Devin Toner, Michael Bent and Scott Fardy lead the Leinster celebrations after the victory over Munster in the Guinness Pro 14 Final at the RDS. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster like to share the trophy-lifting around; well, if only among their own squad members anyway. A fourth Guinness Pro14 title in a row and a nin(...)

Granted, a team of the tournament is somewhat premature given the rearranged France-Scotland game next Friday could yet decide the title and alter sel(...)

 France head coach Fabien Galthié. Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire

France head coach Fabien Galthié has admitted they must accept criticism for their recent coronavirus outbreak, but insisted zero risk does not exist (...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty hasn’t played for Ireland since the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Jack Carty Age: 28. School: Marist College, Athlone. Club: Buccaneers. Carty, who also played soccer for the Republic of Ireland at under-15 level a(...)

France’s Gregory Alldritt is tackled by Billy Burns of Ireland during the Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium. photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

France are growing before our eyes but Ireland assisted the process. Ending a 10-year winless streak in Dublin removes another millstone from around t(...)

France’s Mohamed Haouas receives an offload from Gregory Alldritt during the Six Nations game against Ireland at the Avivs Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just over 10 minutes into last Sunday’s game at the Aviva Stadium, after one of innumerable strong carries by Gregory Alldritt, his fellow backrower A(...)

France captain Charles Ollivon celebrates with Mohamed Haouas  after scoring a try in the  Guinness Six Nations match against Ireland at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

France captain Charles Ollivon believes the battling Six Nations victory over Ireland represents a significant “new step” for his rapidly-developing s(...)

Rónan Kelleher scores Ireland’s first try despite the efforts of France’s Bernard Le Roux during the Guinness Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The overwhelming temptation in those closing moments might have been to take shelter behind a cushion and just beseech the heavens that Dave McIntyre (...)

Iain Henderson captained Ireland in their defeat to France. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If France are a serrated carving knife then Ireland must be a fork. Or some other kitchen utensil. One you need every other day but nothing that will (...)

Damian Penaud starts instead of Teddy Thomas (pictured) on the wing. Photograph: Inpho

France coach Fabien Galthie made two changes from the team who beat Italy for their Six Nations clash against Ireland at the Aviva stadium on Sunday. (...)

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