Tuesday 25 February, 2014
With the really big games come around in April, the flanker feels the benchmark needs to be set soon.
Monday 24 February, 2014
Prepare to feel inadequate, gents.
The Saracens number eight’s new focus will be regaining fitness in time to face Ulster in the Heineken Cup.
Leinster’s squad look well-rested after their long weekend.
The winger suffered no ill effects after an hour’s action in Cardiff.
Sunday 23 February, 2014
Ireland are down, but not out.
Ireland’s head coach was an odd combination of annoyed and enthused after a mixed bag of a day in London.
Saturday 22 February, 2014
Larissa Muldoon’s try gave the defending champions a lead in London, but it proved a brief one.
We pick the bones out of a weekend that ended in disappointment for Ireland.
The 22-year-old Scot held his nerve to settle a topsy-turvy clash.
A Triple Crown was up for grabs at Twickenham, could Joe Schmidt’s success continue? We went minute-by-minute to find out.
‘It was tough, and I had the scars to prove it’: Steed looks back on Ireland Women’s last trip to Twickenham
A lot has changed in 10 years, today Ireland’s Women will be targeting a trophy inside the imposing stadium.
It’s been a while since the Ireland captain held a title that was once common.
Friday 21 February, 2014
A humble demeanour is a central part of the coach’s ethos, so he is keen to downplay his part in the upturn in Irish fortunes.
Thursday 20 February, 2014
Salzburg are hammering Ajax.
The Saracens number eight will attract some extra attention from Irish defenders this Saturday.
‘You have to be incredibly resilient, incredibly talented, a phenomenal professional – that’s Brian O’Driscoll.’
Brian O’Driscoll has been passed fit to face England for the final time this Saturday.
Ireland’s openside flanker is learning to not force his game, but instead be patient and stay on the right side of the law.
Wednesday 19 February, 2014
Thanks to some dreadful penalty taking, this is the highlight of the first half.
The Ulster openside is hoping to end his long search for a trophy when Ireland head for Twickenham this weekend.
The Munster CEO also warned that the Foley history in Munster will have little bearing if the next head coach cannot deliver.
The announcement of the former number eight to his ‘dream job’ was no surprise today, but there could be a few waiting down the road.
Tuesday 18 February, 2014
This coaching team is determined to keep second half performances on the up.
O’Callaghan will undergo the operation today before he faces a tall order to return before the end of the season.
Despite signing a ‘futures’ deal with an NFL franchise, Isles could get his rugby union chance this season.
‘Tiernan and Jack are both proud Connacht-born players and testament to the young talent we have here,’ said head coach Pat Lam.
Of course, Louth’s internationals aren’t really boring at all.
Monday 17 February, 2014
First the Harlem Shake, now Henry.
‘It’s terrible to think that an individual has to make a decision between who you are and being involved in the sport that you love’.
Saturday 15 February, 2014
The ‘no frills, new equipment’ model has allowed FLYEfit roll out four non-stop gyms around the city.
Jake Heenan: ‘Once I’m eligible, I want Joe Schmidt calling me to say I’m part of his Ireland plans’
The young Kiwi flanker will keep his international options open, but he will become a leader in Connacht’s pack long before that decision must be made.
Friday 14 February, 2014
Ravenhill’s pitch is unplayable tonight.
The Tullow Tank is 27 today and there’s a whole lot we can learn from him.
Here’s how Munster and Connacht will line up against Zebre and Edinburgh tomorrow.
Harder than you think.
There’s also a lesson about biding your time in here somewhere.
Happy Valentine’s Day you gorgeous, gorgeous readers, you.
Thursday 13 February, 2014
Fergus McFadden, Iain Henderson and Ian Madigan will also have a chance to prove their form against Welsh opponents tomorrow.