Jason Robinson

WALES FULL-BACK Leigh Halfpenny watched the Living with Lions video that followed the 1997 tour to South Africa countless times and remembers the 2001 trip to Australia well too. Here…

jonathan sexton ireland

BOD’S HANDS… Zebo’s feet… First half demolition… Second half defensive scrambling… It’s hard to know where to start with the latest celtic clash in Cardiff because as the late Belfast…

Frustation: Wales only rallied when down

IRELAND ENTERED the Millennium Stadium with confidence and a resolve to give Brian O’Driscoll, a win on what could be his final encounter in Cardiff. They didn’t disappoint. They didn’t…

kevin mclaughlin ireland v nz

In a pre-match interview, Declan Kidney said: “The belief is unquestionable. Just because you have a bad day doesn’t mean you can’t turn it around a week later.” And Ireland…

Aaron Smith

IRELAND HAVE never beaten New Zealand but they have a chance to change the history books in Auckland on Saturday. Both Declan Kidney and Steve Hansen have selected new caps…

ManuTuilagiEngland

[imagebrowser id=26] IT’S THE start of the new global calendar, with seven northern hemisphere countries down south for end-of-season tours. The July issue of Rugby World looks ahead to the…

Simon Zebo Munster

THREE UNCAPPED players have been named in the Ireland squad to travel to New Zealand in June. Ulster prop Declan Fitzpatrick has made the cut, while Munster duo Mike Sherry…

Brian O’Driscoll’s caught cold in an interview

BRIAN O’DRISCOLL is one of rugby’s more articulate players, but after Ireland’s 21-11 defeat by New Zealand in Wellington in 2008 he wasn’t quite as comfortable speaking to the media.…