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France’s players attend a training session at the Fuji Hokuroku Park in Fujiyoshida, ahead of the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photgraph: Franck Fife/AFP/Getty Images.

A: About the event: The world’s top 20 rugby squads will duke it out over six weeks at 12 venues in Japan, from the opening match in Tokyo on Septembe(...)

 Ireland players celebrating after  CJ Stander  scores a try against Australia.   Photograph: Craig Golding/Reuters

Australia 16 Ireland 20 There was a time was when Ireland would put up the good fight but generally have their tummies tickled and yet fill the groun(...)

Ireland’s Adam Byrne eyes Argentina’s Joaquin Tuculet under the dropping ball. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It is not so unusual that a journey’s end becomes a journey’s beginning. A fractured ankle, a torn bicep a dose of syndesmosis (ankle strain) that req(...)

CJ Stander and Conor Murray during Munster training ahead of their Pro12 semi-final clash with Ospreys. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

There is usually a silver lining when a coach is asked about the health of his squad and begins the answer by saying; “It is very good, and probably i(...)

It was so much fun to watch Eddie Jones and Conor O’Shea speaking without filters to the media after the ruckus at Twickenham. Photograph:  Paul Harding/PA Wire.

Original thinking in modern rugby is both rare and difficult. Creativity in exploiting weaknesses in your opponents’ systems is common, but no less i(...)

CJ Stander believes Munster could have offered Conor Murray greater protection against Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

CJ Stander believes that Munster could have done more to protect scrumhalf Connor Murray from the attention of Glasgow forwards in their European Cup (...)

Simon Zebo and Cian Healy after Ireland’s historic win in Soldier Field. Photograph: Billy Stickland

In my first days as an inexperienced Waratahs coach, the former Wallaby great, David Brockhoff, sat me down to give me advice. Whether I wanted the ad(...)

Springbok’s Willie le Roux is tackled by Ireland’s Robbie Henshaw and Jamie Heaslip at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

When CJ Stander was harshly and controversially given a red card in the 22nd minute of the first Test in Newlands Stadium, every rugby fan around the (...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt during the defeat to France. Photograph: Andrew Boyers/Reuters

Ireland’s hopes of winning a third Six Nations title in a row are all but gone after Saturday’s 10-9 defeat to France in Paris, and it is not just the(...)

Leinster forwards coach Leo Cullen: “I’m concerned about preparing a team to go down and play in Thomond Park and we know it is a very difficult place to go to.”Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

It might have only been his first six words but they did convey a sense that Leinster forwards coach Leo Cullen did not know quite what sort of a deck(...)