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The Ireland and New Zealand encounters define the Joe Schmidt era.

Joe Schmidt’s decade in Ireland has yielded unprecedented success ever since Johnny Sexton orchestrated Leinster’s miracle revival against Northampton(...)

Head coach Joe Schmidt waves to fans  before Ireland’s World Cup opener against Scotland. Photograph:   Stu Forster/Getty Images

Joe Schmidt isn’t exactly a how-do-you-like-me-now kind of dude. We know this. We like this. Part of the reason the likes of Warren Gatland and Eddie (...)

 Joe Schmidt:  “I think the great days have been the ones where the players have done something a little bit special, and you’ve seen players grow.”

Today really does mark the end of an era. The Joe Schmidt era at the Aviva Stadium. Previous eras have taken in a detour to Croke Park and the increas(...)

Following the release of Tourist History in 2010, Two Door Cinema Club’s infectious hooks were everywhere. Their debut spawned singles which soundtrac(...)

Jaboc Stockdale will bring extra attacking edge against Glasgow Warriors at Scotstoun. Photograph: Inpho

Though the odds looked stacked against them, Ulster are, nevertheless, in buoyant mood ahead of tomorrow’s Pro14 semi-final at Glasgow Warriors and th(...)

Dan McFarland: “Rory [Best] won’t be fit this week but we are hoping that he’ll be fit for the quarter-final.” Photograph: Craig Watson/Inphpo

Although Saturday is a dead rubber for both sides – with much-altered line-ups expected – there was little prospect of Ulster head coach Dan McFarland(...)

Ireland’s only try scorer in the last four matches against the French is scrumhalf Conor Murray (2017). Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Once upon a time Paris in the springtime used to send a shiver up the spine of Ireland rugby teams and supporters alike, an X-rated spectacle for the (...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale and England’s Henry Slade during the Ireland V England Six Nations Rugby Championship. Photograph:s Tom Honan

Ireland and Ulster rugby player Jacob Stockdale has spoken about the difficulty of being a practicing Christian on a sports field. “It’s a challenge(...)

Ulster’s Darren Cave will make his 222nd appearance for the province.

Ulster v Zebre, Kingspan stadium (Saturday, 7.35, live on Premier Sports) This represents a huge match for Ulster in the context of the race for play(...)

Darren Cave will win his 222nd Ulster cap this weekend. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Inpho

Darren Cave will earn his 222nd Ulster cap against Zebre on Saturday night to move him to second in the province’s all-time appearance list. After the(...)

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