Joe schmidt has said his Ireland contract will not allow him to lead the Lions in 2016. Warren Gatland, who led the Lions to victory in 2013, is currently favourite for the role. Photograph: Reuters

(...).” The Premiership final and Celtic League Pro12 showpiece both take place on Saturday, May 28th. Gatland(...)

Philadelphia Warriors @ 76ers Cleveland Spurs @ Cavaliers RUGBY TG4, 11pm-midnight Highlights Pro 12 action(...)

Leo Cullen speaking at yesterday’s press conference ahead of the Pro12 match between Leinster and Connacht. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Scarlets 19 (Celtic League) 12th September 2003 - Ospreys 33 Munster 26 (Celtic League) 3rd October 2003(...)

 Luke Marshall is one of several players to impress during Ulster’s recent run, including back-to-back wins over Toulouse. Photograph: Pascal Pavani/AFP/Getty

(...)’ recent troubles make this latest clash even more important. Leave aside that Pro12 standings are more(...)

Jonathan Sexton leaves the Stade Felix Mayol pitch following Leinster’s defeat to Toulon in last weekend’s Champions Cup clash in France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

(...), we won the Celtic League in 2002 but thereafter losing became the accepted norm. That gradually(...)

The Pro12 game between the Glasgow Warriors and  Leinster is one of many sporting events to fall foul of the weather in Ireland and Scotland.

This afternoon’s Pro12 match between Glasgow and Leinster at Scotstoun has been postponed due to(...)

Rob Kearney and Leo Cullen are looking for Leinster to bounce back against Ulster at the RDS on Friday night. Photograph: Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 27, 2015, 08:36

European Cup defeats, this is the third game in a daunting mid-season schedule, to be followed by the Pro12(...)

Jermain Defoe scored Sunderland’s winner against Crystal Palace. Photograph: Reuters
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 24, 2015, 08:32

Gerry Thornley: Pro 12 woes in Europe It was the northern hemisphere sides who were ultimately the(...)

Charles Piutau scores in the dying minutes against Leinster in the European Champions Cup match at the RDS.Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire.

League for the first time since they won the inaugural Celtic League in 2002. However, tellingly, that(...)

Shane Long scores the winner for Ireland against world champions Germany. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
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  • November 6, 2015, 08:30

(...) thread. Rugby: Pro12 Meanwhile Rob Kearney and Ian Madigan play their first games of the new season(...)