Sunday March 29, 2020

Shane Horgan interview: On a wing and a player

Shane Horgan’s heroics on the wing helped Ireland to two Triple Crowns in the 2000s. Now a pundit for Virgin Media Sport, he has plenty to say about how he thinks they’ll fare under new coach Andy Farrell

2nd February, 2020
Shane Horgan: ‘Rugby has moved on from the amateur days, and so has the level of analysis.’ Picture: Daniel Lynch

Say the name Shane Horgan, and what comes to mind? For the younger generation of rugby fans, he is the sharply dressed, straight-talking TV pundit who sits in studio alongside Joe Molloy and Ronan O’Gara for Virgin Media during the Six Nations Championship.

Others remember him as the dashing winger who reached out a telescopic arm to score a last-gasp try against England in Twickenham in 2006; and soared into the Croke Park...

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