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Robbie Henshaw with physio Keith Fox at Ireland Rugby squad training in  Fukuoka. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Maybe Donald Tusk was referring to all things Irish when tweeting “quo vadis?” this week. Hardly a reference to Ireland’s journey in RWC 2019, but I d(...)

Ireland’s Rory Best leaves the field to a thunderous ovation after the game against Wales in the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 19 Wales 10 On the proviso that Keith Earls’s quadricep injury is as insignificant as initially presumed – and hence, miracle of miracles, no(...)

 Tadhg Furlong scores his side’s second try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 19 Wales 10 Top of the world ma. Not perfect, but much more like it. Far from derailed, Ireland duly completed a deserved double over Wales w(...)

 Ireland’s Jordan Larmour gets past Italy’s Michele Campagnaro  to run in his third try during the match at Soldier Field. Photograph: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

Joe Schmidt admitted that much of the first-half of Ireland’s 54-7 win over Italy was “stodgy” but this game was lifted out of its ordinariness by the(...)

Jordan Larmour scores Ireland’s  fourth try during the match against Italy in Chicago. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 54 Italy 7 Italian job done yet again. It may have taken a while but as so often happens in modern rugby the superior team reaps its rewards (...)

Johnny Sexton: “We didn’t hit the standards that we want to and the coaches demand, and let’s do that this week and see where it gets us.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johnny Sexton is back in what had become very unfamiliar terrain of late. Last Saturday’s first Test not only marked his first time on the Irish bench(...)

Bundee Aki: will be a significant absentee from the Connacht line-up at Thomond Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Munster v Connacht, Saturday January 6th, Thomond Park, 7.45pm ko (TG4) On first glance Connacht, being gifted a 15-point handicap by bookmakers, see(...)

South Africa’s centre Damian de Allende   is tackled by  Robbie Henshaw. Photograph: Getty Images

I’d many reasons to go to the Aviva on Saturday, but chief among them was the opportunity to watch the Springbok hooker Malcolm Marx and the wonderful(...)

Ireland winger  Andrew Conway makes a break for the opening try during the Guinness Series match against South Africa  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 38 South Africa 3 In the end it was a pummelling, but Ireland had to put in plenty of hard graft and tackles before decorating the game with (...)

All Blacks assistant coach Wayne Smith: ‘I love this team and want to do everything I can to help them succeed.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Known as the Professor, he provides much of the spark within the current All Blacks brains trust, and has been doing so now for most of the last two d(...)

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