ireland

Job done: The Aviva Stadium erupts as Craig Joubert blows the final whistle to mark Ireland's 19-9 defeat of England ©INPHO/Colm O'Neill

Ireland vs England analysis: Six defining moments

A 10-point defeat away to a side that has now won their last 10 consecutive Tests. That statement represents the stark outcome for England on a soggy Sunday in Dublin. However, for…

Italy players celebrate with their supporters 28/2/2015

Six Nations: Round three

IN A NUTSHELL Scotland 19-22 Italy It looked like a case of same story, different costumes as Scotland were overwhelmed by a resurgent Italy, with the visitors scoring three tries…

Magic moment: England's Stuart Lancaster (left) and Graham Rowntree celebrate. Photo Getty Images

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Putting the boot in England led 18-16 in Cardiff as the last two minutes of their RBS Six Nations clash with Wales began. Despite England’s second-half dominance, the…

All Blacks

Autumn Tests 2014: End of series awards

The ‘In the black’ Award – New Zealand The marketeers at Adidas have their work cut out rebranding a black shirt, and this year they came up ‘the Blackest Shirt…

Ash-tonishing: Chris Ashton's 2010 try against Australia was one of Twickenham's best

Autumn International tries

Rob Kearney – Ireland v New Zealand, 2013  Ireland fans must have thought it couldn’t get much better when their side led 14-0 after less than 20 minutes against an…

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…