Leading from the back of the pack: Jamie Heaslip will be captain for this Test against Samoa

Ireland name squad for Samoa Test

IRELAND HAVE named a side to face Samoa in their first November Test, with a few little changes from Joe Schmidt before his first match in charge.

Big game boy: Paul O'Connell

Buckle up for Munster v Leinster

ON SATURDAY several Irish rugby fans may feel compelled to abandon their other halves, lock themselves in the living room and turn on the telly. Partners may be left to…

Dropping in: Niall Morris of Leicester is in

A new age for Ireland begins on Sunday

GETTING TO know the new man in charge may not be so tough after many of the Ireland squad got to chat with Joe Schmidt during the tour to North…

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Lions 2013: The Series XV

SO IN the end it was a pair of props and a rampant last twenty minutes that prised two balanced outfits apart, the Lions’ power game coming to the fore…

Collision course: BOD's omission has been met with dismay

Lions 2013: Is Gatland right to defy BOD?

THE THIRD Test is looming. The Lions and Australia have won one match each, and nerves are getting twitchy as each side prepares to nick the series at the death.…

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Lions 2013: legends preview the third Test

HAS WARREN GATLAND got the selection right? How will the Lions cope without their captain, Sam Warburton? Can the Wallabies build on the momentum of winning the second Test, and…