Paul O’Connell

Follow my lead: Chris Robshaw was outstanding for England, both on and off the pitch in Auckland

Saints and Sinners: The weekend’s talking points

The Saints Captain Fantastic England skipper Chris Robshaw had a stunning game against New Zealand on Saturday and oh-so-nearly led his team to a famous victory against all the odds.…

Darren Cave

Ireland v Argentina: Schmidt backs inexperience

IRELAND have never won a Test match in Argentina, but that hasn’t stopped Joe Schmidt from resting many of Leinster’s RaboDirect Pro12 finalists and selecting an inexperienced side to face…

Munster fans get a surprise

Munster fans get a surprise

WHAT WOULD you do if you were faced with Paul O’Connell, Keith Earls and Conor Murray in a job interview? These Munster fans knew they were going to be interviewed…

Leader: O'Connell led by example

Six Nations: Team of the Week – Round 2

Unsurprisingly, Italy, Wales and Scotland do not figure highly in Round 2's Team of the Week, so who impressed us? Let us know what you think...

Separated at birth?: The locks share similarities

Six Nations: Ireland v Wales. Five key battles

TOMORROW'S GAME has already provided acres of newsprint, social media debate and heated discussion in hostelries from Llangollen to Tipperary, and it's hardly surprising with more subplots than Dynasty providing…

Stifled: O'Connell is wrapped up

Match verdict: Ireland 15-32 Australia

By Bea Asprey at the Aviva Stadium In a nutshell Ireland were outscored four tries to nil in Dublin by Australia, who enjoyed their second Test win of this month’s…

morgan parra

Heineken Cup: Clermont ready for the Red Army

MUNSTER SHOULD be afraid. Very afraid. On Saturday evening in the semi-final of the Heineken Cup they will encounter a Clermont side at the top of their game. So what…