In the end, joy and elation for a long-serving second row stalwart, but not the one we had hoped for.More
Three key issues to decide the Pro12 final
1. O’Connell’s last stand
2. Who deals better with conquering mental demons?
3. Half-backs will decide this one
How appropriate the two sides finishing first and second in the regular season contest the Guinness Pro 12 final in Belfast next Saturday. Like the league, both semi-finals went to the wire with a single score separating the teams after two great clashes over the weekend.More
Saturday’s Champions Cup final proved a far better game than anticipated in advance.More
Before looking forward to the inaugural Champions Cup final at Twickenham on Saturday, I feel compelled to examine the implications of an announcement last week that attracted minimal attention on this side of the world.More