Jamie Roberts

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Coach Warren Gatland keeps a watching brief during the Lions  captain’s run ahead of the game against the Emirates Lions in South Africa. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Emirates Lions v British & Irish Lions, Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg. Kick-off: 6pm local time (5pm Irish). On TV: Live on Sky Sports. At(...)

Brian O’Driscoll dives over the line to score a try for the of the British and Irish Lions during the first Test against Australia at the Gabba in Brisbane in June 2001. Photograph: David Rogers/Allsport

These have been grim times for everybody, but some people had the good fortune to cope with the various lockdowns better than others. For young parent(...)

Ireland’s Caelan Doris in action against Scotland in the  Autumn Nations Cup at the Aviva Stadium on December 5th, 2020. The 22-year-old is not expected to return to the squad for the foreseeable future due to a head injury. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

It’s a rest weekend in the Six Nations, so I thought I’d open a time capsule. It’s November 1978. Wales are just moments away from a famous victory a(...)

England’s Owen Farrell reacts during their defeat to Scotland at   Twickenham Stadium on Saturday. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Eddie Jones has given a qualified vote of confidence to his captain, Owen Farrell, following last weekend’s Calcutta Cup defeat but says the captain w(...)

Wales flanker Dan Lydiate suffered knee ligament damage in the opening Six Nations game against Ireland and could be out for the season. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Wales boss Wayne Pivac must make at least four changes to his starting line-up for Saturday’s Guinness Six Nations clash against Scotland. Wing Halla(...)

Andy Friend’s Connacht team head to Rodney Parade on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho

Dragons v Connacht (Kick-off 7.35pm, Rodney Parade, Newport) Connacht head coach Andy Friend has identified Friday evening’s re-scheduled Pro14 fixtu(...)

Ashton Hewitt tackles Rob Lyttle during Ulster’s win over the Dragons. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Ulster 40 Dragons 17 It hardly mattered too much that the second half was a very scrappy affair as Ulster’s 35-3 lead from the first 40 minutes ensur(...)

Tommy Bowe: has become a familiar figure on our television screens having embraced a media career   following his rugby career. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Tommy Bowe is on the road. Work, a weary daily beat of Belfast, Dublin, Dublin, Belfast. “Tired but I’m good. It’s all go,” he says, unbroken by the (...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose scores the first try of the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Dragons at the  RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 35 Dragons 5 At a ghostly RDS Leinster set about exorcising a few demons when beginning their attempt at a fourth Guinness Pro 14 title in a(...)

Leinster’s Rob Kearney and Fergus McFadden lift the Guinness Pro 14 trophy after the victory over Ulster in the final at the Aviva Stadium in September. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The reaction to the probability of the four South African Super Rugby franchises joining an expanded Pro 16 has been mixed. By and large, the response(...)

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