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

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…

Happy days: Bath's players celebrate after clinching their win in Toulouse

English clubs had the most to celebrate after a terrific weekend of European Champions Cup rugby, as four of the five Aviva Premiership sides who were playing non-English opponents won.…

Brian O'Driscoll The Test

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…

London Welsh v Newcastle Falcons

ON THE last weekend of league action before domestic rugby turns to Europe, the Aviva Premiership saw Leicester return to winning ways, as they beat Harlequins 22-16 on Friday night,…

Making a point: Israel Dagg (left) and Cory Jane are delighted to have retained the trophy

The Saints The team to beat New Zealand’s bonus-point win against Argentina in La Plata enabled them to secure their third successive Rugby Championship crown with a game to spare.…

Joy and pain: Northampton's players celebrate their win while the Tigers are floored

The Saints Classic clash Some people are calling it the best Aviva Premiership game ever and the Northampton v Leicester semi-final certainly had drama, skill, physicality and passion by the…

Winging it: Leonardo Sarto scored Italy's try

By Katie Field The match in 30 seconds Ireland will surely be crowned RBS Six Nations champions next weekend if they win in Paris, after running in seven tries to…