Jason Robinson slides over to score against Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup final. Photograph: Getty

Sam Burgess made the switch to rugby union having reached the pinnacle of league when he guided the South Sydney Rabbitohs to their first NRL Premiers(...)

Robert Kitson names 11 provincial players in his all-time European Cup best XV, including former Munster number eight Anthony Foley. Photograph: Getty

Time-travelling is always a temptation at this time of year. This week sees the 20th showpiece final in European club rugby’s eventful history and, in(...)

 Leinster’s  Eoin Reddan (right) spent four seasons at Wasps. Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Eoin Reddan understands reinvention. When Munster cooled to him in 2005, Wasps picked up the phone. There were no other offers on the table. He said y(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll, the former Ireland centre now BT Sport rugby pundit looks on during the European Rugby Champions Cup match between Leinster and Wasps at the RDS Arena. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Well, that was weird, watching Brian O’Driscoll pottering around the RDS in his civvies yesterday, expressing wonder at all the things he never knew w(...)

Lions captain Brian O’Driscoll  eyes up the New Zealand All Black haka before  the ill-fated first Test match in Christchurch in  2005.

New Zealand 21Lions 3at Jade Stadium, ChristchurchJune 25th, 2005Bad and all as losing him within a minute of the kick-off was, the real psychological(...)

Ebay’s charitable programme was launched in 2006.

Auction site Ebay has teamed up with 50 celebrities to hold an auction in aid of its charitable programme. Ebay for Charity has raised £50 mill(...)

Brian O’Driscoll training with the Lions. The decision to drop the Irish centre for the third test has been  met with shock, bemusement and condemnation by players, pundits and supporters. Photograph: Inpho

Twitter rumours that replacement Lions centre Manu Tuilagi had suffered an injury during training and Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll was in line for a dra(...)

Brian O’Driscoll bursts through against Western Australia in 2001. Photograph: Nick Wilson /Allsport

Whatever about logistically or climactically, financially it makes abundant sense for the Lions to stop off in Hong Kong en route to Australia. Whe(...)