George Smith

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 Wales’ George North celebrates scoring their third try against France at the Stade de France earlier this month. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

“It does not get any bigger than this” is a catchphrase of a television programme for aspirational cooks, but it will do at the Principality Stadium o(...)

  Ireland’s players form a guard of honour for New Zealand at the end of the match. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Warning to offshore Kiwis: return home predicting a New Zealand loss at your peril. Definitely don’t do it on national television. The grief! Before(...)

 Leinster coach Leo Cullen:  “There will be guys disappointed that they’re not going to be involved next week and that is the way we want it.” Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

As much as anything this latest instalment in this auld rivalry was a reminder that Leinster simply remain spoilt for choice. The champions could make(...)

Biochemical engineer Frances  Arnold in Pasadena, California, US. Arnold won half of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry. Photograph: CalTech/EPA

Two Americans and a Briton won the 2018 Nobel Prize for Chemistry on Wednesday for harnessing the power of evolution to produce novel proteins used i(...)

Leicester’s Will Spencer was sent off for this high tackle on Wasps’  Tommy Taylor and has been suspended for four weeks. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Leicester interim-head coach Geordan Murphy believes Will Spencer’s red card might emerge as a watershed moment in the sport’s drive to eradicate dang(...)

Pat Lam’s Bristol have spent heavily as they bid to retain their top-flight status following last season’s promotion. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bristol’s first season back in the Premiership is likely to have a significant bearing on whether the top flight is ring-fenced, according to the Engl(...)

Isa Nacewa slips the tackle from Richard Wigglesworth of Saracens during the Champions Cup quarter-final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

When it comes to naming Leinster’s best overseas signing, it says everything about Isa Nacewa’s impact at his adopted home that there really is no deb(...)

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Armchairs Best in Class 1 This Arco seat by Spanish brand Masquespacio features tubular steel in a much more fun way that its very serious Bauhaus or(...)

 The Hodges Figgis shop on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Hodges Figgis closed down for four hours in 1995. It was to allow for the legal transfer of ownership from UK company Pentos to new owners Thorn EMI, (...)

Louis Picamoles and Johnny Sexton wil meet again when Leinster take on Nortahmpton in Pool 4 of the Champions Cup. Photograph:   Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)

There is no obvious ‘Pool of Death’, but the four Irish provinces face a tall order to qualify It is four years since Leinster won the then Heineke(...)

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