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Former Lansdowne head coach Mike Ruddock. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

The Ruddocks’ Celtic union was formed, naturally enough, over pints after Welsh choir practice in Dublin. The Irish bloodlines go deeper than you mig(...)

Tadhg Furlong returns to action for Leinster against the Scarlets on Saturday. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

Pro14: Scarlets v Leinster Venue: Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli. Kick-off: 7.35pm. On TV: Live on eir Sport. All eyes, and particularly those of the Iris(...)

George Ford: “Something we need to be aware of 100 per cent is that we’re going to come up against a team that will do anything to win this game,” he said.  Photograph: David Davies/PA

Autumn Nations Cup: Wales v England, Parc y Scarlets, Saturday, 4.0 - Live S4C and Premier Sports England are braced for a Wales backlash as they hun(...)

England’s Jack Willis scores a try against Georgia at Twickenham Stadium, London on Saturday. Photograph: EPA/Facundo Arrizabalaga

Jack Willis is determined to continue winning England caps so that he can truly celebrate the birth of his international career with friends and famil(...)

Ireland take on England during the 2019 Guinness Six Nations at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Six Nations are considering putting back the start of next year’s tournament because of the financial consequences of playing matches either behin(...)

 The Scarlets’ Jonathan Davies in action for  Wales in the 2019 World Cup: he makes his   first competitive outing since the World Cup. Photograph: Craig Mercer/Inpho

Pro14: Scarlets v Munster, Parc y Scarlets, Saturday, 3pm -  Live on Eir Sport 1 In hindsight, last season’s truncated campaign looks like even (...)

Wales coach Wayne Pivac saw his tenure get off to a winning start against Italy. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

It looked so easy. The RDS in 2017. Aviva Stadium a week later. Leinster and Munster ripped to shreds as the Scarlets streaked to an unforeseen Pro 1(...)

Ireland’s Tadhg Beirne: ‘I think I’ve definitely improved over the course of the last few weeks.’ Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Tadhg Beirne’s decision to relocate from Llanelli to Munster in 2018 was with playing for Ireland and this World Cup in mind. Ironically, part of the (...)

 Ulster head coach Dan McFarland: “For us attack is a good form of defence.” Photograph:  Bryan Keane/Inpho

It looks rather ominous already as Ulster prepare to open their back-to-back rounds in the Champions Cup, on Friday night, at the regularly unforgivin(...)

Scarlets forward Tadhg Beirne  makes his way to the field prior to the Pro14 match against Leinster  at the RDS Arena in Dublin in February 2018. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Any player who retains hope of wearing the green jersey while contracted to British or French clubs should pay closer attention to Tadhg Beirne’s two (...)

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