Darren Sweetnam

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 Jordan Larmour: impressive form with Leinster could see him win a place in Joe Schmidt’s Ireland squad for the opening two Six Nations games. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Pedigree counts in the European Champions Cup; it always has. Take the 77th-minute decision by Racing to go for another three-pointer rather than seek(...)

In what was a largely excellent weekend for the Irish provinces, Leinster, Munster and Ulster in the Champions Cup with the prospect that the other pr(...)

Stuart Lancaster: “I would never compromise a team’s defensive cohesion or structure or strength just for a player who has X-factor, a player who can do something in attack but not in defence.” Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

A month in the England team base at Bagshot during the last Rugby World Cup was eye-opening, a glimpse of how a furious British media can turn and tor(...)

With Ireland and Wales at Twickenham, England are favourites to retain their Six Nations title. Photograph: James Crombie/inpho

Unfortunately, we’re getting a little too used to being on the outside looking in when it comes to World Cup years. And after the dastardly Danes put (...)

Leinster’s Joey Carbery: “You can learn from Johnny Sexton and you can always strive and want to beat him.” Photograph: Ryan Wilkisky/Inpho

In the spring of 2016 the IRFU made an appointment that was interesting only to those who saw virtue in the traditionally prosaic world of strength an(...)

Jordan Larmour in action against Munster at Thomond Park. In terms of touches to points ratio, no one could eclipse his personal contribution. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Jordan Larmour’s statistics provide an impressive skeleton of achievement but are superseded when the flesh of his performance is added to the figure(...)

Leinster head coach Leo Cullen has named an experimental team to face Munster in Thomond Park on St Stephen’s Day in the Pro14. While Munster head Co(...)

Kevin O’Byrne will make his European debut for Munster in their Champions Cup clash with Leicester Tigers. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kevin O’Byrne will make his first European start for Munster when they take on Leicester Tigers in Champions Cup Pool Four on Sunday (kick off: 5.30pm(...)

 Conor Murray  in action for Munster during the European Rugby Champions Cup match last year against  Leicester Tigers. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Munster  v Leicester, Thomond Park, Saturday, 7.45pm (BT Sport) Lest old acquaintances be forgot. For the third December running these two-time (...)

PRO14: Munster’s Darren Sweetnam, Robin Copeland and JJ Hanrahan celebrate after Rory Scannell scored his side’s fourth try against Ospreys. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 36 Ospreys 10 Munster coach Johann van Graan says his new squad will have their depth tested massively over the coming weeks, with just fit l(...)

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