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Joey Carbery gets in some kicking practice durin Ireland’s captain’s run at Soldier Field, Chicago on Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland v Italy, Soldier Field, Chicago. On TV: Live on eirSport. Kick-off: 3pm local time/8pm Irish. Ireland return to the scene of, arguably, their(...)

Jordi Murphy, Will Addison and Bundee Aki at Tuesday night’s Chicago Bulls v Denver Nuggets NBA game  at  the United Center in  Chicago. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has rung the changes for Ireland’s first of four Tests this November against Italy in Chicago on Saturday, although despite keeping most o(...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery: 'He gets it; he gets the game. He knows what he wants from people around him, and he’s not afraid to say it, which is great.' Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Although a slew of frontline players have, as expected, been retained in Dublin with the games against Argentina and New Zealand in mind, there is sti(...)

Leinster’s Max Deegan passes to Jamison Gibson-Park in their Pro14 clash against Benetton at  Stadio Monigo in Treviso. Photograph: Elena Barbini

Benetton 3 Leinster 31 Leinster clambered back to the summit of the league table with a bonus-point victory over Conference B rivals Benetton, the on(...)

Leo Cullen: has experienced surprising defeats at the RDS to visiting English sides both as Leinster captain and coach. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster v Wasps, RDS Arena, 7.45pm. On TV: Live on BT Sport. Little about the season’s early skirmishes will have generated doubt about Leinster beg(...)

Ben Whitehouse was in the eye of the storm during Saturday’s Guinness Pro14   clash between Leinster and Munster at Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ben Whitehouse, an appreciation Irish referees would leap into a Las Vegas octagon over Leinster versus Munster but it’s a rite of passage. The Welsh(...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne is tackled by  James Tracy with Jack McGrath during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Aviva stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Mitigating circumstances for Stephen Archer. Tadhg Furlong recently spoke about a tighthead’s state of mind, or lack thereof, moments after pounding (...)

Leinster’s James Lowe claims the ball ahead of Munster’s  Niall Scannell during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster 30 Munster 22 When you know how to win, you know how to win. It’s become a happy habit for Leinster in recent times, not least in this marqu(...)

Connacht left wing  Matt Healy: he has playing every minute of the team’s four matches this season

The careful husbandry of playing minutes within the four Irish provincial squads is a staple of the Irish player-management programme, one that has dr(...)

Cian Healy: ‘It’s more enjoyable. It’s a more talented game now. There’s so much focus on skill and being tactically able to break teams down.’ Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

A throwaway line. But, as a crisp analysis of how Cian Healy has remained relevant to Joe Schmidt and Irish rugby, Monday’s thought may be one for the(...)

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