Leinster head coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

Leinster are hoping that the IRFU will expedite the process of finding a successor to Declan Kidney as coach to the national side if their pref(...)

 Rob Penney speaks to Peter O’Mahony prior to kickoff against Harlequins. The Munster coach got so much right on the day.  Photograph: Warren Little/Getty Images

Doctors differ and patients die but when coaches or the executives that appoint them do it can be far worse. Last week the focus was on the thr(...)

Casey Laulala celebrates with Simon Zebo after Munster’s victory over Harlequins at The Stoop. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The journey is supposed to be long over, a new generation of Munster men playing the Canterbury way, without all the potions a(...)

The sudden and persistent level of wagers on Joe Schmidt to get the job of Ireland head rugby coach led to Paddy Power temporarily suspending betting yesterday before reopening it last night with Schmidt as hot favourite. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Leinster rugby coach Joe Schmidt has emerged as the new favourite to become Declan Kidney’s long-term successor as Ireland head coach. I(...)

Harlequins coach Conor O’Shea: “I love it here and we're just focused on achieving what we think this club can do over the next number of years”

No one listening to Conor O'Shea yesterday left Guildford in any doubt which side of the Irish Sea his loyalties currently lie. Not only did O'(...)

Munster head coach Rob Penney. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster have made a virtue of throwing in off-colour performances the week before returning to the Heineken Cup but conceding their heaviest def(...)

Conor O'Shea

Ewen McKenzie (Paddy Power odds 1/2) Installed as the early front-runner in the betting to be the full-time successor to Kidney, the 47-year-o(...)

Conor O’Shea (above) is now Harlequins’ Director of Rugby, David Humphreys oversees Ulster rugby while Mark McCall is in charge of Saracens. All three played together with London Irish and remain friends. Photograph: Ben Hoskins/Getty Images

Back in the 1997-98 season, London Irish completed their sixth and last win of their Premiership campaign with a 62-14 win over Harlequins in S(...)