Damian Allende

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Munster’s Ben Healy was the hero on Saturday in Wales. Photograph: Inpho

The 2020/21 season is going well if . . . After watching events unfold at the RDS on Friday we envisaged Andy Farrell’s Ireland squad for Paris conta(...)

Stephen Larkham is looking forward to wotking with Damian de Allende and  Matt Gallagher next season. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Pro 14: Munster v Southern Kings Kick-off: 7.35pm, Friday. Venue: Musgrave Park. On TV: Live on Eir Sport. He only arrived last summer but Step(...)

Munster head coach Johann van Graan: Does he have enough time, the support of his employers and a generation of early-twentysomethings who can reshape Munster in the 2020s? Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster always seek to be judged on results in the Champions Cup. That supersedes multiple excuses that can be made for them in January 2020. Two of (...)

Japan’s Yutaka Nagare attempts to tackle South Africa’s Damian de Allende during the Rugby World Cup quarter-final at Tokyo Stadium. Photo: Odd Andersen/Getty Images

Tokyo may run rich in fantasy but South African rugby has always been about hard realities. In the end, the quarter-final weekend finished on a predic(...)

Ben Whitehouse was in the eye of the storm during Saturday’s Guinness Pro14   clash between Leinster and Munster at Aviva Stadium.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ben Whitehouse, an appreciation Irish referees would leap into a Las Vegas octagon over Leinster versus Munster but it’s a rite of passage. The Welsh(...)

Italy’s Sergio Parisse celebrates a try scored by team-mate Giovanbattista Venditti in the match against South Africa at the  Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters

Italy 20 South Africa 18 Italy claimed their first victory over South Africa on Saturday, stunning the southern hemisphere giants 20-18 in Florence (...)

 South Africa coach Allister Coetzee. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Allister Coetzee’s respect for the qualities of an Irish side he yesterday described as “outstanding” appears genuine, and perhaps more real than some(...)

Ireland centre Stuart Olding tries to give  South Africa’s Siya Kolisi the slip  during the second Test at Ellis Park in Johannesburg. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa may have seized the momentum in the three-Test battle with Ireland but centre Stuart Olding believes the tourists can bounce back from th(...)

While this may be a remodelled, more multi-racial Springboks which runs out into a virtual 46,000 sell-out at Newlands, with talk of a more expansive, ball-in-hand game – as former Irish forwards’ coach Gert Smal forecast when visiting the Irish team hotel during the week – some things will never change with a Springbok team.

Venue: Newlands Stadium, Cape Town. Kick-off: 5pm local time/4pm Irish time. On TV: Live on Sky Sports 1 HD. First off, as a rule, a game of rugby(...)

 South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen: “If we don’t win we are out. We have to give our all. I’m ready to do that.” Photo:  Steve Haag/Gallo Images

A history of violence. Recent cuddlings of these gargantuan men is drenched in bloody yet wincingly enjoyable rugby. There have been 50-pointer(...)

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