Johnny Sexton receives attention against Australia at the Aviva Stadium in November. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Ireland and Racing Metro 92 outhalf Jonathan Sexton is still struggling with the effects of a concussion sustained almost a month ago while playing f(...)

New Zealand outhalf Dan Carter is being lined up as a possible replacement for Johnny Sexton at Racing Metro. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

According to media reports in New Zealand and sources in Paris, Racing Metro 92 are expected to announce this week that Dan Carter will join them afte(...)

Brian O’Driscoll leaves the Aviva Stadiumpitch after his final international appearance in Ireland

March 8th 2014. Test number 140. New world record. Just another game.Reporter: “That Italian game, I was watching you and, honestly, it looked like yo(...)

Five Ireland players – Paul O’Connell, Peter O’Mahony, Jamie Heaslip, Rhys Ruddock and Jack McGrath – broke the 24-tackle count over two games during Autumn Internationals. The choke still works. Photograph: Inpho

Michael Cheika may not have been as magnanimous as Heyneke Meyer in defeat to Ireland but both the Australia and South Africa head coaches were of (...)

Jonathan Sexton goes off injured with Dr. Eanna Falvey against Australia. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho
The Morning Sports Briefing
  • Sport
  • November 25, 2014, 08:36

Katie Taylor’s fifth consecutive World championship title dominates the sports pages this morning and rightly so. Johnny Watterson has been ringsid(...)

Jonathan Sexton down injured and receiving attention during last Saturday’s rugby international against Australia. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Given the choice, Jonathan Sexton wouldn’t have left the pitch in final throes of the victory over Australia. The same could probably be said for Rob (...)

Rhys Ruddock is held up during the Ireland vs Australia game in the Aviva Stadium: “It was mentally the most challenging game I’ve been involved in.” Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho 2:36

After November what do the rest of the world know about Ireland? “They got a very clear style of rugby and they are doing it well,” said Michael Chei(...)

Rob Kearney 7/10 - Excelled, but this could have been his greatest game for Ireland. Missed a couple of tackles, understandably steered clear of aerial duels with Israel Folau and hit the post with a drop at goal.

Rob Kearney 7/10Excelled, but this could have been his greatest game for Ireland.Missed a couple of tackles, understandably steered clear of aerial du(...)

 Australia’s Adam Ashley-Cooper tries to find a way around Ireland’s Ian Madigan at the Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Colm O’Neill / Inpho

They’re a fiercely competitive bunch, the Aussies, and as much as they love winning they hate losing even more. How then are they coping after (...)

 Ireland’s Paul O’Connell charges into   Luke Jones of Australia at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan / Inpho

Paul O’Connell, following an astonishing performance from the 35 year old, is asked whether Ireland would have lost this match to the Wallabies 12 mo(...)