Former Ireland international Geordan Murphy is  regarded as favourite to succeed Paul Burke. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Former Ireland international Paul Burke has stepped down as backs’ coach at the Leicester Tigers. Geordan Murphy would be regarded as favourite to suc(...)

‘What’s the secret to happiness?’ ‘Realising unhappiness is also fleeting.’ Disappearing ghost On January 29th Paul Kimmage and Brian O(...)

Leicester Tigers coach Richard Cockerill  looks on during his side’s 45-0 defeat to Bath in the Aviva Premiership clash at the Recreation Ground. “We are in this together and we will come out the other end.  Photo: David Rogers/Getty

Richard Cockerill never shied away from a challenge as a player, a mindset he maintained when he took over the position as head coach with the Leices(...)

David Gannon is one of a number of Irish natives expected to play for US Eagles. Photograph: Inpho.

Some wild geese may not be returning. There is a gaggle of them playing rugby on the American collegiate circuit and former Blackrock outhalf (someti(...)

Grenoble’s centre Chris Farrell scores during the match against Racing Métro. Photograph: Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty

In France’s Top 14, Grenoble continued their impressive home form with a win over Racing Métro in Stade des Alpes. The 27-25 victory handed the Irish(...)

Ireland’s Grace Davitt and Lynne Cantwell celebrate after their side’s victory over New Zealand in the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Peter Bracken was a contender. A genuine contender. Always had the size. Has a Heineken Cup medal too, won with Wasps in 2007. An Ireland cap passe(...)

Leo Cullen’s calmness under pressure meant he usually made the right calls in a game, especially at the lineout. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Peter Smyth, a team-mate of Leo Cullen’s from their under-10 days at Willow Park through their years together on the Blackrock Dream Team and then Lei(...)

 Scotland’s Sean Lamont tackles England’s Luther Burrell  during the RBS Six Nations fixture at Murrayfield from which England emerged victorious. Photograph: EPA/Graham Stuart

A powerful Leicester Tigers historically translated into an all conquering England. That’s not the case today. The unswept residue left by the (...)

Leinster’s Aaron Dundon gets the ball away during a Pro-12 match against Ulster in December. Photographs: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Sometimes life takes a turn for the better and 10 years later you are some place you never dreamed you would be. Aaron Dundon understands. Out of the (...)

British and Irish Lions baggage master  Rala O’Reilly with Donncha O'Callaghan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

‘Enjoy all of this, guys, because blink and it will be over’. It was the eve of the Grand Slam match against Wales in the Millennium Stadium. We were (...)