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Munster head coach Johann van Graan has extended his deal with the province. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster head coach Johann van Graan has extended his contract for a further two years, and will remain with the province until June 2022. Leaving hi(...)

Jacob Stockdale leads the way  for Ireland with 10 tries, including this one against England in this year’s Six Nations.  Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

It’s been an annus mirabilis for Irish rugby, Leinster winning a Champions Cup and Guinness Pro14 double, while the national team produced a Six Natio(...)

Andrew Conway: “If you are playing wing and fullback and chopping and changing each week then it’s on me or whoever is doing that job to do it seamlessly.” Photograph: Dan Sheridan

Hard work without talent can often come up short in terms of reaping reward. But talent without hard work invites a more damning judgement. Sometim(...)

Johann van Graan on latest recruit,  Nick McCarthy. “I think he is a brilliant young player. He was captain of the Ireland U-20s . . I like his passing game a lot and I like his running game.”  Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Munster are not directly targeting Leinster’s players according to Johann van Graan, but he insists they will not be put off signing the province’s ne(...)

Conor Murray at the Ireland Rugby press conference in Queensland on Tuesday. Ireland play the first of three test matches against Australia on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Away from the gnashing of teeth in both the media and social media over Joey Carbery’s almost anguished decision to relocate to Munster, there was alw(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo is tackled by  Leinster’s Rhys Ruddock as  Tadgh Furlong closes in during Saturday’s  Guinness Pro14 semi-final at the RDS.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA

At face value, Munster’s season looks like a case of the same ol’ same old. Where last season it was a semi-final defeat followed by one in a final, t(...)

Simon Zebo: in 38 minutes he  had more touches on the ball than Andrew Conway and Keith Earls each had in 80 minutes. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ultimately they were two relatively anti-climactic semi-finals, but anyone associated with Leinster and Racing won’t be bothered about that. Leinster(...)

Sam Arnold: “I might not have the Irish accent but I would do absolutely everything if I did get the opportunity to wear the jersey.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Much like the bread shelves in the supermarkets these past few days, Ireland’s midfield cupboard is looking increasingly bare, but Joe Schmidt is cont(...)

Ireland’s  Chris Farrell is tackled by Ben Volavola of Fiji during his international debut last  autumn. Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In the 2010-11 Ulster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final replay between Methody College and Campbell College in the former’s grounds at Pirrie Park, Met(...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls  is tackled by France’s  Henry Chavancy  and Geoffrey Palis at  the Stade de France. “It’s a crazy game. It does strange things to you. ” Photograph: Voan Valat/EPA

No less than Johnny Sexton, now Keith Earls will always have Paris, February 3rd, 2018. Having been sidelined for the entirety of Ireland’s 2013-14 a(...)

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