Tony Martin has a busy weekend ahead with runners at Newmarket today as well as three of the four weekend fixtures at home. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Just three Irish-trained horses have ever won the English Cesarewitch in its 175-year history. Tony Martin throws a trio at today’s marathon renewal(...)

Bryan Habana of South Africa has equalled Jonah Lomu’s record of 15 World Cup tries after scoring a hat-trick against the USA on Wednesday. Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images.

Bryan Habana stands with his back to the room. Shaped like a stealth fighter, he has just scored three tries in a 20 minute spree of ruthless, opportu(...)

Ireland’s Iain Henderson tackles Italy’s  Edoardo Gori during the Pool D match at the Olympic Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Iain Henderson watch proved a fruitful expedition. Can Ireland afford not to have him on the field in those final moments against France now that it’s(...)

Terenure’s Stephen O’Neill scores a try despite the efforts of James McInerney of Garryowen. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Galwegians 41 Lansdowne 20, Crowley Park Scorers: Galwegians: Tries: Brian Murphy, Josh Pimm, Ed O’Keeffe 2, Ciaran Gaffney; Con: Aidan Moyniha(...)

Mike Ross is vital to Ireland’s World Cup hopes despite his international career blooming late. Photograph: Getty

“Whenever the Springboks are under pressure coach Heyneke has got this story about how charcoal under big, big pressure becomes a diamond.” – Victor M(...)

Andrew Trimble is to become Ulster’s most capped ever player this Friday night. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Andrew Trimble will become the most capped Ulster player of all time when he lines out against Benetton Treviso at Kingspan Stadium on Friday night. T(...)

He’s always had wheels. He’s always had the footwork to beat the first tackler. He’s always had a good skills-set and an eye for the try-line. Now,(...)

Uncompromising Springbok secondrow Eben Etzebeth manhandles Samoa’s Ken Pisi at Villa Park. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Wales think they have it bad; South Africa are torn to ribbons after this wincingly brutal Samoan affair. Thirty-eight-year- old Victor Matfield must (...)

Cian Healy charges through the Romania defence. Ireland went on to win 44-10. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Just as it’s difficult to see any fault in a 44-10 win, is it hard to feel overly confident in facing Italy and France with big wins over Canada and R(...)

Solo sailor Thomas Dolan from Co Meath.

Co Meath’s Thomas Dolan lies in the top half of the Mini Transat îles de Guadeloupe fleet after Sunday’s start from Douarnenez, France. The solo roo(...)