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Wales captain  Gareth Thomas is tackled by Lionel Beauxis  and Dimitri Szarzewski of France during a Test match    at the Millennium Stadium  in Cardiff. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Gareth Thomas came clad in pink for his first game as an openly gay rugby player. As did his Cardiff team-mates. “They must have known you were maki(...)

Minister for Sport Shane Ross: “We want to see every citizen engaging regularly in some form of sport and physical activity, irrespective of their age, economic or social circumstances, their ethnic background or their physical capabilities.”Photograph: Getty Images

Irish sports clubs are too Irish-born* and too unwelcoming to people with disabilities, older people and people from poorer backgrounds, a major confe(...)

Saracens’ Billy Vunipola is confronted by a Munster fan after his side’s victory in the Champions Cup semi-final at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The views expressed by Israel Folau and Billy Vunipola do not represent the rugby community, our ethos, ethics or values. They are not us. Rugby’s on(...)

Israel Folau: he will  have the opportunity to put his case forward at a code of conduct hearing with Rugby Australia on May 4th. Photograph:  EPA/Jan Touzeau

Wallabies’ director of rugby Scott Johnson has backed the hardline stance taken by Rugby Australia over Israel Folau’s controversial social media post(...)

Billy Vunipola celebrates Saracens’ victory over Munster in Coventry. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

A great weekend for Saracens, a deeply damaging one for rugby BT Sport brand themselves “the heart of sport”. They are certainly not the moral compas(...)

Wow Air in better times.

Some of the six Irish lenders under investigation by the Central Bank in relation to the State’s €1 billion tracker mortgage scandal can expect to rec(...)

“People used to come from society to the workplace and had to hide who they were. Increasingly they now feel safer in the workplace than they do in society,” says Gareth Thomas

If someone was ever in a good position to discuss toxic masculinity and how it can affect every aspect of your life, including work, it must be Gareth(...)

Warren Gatland has been able to name captain Sam Warburton in his starting XV for Saturday’s game against New Zealand. Photograph: Reuters

Wales captain Sam Warburton has recovered from a shoulder injury and will lead his country in Saturday’s first Test against world champions New Zealan(...)

Pat Lam has made four changes to his Connacht side for Saturday’s visit of the Ospreys. Photograph: Inpho

Pat Lam has made four changes to his Connacht side for Saturday’s Pro 12 clash with the Ospreys. With the teams below them not playing until Sunday, (...)

“It’s a day for boot, bite and bollock,” said Ronan O’Gara on the RTÉ panel. Photograph: Anthony Wallace /AFP/Getty Images

For youngsters, John F Kennedy is the man who promotes wind energy on the telly, but for the rest of us he’s the fella who foresaw how many would feel(...)

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