The IRFU are out scouring the GAA’s playing fields to unearth some little gems like Alison Miller (above).

Interviewing three wise men about women’s rugby in one sitting has its challenges. For starters, they all have something to say. And in IRFU di(...)

 Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell and Fiona Coghlan with the mascots ahead of the game against Scotland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The IRB have revealed three pathways in which the Ireland Women’s Sevens squad can qualify for the Rio Olympics in 2016.The top four in the 2015 worl(...)

 Declan Fitzpatrick will prove a formidable presence in the  Ulster  front row for tonight’s clash with Leinster. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Pressey/Inpho

Leinster losing three in games in succession is hard to imagine. They may be blessed by the lack of artillery in the Red Hand brigade, seeking to aven(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw made his Ireland debut on the summer tour earlier this year

It is very simple. The IRFU, as their director of rugby Eddie Wigglesworth explains, live and breathe off the national team. Everything else is backgr(...)

Leinster scrum coach Greg Feek was part of the process that lead to putting  the emphasis on indigenous scrum coaches working  at underage level. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

The IRFU have dropped their plan to appoint a high performance scrum coach. The position, initially advertised worldwide following the defeat to Engla(...)

Vern Cotter (right) introduced Joe Schmidt to European rugby at Clermont. Photograph: Getty Images.

Josef Schmidt never seems to tire of talking rugby. He just doesn’t like talking about what he does in rugby. Like turning flankers into centre(...)

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(...)