Elsom: Wallabies must jump to it

Australia 22 Ireland 15

Calves' offal and pea salad

Serves 4 as a starter

125,000/1 against: this boy's chances of finding a bone marrow donor...

...but were he white it would be a different story. Jerome Taylor reports on the racial lottery for patients in need of transplants

‘He simply said, have my kidney. He was my best friend – now he’s my hero’

Live organ donation saved Holly Cocker’s life – and it also inspired her to photograph other donors and recipients. Elizabeth Udall tells their stories

Joan Smith: Why are we quite so squeamish?

There are endless arguments over our capacity for altruism, but it's an incontrovertible fact that 16.5 million individuals have placed their names on the organ donor register

Capsule offers hope to diabetes sufferers

A revolutionary treatment for gout could result in a new form of therapy for a range of other medical conditions – such as diabetes and obesity – caused by an imbalance of the body's normal metabolism.

Kidney at a loss after Irish stung by Killer Bs

Ireland 20 Scotland 23

Kidney targets 'hard' Triple Crown

Victory over 'hungry' Scots would mark farewell to Croke Park with a trophy

O'Driscoll urges Ireland to adapt to laws

Brian O'Driscoll insists Ireland must adapt to the controversial new interpretation of the tackle law as soon as possible.

Can Ashcroft put a spell on Pendle? Tories spend heavily in the Pennines

In the second part of his series on the Conservatives' top target seats, Brian Brady tests the mood of voters in Lancashire and the West Midlands

Earls too fast for beached Wales

Ireland 27 Wales 12: No comeback this time as another yellow card leaves Gatland's men high and dry in Dublin

Niall Crozier: Take a Bowe Ireland, it is not over yet

Was Paris just a blip? Who can say with total conviction?

Ireland wary of under-fire England

Ireland coach Declan Kidney refuses to buy into talk of England's decline heading into Saturday's RBS 6 Nations clash at Twickenham.

Ireland appeal Flannery ban

Ireland have chosen to appeal the six-week suspension given to Jerry Flannery for his dangerous lunge on France winger Alexis Palisson.

Kidney hands flame to Sexton to light up World Cup route

Irish coach drops fly-half O'Gara and makes three injury-enforced changes
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War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor
Alexander McQueen: The catwalk was a stage for the designer's astonishing and troubling vision

Alexander McQueen's astonishing vision

Ahead of a major retrospective, Alexander Fury talks to the collaborators who helped create the late designer's notorious spectacle
New BBC series savours half a century of food in Britain, from Vesta curries to nouvelle cuisine

Dinner through the decades

A new BBC series challenged Brandon Robshaw and his family to eat their way from the 1950s to the 1990s
Philippa Perry interview: The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course

Philippa Perry interview

The psychotherapist on McDonald's, fancy specs and meeting Grayson Perry on an evening course
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef recreates the exoticism of the Indonesian stir-fry

Bill Granger's Indonesian stir-fry recipes

Our chef was inspired by the south-east Asian cuisine he encountered as a teenager
Chelsea vs Tottenham: Harry Kane was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope

Harry Kane interview

The striker was at Wembley to see Spurs beat the Blues and win the Capital One Cup - now he's their great hope
The Last Word: For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?

Michael Calvin's Last Word

For the good of the game: why on earth don’t we leave Fifa?
HIV pill: Scientists hail discovery of 'game-changer' that cuts the risk of infection among gay men by 86%

Scientists hail daily pill that protects against HIV infection

Breakthrough in battle against global scourge – but will the NHS pay for it?