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Referee Nigel Owens sorts out the France and Italy frontrows during  his 100th and final international at the Stade de France. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

Referee Nigel Owens has announced his retirement from the international game after controlling 100 Test matches. Welshman Owens, 49, became the first(...)

James Ryan has captained every team he has played for in his career. Photograph: Brian Lawless/AFP via Getty Images

Future Irish captain is a tag that has accompanied James Ryan ever since he broke into the team, wearily so for the young man himself, but not any lon(...)

Martina Navratilova discusses her glittering tennis career, being a gay role model, the ‘rigged’ US election, and how she wishes she had Twitter wh(...)

Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll celebrates at the final whistle of the Six Nations Championship at Stade de France, Paris in 2014. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A Six Nations finale on a Halloween night that has banned trick or treating makes all the statistics feel redundant. Nevertheless, Ireland’s record at(...)

Tom Kiernan pictured in 1982 when he was coach of Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

First a brief rolling back of the years. At the time of his retirement in 1973 Tom Kiernan was Ireland’s most-capped player, most experienced captain (...)

Conor Murray celebrates after scoring Ireland’s third try during the game against New Zealand at Soldier Field in Chicago in November 2016. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On Saturday night in Paris the likelihood is that Ireland will need to secure a bonus-point victory over France to secure the 2020 Six Nations Champio(...)

Cian Healy makes a break against Australia on his debut at Croke Park in 2009. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cian Healy will become the sixth Irish centurion when he takes the field at the Stade de France on Saturday night, thereby following in the boot print(...)

Rachael Blackmore on Honeysuckle celebrates winning the Irish Stallion Farms EBF Mares Novice Hurdle at Fairyhouse in April 2019. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“As the saying goes, ‘we’ve come a long way, baby – but we still have a long way to go,’” said Martina Navratilova when she joined a stellar list of o(...)

Garry Ringrose Robbie Henshaw and Bundee Aki are all fit to start for Ireland this weekend. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Three into two won’t go, although such was the frequency one or other of Bundee Aki, Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose were sidelined in the last two (...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton with his World Rugby Player of the Year 2018 award. File photograph: Inpho

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton is one of eight nominees for World Rugby’s Player of the Decade award. The other nominees are Richie McCaw, Tierry Dusat(...)

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