Robbie Henshaw of Ireland is tackled by Finn Russell of Scotland during the RBS Six Nations match at Murrayfield on Saturday. Photograph: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

A total of 221 points and 27 tries in three matches on one day; how do you like them apples Steve Hansen? The best laid plans rarely survive the first(...)

Winning owner Michael O’Leary and jockey Davy Russell celebrate in the winners enclosure after Rivage D’Or took the Glenfarclas Handicap Chase on Ladies Day. Photograph: PA

Ahead of Thursday’s big race which he sponsors, Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary got off the mark with two winners. First Don Poli, one of the (...)

Manchester United’s  Marcos Rojo  heads home  their second goal past Cambridge United Chris Dunn during the FA Cup fourth-round replay  at Old Trafford. Photograph:  Paul Ellis/AFP

Manchester United 3 Cambridge United 0Manchester United enjoyed the kind of relaxed evening that eluded Louis van Gaal’s men in the first game of this(...)

Emma Thompson ditches her heels during the Golden Globe Awards in California last Sunday. Photograph: Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

When Meryl Streep gave the best actress gong to Emma Thompson at the National Board of Review Gala recently, the two stole the show for their rabble-r(...)

The Flu
The Flu

’Tis the season for splutters and sneezes, so this Korean outbreak thriller – a smash hit Way Out East – provides a timely reminder to keep tissues (a(...)

Jamie Heaslip and his team-mates hope the problems shown against Australia are ‘fixable’. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jamie Heaslip was talking to Devin Toner this week and Toner asked the Ireland number eight how many times he had played against the All Blacks. “Four(...)

On a weekend with my child in her Cambridge collegeDon’t I go and call Magdalen Magdalene in a blunderSame as the laundry back in Donnybrook vi(...)