Ireland physio Keith Fox assesses Conor Murray before leading him  from the pitch late in the game against Australia. Photo: Colm O’Neill/Inpho.

After the game on Saturday, I got a Tweet from Peter Robinson, father of the schoolboy Benjamin Robinson who died on the side of a rugby pitch in J(...)

Australia coach Michael Cheika: ‘We lacked that clinical edge at the end. We don’t have that yet.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Michael Cheika called it a “rain of bombs.” Jonathan Sexton was the man lighting the fuse and while it wasn’t his best game for Ireland his influence (...)

Les Kiss: delighted to get the security in the long term and is focused on next year. Photograph: Inpho/Presseye/Jonathan Porter

In addition to confirming that Neil Doak will be Ulster’s head coach on a full-time basis, the IRFU has also announced that Les Kiss will resume his d(...)

Dan Lydiate (right) who will captain the Lions against Melbourne Rebels alongside outhalf Owen Farrell during the British and Irish Lions captain’s run at AMMI Park today.  Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Dan Lydiate beamed with pride after being named British and Irish Lions captain for tomorrow’s final midweek match against the Melbourne Rebels. The W(...)

A suited  Cian Healy  arrives for the hearing into allegations of biting at the Hilton Hotel  in Brisbane, Australia, this morning. Photograph: Chris Hyde/Getty Images

British and Irish Lions prop Cian Healy has been cleared of biting an opponent in the team’s opening match on its rugby tour of Australia and is avail(...)

Saracens, with Charlie Hodgson (centre) at 10, are a very controlled, regimented Premiership side. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Image Saracens, with Charlie Hodgson (centre) at 10, are a very controlled, regimented Premiership side.  Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Image

With so much unrest, globally in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and internationally, with the loss of Declan Kidney it’s hard to foc(...)