Brian O’Driscoll: “Maybe it’s because he carries on as if he is one of us. He likes fun. He likes the sun. He likes a drink. He likes being perched in the public bar, singing, having a good time with his mates. He appears not to take himself too seriously.”

Northern Hemisphere rugby players, who believe they’re of rock star status, should never convince themselves they have any presence on the other side (...)

 Brian O’Driscoll touches down for his last-minute try. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Ireland 20 Australia 20 Croke Pk, Dublin November 15th, 2009The game began and ended on set moves to release Brian O’Driscoll; the first of them coug(...)

Australia coach Robbie Deans

Australia coach Robbie Deans has given James O’Connor another chance at outhalf and promoted Kurtley Beale to starting fullback for the Wallabies’ mus(...)

Paul O’Connell, far right, with, left to right, Mike Phillips, Adam Jones and O’Connell’s second Test replacement Geoff Parling on St Kilda’s Beach, Melbourne. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

They may have been blessed to be the first Lions Test team with two former captains in their ranks but with the loss of one of them suddenly the touri(...)

Australia wing Digby Ioane will report to police authorities in Victoria after he failed to attend court over an assault charge. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Australia rugby international Digby Ioane today just days before the crucial second test against the British an(...)

Quade Cooper in action for the Queensland Reds against the  the British & Irish Lions at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane on Saturday. Photograph:  Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Australia coach Robbie Deans has confirmed that outhalf Quade Cooper will not have a place in his final squad for the Test series against the British (...)

Rob Kearney receives treatment from Lions physiotherapist Prav Mathema during the British and Irish Lions captain’s run at NIB Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton will return to full training tomorrow while Welsh prop Gethin Jenkins took part in all of today’s sessio(...)

Digby Ioane has undergone a knee operation. Photograph: Getty Images

Wallabies winger Digby Ioane is a doubt for the first test against the British and Irish Lions after undergoing a knee operation today. (...)

Jerome Porical in action during the semi-final win over Perpignan. Photograph: Inpho

They have a rich history. They have the usual smattering of foreign imports. They suffer acute travel sickness, though can occasionally deliver(...)