Brian O’Driscoll: reluctantly left the field at the behest of team doctor John Ryan. Photograph: Inpho

The long goodbye is set to have its final outing. Helped by a two-week break, Leinster coach Matt O’Connor is confident that Brian O’Driscoll will go (...)

Paddy Jackson’s increased strength and confidence were evident in his display for Ulster against Montpellier last week. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

They may not carry the fearsome cargo they did when “Cockers”, “Jonno” and Lewis Moody were policing the pitch at Welford Road, dispensing a p(...)