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Sole Irish interest: Leinster's Luke Fitzgerald dots down in 2011 but who will emerge victorious this time?

European Champions Cup – Head to heads

If you take the law of averages, only one away side a year prevails at the Champions Cup quarter-final stage – a statistic that this year’s four English teams will…

That's entertainment: Missed tackles made for an exciting few moments in the Six Nations

Five things we learnt in world rugby in March

Rugby needs to embrace missed tackles March proved that missed tackles are good for world rugby. This may seem like an odd thing to say, but elite rugby needs to…

He's #Finnocent: Dan Biggar takes a tumble, a nation is enraged (Pic Inpho)

Six Nations wrap: The Alternative awards 2015

Award for the best use of social media – #Finnocent As Dan Biggar, arch proponent of the ‘kick and collect’ took to the air, Finn Russell, turned, like a deer…

Philippe Saint Andre

Six Nations: France review underway for World Cup

“The World Cup starts today!” declared Philippe Saint-Andre the day after France had suffered a 20-point stuffing by England. Never before had France shipped 50 points to the English, and…