PROSPECTIVE ENGLAND rugby internationals of the future will be in action in the North West in two high profile matches in April. England Under 16s will play Italy Under 17s…

By Sarah Mockford, Rugby World Features Editor THE HOUSE might always win in Las Vegas casinos, but the odds were upset on the city’s rugby field at the USA Sevens.…

Italy v Ireland - RBS 6 Nations

THREE POINTS would have brought the scores level, a try would have won Ireland the game. Last week against Italy Ronan O’Gara split the posts with just three minutes to…

FRANCE KEPT their cool to achieve victory over Ireland at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday, but coach Marc Lièvremont admitted that he experienced “moments of absolute panic” as they fought to…

So near but yet so far for Ireland as they battled back from 25-15 down but couldn’t quite land the killer punch at the death, writes Rugby World writer Katie…

Ireland downbeat after defeat by France

IT WAS doom and gloom all round from Ireland coach Declan Kidney and his skipper Brian O’Driscoll after their 25-22 defeat to France at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium. Ireland came oh…