Leo Cullen: ‘When you come up against the best teams you’ve got to make sure you get a lot right on the day.’ Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Ever since their exit from the Champions Cup, Leinster have been told the Pro14 didn’t toughen them up sufficiently for the quarter-final with Saracen(...)

Hugo Keenan has been named at fullback in Leinster’s side to take on the Dragons at the RDS on Friday night. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Pro14: Leinster v Dragons, RDS, Friday, 8.15pm – Live on Eir Sport Leo Cullen’s decision to switch Hugo Keenan to fullback with Jordan Larmour moving(...)

Stuart Lancaster would welcome the addition of further South African franchises to the Pro14. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon/Inpho

Stuart Lancaster knows a thing or two about England and Saracens, and amid the ongoing hangover brought about by Leinster’s Champions Cup quarter-fina(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway tackles Wales’ Ken Owens during the match at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Donall Farmer/PA Wire.

Ireland 24 Wales 14 Rumours of Ireland’s demise appear premature. This was only the second game of the Six Nations and only the second game of the An(...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray with referee Mathieu Raynal during the meeting with Wales last year. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland v Scotland Referee: Mathieu Raynal Raynal, who red carded CJ Stander for a collision that knocked out Springbok outhalf Patrick Lambie in 20(...)

South Africa’s centre Frans Steyn and scrumhalf Faf de Klerk celebrate their side’s win over Wales. Photograph: Charly Triballeau/AFP/Getty

Rugby World Cup semi-final: Wales 16 South Africa 19 For several seconds after Handre Pollard tapped the game’s final penalty, kicked the ball dead a(...)

Wales’ coach Warren Gatland during a training session at the International Stadium, Yokohama. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Rugby World Cup semi-final: Wales v South Africa Kick-off: 9am Irish time, Sunday. Venue: International Stadium, Yokohama. How to follow: T(...)

What was Jaco Peyper (centre) thinking at that moment? The answer is, unfortunately, probably “nothing”. Photograph: Ashley Western/PA Wire

Inevitably, and disappointingly, I must start with the Jaco Peyper photograph. After Wales’s 20-19 win over France in the quarter-finals, he joined wi(...)

Jaco Peyper shows France’s Sebastien Vahaamahina a red card during his side’s defeat to Wales. Photograph: David Davies/PA

Referee Jaco Peyper was not considered for a World Cup semi-final appointment after an “inappropriate” picture of him with Welsh fans appeared on soci(...)

Josh Navidi will miss the rest of the Rugby World Cup with a hamstring injury. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty

Wales are set to call a back into their World Cup squad as a replacement for hamstring injury victim Josh Navidi. Cardiff Blues wing Owen Lane and Os(...)

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