Italy’s Sergio Parisse has won his fitness race ahead of his side’s clash with Ireland at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Afp

Sergio Parisse has won his fitness battle for Sunday’s crucial World Cup clash with Ireland. The talismanic captain has finally beaten the calf haema(...)

 Connacht’s Dan Parks: could join an elite ERC club. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht coach Pat Lam will expect another Heineken Cup triumph this afternoon. And deep in the Connacht team psyche will be the thought that with a l(...)