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Ronan Michael is the only Irish professional player in Super League in the last decade.

Rewind a few years. No one tells it like he does. It was two months out from his Leaving Cert. Ronan Michael was rugby mad. Loved playing. Loved the g(...)

The final scoreboard tells a sorry tale following  France’s routing of Wales in the Six Nations. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP/Getty

The Women’s Six Nations kicked off last weekend amid a fanfare. The news that the competition would become a standalone event was welcomed by sports(...)

Could Johnny Sexton soon be trying to land a 50 - 22 kick? Photograph: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

While we are all immersed in the Six Nations, there’s something afoot Down Under. In what are termed efforts to make the game more spectacular and qui(...)

Louis Rees-Zammit of Wales knocks on  during the Six Nations match against England at the Principality Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

A recent High Court judgment got me thinking. Anyone who sits on that exalted bench has a profound knowledge of the laws of the land, of precedents an(...)

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(...)

Aviva Stadium head groundsman Majella Smyth vuts the grass at the stadium on Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Testing for temperatures and coronavirus symptoms, travelling to and from training individually, and without use of the showers or other facilities in(...)

A Covid-19 public information leaflet at Tullamore Rugby Club in Offaly. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When the IRFU announced last Friday that the 2019-20 club/domestic game was being abandoned for the season this news was soon overtaken later in the d(...)

 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(...)

Former Scotland and British and Irish Lions lock Doddie Weir announced last year that he is suffering from motor neurone disease. Photograph: Getty Images

The Welsh Rugby Union and Scottish Rugby say they will “donate directly” to Doddie Weir’s motor neurone disease charity after next Saturday’s autumn T(...)

Rob Howley talks to Owen Farrell and Jonathan Sexton during the British & Irish Lions tour of New Zealand. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Rob Howley has revealed that Ireland flanker Sean O’Brien has apologised to him following critical remarks he made of his coaching during the British (...)

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