Ireland’s Paul O’Connell charges into   Luke Jones of Australia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

(...) are a lot happier with the way we finished. Against France, and South Africa two weeks ago, we didn(...)

 All Blacks lock Brodie Retallick  has been named world player of the year.  Photograph: Billy Stickland / Inpho

(...) out Willie le Roux (South Africa), Julian Savea (New Zealand), and Duane Vermeulen (South Africa) for(...)

Jerome Kaino’s try proved to be the game changer sparking a late Welsh capitulation

Zealand since 1953, and they will need victory over South Africa next Saturday if they are to avoid(...)

Italy’s Quintin Geldenhuys tackles  South Africa’s Jean De Villiers   at the Euganeo Stadium in Padova. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo / Reuters

Italy 6 South Africa 22 South Africa claimed an unconvincing 22-6 victory over Italy on(...)

1991: Ireland’s Gordon Hamilton  is mobbed after scoring a dramatic late try against  Australia at Lansdowne Road during the Rugby World Cup which was largely based in England.

(...) field.When Ireland played South Africa in the Aviva recently, the dashing fullback Rob Kearney took a(...)

Bishop Kieran O’Reilly  succeeds Archbishop Dermot Clifford as Archbishop of Cashel and Emly. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Bishop Kieran O’Reilly brings ‘a perspective from his wide experience of mission in Africa(...)

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon speaks to the media after the UN Chief Executive Board’s private session on the Ebola response in Washington. Photograph:Joshua Roberts/Reuters

(...) teams are needed, especially in remote districts of countries in West Africa where more than 5(...)

A Red Cross team removes a body in Monrovia, Liberia. The  epidemic has claimed the lives of more than 5,000 people in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia. Photograph: Victor Lacken/IFRC

Car jackers in Guinea have made off with a cooler containing blood samples from suspectd Ebola patients. The robbers hijacked a Red Cross vehicle thi(...)

According to Kenya’s National Disaster Operations Centre the attack happened around 30kms from the town of Mandera, marked on the map with the red dot. Image: Google maps

Attackers ambushed a bus and killed 28 people early today in northeast Kenya, police and the Ministry of Interior said.It was not immediately clear w(...)

Tevita Kuridrani of Australia escapes France’s Yoann Huget during their Test match at the Stade de France, Paris on November 15th. Photograph: Reuters.

(...), Australia led at the 70-minute mark in their away fixtures in South Africa and Argentina. They also should(...)