Jamie Heaslip is tackled by Sailosi Tagicakiba. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Backrow inspires from front against Wasps with display full of tacking and running

Brian O’Driscoll speaks to  Craig Doyle before the Harlequins and Castres Champions Cup match on Friday night. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Extracts from ‘The Test - My Autobiography’ appeared in today’s Sunday Times

Imposing centre Stuart McCloskey with Ulster coach Neil Doak and Paul Marshall. Photo: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

A packed Welford Road on a European match day no place for the faint-hearted

Sale’s Sebastien Chabal is wrapped up by Munster’s Donncha O’Callaghan during the clubs’ 2006 Heineken Cup meeting. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho.

Victory over English club was springboard to success in 2006

 Leicester Tigers assistant coach Geordan Murphy talks to the head coach Richard Cockerill. Photograph: Steve Bardens/Getty Images

Former Irish fullback knows home win vital for Leicester

IRFU performance director David Nucifora believes modern Sevens rugby can help coaches learn a lot about players in a short space of time. Photograph:    Billy Stickland/Inpho

Squad for next summer’s event will come from academy, sub-academy and club players

David Nucifora during his time on the Wallabies’ coaching staff. “I always think that dealing face to face with people is a far better way of doing things,” he says. Photograph: Mark Nolan/Getty Images.

‘I rate Joe Schmidt very highly, he’s a very good coach, very well organised’

Peter O’Mahony celebrates at the end of the match following Munster’s victory over Leinster last weekend. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Coach Anthony Foley makes eight changes to team that defeated Leinster last week

Connacht’s Denis Buckley in action against Newport Gwent Dragons. Buckley returns to the pack for the visit to Treviso. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Pat Lam’s side eager to make up for the late slip-up against Cardiff last weekend

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