France’s Bernard le Roux in action against Italy at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Accidentally enter the tranquil Vale of Glamorgan by the back gate, so stumble across a bearded man, socks around ankles, practising drop goals. Slow (...)

Cian Healy tees off at Celtic Manor in Wales as the Irish squad enjoyed a down day ahead of the World Cup game against FRance on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Two days out from the biggest games of their respective tenures, Joe Schmidt and Philippe Saint-André are expected to retain the tried and trusted (...)

 Paul O’Connell and Rob Kearney at the Celtic Manor Resort where the Ireland squad is based in advance of Sunday’s clash with France. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Penarth is home. A quiet village four train stops from the Millennium Stadium and sleepless Cardiff sounds. Thanks to rigorous scoping on Airbn(...)

The official British & Irish Lions squad photograph released today.

The absence of Brian O’Driscoll and Gethin Jenkins from the British & Irish Lions get together at the Vale of Glamorgan on Monday didn’t st(...)