Needed: Input from an experienced fly-half like O'Gara

France can build on All Blacks performance

There were times on Saturday night when France made the All Blacks look ordinary. But ten years from now the record books and the rugby websites won’t mention that fact.…

Steady set-piece: Rory Best threw well

Ireland: Five things we learned against Samoa

Beforehand Joe Schmidt would have probably settled for a five try to nil haul for his first game in charge but the new Ireland coach is a perfectionist and while…

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.