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Sam Warburton

Sam Warburton: Rugby’s best opensides

Best for game intelligence –  Martyn Williams (Wales) “Martyn was my hero growing up. He was the first person I met at the Blues on my first day in the…

Sean O'Brien

Lions 2013: Should the Lions tour France?

EVEN THE biggest, fiercest, proudest Lions supporter would find it hard to dispute that so far the 2013 tour has been a let-down. Not quite a farce but verging on…

kelly brown and scotland

RBS 6 Nations: Ireland analysis: Round 3

SOMETIMES THE stats do lie. If you didn’t know the score at Murrayfield on Sunday and were just handed the match data afterwards, everything would suggest that Ireland had beaten…

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Heineken Cup: Winners and Losers

EVERY YEAR, as Christmas drew closer, my school rugby team would embark upon a festive fitness regime. Regardless of how much frost there was, we would work on early morning…

Rob Kearney

New Zealand v Ireland: 2nd Test preview

IRELAND ENDURED a miserable evening at Eden Park last weekend, the All Blacks running in five tries in a comprehensive 42-10 win to ensure their unbeaten run against the men…

andy robinson

Ireland v Scotland: The Preview

IT'S been a bruising week for Ireland. Their match against France was not only mentally draining, given their disappointment at throwing away an 11-point half-time lead to come away with…

shane jennings leinster

Leinster sign five players on long-term deals

Leinster Rugby are delighted to announce that Ireland back-row duo; Shane Jennings and Sean O’Brien, have both agreed new three-year deals with the province. This follows the news that international…