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Keith Earls scores for Ireland in their Six Nations win over England. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Last Saturday’s comprehensive drubbing of the old enemy was greeted by the country like a prodigal son who unexpectedly knocks at the front door with (...)

Eddie Jones’ England team suffered Six Nations defeats by Ireland, Wales and Scotland for the first time in 46 years. Photograph: Inpho

Eddie Jones is facing crunch talks with the English Rugby Football Union chief executive, Bill Sweeney, as part of a review into England’s poor Six Na(...)

 Of Ireland’s eight tries so far, Will Connors’ first score against Italy is all that can be paraded around the winner’s enclosure as a strategy invented in the coach’s box. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Sometimes in rugby you play the opposition, not the game. Take Ulster’s sparkling backline. Robert Baloucoune has returned from injury with serious po(...)

 James Lowe in action for Ireland during te Six Nations clash against Italy at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome. Photograph: Filippo Monteforte/AFP via Getty Images

Leinster’s senior coach Stuart Lancaster believes that James Lowe will get better and better as he acclimatises to Test rugby. The 28-year-old wing ha(...)

Ireland’s Will Connors consoles Billy Burns after the game in Cardiff. Photograph: Inpho

Every golfer in the world will have empathised with Ireland’s replacement outhalf Billy Burns in those closing seconds at the Principality Stadium. It(...)

Veteran broadcaster Pat Kenny had the audacity to read Gordon D’Arcy’s column live on Newstalk last Thursday morning without crediting the media outle(...)

Taulupe Faletau is one of the Welsh players playing with an English club. File photograph: Getty Images

Home based For once there may be uniform agreement that the IRFU’s policy of selecting only players based in Ireland for international duty is actual(...)

Bill Ribbans says the second Lions Test in South Africa in 2009 was the most brutal match he had ever seen. Photograph: Inpho

“It’s incredible that sports medicine has only been recognised the last 15 years,” Bill Ribbans says as he reflects on his four decades of work as an (...)

Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Thirteen Barbarians players must appear before a disciplinary hearing for a breach of coronavirus protocols that forced the cancellation of last Sunda(...)

The Barbarians players  who broke coronavirus protocols in London last week will not face a police investigation. Photograph:  David Davies/PA Wire

Former England captain Chris Robshaw and his Barbarians team-mates who broke coronavirus protocols last week will not face a police investigation. Fo(...)

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