Irish outhalf Jonathan Sexton in action for Racing Metro 92. It is also believed Toulon and Racing Metro 92 were offering in the region of €900,000 to keep Sexton in France. Photograph: Getty Images

Jonathan Sexton’s commercial agreement with Denis O’Brien, which played a significant role in bringing the Ireland outhalf back to Leinster next seas(...)

Jonny Sexton has been offered a four-year contract extension by Racing Metro 92. Photograph: Inpho

The next move in the Jonathan Sexton saga is for the IRFU to make. That became apparent yesterday when Racing Métro 92 coach Laurent Labit reiterated (...)

The Irish Times has learned that following the IRFU’s reduction of their original offer to extend his national contract, Jamie Heaslip is spending two days in France discussing terms.

Jamie Heaslip has become a serious flight risk from Leinster this summer with both Toulon and Montpellier circling.The Irish Times has learned that fo(...)

Paul O’Connell, here jumping highest in a lineout against the All Blacks last weekend,  hopes to be playing for Ireland until the 2015 World Cup. Photograph Billy Stickland/Inpho

With the November internationals now passed, the IRFU enter a potentially catastrophic period as eight frontline Ireland player contracts have yet to (...)