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Geordan Murphy has been named Leicester Tigers director of rugby. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leicester have announced Steve Borthwick will take up his position as head coach on July 1st with Geordan Murphy moving up to the role of director of (...)

 Ireland’s Tommy Bowe celebrates as he scores the late match-winning try against England at Twickenham in 2010. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Twickenham will never change for me. Strolling up to RFU headquarters on Sunday I know the same uncomfortable feeling will creep to the surface. You (...)

Michael Kiernan scores a drop goal to win the Triple Crown for Ireland in their match against England at Lansdowne Road in 1985. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Grand Slams went beyond the consciousness of children in the 1980s – unseen heroics by Karl Mullen and Jack Kyle – but Triple Crowns were known artefa(...)

England coach Steve Borthwick will join Leicester Tigers as head coach ‘at the end of his international commitments’. Photograph: PA

Leicester have announced Steve Borthwick is to become their head coach at the end of the season with Geordan Murphy moving to the role of director of (...)

Ireland’s Andy Farrell at   training in Tokyo during the Rugby World Cup. His  first match as Ireland’s head coach is a Six Nations Championship game against Scotland at the Aviva stadium on  February, 1st. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell’s 45-man squad, his first as the new Ireland coach in succeeding Joe Schmidt, offers a selection of the old and the new, many borrowed fr(...)

 Ian Madigan: has slipped down the pecking order at  Bristol Rugby and looks set to be moving on again next summer. Photo by Harry Trump/Getty Images

Turns out the grass isn’t always greener. Bundee Ali and Kiernan Marmion appear to agree by rejecting lucrative moves abroad when re-signing last week(...)

Joey Carbery during the captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium ahead of Ireland’s first World Cup warm-up match against Italy. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland v Italy, Aviva Stadium, Saturday, 2pm (Live on RTÉ 2 and Channel 4) If it looks, swims and quacks like a trial, then it probably is a trial. (...)

 Johnny Sexton claps England’s Owen Farrell off the pitch following the home defeat in the Six Nations which inflicted significant psychological damage on Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Rugby Championship is making for somewhat uncomfortable viewing from this side of the global spectrum. Having provided all four semi-finalists at (...)

 Leicester head coach Geordan Murphy has received a three-match coaching ban  after he admitted verbally abusing a match official. Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

Leicester head coach Geordan Murphy has received a three-match coaching ban and been fined £1,500 (€1,700) after he admitted verbally abusing a match (...)

 Danny Cipriani poses with the Premiership Rugby Player of the Season trophy at Kingsholm Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images for Premiership Rugby

Danny Cipriani has been named the Premiership’s player of the season in further recognition of an outstanding first campaign with Gloucester which he (...)

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