Andrew Porter

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Ireland’s Andrew Porter, Robbie Henshaw and Quinn Roux  after the defeat to England at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Has last Saturday’s performance addressed those whose capabilities and limitations we have yet to become acquainted with? Pendulums swing on little t(...)

Quinn Roux  made his third Six Nations appearance off the bench against England last Saturday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In light of Devin Toner joining Iain Henderson and Tadhg Beirne on the sidelines, Quinn Roux is set to assume a leading role for Ireland in their must(...)

Tadhg Furlong’s progress is halted by the combined tackles from  England’s Mark Wilson and Maro Itoje during the Six Nations clash at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 20 England 32 This was like a step back in time, akin to the 2003 Grand Slam dunking, or much of the 90s, when juggernaut English teams came (...)

Ultan Dillane during Ireland training at Carton House in the build-up to the England Six nations opener. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland play nine Tests, five in the Six Nations and four warm-up games, ahead of this year’s World Cup in Japan. The priority for all those in conten(...)

Ireland Rugby Squad Gym Session, Melbourne, Australia11/6/2018 Andrew Porter Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

He doesn’t chase the numbers any more. As a teenager he was obsessed by them: the bench press, the squat, the deadlift. He lent a lot of time to reps (...)

Robbie Henshaw and Conor Murray both start against England on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

What is it? Ireland start off their Six Nations defence against England, the old enemy, and the hosts are hot favourites. All four Irish provinces ar(...)

Robbie Henshaw starts at fullback for Ireland in their Six Nations opener. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

On top of the surprise selection of Robbie Henshaw at fullback instead of Rob Kearney and Josh van der Flier at openside ahead of Seán O’Brien the Ire(...)

Leinster’s Barry Daly scores a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  RDS. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 22 Scarlets 17 Considering the plummeting standards, prompted by the absence of so many key players, Leinster coach Leo Cullen can bank vict(...)

Connacht’s Caolin Blade looks set to be included in the Ireland squad for the opening two Six Nations matches. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Caolin Blade, the uncapped 24-year-old Connacht scrumhalf, is set to be included in the Irish squad for their defence of the forthcoming Six Nations w(...)

Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock wins a lineout during the Champions Cup victory over Toulouse. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As statements of intent go, Saturday was vintage. Leinster, missing a third of their international players, showed Europe how a winning culture can be(...)

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