Angus Gardner

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Wales Dan Biggar and Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale in action during the Six Nations clash in Cardiff. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Wales 25 Ireland 7 To Wales and Warren Gatland go the Grand Slam and the garlands, and deservedly so. Led magnificently by the colossal and remarkabl(...)

Wales coach Warren Gatland following their Grand Slam victory at the Principality Stadium. Photograph: David Davies/PA

The Principality Stadium roof; much ado about nothing until Ireland, being walloped 25-zip, were desperately in need of dry ball. “I think Ireland ma(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander tries to claim possession of the ball during the  Six Nations match against Wales in Cardiff. Photograph:  Alex Davidson/Inpho

Ireland may not have become a bad team overnight, but it’s fair to say that over the last two months they have stopped being a very good one. The fina(...)

Rory Best: ”We always strive to get better. We haven’t done that.”

Long before the finish of this 25-7 defeat the Welsh fans were laughing in unison. Laughing at Joe Schmidt’s decision to let the heavens into the(...)

 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 (...)

Joe Schmidt is going into his final Six Nations match as Ireland coach. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

In the protracted build-up to the 2019 Six Nations, it always seemed likely Saturday’s clash between Ireland and Wales in Cardiff would decide the des(...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls celebrates his try with CJ Stander and Conor Murray during the Six Nations clash against France. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 26 France 14 With France having found their mojo last time out against Scotland, Ireland put that result in perspective by also finding their(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton celebrates kicking a drop goal to win the game against France in their  Six Nations game at Stade De France in February 2018. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Six Nations: Ireland v France Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Kick-off: Sunday 3pm. On TV: Live on Virgin Media and ITV. Leaving aside stayi(...)

England’s Owen Farrell tackling South Africa’s Andre Esterhuizen during the  international  at Twickenham  on Saturday. Photograph:   Adam Davy/PA Wire

England 12 South Africa 11 This time next year the Rugby World Cup will have just finished, and Saturday’s opening match of the Quilter autumn serie(...)

England’s Owen Farrell tackles South Africa’s Andre Esterhuizen during the Autumn International match at Twickenham. Photo: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Owen Farrell is free to direct England’s challenge against New Zealand after escaping any disciplinary action for his controversial tackle against Sou(...)

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