Rob Kearney believes Joe Schmidt will do everything in his power to set Ireland up for a sustained period of success after he leaves.
Joe Schmidt will keep driving Ireland to even greater heights whatever the decision on his long-term future, according to prop Dave Kilcoyne.
Tight head is maybe the most confrontational position on a rugby field and while Zander Fagerson is still pretty new on the block, he’s not standing for any nonsense.
The idea that New Zealand are vulnerable because of occasional losses is “comical” according to John Barclay, but Scotland are not about to get caught up with the All Black aura.
Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend has named the 36-man squad which will line-up against the All Blacks, Australia and Samoa for the Autumn Test series.
Ferocious anti-climax. That’s the only way to describe the third test between the British and Irish Lions and New Zealand.
Those Lions enthusiasts who let their devotion get the better of them will no doubt treasure the admittedly wonderful try their team scored in the first test as they clutch at the few straws available.
The British and Irish Lions will face off against world rugby's mightiest team in the All Blacks tomorrow morning.
Warren Gatland is expected to draft as many as six extra players onto the British and Irish Lions tour next week.
The Lions in New Zealand in 2017 are an entirely different animal to the last touring team to the self-proclaimed “spiritual home of rugby”. The odd thing is, for different reasons, they may end up being exactly the same.