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Gordon D’Arcy in action for Lansdowne  during an All-Ireland League game against Garryowen in March 2000. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Inpho

A primary challenge for elite young rugby players these days is to avoid being overtrained and underplayed. Playing matches is the ultimate developmen(...)

It remains uncertain if Conor Murray will play for Munster again before Ireland’s November test window. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Johann van Graan was somewhat less than adamant that Conor Murray will make his seasonal re-appearance in their United Rugby Championship (URC) fifth (...)

Bundee Aki back in training with Connacht at the Sportsground on Tuesday. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

An Irish squad numbering in the mid-30s for the forthcoming November Tests against Japan, New Zealand and Argentina will be announced in the middle of(...)

Japan competed well with the Lions in a 28-10 defeat at Murrayfield last week. Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Once upon a time it was France. Often times it’s been the All Blacks. Very often it’s been Fiji. For a while it was Argentina. But, since the last Wor(...)

Leinster’s Ross Byrne reacts after kicking a penalty to take the lead over Ulster in the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final a, Aviva Stadium, Dublin in March 2019. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andrew Trimble had enough belief in himself to make a game-altering tackle during Ireland’s monumental victory over the All Blacks in Chicago on Novem(...)

The new head coach of the All Blacks, Ian Foster, during a New Zealand training session in Japan. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

Ian Foster will be the first All Blacks boss without previous international head coaching experience since 2003 when he takes over next year but few (...)

New Zealand Rugby has named Ian Foster as the new All Blacks head coach. Photograph: Getty Images

Ian Foster was appointed the new head coach of the All Blacks on Wednesday, promoted from his role as assistant under Steve Hansen to take up the rei(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton lines up alongside Conor Murray prior to the Pool A win over Samoa. Photograph: Getty Images

For the 34-year-old World Player of the Year this, finally, is the big one. Picked on the bench against Wales in 2011 and ruled out through injury aga(...)

Kieran Read lifts the Bledisloe Cup at Eden Park. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty

Australia’s confidence looking to the World Cup had not been dented after a 36-0 thrashing at the hands of the All Blacks on Saturday, according to co(...)

 Maro Itoje in action during England’s   victory over South Africa at Twickenham stadium last Saturday. Photograph: EPA

England have told Maro Itoje to get in the faces of the All Blacks on Saturday despite mounting concerns over his discipline. With the tough-tackling (...)

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