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Billy Burns is seen during Ireland rugby squad training at the IRFU High Performance Centre, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The organisers of the hybrid Autumn Nations Cup may not have quite the intriguing finale to the group stages they would have wanted, nor indeed much i(...)

Geordan Murphy has left his role with Leicester Tigers, ending a 23-year association with the club. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Geordan Murphy has left his role as Leicester director of rugby with immediate effect a year before his contract was due to expire. Murphy’s departur(...)

Italy’s Martin Castrogiovanni in action against Ireland in 2015. Photo: Matteo Ciambelli/Inpho

Martin Castrogiovanni no longer has to negotiate with a life dominated by rugby. It’s been that way since he won the last of 119 caps for Italy in a S(...)

Wales’ scrumhalf  Mike Phillips celebrates as a dejected Paul O’Connell, Mike Ross and Cian Healy of Ireland look on at the final whistle of the 2011 Rugby World Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Eventually you make a pact with yourself. Enough of these dazed walks up Jones’ Road as the light declines. Sam Maguire winters in Kerry or Ulster. I(...)

Leicester Tigers director of rugby, Geordan Murphy. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty

Geordan Murphy was a few days into life as Leicester Tigers Director of Rugby when a pandemic-inspired nightmare visited the club. Manu Tuilagi is a (...)

Former Leinster player Noel Reid has joined Agen on a two-year deal. Photograph:  Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

Traditionally Irish players have been willing to travel abroad in search of a career in professional rugby when denied options at home but the financi(...)

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 (...)

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