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Dr Shane McKeogh at Solas Medical Centre in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sitting glumly at the desk of his surgery in Rathfarnham in south Dublin, Dr Shane McKeogh is certain of one thing: last month’s cyberattack on the He(...)

Ireland’s Béibhinn Parsons goes past Elinor Snowsill of Wales during the Women’s Six Nations match at  Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: Robbie Stephenson/Inpho

Béibhinn Parsons was incredible against Wales. I am not going to compare her to an Irish player from the past. She is a unique talent that comes alon(...)

 England’s dismal Six Nations and the performance of head coach Eddie Jones will be subject to a “brutally honest analysis”, according to the English Rugby Football Union. File photograph: PA

Eddie Jones’s future as England’s head coach will be decided within the next three weeks but the English Rugby Football Union insists it will not “ove(...)

England’s fifth-place finish in the Six Nations that has seen them drop to fourth in the world rankings. File photograph: Getty Images

England players are set to have a significant say over whether Eddie Jones keeps his job as head coach with the squad invited to give their feedback i(...)

Ireland’s James Lowe consoles Billy Burns after his missed penalty kick to touch in the Six Nations game against Wales in Cardiff. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

At face value, it would appear that next Sunday’s match in the Aviva Stadium is perfectly set-up for France. They flexed their muscles to beat Italy 5(...)

Joe Schmidt is World Rugby’s newly created “director of rugby and high performance”. File photograph: Getty Images

Schmidt lays down the laws Joe Schmidt is back people! And the referees are his new pet project. Some advice for the Six Nations touch judges and TMO(...)

Paolo Garbisi attacks for Italy against Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

To have any chance at all of breaking a 27-game losing streak in the Six Nations, Paolo Garbisi must embody all the great Azzurri 10s that came before(...)

Franco Smith is without a win after mroe than a year in charge of Italy. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

The numbers make for grim reading. Italy went without a Test victory in 2020, losing all eight of their fixtures. They haven’t beaten a tier one natio(...)

Bordeaux-Begles’ Georgian number eight  Beka Gorgadze in action against  Perpignan in a Top 14 clash. Photograph: Raymond Roig/AFPvia Getty Images

International rugby in 2020 can be summed up by a stark reality: the 12th ranked nation in the world is not a suitable opponent for the fifth-ranked i(...)

Knockmore celebrate their Mayo SFC title win. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Knockmore 1-12 Breaffy 0-13 Knockmore, regarded as the nearly men of club football, finally arrived, winning their first Mayo senior football champio(...)

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