Paddy ‘Rala’ O’Reilly celebrates with the Ireland rugby team on there way back to Dublin after winning the Six Nations last season. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Paddy O’Reilly, or ‘Rala’ as the Irish rugby team calls him, has been Ireland’s bagman for the last 20 years and ‘Baggage Master’, an uppity title (...)

Anthony Allen of Leicester is tackled by Mathieu Bastareaud during Toulon’s 23-8 victory over  Leicester Tigers at Felix Mayol Stadium

POOL 1 Saracens made it back-to-back wins over Sale to move top of Pool One in the European Champions Cup, but missed out on a bonus point as t(...)

Recalled Gethin Jenkins in training at the Vale Hotel ahead of Saturday’s Autumn International against South Africa. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Gethin Jenkins will return to the Wales frontrow on Saturday, ready for a trademark punishing physical encounter against South Africa. The Cardiff Blu(...)

 Wales player George North (centre) and team-mates   after the narrow win over  Fiji at Millennium Stadium. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

Wales captain Gethin Jenkins was unimpressed as his side recorded a 17-13 victory over Fiji at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. While Wales claimed (...)

 Alex Cuthbert (right) of beats Asaeli Tikoirotuma of Fiji to score the second try  at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wales 17 Fiji 13Wales recorded their first victory since last season’s Six Nations Championship by predictably subduing Millennium Stadium visitors Fi(...)

 Australia fullback Israel Folau  escapes the challenge of Wales’ Alex Cuthbert to score the first of his two tries in the autumn international at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph:   Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wales 28 Australia 33Wales’ excruciating agony against the southern hemisphere heavyweights continued in Cardiff as they suffered a 10th successive lo(...)

George North takes part in a Wales training session at the Millennium stadium. Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images

George North will start his second match in the centre for Wales on Saturday when their World Cup group rivals Australia visit the Millennium Stadium (...)

Glasgow’s Jonny Gray wins the battle for possession with Montpellier’s Sitaleki Timani during the European Rugby Champions match at Altrad Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

POOL FOUR Montpellier 13 Glasgow 15Gregor Townsend and his Glasgow Warriors took a giant leap towards the Champions Cup quarter-finals with a 15-13 tr(...)

Toulon beat both Munster and Leinster on the way to defending their European crown last season. Photograph:   Billy Stickland/Inpho 4:58

No less than having the offices in Dublin, there’s little doubt that five Irish Heineken Cup wins in a seven-year period (2006 to 2012) did not go (...)

George North has recovered from a virus and is included in the Wales team to play South Africa. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

George North has overcome a virus to be named in Wales’ starting line-up for their first Test against South Africa on Saturday.Head coach Warren Gatla(...)