John Ryan

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Munster’s Dan Goggin scores a try despite the efforts of Michael Makase of the Southern Kings during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Outeniqua Park in  George, South Africa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Southern Kings 22 Munster 39 Johann van Graan should have been reasonably satisfied with a bonus-point victory following the Guinness Pro14 clash at (...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway celebrates his try: he finished his first game since January, having only returned to full training last week Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Munster 20 Toulon 19 Rock and roll rugby, the Munster and Thomond Park way. Munster rolled with the punches and Thomond Park rocked from the first mi(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway celebrates the try that gave Munster the win at Thomond Park. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Munster 20 Toulon 19 In time-honoured fashion, a capacity Thomond Park crowd remained riveted from first minute to last, and made off into the evenin(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores one of his two  tries during the  Six Nations match against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Ireland 28 Scotland 8 So it’s come to this. Ireland can almost reach out and touch it, the Six Nations trophy that is, and for the first time will ha(...)

Ireland’s Jack McGrath, Cian Healy, Tadhg Furlong and John Ryan. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Traditionally, Ireland’s prop cupboard has been as barren as the supermarket bread shelves in recent days. For 16 seasons of the Six Nations in succe(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan with scrum coach Jerry Flannery. “You can’t say enough about Conor Murray. His work-rate, what he brings to the team, his calm demeanour.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster coach Johann van Graan admitted that he winced when he saw Conor Murray go down injured in Saturday’s Six Nations win over Wales. And he jo(...)

Cian Healy celebrates his try with Bundee. The score was an incredible insight into the prop’s  energy and ambition. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire.

Wales conceded two penalties in Twickenham but gave away eight at the breakdown in the first half alone against Ireland. All eight were not the same i(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale  scores his side’s fourth try past Wales’ Leigh Halfpenny  during the Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Ireland 37 Wales 27 When Peter O’Mahony appeared to have something to say to Gareth Davies in the immediate aftermath of helping Cian Healy burrow ov(...)

 Jacob Stockdale scores the clinching try in overtime. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 37 Wales 27 Ireland and Wales don’t tend to do dull but even by their standards this was a bizarre, rip-roaring, riotous rollercoaster of a g(...)

Ireland players at the captain’s run in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Photograph: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Once more 2.15pm on a Saturday at Lansdowne Road is Six Nations time. But this will be different from a fortnight ago. The forecast is set fair and th(...)

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