Fans must wait to see Bundee Aki alongside Henshaw in the centre as Dave McSharry partners him for Saturday’s match. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

This looks like a dud Bayonne side. No Joe Rokocoko or Santiago Fernandez with Mark Chisholm on the bench. That’s 158 test caps missing from the star(...)

Robbie Henshaw: still recuperating from the hip pointer strain he picked up during Ireland’s autumn series. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho.

Connacht coach Pat Lam is targeting the visit to Leinster in the Guinness Pro 12 on December 19th to reintroduce centre Robbie Henshaw to the side, as(...)

Paul O’Connell, Rob Kearney and Tommy Bowe in Ireland’s new home and alternate kits. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

Canterbury and the IRFU unveiled the new home and alternate kits that the Irish team will wear for the next six years, beginning with the Guinness Ser(...)

Kieran Read leads his New Zealand team-mates in the haka before their game against England. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There’s an episode in the life and times of what is currently the world’s best rugby player which sums up the down-to-earth nature of this humble, har(...)

Barbarians captain Sergio Parisse during a training session in Hong Kong for the game against the Lions on Saturday.  Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters

He may not be the tour captain this time around, but four years on from leading the 2009 Lions in South Africa, and five months on from ruling himself(...)

 Ben Foden of Northampton is tackled by Schalk Brits (left) and Charlie Hodgson during the Aviva Premiership semi final match between Saracens and Northampton Saints at Allianz Park. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Uncapped Wasps back Elliot Daly has been called into a star-studded Barbarians squad to face England and the British and Irish Lions. Th(...)