Andrew Porter

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Head Coach Joe Schmidt and Joey Carbery during training at Carton House. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s kicking and skills coach Richie Murphy has revealed that Joey Carbery, who is likely to make his first Test start at home against Fiji on Sa(...)

 Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores his  late try. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rob Kearney Out of action more often than not these past two years and it showed. Jumped for high balls only to land empty handed. Failed to mop up (...)

Jacob Stockdale at yesterday’s captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin, ahead of his first start for Ireland on home soil. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

He’s living the dream, and the dream was always playing for Ulster and Ireland. His granddad and father both played for Ballyclare, and his granddad’s(...)

Ireland prop Cian Healy starts his first truly substantial Test match since the Six Nations was captured at Stade de France in 2014. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Cian Healy was a shining national treasure. The country had nothing like him so the number one was plastered on his back from November 2009 until Marc(...)

Tadhg Furlong and Jack McGrath face of during a Lions training session. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is a clip in the upcoming Lions fly on the wall DVD of the summer tour to New Zealand where Tadhg Furlong is scrummaging against Jack McGrath. (...)

Argentina players celebrate after their third try during a World Cup quarter final victory against Ireland in 2015. Photograph: Franck Fife/Getty/AFP

Defeats rankle with Joe Schmidt but none of them are on the scale of the World Cup quarter-final defeat to Argentina. Despite a manifest and unnecessa(...)

Sean Cronin starts at hooker for Leinster’s clash with Glasgow. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Glasgow Warriors v Leinster, Scotstoun (Friday, 7.35, deferred coverage on TG4, 9.30) Leinster’s depth in their playing roster will receive a rigorou(...)

Leinster’s Jordan Larmour is tackled short of the line by Rory Best of Ulster. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho

Ulster 10 Leinster 25 Moving into the 70th minute of a sold-out Kingspan Stadium, after another Ulster handling error, Luke McGrath veered away from (...)

Rory Best: “To play 200 times for this province, you’d never dream of that. Photograph:  Arthur Allison.

Ulster v Leinster, Kingspan Stadium. Kick-Off: 6.30pm. (On TV: Live on BBC2 NI and Sky Sports Action) This should be fairly full on. It’s a mea(...)

Connacht’s newly-qualified Bundee Aki is set to battle with Ulster’s Stuart McCloskey to partner Robbie Henshaw in the centre. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Following on from last summer’s tour to the USA and Japan, to all intents and purposes yesterday’s Ireland squad announcement continued the countdown (...)

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