Wales Warren Gatland before his side’s defeat to New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium. Wales also unhappy  first question in coach’s pre-match interview was whether he thought the haka gave New Zealand an unfair advantage. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Wales have written to the BBC complaining about interviews conducted before and after the Test against New Zealand at the Millennium Stadium which cul(...)

Monica Galetti, “the original mean girl”, returns to TV screens tonight on Masterchef: The Professionals. Photograph: Production/BBC/Shine TV.

“When I met Michel (Roux) as a young chef I thought he was just mean, but then I realised, if he’s hard on you it’s because he believes you can do bet(...)

England coach Stuart Lancaster has been given an extended contract until 2020. Photograph:  Steve Parsons/PA

Stuart Lancaster and his coaching team are to remain in charge of England’s rugby fortunes until 2020 after the English Rugby Football Union agreed to(...)

Antrim’s Niall McKeever and Michael McCann challenge for a high ball with   John Galvin of Limerick during the All-Ireland football qualifier at the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Limerick 3-11 Antrim 0-15Antrim manager Liam Bradley was furious after his side crashed out of the All-Ireland qualifiers in Limerick on Saturday.The (...)

Brian O’Driscoll in action for Ireland in the 2000 Six Nations tournament, the year of his famous hat-trick of tries against France at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

In the early years of the Celtic league, on one of those magical Friday nights at Donnybrook, Leinster played Pontypridd and Brian O’Driscoll was a(...)

Richie McCaw talks to his All Blacks team during the epic match against Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. At the press conference after the match McCaw talked of the belief that flows through the team, even under the most intense pressure. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images)

I’m still heartbroken – but it’s worse for Justin Brownen who, while flying to the Middle East, watched online at 30,000ft. However the wifi cut out o(...)

Dylan Hartley, along with Ben Foden, Billy Twelvetrees, Chris Ashton, David Wilson and Lee Dickson, will be  desperate to improve their chances of starting against the All Blacks. Photograph: Getty Images

ROBERT KITSONAmid all last week’s sepia-tinted celebrations of England’s 2003 Rugby World Cup victory it was Martin Johnson, their erstwhile captain, (...)

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 (L) touches teammate Leigh Halfpenny, after he failed to kick a penalty at the end of the second test match in Melbourne. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Former Ireland captain Keith Wood believes Warren Gatland has “made a terrible mistake” by leaving Brian O’Driscoll out of the British and Irish Lions(...)

Wigan’s Republic of Ireland star James McCarthy.

When Wigan Athletic reached their first FA Cup final last month the Masters was taking place in America, and for a short time the local papers (...)