Munster’s Denis Hurley and Pat Howard tackle Aurelien Rougerie of  Clermont Auvergne during the European Rugby Champions Cup match at Thomond Park in Limerick. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster 9 ASM Clermont Auvergne 16 Clermont Auvergne just provided a lesson to others on how to stack Thomond Park. The first French club to win in L(...)

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

Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll  after winning the Six Nations title on his last outing in an Ireland jersey. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Brian O’Driscoll couldn’t help poking a bit of fun at himself as he sat among the media in the aftermath of Ireland’s famous win over France at(...)

Castres’ outhalf Remi Tales will start against the All Blacks.

France coach Philippe Saint-Andre has taken a gamble in his team selection for Saturday’s clash with the All Blacks, picking the inexperienced outhalf(...)

Clermont Auvergne’s Napolioni Nalaga scores his side’s try during the Heineken Cup semi-final at Stade de la Mosson in  Montpellier. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Clermont 16 Munster 10: In many, many ways this was a better Munster performance than their epic quarter-final win against Harlequins. The Stade de(...)

Ireland Rugby Squad Training, Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare 11/3/2013Jonathan Sexton during today's trainingMandatory Credit �INPHO/Lorraine O'Sullivan

The latest glut of injuries in camp Ireland have been offset by Jonathan Sexton being declared “fully fit to train” today after completing four(...)

Ireland's Paddy Jackson kicks a penalty

The final whistle was greeted by an anguished groan that emanated from the bowels of a saturated Aviva stadium. It was a deeply unsatisfactory (...)

France's Louis Picamoles misses a catch against Ireland. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Deflated Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip was left to rue his side’s inability to hold off a France fightback as the sides drew 13-13 in an attrit(...)