An extremely sore one for the brilliant Ulster back.
‘When you come off the pitch in the front five and you’re a bit battered and bruised that’s always a good thing.’
There was the tightest of tight calls at number eight, while we found room for five Irishmen after the draw against Wales.
It’s worth taking a look…
A point dropped, but Ireland have won back-to-back titles with a defeat under their belts.
Jamie Roberts said his side were ‘kicking themselves’ after failing to close the game at 13 – 16.
It’s the first time in Championship history that the sides have shared the spoils.
Most back-to-back champs have not fared well when they try for a third straight Championship.
Saturday 6 February, 2016
Greg Feek is unsure how legal Welsh loosehead Rob Evans is at scrum time.
Entering the third of four internationals refereed by Jerome Garces, the new Ireland captain has a clear message at the breakdown.
Frogs selling beer, cats selling IT solutions and old ladies complaining about beef shortages. All human life is captured at half-time of the NFL’s showpiece game.
“Wracked with doubt? Not really, no.”
Tis the season…
Pipin’ ain’t easy.
Friday 5 February, 2016
Tommy O’Donnell is ready to seize an opportunity he thought was beyond him.
Rob Kearney is expected to join the squad on Tuesday, “at the latest Thursday”.
The head coach explained some of his key selection calls for Sunday’s crunch clash against Wales.
There are some exciting and surprising calls in Schmidt’s first XV of 2016.
It’s the Year of the Monkey. Cheeky.
The South African-born back row is the only uncapped player in Ireland’s 23 to take on Wales.
Wednesday 3 February, 2016
The 33-year-old Derry City legend died after a battle with cancer.
Eddie Jones deemed Danny Care a safe enough pair of hands to hand over a kitty courtesy of the RFU.
Ireland’s fourth previously-capped player Jacob Stockdale has been retained by Ulster for Pro12 duty.
Joe Schmidt has big selection calls of his own before the sides meet this weekend.
Tuesday 2 February, 2016
Sean O’Brien will be one of the core squad members aiming to make up for the absence of one of Ireland’s best ever players.
O’Brien and Stander are cut from the same cloth, but the Tullow Tank has no desire to run at the South African.
Cruel setback as Fitzgerald suffers medial ligament injury.
Former Leinster out-half Ian McKinley had petitioned for Ireland’s inclusion in the trial after coming out of retirement thanks to the eyewear.
Brace yourself. Canvassers are coming.
The U20 Six Nations didn’t know what hit it when the class of ’07 came along.
Monday 1 February, 2016
The brilliant back had been linked with a move to join Conrad Smith and James Coughlan in France.
World Rugby say the rankings will encourage more matches to be played.
Nobody does schemozzles like Argentina do schemozzles.
Connacht maul to the top, Olding marks his comeback and all the Pro12 highlights you may have missed
Not to mention Big Rodney’s try and a thriller between Ospreys and Glasgow.
It’s easier than you think to incorporate into your day.
‘You have to mind the player from himself, but he was responsive’: Mayo boss Rochford on Keegan concussion
Mayo say there was no immediate apparent problem with their star back.
The Kiwi is chasing a third straight Championship with Ireland.
Here’s the good, the bad and the ugly from the last few days of GAA.
Sunday 31 January, 2016
When it’s too tough for most, however, it’s just right for Shane Lowry.
Ireland’s captain and world player of the year nominee are among the most important components of the squad in this campaign.
The victory makes Glanmire the nation’s most successful women’s basketball club.
The Mayo man’s big hit on Eoin Cadogan left both men unable to play on, but Keegan did.
Dubliner Rob Gannon is using his experience with St Mary’s to help his adopted club and country grow their rugby scene.
Friday 29 January, 2016
Sure isn’t it well for them.