Declan Kidney

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Ireland prop Tom Court was visiting his parents in Brisbane in 2013 when he was called up as a replacement for the Lions Tour in Australia. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There will be an expectation in Wales that representation in the Lions squad to tour South Africa this summer will reflect the 2021 Six Nations Champi(...)

Simon Zebo in action for Racing 92 in the Champions Cup earlier this month. Photograph: Getty Images

Munster and the IRFU have confirmed that Simon Zebo has signed a one-year contract to return to play with the province for the 2021/22 season. This c(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell has been part of the negotiation process with the seven players whose IRFU central contracts expired this summer. File photograph: PA

Different time, different head coach, wildly contrasting results. For numerous reasons. Beating Scotland and England would fatten up statistics that (...)

Devin Toner remains an important part of the Leinster squad. File photograph: Inpho

The milestone is within reach. One more appearance will see Devin Toner pull alongside Gordon D’Arcy (261) as the most capped rugby player in Leinster(...)

James Ryan in action during the Ireland training session at the IRFU High Performance Centre in  Blanchardstown. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The spectre of concussions has haunted this year’s Six Nations, with a sobering number of players suffering head injuries and requiring HIA’s during t(...)

Heathcliff was a good-looking dude who could be a bit of a dick, especially when it came to women

Johnny is having difficulty throwing the ball off his left hand. He’s not putting enough spin on it to give it, like, distance and accuracy. I knock o(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty hasn’t played for Ireland since the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Jack Carty Age: 28. School: Marist College, Athlone. Club: Buccaneers. Carty, who also played soccer for the Republic of Ireland at under-15 level a(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell will pick the strongest team available to him against Italy. File photograph: Inpho

Although there have apparently been some encouraging test results regarding the well-being of Caelan Doris since he returned to Leinster, Andy Farrell(...)

France’s Gregory Alldritt is tackled by Billy Burns of Ireland during the Six Nations game at the Aviva Stadium. photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

France are growing before our eyes but Ireland assisted the process. Ending a 10-year winless streak in Dublin removes another millstone from around t(...)

France’s Mohamed Haouas receives an offload from Gregory Alldritt during the Six Nations game against Ireland at the Avivs Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Just over 10 minutes into last Sunday’s game at the Aviva Stadium, after one of innumerable strong carries by Gregory Alldritt, his fellow backrower A(...)

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