergoglio)

Spot the Difference: Nat David (Shelley Berman) and Francis I (Jorge Bergoglio)

Irish fortunes slide dramatically under Kidney

5 Mar
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Ireland’s significant decline.

 

Since the heady days of 2009 the Irish national rugby team has experienced significant decline, save for a noted victory over Australia at the 2011 Rugby World Cup. Declan Kidney’s win percentage with Ireland now stands at just 53%, significantly inferior to that of his predecessor Eddie O’Sullivan (64%). He also compares unfavourably to Peter De Villiers (62%), Mark Lievremont (60%), and Martin Johnson (55%), all of whom were subject to criticism, and at times derision, by the Irish rugby media. Should this Six Nations be Kidney’s last, the statistics seem to suggest that it just might be.

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Winning rates for selected International coaches (former and current)