Abraham Steyn

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Ulster’s Sam Carter is tackled by Dewaldt Duvenage of Benetton during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Ulster 35 Benetton 24 Ulster survived a brief floodlight failure and a ferocious fight back from a gallant Benetton team, who played some cracking ru(...)

Only captain Luke McGrath (above) and Scott Fardy are retained from Leinster’s quarter-final against Ulster. Photograph: Inpho

Leinster coach Leo Cullen has vowed his Leinster team will be fully focused on maintaining their momentum and the integrity of the competition for the(...)

Jordan Larmour scores Ireland’s  fourth try during the match against Italy in Chicago. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 54 Italy 7 Italian job done yet again. It may have taken a while but as so often happens in modern rugby the superior team reaps its rewards (...)

Italy’s centre Michele Campagnaro will captain the side against Ireland at Soldier Field in Chicago. Photo: Martin Bureau/Getty Images

15 Luca Sperandio Club: Benetton Age: 22 Height: 6’2” Weight: 93kg (14st 9lbs) Caps: 2 A wing by inclination, he possesses the speed and agility(...)

Ireland’s Jack Conan. In the lead up to Earls’ try Conan instinctively knew to get the ball away from where Italy were honey-potting to where the space existed. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

To rewind or not rewind, that is my question. Three things caught my attention in the Aviva. Lineout tactics, white line fever and new faces but first(...)

 Andries Van Schalkwyk returns to the Italy secondrow for the Six Nations game against  Ireland in Rome. Photograph:  Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images

Conor O’Shea expects mutterings of mirth but still remains convinced Italy will boast a “very good team” inside three years. The former Ireland fullb(...)

George North thunder clear to score Wales’s third try in their comfortable win over Italy. Photograph: Getty/David Rogers

Wales started their Six Nations campaign with victory over Italy after they ground down a resilient Azzurri side with three tries in the final quarter(...)

Connacht’s Jake Heenan in action during the Guinness Pro 12 game against Benetton Treviso at Stadio Monigo in Italy. Photograph:  Alfio Guarise/Inpho

Benetton Treviso 22 Connacht 21 In a season of highs for Connacht, this was certainly one of the lowest. The desperation and pride of Treviso to hold(...)

Italy head coach Jacques Brunel has made four changes from his side that lost to Scotland.

Rookie outhalf Edoardo Padovani has earned the right to leapfrog Kelly Haimona and lead Italy’s backline against Ireland on Saturday, according to he(...)

Jacques Brunel has made one change to his starting Italy line-up for Sunday’s game against England. Photograph: Reuters

Italy have made one change ahead of Sunday’s Six Nations meeting with England in Rome, with Luke McLean coming into the starting XV. The Australia-bo(...)

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