As promised. And it is indeed stupidly long. This is just part one. Grab a cuppa, settle in. It's time to Sloan.
There was a decent Irish turnout at Sloan 2015 but a serious lack of European soccer presence. A report for the Irish Times.
The human missile... the shoulder torpedo... I talked to former and current referees, players and medical staff about the dangerous practice of players clearing out without using their arms.
With nine consecutive wins under the belt Ireland are in a good place. I wrote about winning streaks for the Irish Times.
Ronan O'Gara explains how rugby works "nowadays"
A new podcast episode - I talk about ruck data in rugby, the George North concussion incident and Six Nations TV. With music from Otherkin.
I sat down with John Feehan, RBS Six Nations CEO, to have a chat about Six Nations broadcasting and why he views it as vital that Six Nations games are not designated as "Live" listed events.