The Transformational David Pocock, and All Black drop goals

For the Irish Times

Craig Joubert’s real mistake, and the tale of Jim Joyce and Armando Galarraga

Many times it's not about the mistake, it's how you deal with it.

No rest for weary Tier Two nations

Rugby World Cup scheduling, and the Irishman who's the Wallaby rugby analyst

Michael Cheika’s Risky Pair

On bringing just two hookers, and why bringing Ian Madigan as the third Irish nine would be a good plan.

Cut out the errors and Ireland could have a good day out

Have Irish lineout tactics already changed under Joe Schmidt? A preview of Ireland versus Australia for the Irish Examiner.

A coin flip in Dublin, NZ to rule in Twickenham

Match previews for the Paddy Power blog

Lady Luck, the Lions and Mel Gibson

Australia and the Lions have both had their share of good and bad luck since Saturday morning.

Adam Jones is Jonesian.

Before the first Lions test Adam Jones had carried once, for one yard on this tour. That and other snippets in a first test preview for

The Curious Case of Dan Lydiate on the Subs Bench

And how Leigh Halfpenny could make the big difference for the Lions if his kicking hot streak continues.

Looking Ahead to a Lions Series – a look at the odds

I had a root around the Paddy Power odds archives to look at what the starting odds were for a Lions series victory on recent tours