Dan Leavy

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Ireland captain Rory Best celebrates after leading his side to the Grand Slam with victory over England at Twickenham. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“To build that amount of phases, to keep the ball, the conditions were awful, and then the stones on Johnny at the end, was incredible. I thought it w(...)

England coach Eddie Jones during the Six Nations defeat to Ireland at  Twickenham. “We are playing without our five top backrowers at the moment.” Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Eddie Jones made Jacob Stockdale a record breaker. The England coach had a week to remember – there was the viral campaign and multiple apologies for (...)

 Owen Farrell applauds England fans  after the match against Ireland. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Spare a thought for Eddie Jones. No? The England coach made Jacob Stockdale a record breaker. Try number seven was down to Jones insisting on the in(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton hits the post with a penalty during the Six Nations win over England  at Twickenham Stadium, London. Photo: Paul Harding/PA Wire

James Ryan sets down a marker 1 minute: It was barely noticed and only a drop in an ocean of key moments, but James Ryan’s hit on Maro Itoje at the v(...)

Ireland’s players celebrate their Grand Slam and Triple Crown success after the win over England at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt praised his group of “ordinary men” after a brilliant 24-15 win over England secured just a third Grand Slam in the nat(...)

 Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale makes history with Ireland’s third  try at Twickenham. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

England 15 Ireland 24 Ireland sealed the deal in, of all places, Twickenham and on, of all days, St Patrick’s Day to warm the cockles of a sizea(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt at the Ireland squad  Captain’s Run at Twickenham on Friday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

England v Ireland Venue: Twickenham Kick-off: 2.45pm On TV: Live on TV3/UTV/ITV So it really has come to this. How to put it in context? Ireland hav(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale celebrates scoring one of his two tries against Scotland. This Irish team has already scored five more tries than the 2009 Grand Slam winners.    Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Boring, boring Ireland? Okay, so Matt Williams only used the adjective once, not twice as the chant goes. But even so the description, coming in the (...)

Johnny Sexton has three Six Nations Championship wins but is yet to earn a Triple Crown. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Johnny still after his Triple Crown On Saturday after Ireland’s win and England’s defeat to France Johnny Sexton spoke in Aviva Stadium about not tak(...)

James Ryan: was again outstanding for Ireland, his attitude and execution  exemplary. Photograph:  Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

On Friday I wondered about Gregor Townsend’s reaction to previous Scottish mistakes in that what you measure, you manage. Scotland could have scored (...)

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