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(...)

Referee Jaco Peyper shows Sebastien Vahaamahina a red card during France’s Rugby World Cup defeat to Wales. Photograph: Ashley Western/PA

World Rugby is investigating the circumstances around a photo of referee Jaco Peyper in which he appears to mock the elbow to the head that earned Fra(...)

Jaco Peyper awards Ross Moriarty’s try. Photograph:  Christophe Ena/AP

Wales 20 France 19 Wales are into the semi-finals of the World Cup but only after one of the crazier quarter-finals of modern times. With six minutes(...)

Wales coach Warren Gatland: The message we’ve been driving into the players is you’ve got two choices: we are either going home on Monday or we are here until the end of the tournament. Photograph: Getty Images

Rugby World Cup quarter-final: Wales v France, Oita Stadium, Sunday, 8.15am Irish time. Live: RTÉ2, Eir Sport 1, UTV. How to follow: The Irish Times l(...)

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