Sean Maitland of Saracens touches down during the Champions Cup final against Leinster at St James’s Park, Newcastle, last year. File photograph: Getty

Few clubs, if any, in the professional era have suffered the kind of adversity which Saracens experienced this season. Amid enforced relegation for re(...)

Ronan Lynch, chairman of the LVA and owner of The Swan on Dublin’s Aungier Street. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Swan has a long and storied history. The well-known Dublin pub derives its name from the time when most people were illiterate and pubs were ident(...)

 Scotland’s Byron McGuigan scores the first try of the game. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Scotland 53 Australia 24 Last-minute call-up Byron McGuigan scored a try double as Scotland ran up a record 53-24 win over 14-man Australia at Murray(...)

Ryan Grant joins the Scotland in training camp today. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Glasgow prop Ryan Grant has been recalled to Scotland’s RBS 6 Nations squad after being acquitted of an assault charge. The former British and Irish L(...)

 Owen Farrell  in action against Ireland. Photograph: David Cannon/Getty Images

The English Rugby Football Union (RFU) is investigating the circumstances that led to a match ticket allocated to England outhalfOwen Farrell (...)

Simon Zebo after Ireland’s 15-12 defeat of the USA in Houston, Texas. Photograph: Inpho/Billy Stickland

Simon Zebo didn’t get a call from the British and Irish Lions before Ireland’s nervy 15-12 victory over the USA on Saturday night because Simon Zebo t(...)

Rory Best regathers after blocking down Dan Biggar’s kick in the lead-up to Cian Healy’s try against Wales. Just one example of the Ulster hooker’s skill, ambition and selflessness.

According to author and business consultant Jim Collins, greatness is not a function of circumstance; greatness is largely a matter of consciou(...)