Ireland's National rugby squad doesn't have a nickname
There are 14 professional teams in the ITM cup competition for rugby union. However there are also rugby league teams as well as women's teams and the national team.
They don't have a nickname as other national teams do...
The nickname for New Zealand's national soccer teams is "The Kiwis".
Rugby League in Australia is called Rugby League, and it is an competition called the NRL (National Rugby League) which teams are based in Australia and one in New Zealand
National Rugby League is teams based in Australia and one in New Zealand. The purpose was to seprate from the Super League and gain their own indepence from the English.
no difference its just that the nrl is a different compitition played by Australian teams and one team from NEW ZEALAND
there are 9 teams in sydeny
the captain of the New Zealand Rugby union team the All Blacks is Richie McCaw and the captain of the New Zealand Rugby League team is Simon Mannering
Wales, new zealand, scarlets and ospreys