Shane Williams

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Ronan O’Gara was given a tough time by the New Zealand media during the last tour in 2005. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

If the All Blacks and their coach Steve Hansen appear to have grown real respect for the touring Lions, the same cannot be said for parts of the New Z(...)

Paul Wallace played all three Lions Tests in South Africa in 1997 having been called up as a replacement. Photograph: Bily Stickland/Inpho

It’s a nervous time for those players selected to travel with the Lions to New Zealand who are still involved with their clubs and provinces in season(...)

Ospreys’ Dan Biggar  celebrates with team-mate Scott Baldwin after the 31-30 victory over Leinster in the 2012 PRO12 final at the RDS. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

As the Guinness Pro12 meanders towards the final weekend of the league stage of the tournament, it is timely to reflect on the statistics of the knock(...)

Scotland’s Stuart Hogg: “To receive this award again is an absolute honour”. Photograph: Ian Rutherford/PA Wire.

Stuart Hogg has been named as the RBS Six Nations player of the championship for the second year running, the Scotland fullback securing almost 25 per(...)

Brian Keating, AIB group propositions and brands director, with Michael Murphy (left) and Shane Williams, who feature in ‘The Toughest Trade’. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile.

Sports swap television show The Toughest Trade is back on RTÉ2 tonight at 9.30pm, but the GAA-themed format is not like most other RTÉ shows. The two(...)

Michael Murphy is temporarily swapping Gaelic football for rugby as part of RTÉ’s The Toughest Trade series. Photograph: Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

Donegal footballer Michael Murphy did not look out of place while training with rugby side Clermont Auvergne, according to the French club’s former En(...)

Donegal captain Michael Murphy is temporarily swapping Gaelic football for rugby with Top 14 team Clermont Auvergne as part of The Toughest Trade. Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile.

Michael Murphy was a teenager in 2005 when Tana Umaga, Conrad Smith and the late Jerry Collins visited Letterkenny RFC to pay homage to the original A(...)

Donegal star Michael Murphy will join French Top 14 side Clermont Auvergne as part of ‘The Toughest Trade’. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

‘Clermont Auvergne snap up Donegal star Michael Murphy’ would be an early contender for sports story of the year, or perhaps ‘Former Welsh rugby star (...)

18-year-old Keelan Giles has been named on the Wales bench for their match against Japan in Cardiff. Photograph: PA/David Davies

Teenager Keelan Giles has been named among the Wales replacements for Saturday’s clash against Japan in Cardiff. The uncapped 18-year-old Ospreys win(...)

Ireland team manager Mick Kearney. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This November series is Mick Kearney’s last stint as Irish manager. Having taken over from Paul McNaughton in January 2012, he has worked al(...)

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