Dan Baker

13 results

 Munster’s Fineen Wycherley in action against Leinster’s Ross Molony last month in the Pro14. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster v Ospreys, Sunday, Thomond Park, 1pm - Live on BT Sport 3 Events today in Lyon and Sale will determine much of the mood music come kick-off i(...)

Pat Lam faces another patch-up job ahead of Connacht’s Champions Cup fixtures with Zebre and Toulouse. Photograph: Inpho/Ian Cook

Connacht coach Pat Lam has urged his injury-ravaged squad to defy a host of potential absentees and make history by qualifying for the last eight of t(...)

 Connacht’s Matt Healy scores their third try. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 30 Ospreys 22 Connacht took a pivotal victory in the Guinness Pro 12 to maintain their momentum at the top of the table. In a high-octane f(...)

Jonathan Davies has won 48 caps for Wales and had been playing for French Top 14 club Clermont Auvergne. Photograph: PA.

Jonathan Davies is the latest leading Wales international to commit to the game at home after the Welsh Rugby Union announced yesterday that he had si(...)

Keith Earls breaks with the ball to score an Ireland try during the international match against Wales at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images.

Wales 21 Ireland 35 The slickness of this performance was testimony to the coaching skills of Joe Schmidt and his staff, and the trademark(...)

Simon Zebo is congratulated by three other Ireland try scorers, Jamie Heaslip, Felix Jones and Keith Earls after his score against Wales at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: PA

Wales 21 Ireland 35 The final scoreline, if anything, flattered Wales. Ireland were way more cohesive than a Welsh team cobbled together from World Cu(...)

Ireland captain Jamie Heaslip in relaxed mood with head coach Joe Schmidt during the captain’s run at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

As Jamie Heaslip noted, time was when players re-introduced themselves to the game with a modest pre-season friendly for their provinces, maybe a leag(...)

Warren Gatland has named nine uncapped players in his 47-man training squad for the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Getty

The Wales head coach Warren Gatland has turned to the Premiership as he starts preparing in earnest for the World Cup. His training squad of 47 for th(...)

 Paddy Butler scores Munster’s  third try in the Guinness Pro 12 play-off at  Thomond Park. Photo:   Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 21 Ospreys 18 Wild celebrations yes, but relief wasn’t the half of it as Munster nearly snatched defeat from the jaws of victory before then s(...)

Peter O’Mahony returns to the Munster side for their Pro 12 play-off semi-final against the Ospreys. Photogrpah: Inpho

Captain Peter O’Mahony and Simon Zebo both return to the Munster side for their Pro 12 semi final against Ospreys at Thomond Park on Saturday. O’Mahon(...)

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