Tournaments

Stepping in: Heaslip was comfortable in the captain's role

Ireland: Five things we learned v Scotland

For the first time in a long time, players are not going to be guaranteed their position in the starting XV or matchday squad. Understandably the likes of Paul O’Connell…

Unstable platform: The scrum is under pressure

Wales: Five things we learned v Italy

Wales secured their opening win of the 2014 Six Nations with a 23-15 win over Italy. For Wales, this was an uncomfortably competitive fixture, with Italy deservedly gaining near parity…

Sick-note: Paul O'Connell should be back

Six Nations: Ireland 28 – 6 Scotland

by Katie Field, at the Aviva Stadium The match in 30 seconds Ireland opened their RBS Six Nations campaign with a convincing win over Scotland, leading from the 22nd minute…

Great hands: Tipuric is a brilliant linkman

Six Nations: Wales v Italy. Five talking points

By Owain Jones Six Nations favourites, Wales, will be kicking off their campaign against the heavily unfancied Italians tomorrow, but there is still pressure on all the squad members, RW…

Championship blog: Round 13 wrap

Championship blog: Round 13 wrap

AT THE risk of reading like the front page of the Express, the weather was the pivotal story in the GKIPA Championship this weekend. Yet despite apocryphal conditions that in…