Jonathan Sexton kicks a drop goal against France: Wasn’t it great to see him walk off the pitch unhindered by injury? Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Mindset, or more accurately a growth mindset, is where individuals and teams are constantly developing their abilities, where brains and talent are ju(...)

There are three changes to the French team to play Ireland on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

France have made three changes to their starting line-up for the RBS 6 Nations clash with Ireland at the Aviva Stadium, the French Rugby Federation ha(...)

 Josh van der Flier leaves the field  during Leinster’s game with Edinburgh on Friday. His shoulder injury is expected to keep him out of the rest of the Six Nations. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

In stark contrast to previous meetings between Ireland and France, the two squads continue their preparations for next Saturday’s pivotal round-three (...)

Ultan Dillane is congratulated by fans after Connacht’s win over Toulouse in the European Rugby Champions Cup Round 1 at the  Sportsground in  Galway. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Connacht revolution deepens. On another night of giant strides in the Sportsground, Pat Lam’s squad unveiled its latest spectacular demonstration (...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki touches down for the game-winning try in the Champions Cup match against Toulouse at The Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Connacht 23 Toulouse 21 Another black-magic night for Connacht rugby. On one of the great nights for the West of Ireland club, they executed a sublim(...)

 Denis Buckley and Gurthro Steenkamp of Toulouse. Photograph: Inpho/James Crombie

The suspicions always lurked that the real Toulouse might turn up and that, as a result, this was not the ideal week for a virus to sweep through Conn(...)