For Munster supporters, St Stephen’s Day was no ordinary St Stephen’s Day. It brought the end of an era as John Hayes played his 217th and final game for the province.
Spectacular drop goals, one handed pick-up tries, interfering parents and a knockout punch on the detestable Chris Ashton, it was an eventuful 2011 on the rugby field.
It’s Leinster v Munster at the Aviva tonight, so as usual, everything’s at stake. Here's where the first big inter-provincial of the season could be won and lost.
Ireland's veteran out-half talks about learning from past World Cup experiences, the battle with Jonny Sexton and how Quade Cooper can be "got at".
If Jonah Lomu hadn’t gone and scored four tries, the 1995 World Cup semi-final would probably be remembered for an outrageous piece of skill by the great Zinzan Brooke.
Ahead of tomorrow's big kick-off, new RTE rugby pundit Ben Kay talks to JOE about squaring up to fellow pundits, Ireland’s chances of success and the problem with Brian O’Driscoll.
Think of Munster Rugby - what colour comes to mind? A seething mass of red, right? So why have they been dousing themselves in blue paint?
Although New Zealand didn’t win the tournament, the 1995 World Cup will largely remembered for the spectacular contribution of an All-Black left wing who was something of a freak of nature.