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Leinster players James Lowe (left) and James Treacy at the launch of a picutre diary charting Leinster Rugby’s historic double winning season, on Monday, November 19th Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

To the trained eye of James Lowe, Ireland’s picture perfect performance against New Zealand could hang in the National Gallery. The aestheticisation o(...)

Sonny Bill Williams will earn his 50th All Blacks cap against Australia on Saturday. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty

New Zealand v Australia, Saturday October 27th, Yokohama (kick-off 6.0am Irish Time) New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams says he feels “blessed” t(...)

Sonny Bill Williams will start for the All Blacks against Argentina. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Sonny Bill Williams will play his first Rugby Championship test of the year and prop Angus Ta’avao looks set to make his debut off the bench after St(...)

South Africa’s Jesse Kriel celebrates his side’s victory over the All Blacks. Photograph: Marty Melville/AFP/Getty

New Zealand 34 South Africa 36 Winger Aphiwe Dyantyi scored two tries as the Springboks upset the form book to record a 36-34 victory over New Zealan(...)

Springbok head caoch Rassie Erasmus has named his team to take on New Zealand. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

South Africa coach Rassie Erasmus may have been exaggerating when he said defeat to the All Blacks on Saturday could have him fired but the comments u(...)

There’s a lot of excitement over Richie Mo’unga getting his chance in the All Blacks number 10 jersey. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images

New Zealand v Argentina When: Saturday 8.35am Irish time Where: Trafalgar Park, Nelson (capacity: 21,480 with temporary seats) Referee: Pascal Gauzere(...)

Lions forward Sean O’Brien in action against the All Blacks  at Westpac Stadium on July 1st. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

New Zealand v British & Irish Lions Venue: Eden Park. Kick-off: 7.35pm NZ time/8.35am Irish/UK time. On TV: Live on Sky Sports The Lions emba(...)

 Australia’s Bernard Foley  landed three of just six points conceded due to  Ireland penalties in recent Tests. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Ireland’s discipline in the two Tests against New Zealand and one against Australia was remarkable by any yardstick. They conceded just 11 penalties o(...)

Seán O’Brien and Peter O’Mahony in action against Canada at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

No team, not in Dublin, not anywhere, beats the All Blacks twice. Just show up next Saturday and take the inevitable trimming, right Joe? “Aw, I hope(...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray celebrates scoring their third try against the All Blacks in Soldier Field: “He is a physical man. He is big for a nine. That’s what makes him world class.”  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Flashes of Conor Murray in a game that can never be forgotten. Dominant in the face of the game’s best scrumhalves, the spooked Aaron Smith and the el(...)

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