Chris Boyd

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Ulster’s Alan O’Connor is tackled by Jack Kenningham of Harlequins during the European  Challenge Cup round of 16 game at  Twickenham Stoop. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Alan O’Connor’s value to Ulster is calculable, measured not only in the consistent excellence of performance but also in leadership that inspires thos(...)

Ryan Baird returns to the Leinster secondrow for the meeting with Nortahmpton at the RDS on Saturday afternoon. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster v Northampton Saints, RDS, Saturday, 1pm – Live on Virgin Media/Channel 4/BT Sport Already atop Pool A as one of only two sides to obtain a (...)

 A memorial for NFL legend Junior Seau in San Diego, California. File photograph: Getty Images

Cautionary tale Junior Seau was the epitome of an NFL linebacker. A 12-time Pro Bowler for the Chargers, the Dolphins and the Patriots, Seau is the c(...)

Dan Leavy touches down to score Leinster’s fourth try during the Heineken Champions Cup match against Montpellier at the GGL stadium. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

Dan Leavy’s rugby world came full circle in Montpellier as he marked his first appearance in the Heineken Champions Cup since March 2019 with the bonu(...)

‘The financial payouts per athlete could easily reach six-figure sums or more.’  Photograph: AFP/Getty

Rugby union authorities are likely to be forced into immediate safety measures to reduce the risk of lawsuits from current and future players, a leadi(...)

Glasgow Warriors’ Sam Johnson scores a try for his team against  Sale. Photo credit: Dave Howarth/PA Wire.

Munster’s slim hopes of advancing to the Champions Cup quarter-finals were ended on Saturday as wins for Glasgow and Northampton rendered the Irish pr(...)

Jordan Larmour was named man of the match in Leinster’s win over Northampton in Dublin. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The Future is Air Jordan Maybe we should just enjoy the now. See the positive not the negative. Wouldn’t life be grand? Students of history cannot (...)

 Leinster’s James Lowe  scores a try despite the challenge from Dan Biggar of Northampton Saints during the Heineken Champions Cup clash at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Leinster 50 Northampton Saints 21 Leinster’s facile victory permitted them to accelerate into the Heineken Champions Cup quarter-finals after just f(...)

Chris Boyd was impressed with the quality of Leinster during their Champions Cup loss. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

True wisdom tends to come from independent observation. Chris Boyd has climbed high enough up the rugby food chain in his 61 years to understand what (...)

Leinster’s Josh van der Flier  breaks past Dan Biggar during their Heineken Champions Cup victory over  Northampton Saints at Franklin’s Gardens. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Northampton Saints 16 Leinster 43 The difference – besides 27 points – can be sliced into a simple reality. Leinster thrived in the absence of their (...)

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