Podcast: Swimming with Sharks

And petting puppies. And Lions. And Horses. This is the list of things that Kevin McLaughlin, Donncha O'Callaghan and I talk about in order to get away from Ireland's defeat in Wales.

Podcast: I was the dickhead who conceded the penalty, your Highness.

Paddy Wallace and Ireland's Grand Slam game in 2009. Irish Legends, England Legends. And Jerry Flannery and Victor Costello.

Podcast: TopTenBestFriendsEver

Mike McCarthy and Johnny O'Connor talk friendship, penguins. Rugby gets a mention. There are loud noises.

The Mullet Stud. It’s New, It’s Edgy, And it’s Legal?

A new design of stud has been deemed legal in rugby union. It's the Smart Power Profiler, and it's a strange one.

Welcome to the Hard Yards

Somebody gave me the keys to a podcast. Here's episode 1.

High tackle laws – high impact on the Six Nations?

A little something for the Irish Times looking at the stats from the first three weeks of games since the new high tackle guidelines came in...

Rugby’s officiating fashions: a concern for Dan Lydiate?

Has rugby's latest focus switched to the low, no-arms shoulder-chop?

Rucks and ruck data, rugby’s world of the unseen

Data on this is hard to get. More, please.

Committed to the Tackle? You mean he was committed to the *hit*

Is it right that the benefit of the doubt goes to the tackler and not the tackled?

Concussion: should we rehab rather than rest?

The emphasis on Rest is good, but are we doing the Recovery piece right?