Ireland outhalf Johnny Sexton: “If they’re talking about my game or criticising me, I don’t get involved. But it’s different when people  say that at the World Cup I was hiding concussion.” Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images

On an almost daily basis, it seems, you can’t open a paper, turn on the television, listen to the radio or go online without somebody having an opinio(...)

Ronan O’Gara of Munster kicks the winning penalty during the Heineken Cup Match between Leicester Tigers and Munster at Welford Road on October 22nd, 2006, in Leicester. Photograph: Getty Images

A curious anomaly of European matches between the Leicester Tigers and Munster is that the home side has yet to be victorious. Leaving aside the Tig(...)

Rob Penney (left) will want to end his tenure on a winning note before handing over to Munster favourite Anthony “Axel” Foley. Photograph: Inpho

When Roy Keane came in to address the Munster squad before the Sale game in 2006, he answered questions for us on numerous topics. One that has(...)

Brian O’Driscoll: “Maybe it’s because he carries on as if he is one of us. He likes fun. He likes the sun. He likes a drink. He likes being perched in the public bar, singing, having a good time with his mates. He appears not to take himself too seriously.”

Northern Hemisphere rugby players, who believe they’re of rock star status, should never convince themselves they have any presence on the other side (...)

Michael Cheika: would have liked to see his NSW Waratahs side meeting as many Leinster Lions as possible. Photograph: Davn Sheridan/Inpho

Everywhere you go on this Oz Odyssey, you seem to run into coaches who served some of their apprenticeship in Ireland. Against the Waratahs on Saturda(...)