Brian O’Driscoll: the 2002 model

Edited extract of Brian O’Driscoll’s column in The Irish Times on November 11th, 2002. Ireland had beaten Australia 18-9 courtesy of six O’Gara penalt(...)

Eddie Jones is in intensive care

Former Australia coach Eddie Jones has been admitted to hospital in Tokyo after reportedly showing signs of a stroke. The 53-year-old is head coach of(...)

New Australia coach Ewen McKenzie believes his players have no reason to feel inferior to their New Zealand counterparts and have every chance of winn(...)

 Robbie Deans.   Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Robbie Deans has been sacked as Australia head coach following the Wallabies’ Test series defeat to the British and Irish Lions, according to reports(...)

 George Smith in happy mood after learning of his Test recall. Photograph: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

A feature of the last six weeks in Australia is how Robbie Deans has been the sole voice of the Wallabies’ coaching staff. There hasn’t been a sign of(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll and Jamie Heaslip look on at the British & Irish Lions Training, Dolphins RFC, Noosa, Queensland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The overwhelming consensus in the Twitter-sphere is that Lions coach Warren Gatland has erred in dropping Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll for Saturday’s th(...)