Dave Foley

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Brian Hayes: “To get to come back to a club like Con, where you have the core that has been there since I joined . . . it makes a big difference.”Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

When first he gave up on his dreams of playing for Munster and then put aside his aspirations of being a professional rugby player, Brian Hayes could (...)

Simon Zebo: scored his first competitive try for Racing but they still slumped to heavy home defeat to Clermont. Photograph:  Levan Verdzeuli/Getty Images

Simon Zebo scored his first competitive try for Racing 92 but it did little to prevent a disastrous 40-17 home loss to Clermont Auvergne yesterday. R(...)

Racing 92’s Argentine wing Juan Imhoff scores a try in the victory over RC Toulon in the French Top 14 game at the Mayol stadium in Toulon. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty

The Irish in Paris were the big winners in France on the opening weekend of the Top 14 with both Simon Zebo and Paul O’Connell enjoying big away wins (...)

Simon Zebo: will begin a new chapter in his career later this month with Racing 92 in the French Top 14 Championship. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On Saturday, August 25th two Irish players Simon Zebo and Paddy Jackson are scheduled to make their respective debuts in the opening round of fixtures(...)

Billy Holland: will be making his 14th European start in a row when he lines up against Racing 92 in Bordeaux. Photograh: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If at first you don’t succeed and all that. Time was when Billy Holland could scarcely get a look in, what with some fella called O’Connell on the sce(...)

Referee Romain Poite during the Six Nations match between Ireland and Italy last February at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Romain Poite has been appointed to referee Leinster’s European Champions Cup semi-final against the Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday week. I(...)

Mathieu Bastareaud gave an honest assessment of Toulon’s defeat to Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bastareaud says blame lies with Toulon Mathieu Bastareaud gave a very honest assessment in the wake of Toulon’s 20-19 defeat to Munster in the Champi(...)

Rassie Erasmus: ‘The performances they [Ospreys] have delivered this year at some stages were phenomenal – they were on fire.’ Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Ospreys’ form has deserted them with five defeats in their last six games, so much so that from leading the table they ultimately squeezed into th(...)

Donnacha Ryan has now almost certainly played his 47th and last match for Ireland, barring an extreme injury crisis in secondrow. Photograph: Morgan Treacy

The decision by the IRFU not to award Donnacha Ryan another international contract looks, at face value, to be an odd one. Ryan started both games aga(...)

Munster lock Dave Foley will join French club Pau next season. Photo: SImon King/Inpho

Munster lock Dave Foley will join French club Pau next season. The 28-year-old second row has made 84 Munster appearances since his debut in 2010. T(...)

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