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Chris Farrell says Jean Kleyn has followed CJ Stander and Bundee Aki’s example in committing heavily to his adopted homeland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Chris Farrell has mounted a staunch defence of Ireland’s World Cup-bound project players, insisting Jean Kleyn has followed CJ Stander and Bundee Aki’(...)

England’s Kyle Sinckler with team-mate Mark Wilson during their victory over Italy. Photograph: Steve Bardens/RFU/The RFU Collection via Getty Images

Kyle Sinckler has insisted he is relishing the prospect of playing two matches in five days at the start of England’s World Cup campaign, claiming he (...)

Joe Schmidt: “We’re going to have to be cleaner than clean.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt assuredly spoke for many coaches yesterday when airing his concerns over the heightened risk of losing players to yellow or red cards, and(...)

Paul O’Donovan and Fintan McCarthy  cross the line to win the Ireland trial. Photograph: Liam Gorman

Rowing might be unique in Irish sport in having two teams that are reigning world champions. And on Friday Ireland go into the final World Cup in Rott(...)

Paul and Gary O’Donovan celebrate winning the gold medal at the World Rowing Championships in Bulgaria last year. Photograph: Detlev Seyb/Inpho

The O’Donovan brothers are an iconic duo. In the mind of the public, inseparable. Gary and Paul are a team, two siblings who get on so well they finis(...)

England’s forward Ellen White celebrates after scoring her side’s second goal against Scotland in the  Women’s World Cup Group D   match. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

England 2 Scotland 1  Phil Neville maintained a straight face when, on the eve of kick-off, he claimed he would “love” to be a Scotland pla(...)

The 2022 World Cup could consist of 48 teams. Photograph: Reuters

The chances of Fifa increasing the number of teams at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar from 32 to 48 is 50/50, the president of soccer’s governing body Gi(...)

Daniel Leo in action for Samoa against South Africa during  the 2011 World Cup in Auckland. Photograph: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty

The Pacific Island nations should boycott the World Cup if plans to exclude Fiji, Samoa and Tonga from the 12-team Nations League are ratified by rugb(...)

Driving home for Christmas? Let us be your co-pilot as we bring the curtain down on 2018 with our Added Time review of the sporting year. Allow Malac(...)

Selfie-confidence: Ireland’s players celebrate with their silver medals at the 2018 Vitality Hockey Women’s World Cup Final at Lee Valley Stadium in London last August. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

There was many a great story to be told after Ireland’s magical World Cup adventure in London during the summer, but few matched the one Emily Beatty (...)

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