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Finlay Bealham has been selected to start against the USA. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In making 14 changes from the first Irish side to beat the All Blacks on home soil last week for tomorrow’s meeting with the USA, as expected Joe Schm(...)

Garry Ringrose is the only player from the first XV retained for the match against the Eagles. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As expected, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named an almost unrecognisable team from the one that beat the All Blacks last weekend for this Saturday’s (...)

Ireland’s Sean Cronin  celebrates with Rhys Ruddock, right, after scoring in their victory over  Italy on Saturday in  Chicago. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo

Time was when Ireland used to tango with Argentina on a fairly regular basis, so much so it prompted the former Ireland manager Brian O’Brien to liken(...)

Conor Murray launching Pinergy’s #WeAre16 Campaign.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As the world’s best scrumhalf over the last four or five years and at the age of 29, Conor Murray could have been justified in at least sounding out h(...)

Joe Schmidt's Ireland squad just announced for the four-match November window represents a significant landmark on the road to the 2019 World Cup in Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

No less than last summer’s tour, the announcement of the 42-man squad for the forthcoming four-match November window felt like a significant landmark (...)

Will Addison of Ulster charges upfield during the Champions Cup match between Ulster  and Leicester Tigers,  October 13th, 2018 in Belfast. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty

In the likelihood that Johnny Sexton and most or all of the other front-liners will be excused duty from next week’s meeting with Italy in Chicago in (...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery  after the Champions Cup match against Exeter Chiefs  at Sandy Park stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A satisfying opening weekend for the Irish in Europe, albeit a decidedly more trying one awaits in round two. Leinster, Ulster and Connacht all won at(...)

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony and coach Johann van Graan after the 10-10 draw with Exeter at Sandy Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Sammy Arnold sustained a throat injury after playing only eight minutes as a replacement in Munster’s 10-10 draw with Exeter at Sandy Park. Arnold w(...)

Leinster’s James Lowe claims the ball ahead of Munster’s  Niall Scannell during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster 30 Munster 22 When you know how to win, you know how to win. It’s become a happy habit for Leinster in recent times, not least in this marqu(...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony scores a try against Ulster in the Guinness PRO14 at Thomond Park, Limerick last week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster v Munster Venue: Aviva Stadium, Dublin. Kick-off: 6pm. On TV: Live on eir Sport. If Leinster thought everybody was out to beat them above a(...)

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