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(...)

 Elliott Stooke of Gloucester is tackled by Ian Humphreys (R) and Marland Yarde (L) of London Irish. Humphreys will return to Ulster this summer. Photograph:    Harry Engels/Getty Images

Ian Humphreys will return to Ulster having signed a two-year contract with the province. The 32 year-old left Ravenhill in the summer of 2012 and mov(...)

Andrew Coombs and Peter O’Mahony of Ireland grapple for the ball in the lineout during last season’s RBS Six Nations Championship fixture. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A simmering unease exists between Wales and Ireland. Since the 2009 Lions tour of South Africa, the core of both sides are close Lions team-mates and (...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray has been singled out for special praise by Shaun Edwards. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Shaun Edwards believes that Wales face “a huge job” defensively when they tackle Ireland in Dublin next Saturday.Wales only conceded three tries durin(...)

Zach Touhy of Ireland celebrates scoring his side’s first goal with Ross Munnelly. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

IRELAND 57 AUSTRALIA 35It’s the way of the international rules series these days that the actual matches have been overtaken as talking points by the(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley

No representatives from counties such as Kerry, Down, or indeed Cavan, hosts for the first Test, and no more than eight survivors from the last Int(...)

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 (...)