Joe Schmidt will announce his team for the Australia tour today. Photograph: Inpho

Joe Schmidt will announce a squad of about 32 players today for the impending three-Test tour to Australia, and it is a testament to the relatively ru(...)

Johnny Sexton and Rory Best arrive home to Ireland with the  Six Nations trophy and the Triple Crown.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

When the golden generation of the Noughties – messrs O’Driscoll, O’Gara, O’Connell et al – finally sealed the deal in Cardiff in March 2009, we wonder(...)