Ireland's Fergus Slattery representing the Lions

Major teams: University College Dublin, Blackrock College
 Country: Ireland Test span: 1970-84 Ireland caps: 61 (61 starts) Lions caps: 4 (4 starts) Test points: 12 (3T) With an all-court game…

Dylan Hartley

By Alex Shaw The home nations’ summer tours wrapped up this past weekend and with teams and fans alike are preparing for a few weeks rest and recuperation, the time…

Champions! Harry Mallinder and injured England skipper Jack Walker lift the trophy. (Photo: Getty Images)

England 45-21 Ireland England have been crowned World Champions at Under-20 level, capturing their third title in the past four years, with a dominant 24-point mauling of Ireland in the…

Victory roar: Ireland's players celebrate their win over Argentina U20. (Photo: Getty Images)

Ireland 37-7 Argentina Ireland booked their spot in the final of the Under-20 Championship for the first time with a one-sided victory over Argentina. This was a ruthless performance from…

Johnny Sexton

By Alex Shaw In the 110 years of international rugby that Ireland and South Africa have gone head-to-head, not once have the Irish recorded a victory in South Africa. That…

England v Australia

By Alex Shaw With European finals and domestic play-offs approaching, the conclusion of the northern hemisphere season is nigh and attention is beginning to shift towards the home nations’ summer…

Going places: Garry Ringrose has emerged as a major talent at Leinster. (Photo: Inpho)

Who got you into rugby? My dad Niall was helping with the coaching at Blackrock College rugby club and took me along when I was five or six. I was…

Stuart Hogg

By Rory Baldwin Tales of the unexpected Where was all the running rugby? Both sides’ previous matches suggested this would be a swashbuckling free-for-all, instead it was a physical and…