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Brian O’Driscoll during the 2014 Six Nations (left), and on TV analysis duty (right). Photograph: Inpho (left) Getty images (right).

It’s a humdrum Wednesday evening in London’s suburbia and way too murky for the pilots descending into nearby Heathrow to observe in miniature the boy(...)

Tricky ball carriers such as Simon Zebo look set to gain an advantage from World Rugby’s implementation of new laws regarding high tackles. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

In theory it is just another winter Tuesday. No big games are happening on January 3rd 2017, no one will instantly sense the change. Could it be, neve(...)

Riz Ahmed and Felicity Jones in Rogue One: A Star Wras Story. Photograph: Lucasfilm Entertainment

We are under space attack. It’s time for dozens of crew members to run up and down interlocking corridors frantically waving communications devices. (...)

Dejected looking Ireland players after the Six Nations defeat to France at Parc de France last month. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

In 1996, 20 years ago almost to the day, the first game of professional rugby was played. It was between the New South Wales Waratahs and the Transvaa(...)

Alex Cuthbert will play for the Barbarians against Ireland and England. Photo: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Wales duo Adam Jones and Alex Cuthbert are set to make their Barbarians debuts against Ireland and England later this month.Jones and Cuthbert have be(...)

Tommy Bowe, or should that be Tommy Booooooowe, scores a try against England at Twickenham in 2010. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Thoughts on the Six Nations season and television. RTÉ should use the archives more: There is an entire generation of people who never saw Ollie Ca(...)

“Ireland played great footy and deserved to win (last November), but the kicking was way too much. That’s not how we play. The mindset is a massive difference.”

The Six Nations is the pinnacle of European international rugby. The greats of the game, leapt to the world’s attention through their actions in the c(...)

 Former  Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is pictured with the European Ryder Cup team after delivering a motivational speech ahead  at the Gleneagles Hotel on Tuesday night. Photograph: Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images

There would be a certain element of natural bias given his allegiance to Manchester United but Rory McIlroy was still effusive in describing the talk (...)

 Chief feferee Andy McFee talks with Europe team captain Paul McGinley ahead of the 2014 Ryder Cup on the PGA Centenary course at  Gleneagles in Auchterarder, Scotland. Photo: Harry How/Getty Images

A cool breeze brushed over the hillocks here at Gleneagles resort yesterday, almost as if it were blowing away the smokescreens that had formed around(...)

 Former Manchester United manager  Alex Ferguson will address the European Ryder Cup team at Gleneagles on Tuesday night.  Photograph: PA Wire

Alex Ferguson has been revealed as the Ryder Cup’s not so secret weapon, with the former Manchester United manager to address Paul McGinley’s players (...)

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