Ireland’s CJ Stander is  tackled by Taulupe Faletau and Gethin Jenkins of Wales during the Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Cromie/Inpho

The one thing you can say for Christiaan Johan Stander is that he makes a habit of making a first impression. On his debut start for Munster against G(...)

Training routine: Ireland Rugby Squad gets down to business at  Carton House, Kildare. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Opportunity knocks for a slew of Irish World Cup fringe contenders on Saturday in the first of the four warm-up games against Wales in Cardiff. While(...)

“The real drive behind the game is the global leaderboard. People can compete to get their name on the board”

The Royal College of Surgeons has launched a new gaming app for iPhone and iPad aimed at testing people’s medical knowledge to its limits.The SurgiQui(...)

Jamie Heaslip: could be in line to captain Ireland against Samoa. Photograph: Inpho

Rarely has a selection been so shrouded in question marks as Joe Schmidt’s first team announcement as Ireland coach today for Saturday’s opening Guinn(...)

Donncha Ryan, learning development manager at RCSI, at the college’s Surgical Skills Lab in Dublin. photograph: brenda fitzsimons

Technology has enhanced medical training immensely, helping future surgeons to hone their skills on virtual patients, practising common procedures and(...)

Ireland's Paddy Jackson kicks a penalty

The final whistle was greeted by an anguished groan that emanated from the bowels of a saturated Aviva stadium. It was a deeply unsatisfactory (...)