Ireland

Stephen Ferris

Ireland trio pay tribute to Stephen Ferris

THOUGH Stephen Ferris’s retirement felt like it was inevitable, due to the length of time he’d been kept on the sidelines by injuries in recent years, it was still a…

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Bet you never saw this: The 2014 Finals

Enjoy looking at this gallery of great photos from this weekend's three finals – Aviva Premiership, RaboDirect Pro12 and the French Top 14

That's what it's all about: Northampton celebrate their nail-biting Aviva Premiership final win

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Final flourish There are some people who still don’t like to see playoffs decide league titles, but without them we wouldn’t have dramatic occasions like Saturday’s Aviva Premiership…

Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton: Rugby’s best opensides

Best for game intelligence –  Martyn Williams (Wales) “Martyn was my hero growing up. He was the first person I met at the Blues on my first day in the…

Joy and pain: Northampton's players celebrate their win while the Tigers are floored

Saints and Sinners: Rugby’s weekend talking points

The Saints Classic clash Some people are calling it the best Aviva Premiership game ever and the Northampton v Leicester semi-final certainly had drama, skill, physicality and passion by the…

Matt Hampson Brian O'Driscoll

Exclusive Brian O’Driscoll interview

RUGBY WORLD’S Matt Hampson has been to interview Brian O’Driscoll ahead of his impending retirement. Here’s what the Leinster, Ireland and Lions icon has to say as he prepares to…

Scampering to a final: Knock-on aside, Kahn Fotuali'i punished Harlequins in the Amlin semi-final

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Stunning Sarries There were so many outstanding performers in the Saracens ranks on Saturday, when they shocked the rugby world with an extraordinary 46-6 win over Clermont Auvergne,…