Brian O’Driscoll

In a Stu: Stuart Hogg on the attack for Glasgow against Cardiff during a trying weekend for Scottish rugby

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

Ireland's greatest player of all time is showing no signs of drifting quietly towards retirement. He was at his mercurial best as Leinster whupped Northampton 40-7 at Franklin's Gardens on…

Deadly: Wilkinson in full-flow

RW Icons calendar: Why we made our choices

WHEN PUTTING your name to any definitive list, you open yourself up to, at best healthy debate, at worst widespread ridicule, so when RW came up with the Icons calendar…

Collision course: BOD's omission has been met with dismay

Lions 2013: Is Gatland right to defy BOD?

THE THIRD Test is looming. The Lions and Australia have won one match each, and nerves are getting twitchy as each side prepares to nick the series at the death.…

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Lions 2013: First Test Australia 21-23 Lions

What a Test match! What a finish! It was nail-biting stuff. There were great tries, powerful hits, end-to-end action and plenty of drama – this is what Lions series are…

Gain line breaker: A veteran of the 2009 Tour, Jamie Roberts is the a heavy duty attacking weapon

Lions 2013 squad options: Centres

IN THE aftermath of the Six Nations and with time running out we are all confronted with the starkest of choices: who are our Lions? An obvious point of conjecture,…

o'driscoll v italy

RBS 6 Nations: Ireland analysis

“IS IT time to go back to the drawing board Declan?” The question posed after so many basic errors saw Ireland defeated by England. “No” was the simple answer given.…

Generals of Rome: Rizzo, Canale & Parisse celebrate Italy's historic win over Ireland

RBS 6 Nations: Italy 22 – 15 Ireland

ITALY MADE history as they beat Ireland for the first time in the RBS 6 Nations at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome, on Saturday. In what has been widely suspected to…

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RBS 6 Nations: Ireland analysis

JUST LIKE his French counterpart Kidney is a man under pressure. At the beginning of the tournament, it was expected the fourth round in Dublin would be a defining moment…