Tower of strength: Etzebeth will take some stopping

JAMIE HEASLIP will lead Ireland out against the Springboks for the first time, promising to ‘give the Irish people something to cheer about’. The big Leinsterman added for good measure.…

Enforcer: Jim Hamilton's aggression could be key against Australia's pack

EVERY FOUR years, a player not considered for the Lions tour suddenly finds themselves on the plane, regardless of Test experience or age. Ahead of the British & Irish Lions…

Newly qualified: Leinster hooker Richardt Strauss has been selected after three years in Dublin

DECLAN KIDNEY has named a 31-man squad for Ireland’s upcoming Test matches against South Africa, Fiji and Argentina. There are four uncapped players named in the squad, including Leinster hooker…

Fun-time Fergus

RUGBY WORLD: We hear you’re one of the Ireland team’s jokers… FERGUS McFADDEN: No, that’s Donncha O’Callaghan. He gets up on the mic to hand out fines and punishments. Andrew…

Hosea Gear

IRELAND PRODUCED an incredible performance last week, one that few saw coming, but it seems New Zealand have finally learnt how set up a drop goal and so Brian O’Driscoll…