Brian O’Driscoll

Double delight: Parks (left) and Thomas.

Richard Parks and Gareth Thomas in Book Awards double

Parks‘ story of his journey from reluctantly retired rugby player to intrepid “extreme environment athlete” wowed the rugby award’s judging panel, which includes Rugby World‘s Alan Pearey (as chairman) and…

A write result: Simon Halliday won the rugby prize last year. Who will it be this time? (Photo: Getty)

Rugby Book of the Year to be announced

Six books were short-listed by a judging panel of rugby writers, including Rugby World’s Alan Pearey and Katie Field. The contenders are Brian O’Driscoll‘s autobiography, The Test; Gareth Thomas‘s autobiography,…

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Brian O’Driscoll takes on Waisale Serevi

Brian O’Driscoll takes on Waisale Serevi

The Cathay Pacific/HSBC Hong Kong Sevens is an exciting enough event, but kids attending an HSBC festival of rugby got a special treat earlier this week. Not only were they…

Brian O'Driscoll The Test

Brian O’Driscoll: The Test – book review

In The Test, Brian O’Driscoll takes the reader behind the scenes of his life from his childhood to his retirement from playing this year, dealing honestly with the most traumatic of…

Jamie Roberts

Jamie Roberts picks his Top 5 centres

Since making his debut as a wing in 2008, Jamie Roberts has gone on to play in 63 Tests for Wales and tour with the Lions on two occasions. In…

That's what it's all about: Northampton celebrate their nail-biting Aviva Premiership final win

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Final flourish There are some people who still don’t like to see playoffs decide league titles, but without them we wouldn’t have dramatic occasions like Saturday’s Aviva Premiership…

Nick Cummins

The Honey Badger: A gift to rugby

“Last year we were all sizzle, no steak. This year we had a horror start but now we are off like bride’s nightie” – Nick Cummins. Every so often, a…

Nick Evans

Danny Care picks his ‘Five of the Best’

After a Six Nations tournament full of positives with England, RW caught up with Harlequins scrum-half Danny Care at the Rosslyn Park HSBC National Schools Sevens to discuss five of the…

Farewell to all: Brian O'Driscoll will take his final bow for Ireland against France

Brian O’Driscoll: A farewell

BRIAN O’DRISCOLL  will depart the international scene for after 15 years and 141 Test caps after tomorrow’s game against France, with Irish fans hoping it can be with a Six…