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Ireland’s  Andrew Conway and Jordi Murphy pictured with USA’s Dylan Fawsitt in last November’s autumn international. All three played together at Blackrock College. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ten years later, and the rare sight of old pals Jordi Murphy and Andrew ‘Bomber’ Conway together in casual Ireland garb accentuates the unpredictabili(...)

Stade Français’ Paris French centre Gael Fickou eludes Racing 92 number eight Antonie Claassen during the French Top 14 clash at Jean-Bouin Stadium in Paris. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty

Donnacha Ryan enjoyed the bragging rights after Sunday’s Parisian duel in the French Top 14 as he helped Racing 92 to a 17-16 victory over a Stade Fra(...)

Wasps forward  Sam Jones has been forced to retire from the game at 26 after suffering leg, knee and ankle injuries while wrestling with Maro Itoje at an England training session. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Sam Jones has been forced to retire after Wasps confirmed an horrific multiple injury sustained while performing judo on England duty has failed to he(...)

Ulster outhalf Christian Lealiifano is playing his final game for the province before returning to Australia.  Photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

Wasps v Ulster, Ricoh Arena, Sunday, 3.15 - Live on BT Sport Craig Gilroy’s fractured cheekbone sustained in the victory over La Rochelle is the late(...)

 James Chisholm of Harlequins scores the winning try against Wasps at the Stoop. Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

Harlequins 33 Wasps 28 Ulster’s chances of progressing to the knockout stages of the Champions Cup received a massive boost on Saturday evening as Wa(...)

Munster’s Andrew Conway: “Good timing got me in again [to the Ireland team] in November. But that’s what rugby is. You have to take your opportunities when they come.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Everything changed on March 18th. England in Dublin. Number 23 arrived into a hectic fray for cap number one. Eight long seasons after his Leinster de(...)

Andrew Conway on his way to scoring a try against Newport Gwent Dragons at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The métier of schools rugby introduced Andrew Conway as a player of prodigious ability but paradoxically it also compromised his development, a state (...)

Bordeaux-Begles’  Ian Madigan will be leaving the French Top 14 for English Championship side Bristol. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

(Irish exiles James Coughlan, Michael Noone and Peter Lydon talk about playing and life abroad)  The annual migration of Irish rugby’s wild gees(...)

Marty Moore of Wasps in full flow: “Regardless of what’s happened, I’m happier for being here than I would have been back home.” Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

When the uncapped JJ Hanrahan was interviewed by Second Captains this week, the big question was how Kerry’s gifted play-maker found life in Northampt(...)

 Jack Conan  missed last weekend’s 22-21 win over Cardiff with a tight calf. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jack Conan is fit to start at number eight for Leinster in Saturday’s Champions Cup quarter-final against Wasps at the Aviva Stadium. Conan missed la(...)

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