Magic moment: Conor Murray (left) celebrates at Robbie Henshaw scores the final try.

The Saints Conor Murray and Ireland Are there enough superlatives in the dictionary to describe Ireland’s 40-29 win over New Zealand? It was their first victory over the Kiwis in…

Wales

The slowest of slow starts Wales have become notoriously sluggish starters in the autumn internationals. However, Wales’ 32 – 8 loss to Australia was beyond sluggish. This was like watching…

Saracens win 2015 LV= Cup

Most of us were so wrapped up in the World Cup last autumn that the absence of the Anglo-Welsh Cup barely registered. Yet the decision not to play this long-running…

Game breaker: Quade Cooper has the quality to unpick defences

It was 1984. Australia were led into battle by the rugby equivalent of Donald Trump, a political speech-writer (and future radio chat-show host) named Alan Jones. With only one season…

Krasnoyarsk in Siberia – home of Enisei rugby

WITH HISTORY made after the first-ever European tie in Siberia, everyone was pretty pleased with themselves. Connacht left it late to earn a bonus point in temperatures that reached below…

All Blacks

By Alex Shaw The 27-man Ireland squad jetted off to Chicago this week with the most difficult question in rugby to answer weighing heavily on their minds – how do…