Graham Henry

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British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland at Wednesday’s squad and captain announcement in London. Photograph: Inpho

The coach The single most important decision the British & Irish Lions had to make was settled back in September, when they chose Warren Gatland (...)

 Steve Borthwick, forwards coach, Warren Gatland head coach, Rob Howley, backs coach and Andy Farrell the defence coach. Photograph: Getty Images

Suffice it to say the process of Lions selection has changed over the years. The first tour in 1888 was dreamt up by three cricketers and was on the w(...)

Joey Carbery’s presence makes Johnny Sexton a far more dangerous proposition. And vice versayan. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Joey Carbery and Tyler Bleyendaal, by standing at second receiver, have brought a valuable attacking element to both Leinster and Munster. But lookin(...)

Wales scrumhalf Rhys Webb in action against Ireland in this year’s Six Nations game at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters.

Graham Henry once lamented that Welsh rugby was bedevilled by extremes and that if it were a shower, it would be either too hot or too cold. This se(...)

Tommy Bowe at an Ireland squad session at Carton House, Co Kildare. Coach Joe Schmidt outlined his reasons why he recalled the Ulster winger to the bench ahead of Craig Gilroy. Photograph: Inpho

Joe Schmidt regularly makes reference to the value of having a relatively injury free, settled side in the Six Nations. He did so again yesterday, and(...)

 Stuart Hogg runs in his second try against Ireland at Murrayfield. Photograph:  Stu Forster/Getty Images

The French game in Dublin now looks like the make-or-break moment in Ireland’s season. There are no certainties in life, but a bonus point win in Rom(...)

Simon Zebo scores a try against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. The Munster winger has been in outstanding form this season for Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Momentum is the buzzword coming into any Six Nations in latter years. Win the opener, and all bets are on. Lose it, and that team is playing catch-up.(...)

Leinster and Ireland’s loss was Wasps’ gain when Martin Moore left for pastures new. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Sopranos opened an episode once with Frank Sinatra crooning It Was A Very Good Year as Tony and the crew emptied a brown paper bag of cash on the(...)

All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith: ‘I love this team and want to do everything I can to help them succeed.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Known as the Professor, he provides much of the spark within the current All Blacks brains trust, and has been doing so now for most of the last two d(...)

Irish captain Willie Anderson faces up to New Zealand captain Wayne Shelford as the All Blacks perform ‘The Haka’. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ringa pakia. The placebo effect can be a powerful psychological weapon. How should Ireland respond to a people who believe they are possessed by immo(...)

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