In the thick of it: A burly Ed Slater gets involved against Northampton Saints

This set of Heineken Cup quarter-finals is possibly the most enticing last eight ever assembled. Each of the four ties is jam-packed with stellar talent and most of the continent’s…

At a stretch: Robin Copeland drives on for Cardiff Blues against Ulster

One problem down, one to go The furore over the future of European rugby seems all but over. April should see the announcement of a new tournament, with the desired…

Andrew Trimble

Mike Brown’s remarkable consistency continued in Rome, but the Scarlets' bomb-diffuser supreme was brilliant against Scotland and demonstrated that Wales have more than one rapier full-back. In the right place…

Patience pays: Trimble has had ups and downs in the Irish jersey

By Claire Glancy  “Get bitter or get better” Andrew Trimble has had more heartaches than highs since making his Ireland debut in 2005. He has won 55 caps since then…

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WALES BEAT Scotland 51-3 in what became a training ground rout. Of course, this wasn’t Scotland. This was 14 man Scotland. After Stuart Hogg’s foolishly late hit on Dan Biggar…

Last laugh: But who will replace O'Driscoll?

By Bea Asprey in Paris  The match in 30 seconds The RBS 6 Nations ended in a fairytale fashion rarely seen in sport as Brian O’Driscoll took home the title…

Eyes on the prize: Owen Farrell is game for a laugh on this week's video insight into the England camp

  Interesting insight into the England camp in this week’s O2 Inside Line. There’s a decent tactical breakdown of England’s win over Wales, the boys pumping some tin in the…