Ireland

Stepping in: Heaslip was comfortable in the captain's role

Ireland: Five things we learned v Scotland

For the first time in a long time, players are not going to be guaranteed their position in the starting XV or matchday squad. Understandably the likes of Paul O’Connell…

Sick-note: Paul O'Connell should be back

Six Nations: Ireland 28 – 6 Scotland

by Katie Field, at the Aviva Stadium The match in 30 seconds Ireland opened their RBS Six Nations campaign with a convincing win over Scotland, leading from the 22nd minute…

Take cover! Players and officials at the Dragons v Saints match head for the changing rooms as the storm hits

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

By Katie Field The Saints Green machine The O2 Ireland Wolfhounds proved that excellent defence is just as valuable as exciting attacking play as they defeated England Saxons 14-8 on…

Dazzling Daly: England Saxons'  "absurdly gifted" full-back Elliot Daly (left)

England Saxons: a glimpse of the future

By Charlie Morgan Saturday’s Kingsholm clash between England Saxons and the catchily-named O2 Ireland Wolfhounds – selected directly from Joe Schmidt’s wider Six Nations training group – is not just…

At the double: Chris Ashton scored two tries for Saracens

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

By Katie Field The Saints Dan-tastic He kicked 17 of his side’s points in their 22-19 away victory at Cardiff Blues and was Man-of-the-Match – yes, the Ospreys outside-half Dan…