Stuart Barnes

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Manchester United interim manager Ryan Giggs sitting in the dug out with Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt during the match against Norwich

If you have Liverpool and Munster tattooed on your heart, you probably microwaved your remote control for dinner after an especially painful da(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan celebrates his winning try on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

They shouldn’t call it commentary at all, of course. Lends the act for too much weight, burdens it with altogether more gravitas than it is due. The Y(...)

  Leinster’s Brian O’Driscoll his  try. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster 40 Northampton Saints 7: Turns out the sum of Northampton’s parts is nowhere near the plain Leinster exist upon. By the 37th minute this g(...)

Australia’s Kurtley Beale slips as he takes a penalty that would have won his team the match while Lions players look on. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

No more than the viewers, down under and up above, Miles Harrison could hardly breathe, the tension of it all very nearly rendering Stuart Barnes inau(...)

“Look how beautiful he slides into the ball”: Rafael Nadal of Spain in action against Fabio Fognini at the French Open. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images

Sky Sport has its own way of marketing a product and it’s never a soft sell. “And so began rugby’s greatest Odyssey” thundered the voice-over as the L(...)

 Ronan O’Gara:  said a Sky goodbye, that,  piled on top of David Beckham’s au revoir,  made the sporting week nigh on unbearable.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As the bard James Marshall Hendrix put it, “the story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye”. And so(...)

 England captain Chris Robshaw  has not been selected for the Lions tour to Australia. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Former England and Lions outhalf Stuart Barnes has criticised Warren Gatland’s decision to omit England captain Chris Robshaw from his squad to(...)

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