Brett Connon

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Montpellier’s South African lock Jacques Du Plessis  in action against Lyon last week. Photograph: Getty Images

Montpellier v Newcastle Falcons  GGL stadium (1.0, Irish time, live on BT Sport)  The Falcons produced a memorable finish to pickpocket the (...)

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(...)

Shane Daly scores Ireland’s second try during the World Rugby Under-20 Championship Final against England at the  AJ Bell Stadium in Salford, Manchester. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

England Under-20 45 Ireland Under-20 21 To England the spoils and no one would quibble with the merit of their success. The rugby they produced to wi(...)

Ireland U20 fullback Jacob Stockdale scores the first try of the World Rugby U20 Championship semi-final against Argentina at Manchester City Academy Stadium. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ireland 37 Argentina 7 The weekend might not have yielded much success for Irish sportsmen on many fronts but the Monday blues were buried by a team (...)

 Bill Johnston has been ruled out of the rest of the Under-20 world championships after dislocating his shoulder in the famous win over New Zealand on Saturday. Photograph: Getty

Ireland’s hopes of building on their epic wins over world champions New Zealand and Six Nations grand slam winners Wales have suffered a big set-back (...)

Ireland’s Cillian Gallagher drives for the line during the Under-20 Six Nations match against Scotland at Donnybrook. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Ireland U-20 26 Scotland U-20 18 Ireland won and in the immediate aftermath won’t care too much about the aesthetics as the victory secured a third p(...)

Conan O’Donnell, Adam McBurney, James Ryan and Paul Kiernan at the Ireland Under-20 squad announcement. Photograph: Inpho

Nigel Carolan appreciates the cyclical nature of age-grade rugby as in choosing 26 new faces to complement the four returning players from last season(...)

Nigel Carolan has named his 30-man squad for the 2016 Under-20s Six Nations. Photograph: Inpho

Nigel Carolan has named his Ireland Under-20s squad for the 2016 Six Nations. Four players in the 30-man party remain from last year’s competition - (...)