Brian Ashton

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Paolo Garbisi attacks for Italy against Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

To have any chance at all of breaking a 27-game losing streak in the Six Nations, Paolo Garbisi must embody all the great Azzurri 10s that came before(...)

Ballymun Kickhams’ Paddy Small, James McCarthy and John Small lift the trophy. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ballymun Kickhams 1-19 Ballyboden St Enda’s 0-8 Front running for almost the entire match, Ballymun Kickhams gave a top-class performance in Sunday’s(...)

Ballymun Kickhams’ Paddy Small, James McCarthy and John Small lift the trophy. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ballymun Kickhams 1-19 Ballyboden St Enda’s 0-8 Front running for almost the entire match, Ballymun Kickhams gave a top-class performance in Sunday’s(...)

According to reports over the weekend, World Rugby are seemingly offering Joe Schmidt a new role. File photograph: Inpho

Schmidt - Act II Looks like Joe Schmidt has an employment opportunity that would keep him in Dublin while encouraging a deep dive into the mechanics (...)

Eddie O’Sullivan, then assistant coach  with Ireland coach Warren Gatland in 2000. He succeeded the Welshman in the role in 2002. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell faces into his first Six Nations looking to infuse belief and momentum into the new regime. The disappointment of the World Cup is large(...)

 England versus Italy at St James’ Park in September. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

England’s World Cup players have urged the English Rugby Football Union to take more international matches away from Twickenham. England played their (...)

Ireland’s Andy Farrell at   training in Tokyo during the Rugby World Cup. His  first match as Ireland’s head coach is a Six Nations Championship game against Scotland at the Aviva stadium on  February, 1st. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell’s 45-man squad, his first as the new Ireland coach in succeeding Joe Schmidt, offers a selection of the old and the new, many borrowed fr(...)

 Ian Madigan: has slipped down the pecking order at  Bristol Rugby and looks set to be moving on again next summer. Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images

Turns out the grass isn’t always greener. Bundee Ali and Kiernan Marmion appear to agree by rejecting lucrative moves abroad when re-signing last week(...)

Mark McCall celebrates Saracens’ Champions Cup win. Photograph: David Davies/PA

It has been a long time since the Rugby Football Union trusted anyone from a high-profile English club side to coach its national team. In theory the (...)

Danny Cipriani leaves Jersey Magistrates’ Court, Saint Helier, on Thursday. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

The dishevelled look on Danny Cipriani’s face said it all. Arguably the most gifted England rugby union player of his generation was ushered away from(...)

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