The Lions are currently being put through their paces at Carton House this week and no one appears to be lacking in effort.
There might be harder hits in rugby, but we don’t think any sounded as brutal as this one.
Connacht’s new signing James So’oialo has shown not only has he family pedigree, he has a sharp eye for the posts from the kicking tee.
Some of the Munster lads tried their hand at gymnastics recently and the kindest we can be is to suggest that they are better served sticking to the rugby.
As the date draws ever closer, the Australians have named their squad for the tests against the Lions.
Leinster won the Amlin Challenge Cup at a sunny RDS this evening against Stade Francais, and one photographer was definitely standing in the right place, at the right time.
UPDATE: Looks like Ronan O'Gara is going to have to brush up on this French...
Nicknamed Shrek and weighing in at more than 20 stone, Coenie Oosthuizen is a hard man to stop, as poor old Jack Lam learned.