Ireland fans

Five things we’ve learnt: Ireland v Italy

By Whiff of Cordite Ireland and Italy served up a steaming dose of Six Nations mediocrity on Sunday, bringing a series of scratches to a sprakling weekend of quicksilver rugby…from…

England

Five things we learnt: England v Australia

By Adam Hathaway You get better if you are off the scene Martin Johnson always says he becomes a better player the longer he is retired and the same applied…

Breaking free: Pablo Matera terrorises the Tongan defence

World Cup 2015: Argentina 45-16 Tonga

It wasn’t routine, but five tries and a win was fine reward for Argentina after trading blows with Tonga. The Pacific Islanders have nothing left to fight for in this…

Bernard Foley

World Cup 2015: England 13-33 Australia

England exited their own World Cup in humiliating fashion at Twickenham as they were thrashed 33-13 by a well-drilled, innovative Australia side. Bernard Foley was the star of the show,…

Rich form: JP Pietersen was again on hand to score for the Springboks

World Cup 2015: South Africa 34-16 Scotland

In the first half hour it looked like South Africa would run away with this fixture, but Scotland kept in the fight to deny their muscular rivals a bonus point. The…

Akahito Yamada

World Cup 2015: Japan 26-5 Samoa

By Will MacPherson Japan were in irresistable form as they claimed another scalp by downing Samoa 26-5. Japan have been a revelation in this World Cup and remain in contention…