# punishing

This year
Sri Lanka dominate to enforce follow-on against Ireland
Playing in punishingly hot conditions, the tourists resumed on 117-7 but were all out in 40 minutes.
All time
Christmas cool-off welcome after another weekend of big Champions Cup collisions
After emerging victorious from another physical bout with Exeter Chiefs, Leo Cullen answered some tough questions about the state of the game.
VIDEO: Patrick Hyland's world title dream ends with second-round knock out
It was a tough night for the Dubliner.
Cross country: Britton out to retain crown in sub-zero Hungary
One year on from becoming European champion, Fionnuala Britton is defending her title.
Injury toll: Sean O'Brien ruled out until December
The flanker will undergo surgery to repair cartilage in his hip, a problem also being suffered by Dave Kearney and Rhys Ruddock.
Tough going: Globetrotting triathlete refusing to ease up
London-bound Aileen Morrison has no time to complain while there are still targets to be hit.