Frédéric Michalak in action for Toulon against Wasps in the quarter-final of the European Champions Cup. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Just watch his body language, just watch him walking back. This is like your granddad playing outhalf . . . I can’t believe France don’t have a better(...)

Israel Folau training with Wallabies in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

These are exciting times. Back-to-back wins against two of the Southern Hemisphere big three happen about as regularly as Roy Keane avoids a press (...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan celebrates his winning try on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

They shouldn’t call it commentary at all, of course. Lends the act for too much weight, burdens it with altogether more gravitas than it is due. The Y(...)

Australia’s Kurtley Beale slips as he takes a penalty that would have won his team the match while Lions players look on. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

No more than the viewers, down under and up above, Miles Harrison could hardly breathe, the tension of it all very nearly rendering Stuart Barnes inau(...)

“Look how beautiful he slides into the ball”: Rafael Nadal of Spain in action against Fabio Fognini at the French Open. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Sky Sport has its own way of marketing a product and it’s never a soft sell. “And so began rugby’s greatest Odyssey” thundered the voice-over as the L(...)

Old comrades: Munster's Ronan O’Gara and Paul O'Connell celebrate at the Stoop

After yesterday’s events at The Stoop, the only man you could really imagine horselessly winning the National, ta(...)