Appetite for destruction: How rugby is trying to change its ways and why some players keep offending
The lazy view is that collisions, and therefore head collisions, are such a fundamental part of rugby that they can't ever be fully removed from the game. Players know the risks, this argument goes. But they don't because we still don't know enough about concussion.
No panic: Why Ireland’s victory against New Zealand offers real hope for the World Cup
Ireland's triumph over the All Blacks was based on a more expansive style of play but at its heart it was an ability to stay calm which can be truly encouraging as Andy Farrell's side face even bigger challenges over the next two years.
Ireland’s performance against the All Blacks could prevent the usual hot mess come the next World Cup
Ireland's performance against Japan was radically different to the first two years under Andy Farrell and the Joe Schmidt era but at this delicate stage of development, a heavy defeat against New Zealand would be a killer blow.
The pack mentality: How the All Blacks silenced the critics ahead of their toughest tests of the year
The All Blacks coach Ian Foster has his detractors. They have been silenced by his team's performances in recent months but the big tests are to come, their former coach Steve Hansen tells New Zealand journalist Robert van Royen.
When Paul Flynn met Gary Keegan: How vulnerability was the cornerstone of Dublin’s success
Gary Keegan has been involved in many of the most important developments in Irish sport. As a Dublin footballer, Paul Flynn worked with Keegan and in this conversation they discuss leadership, living in the present and Jim Gavin's endless curiosity.
“I don’t know if I would have gotten into the business if the pandemic hadn’t happened”
After retiring from an unpaid career in elite rugby, Yvonne Comer decided to transfer the skills she learned on the pitch to a career in business. More recently, Comer merged these two passions and co-founded RugbySmarts.