Sole Irish interest: Leinster's Luke Fitzgerald dots down in 2011 but who will emerge victorious this time?

European Champions Cup – Head to heads

If you take the law of averages, only one away side a year prevails at the Champions Cup quarter-final stage – a statistic that this year’s four English teams will…

He's #Finnocent: Dan Biggar takes a tumble, a nation is enraged (Pic Inpho)

Six Nations wrap: The Alternative awards 2015

Award for the best use of social media – #Finnocent As Dan Biggar, arch proponent of the ‘kick and collect’ took to the air, Finn Russell, turned, like a deer…

Philippe Saint Andre

Six Nations: France review underway for World Cup

“The World Cup starts today!” declared Philippe Saint-Andre the day after France had suffered a 20-point stuffing by England. Never before had France shipped 50 points to the English, and…

Paul O'Connell

Six Nations: Team of the tournament

Any Six Nations team is bound to be contentious, so with the hide of a rhino, I’ve picked the best team in the tournament. So without further ado, here it…

France

Six Nations: Are the French fit for purpose?

The odds are in England’s favour on Saturday, not just because of this season’s Six Nations form but because of results in ‘Le Crunch’ over the last ten years. Bear…