The event is spearheaded by Vinny Hammond, the IRFU’s head of analytics and innovation. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Rarely does a sequel surpass the original, but part two of the Analytica Zoom conference is rolling out Irish rugby’s leading men. And, just for good(...)

Jamie Heaslip has agreed a new deal to remain at Leinster under national contract until 2020. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Jamie Heaslip has agreed a new deal to remain at Leinster under national contract until July 2020. Heaslip, who recently turned 33, reached terms wit(...)

Brian O’Driscoll speaks to  Craig Doyle before the Harlequins and Castres Champions Cup match on Friday night. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll was arrested for assault in June 2008. The former Ireland captain writes in his autobiography, The Test - which was serialised in The(...)

Irish outhalf Jonathan Sexton in action for Racing Metro 92. It is also believed Toulon and Racing Metro 92 were offering in the region of €900,000 to keep Sexton in France. Photograph: Getty Images

Jonathan Sexton’s commercial agreement with Denis O’Brien, which played a significant role in bringing the Ireland outhalf back to Leinster next seas(...)

The Irish Times has learned that following the IRFU’s reduction of their original offer to extend his national contract, Jamie Heaslip is spending two days in France discussing terms.

Jamie Heaslip has become a serious flight risk from Leinster this summer with both Toulon and Montpellier circling.The Irish Times has learned that fo(...)