Andrew Porter

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 Johnny Sexton during the 25-7 defeat at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photo:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Wales 25 Ireland 7 Wales kept their best for last and, in truth, Ireland reserved their worst. Securing a Grand Slam, and almost pulling up, against (...)

Rob Kearney returns after missing the win over France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Cardiff knows how to throw a party at the best of times and all the more so if it is to coronate a cherished Grand Slam, as any Irish person who was i(...)

Ireland’s Garry Ringrose attempts to tackle George North of Wales during the defeat at the Principality Stadium in 2017. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It’s a relatively minor glitch in the gilded Joe Schmidt era. It only amounts to two defeats. But in his six seasons as head coach, during which tim(...)

Ireland Rugby Squad Training, Carton House, Co, Kildare 22/2/2019Sean CroninMandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Leinster hooker Seán Cronin has been omitted from a 37-man Ireland squad that will train in Carton House on Wednesday afternoon while provincial teamm(...)

Leinster’s Ed Byrne celebrates scoring a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Southern Kings at the RDS. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 59 Southern Kings 19 With Leinster 1-200 and with a handicap of -37, who was going to hand over their pay cheque to bet on a Southern Kings (...)

Andrew Porter during Leinster squad training. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster v Southern Kings, RDS (7.55pm, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports) The Southern Kings 43-0 defeat to Munster last weekend will have fostered (...)

Seán Cronin is in line to make his first Six Nations starts against Italy in Rome. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Seán Cronin is set to make a rare start for Ireland against Italy in Sunday’s Six Nations game at the Stadio Olimpico (kick-off 4pm local time/3pm Iri(...)

Iain Henderson: was cited for an incident in the Guinness Pro14 game against Ospreys  but was cleared by the disciplinary committee. Photograph: Gary  Carr/INpho

The news emanating from the Ireland camp was largely upbeat and positive ahead of Sunday’s Six Nations Championship match against Italy at the Stadio(...)

Jonathan Sexton talks to forwards coach Simon Easterby during Friday’s training session at the Aviva. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Johnny Sexton took a full part in the opening training session at the Aviva stadium against the Ireland Under-20s, showing no ill effects after failin(...)

Leinster travel to Stadio Zaffanella, Viadana to take on Zebre on Saturday. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Leinster take on Zebre in the Pro14 on Saturday, and the visit to Stadio Zaffanella will be their first match in the competition since their narrow wi(...)

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