Fergus McFadden: “There are four friendlies before the start of the World Cup. That is time for Joe to try new guys.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It has been a painfully slow winter for Fergus McFadden, short days longer than they should have been. In October Leinster coach Felipe Contepomi con(...)

Leinster backs coach watches his side during training. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Felipe Contepomi’s grin is the giveaway. A sparky outhalf fielding questions on the recent frustrations of Johnny Sexton is open to a rash of apparent(...)