Former Ireland head coach  Eddie O’Sullivan faces a daunting task at turning fortunes around at Biarritz.

Without a head coaching job in rugby since leaving the USA Eagles after the 2011 World Cup, it became increasingly evident that Eddie O’Sullivan would(...)

Wales’ George North gets in some golf practice during yesterday’s Lions Down Day at Carton House, Maynooth, yesterday. Photograph: Inpho

British and Irish Lions assistant coach Graham Rowntree insists the first Test match against the Barbarians o(...)

Jamie Heaslip is the leading ball carrier in European rugby with 95 carries.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The season of wounded soldiers continues. Both suffering from dodgy calves, an awfully annoying injury to remedy, the absence of Seán O’Brien an(...)

Imanol Harinordoquy: “It’s the reigning European champions, at their place too, so for us it would be a big achievement, or even a miracle, to win against them.”

They will come face to face at the RDS on Saturday, but in a different world Brian O’Driscoll and Imanol Harinordoquy could have been team-mate(...)

Gordon D’Arcy: The centre knows defence will be important against Biarritz. Photograph: Inpho

It may seem odd that a venerable war horse like Gordon D’Arcy is dipping his toe into the Amlin Challenge for only the second time after a try (...)