Connacht prop Rodney Ah You: trained with the Ireland squad during the week. Photo: Robert Perry/Inpho

Nathan White’s misfortune in sustaining a tendon injury in his arm that will keep him sidelined for up to 16 weeks brings sharply into focus the perf(...)

Munster’s Sean Dougall is tackled by Rhys before Paul O’Connell and Denis Hurley arrive to give a helping hand. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster 14 Ospreys 19 Tonight’s defeat, their second in four games this season, leaves Munster at sixth in the Pro12 table, a point below next (...)

During the final days of a six-month mission to Mars, Russian science officer Petrovich (Goran Kostic) discovers evidence of life, but fails to(...)

Leinster’s Martin Moore is congratulated by Jamie Heaslip.

The tighthead prop always draws a singular type of intrepid following. When Mike Ross limped off the pitch in Liberty Stadium, and Martin Moore slid i(...)

Dave Kearney goes airborne to score Leinster’s second try during the RaboDirect Pro12 game against Ospreys at the  RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 29 Ospreys 29: Dan Biggar snatched a draw for the Ospreys with the last kick of the match at the RDS as reigning RaboDirect Pro12 champions L(...)

Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong on the lunar surface on July 20th, 1969... or not, according to the conspiracy theorists. Photograph: AP/Nasa/Buzz Aldrin

You could view the recent survey by Public Policy Polling, a respected US organisation, as one of those proverbial glasses that is either half-(...)