The big second row's international career appeared to be all but over when Joe Schmidt cut him loose from the Ireland squad that would travel to Japan for the World Cup but he starts for the first time in six months for his country on Sunday against England in Twickenham.
Two tries on a spring afternoon, nearly 40 years ago, put Moss Finn in the Irish sports pantheon, but recently he’s been in the news for a different reason. After over 140 years in business, the family sports shop on Finn’s Corner closed down last week. He spoke toabout the modern game, the older game, and everything in between
Seven tries to one. A 27-point differential. This Pool 1 Heineken Champions Cup encounter turned into a rout but Leinster were just three points to the good when Jonathan Sexton went down in the tackle four minutes after half-time.
Garry Ringrose is still sporting a bandage to cover the head injury he picked up in Japan but a hat-trick of tries in this bonus-point Heineken Champions Cup win in Dublin suggests that there is no lingering hangover from Ireland's dismal World Cup showing.