Ireland

By Whiff of Cordite Ireland’s Six Nations three-peat hopes are all but over after a dispiriting one point defeat in Paris. The game was eye-bleedingly poor and was undoubtedly the…

Tommy Seymour

Wales and Scotland played out an entertaining game in which the hosts emerged victors but only after a stern test from a pumped-up Scotland outfit. Gareth Davies got the scoring…

Billy Vunipola

By David Marsh Alun-Wyn Jones (Wales) Wales’ forwards coach Robin McBryde recently described 95-cap veteran Alun Wyn Jones as the totemic Welsh equivalent of Ireland’s Paul O’Connell – a more…

By Whiff of Cordite Ireland managed a draw in their opening match against Wales, and with the dust settling on the performance and result, the feeling is one of the…

Wales versus Ireland

The most ‘drawy’ draw, in the history of draws. Ireland 16 – Wales 16. You would think that those numbers alone would adequately define a draw. 16 – 16 would…

Guy Noves

Have we made a mistake? This correspondent and the other British and Irish commentators who have been noisily trumpeting that France have appointed the wrong man as their new coach.…