Ronan O'Gara makes his debut on the pod: "Sharing" his washbag with Donncha O'Callaghan for a decade, a look ahead to Ireland vs England, and how the Stade/Racing merger announcement impacted the market for rugby players in Europe.
It's episode three of The Hard Yards, featuring Mike Ross, Chris Farrell and Donncha O'Callaghan
Does a player's relationship with the media matter when it comes to a decision around captaincy?
Golf, rugby, tennis, soccer and a bit of chess.
On bringing just two hookers, and why bringing Ian Madigan as the third Irish nine would be a good plan.
Why even if Irish players are not dotted all over the "official" Six Nations stats leaderboards they're still doing plenty of valuable work.
An Irish Times column about Paul O'Connell's test debut in 2002 and his long test career to follow. Also reference to some other Irish sporting centurions.
With nine consecutive wins under the belt Ireland are in a good place. I wrote about winning streaks for the Irish Times.
The changing size of Irish rugby teams since 1980. For the Irish Times.
A short companion piece on the heights & weights of the current Ireland team as part of Michael Moynihan's feature on size in rugby in the Irish Examiner.