BBQ, melted cheese and the tight head squeeze.

It's episode three of The Hard Yards, featuring Mike Ross, Chris Farrell and Donncha O'Callaghan

How Euro 2016 unfairly favours France

UEFA has dropped the ball, even before a single team is drawn in Saturday's Euro2016 draw

Ireland’s ball retention too much for Italian tacklers

Ireland had a staggering amount of possession against Italy, and in the right areas of the pitch (Irish Examiner)

Scottish Horror, Expansive Italians and the curious tale of Peter O’Mahony

A look back at some more of the weekend's Six Nations points of note, including the continuation of a strange statistical streak

Ireland vs Wales: Kicking Kings

A look at the numbers from Ireland vs Wales, and ahead to Twickenham, for the Irish Examiner

Six Nations Stats – Week 1

A dance through the stats from last weekend's Six Nations rugby for the Irish Examiner

Final Weekend of the Six Nations

France need to score 52 points against Scotland to avoid being the lowest-scoring French team ever in the Six Nations. I look at some good and bad points for each team going into the final weekend.

French Losing Streaks

On Saturday Ireland face a French team who've lost three Six Nations games in a row. It's never happened before.

Six Nations Week 2: English discipline and lazy thinking about the French

Only six tries over the weekend with some dour matches. But the English gameplan was worth admiring. Less so the lazy commentary about the French.

Some Days The Try Gods Are Smiling

The opening weekend of the 2013 Six Nations was brim-full of points, tries and excitement. A big shock, a near-comeback, and the Scots kicking the ball. A lot. I have a quick skip through the numbers: