Ireland’s Johnny Sexton and Paul O’Connell in discussion during the Captains Run  at the Aviva Stadium ahead of Sunday’s Six Nations clash with England. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA

(...) possibilities are endless – a Grand Slam awaits and then full steam ahead to the World Cup. For the losers, well(...)

 Kane Williamson and Trent Boult of New Zealand celebrate victory in  the  Cricket World Cup match against  Australia  at Eden Park  in Auckland. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Australia in a dramatic battle between the cricket World Cup hosts at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday(...)

Crystal Palace protest against ticket prices during their FA Cup match with Liverpool. The Anfield club will follow suit on Sunday with a banner saying “£NOUGH IS £NOUGH”. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

(...) month when Fifa formally decided that the Qatar World Cup of 2022 will take place in winter. Rich and(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

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Ireland’s Shane Horgan scores a try against England at Croke Park  following a crossfield kick by  Ronan O’Gara. Photo: Alan Betson

(...) apparent to Lawrence Dallaglio’s throne but got lost in the banter-ton that was England’s messy 2011 World(...)

Jack Powell and his dog Trixy from the book Nenagh: This Must be the Place. Photograph: Pádraig Ó Flannabhra.

Royal Frolic, he sold him to a British trainer and in 1976 he won in the Cheltenham Gold Cup by five(...)

Newly named Ryder Cup captain Darren Clarke misses the cut after three bogeys on the back nine in the Joburg Open in South Africa. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Just a week after the euphoria of being named Europe’s 2016 Ryder Cup captain, Darren Clarke missed(...)

Putting it on the line: Ireland’s Keith Wood powers over for a  try against England in their 2001 Six Nations match. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

(...) that side winning the World Cup later that year.“There’s always been a respect between the two,” Galwey(...)

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic’s suspension has been reduced from three matches to two but he still misses the League Cup final. Photograph: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

(...) around the world” perplexed as to how Nemanja Matic will miss tomorrow’s League Cup final through(...)

  Morgan Parra starts for France, after bringing them back into contention off the bench against Ireland. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

(...) untypical and seven months before the World Cup they are still trying to find themselves.A couple of weeks(...)