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Munster number eight Gavin Coombes scores one of his four tries in the Guinness Pro 14 Rainbow Cup match at Stadio Lanfranchi in Parma. Photograph: Luca Sighinolfi/Inpho

Zebre 11 Munster 54 At 26 degrees and sunshine, it wasn’t quite Thomond Park but Munster brought their own heat to the final Rainbow Cup match again(...)

An inspirational Johnny Sexton in action for Ireland against Italy during the victory at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Italy 10 Ireland 48 Tadhg Beirne, or ‘Tag’ as Dewi Morris insisted on calling him pitchside in his post-match TV interview, admitted that his man of (...)

No-one benefitted more from Ireland’s improved attacking play than the excellent Robbie Henshaw and Garry Ringrose, who looked the class player that he is in his decision-making, running and passing, scoring one and creating the pick of the tries. Photograph: Inpho

Italy 10 Ireland 48 Just what the doctor, and the critics, demanded as Ireland cut loose and found their clinical edge. Helped by perfect Roman condi(...)

Kieran Hardy of Wales scores the opening try during the Autumn Nations Cup against Italy at  Parc y Scarlets. Photograph: Rogan Thomson/Inpho

Wales 38 Italy 18 Wales delivered another unconvincing display under head coach Wayne Pivac as their poor Autumn Nations Cup campaign ended with a 38(...)

Peter O’Mahony produces a stunning offload to release Bundee Aki (not pictured) against Italy. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In the world of offloads, it was in the upper echelon. Peter O’Mahony isn’t the type of character to commandeer the spotlight for his own purposes but(...)

Will Connors and Hugo Keenan embrace after Ireland’s win over Italy. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Imagine two best friends winning their first caps for Ireland in the same game. Imagine the coach mentioning their strengths post match. Imagine there(...)

Ulster’s Rob Lyttle tries to run through the attempted tackle by Guglielmo Palazzani of Zebre during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the Kingspan stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Ulster 22 Zebre 7 On a dreadful night for rugby in Belfast, Ulster got the job done with an expected but still fairly laboured victory over Zebre. D(...)

Ian McKinley has missed out on a place in Italy’s squad for the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ian McKinley has lost out in the numbers game for Italy’s World Cup squad with head coach Conor O’Shea deciding to take just two outhalves among his 3(...)

Joey Carbery   receives medical attention prior to being taken off during the Guinness Summer Series match between Ireland and Italy at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Ireland 29 Italy 10 In what represented something of a trial for a host of players, ironically it was the performance and premature departure of one (...)

 Ireland’s Joey Carbery is helped from the pitch after sustaining an injury. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

Ireland 29 Italy 10 Ireland duly negotiated their first of four World Cup warm-up games, but this ninth successive win over the Azzurri was not witho(...)

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