Joe Schmidt says the experience of Less Kiss will be invaluable when selecting Ireland’s squad for this year’s World Cup. Photograph: Inpho

In the aftermath of the disappointing Irish performance and defeat to the Barbarians in Thomond Park on Thursday night, Joe Schmidt gave little pointe(...)

 Ruan Pienaar leaves the pitch with his dejected team-mates after the defeat to Glasgow in Scotstoun. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Presseye/Inpho

Ruan Pienaar seems to have been on the rugby treadmill for about five years now without a break, ever since joining Ulster five years ag o. If ever a(...)

Scrumhalf Peter Stringer scores one of Bath’s seven tries  despite the tackle of Leicester’s Tommy Bell during their Aviva Premiership semi-final at the Recreation Ground. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Bath captain Stuart Hooper has hailed the club’s mercurial midfield trio as they put on another masterful display which puts the team one win away fro(...)

Peter Stringer hopes to finish the season on a high with Bath in the Aviva Premiership. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Enjoying a fruitful Indian summer to his career and one game away from a Premiership final, Peter Stringer remains as “excited” as ever about the pro(...)

Peter Stringer has signed a deal with Sale Sharks. Photo: Michael Steele/Getty Images

Peter Stringer has found a new club to join once he leaves Bath at the end of the season, and to the relief of Munster fans it’s not Leinster. The for(...)

Cian Healy has undergone surgery on a disk in his neck. Photograph: Inpho

Cian Healy’s cursed run of injuries, dating back to the 2013 Lions tour of Australia, continues after the 27 year old underwent surgery Friday to repa(...)

The #BeMyYes video features Irish people living abroad who cannot vote in the same-sex marriage referendum  on May 22nd appealing to people still living here to vote Yes.

With just over two weeks to go before the same-sex marriage referendum, momentum has been growing among Irish people living abroad without a vote w(...)

Leinster’s Fergus McFadden was knocked out by Kyle Eastmond’s tackle during their European Champions Cup quarter-final against Bath. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

One of rugby’s windfalls has been that with the increased power being transferred around the pitch from body to body, the game’s idea of manliness ha(...)

Racing-Metro’s  Jonny Sexton:  had been replaced when his team-mates decided to riskily run down the clock with pick-and-jam tactic within range of their posts. Photo: Franck Fife/AFP/INpho 3:19

It’s funny how the new order has effectively scrapped the wonderful Heineken Cup for a revamped new tournament without a title sponsor, on foot of (...)

Leinster’s Sean O’Brien, Jamie Heaslip, Devin Toner during the European Champions Cup victory against Bath. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho 3:19

Leinster 18 Bath 15 Much ado about nothing really. Leinster instinctively know what’s needed to win a European quarter-final. They have done it(...)