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Paddy Johns in action for  Saracens  during a  match against  Leicester at Enfield in August 1996. Photograph:  Dave Rogers/Allsport

The greening of Saracens Part II Former Ireland captain and secondrow Paddy Johns was highly regarded during his three years at Saracens, not just by(...)

Cork Constitution players celebrate after their victory over Clontarf in the final of the All-Ireland League Division 1A at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Cork Constitution 28 Clontarf 13 Cork Constitution’s ruthless precision in taking try-scoring opportunities and the capacity to absorb the late withd(...)

Joey Carbery lifts the Ulster Bank League trophy in 2016. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Club rugby has been liberally populated with international stars of the future based on the specific evidence of recent semi-finals and finals in the (...)

Shannon have been deducted a point following an appeal hearing of the IRFU club affairs committee on Tuesday night to further investigate a breach of (...)

Leinster’s Max Deegan and Andrew Porter tackle former Ireland U-20 teammate Ulster’s Johnny McPhillips at the RDS last January.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The RDS will stage a quasi reunion on Saturday evening but there’ll be no balloons, bunting or buffet, none of the traditional trappings of conviviali(...)

At the  All Ireland League launch at the  Aviva Stadium were (L-R) Daire Feeney (UCC), Mick Noone (Clontarf), Alan Fitzgerald (Garryowen), Colm Hogan (TCD), Alan Kennedy (Young Munster), Jack O Sullivan (Lansdowne), Will Leonard (Shannon), Stephen McVeigh (UCD), Michael Melia (Terenure College) and Gary Bradley (Cork Constitution). Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The elite divisions of the All-Ireland League, 1A and 1B, begin with the meeting of three-time and defending champions Lansdowne who travel to Castle (...)

Marcell Coetzee of Ulster in action during the Guinness Pro14 clash with  Southern Kings at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium last Sunday. Photograph: Michael Sheehan/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Two serious knee injuries since he agreed to sign for Ulster in February 2016 limited Marcell Coetzee to just five appearances for the Irish province (...)

Blackrock player Michelle Claffey: “It’s nice to have someone there who has coached women before and can understand where we’re coming from.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Whatever the future may hold, Michelle Claffey will fondly remember 2018 as a year in which she achieved some notable landmarks in her rugby career, f(...)

Munster’s John Hodnett is tackled by Peter Robb of Connacht during the Celtic Cup match last weekend. Photo: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The Celtic Cup as a single entity tournament is not going to suffice in providing the desired game time as envisaged by the IRFU for some players in t(...)

Clontarf and Galwegians in action at Castle Avenue. Photograph: Eric Luke

In a progressive development for club rugby a large tranche of men’s and women’s All-Ireland fixtures will be played together on the same afternoon w(...)

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