Brian O’Driscoll in action for Ireland in the 2000 Six Nations tournament, the year of his famous hat-trick of tries against France at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

In the early years of the Celtic league, on one of those magical Friday nights at Donnybrook, Leinster played Pontypridd and Brian O’Driscoll was a(...)

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 (...)

Ronnie Dawson (right) with Syd MiIlar at an IRFU charity dinner in 2007. Photograph: Inpho

Ronnie Dawson, who won 27 caps for Ireland at hooker and led the British & Irish Lions on the 1959 tour to New Zealand, Australia and Canada, has (...)

 Fawad Ahmed  is awarded his first cap by Australia captain George Bailey before the Twenty20 match against England in Southampton. Photograph:  Paul Gilham/Getty Images

Former Australia rugby union international David Campese has sparked a row after suggesting Pakistan-born cricketer Fawad Ahmed should “go home”.Ahmed(...)

Leinster's Ian Madigan runs in for a try against Glasgow last Saturday night. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

“Tell me and I’ll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I’ll understand.” This Chinese proverb has exercised my thoughts regarding(...)