Gerry Thornley

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Billy Vunipola of Saracens touches down to score his team’s second try during the Champions Cup Final match between Saracens and Leinster at St James’s Park last year. Photograph: Getty

Of all the games Leinster supporters wanted to attend, and of all the games Leinster wanted their supporters to fill the Aviva Stadium and be in full (...)

CJ Stander, Conor Murray, Keith Earls and RG Snyman speak during a Munster training session last week. Photo: Munster Rugby/Inpho

After the longest break comes the longest season, touch wood. Or, put another way, never mind the quality, just feel the quantity, as rugby’s various (...)

Dr Éanna Falvey: ‘In countries like New Zealand and Australia, they are probably reasonably close in getting back into competition, and certainly into training.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Dr Éanna Falvey, World Rugby’s chief medical officer, believes there will be competitive rugby before the end of the calendar year, most likely beginn(...)

Munster’s Joey Carbery is tackled by Andrew Porter of Leinster during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Thomond Park last December. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Guinness Pro14 chief executive Martin Anayi remains optimistic that a finale of sorts to the 2019-20 campaign can still be salvaged from the damage ca(...)

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(...)

Garry Ringrose’s departure had a major impact on Ireland’s attack against Scotland. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Attrition remains Farrell’s true enemy Four bodies per game. The rate of attrition for this Six Nations has been set. If Dave Kilcoyne and Caelan Dor(...)

Jonathon Sexton at the Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Reilly-Troy/Inpho

The pride and joy Johnny Sexton takes in captaining Ireland could hardly be more evident. For a player who has achieved almost everything possible in (...)

Dublin captain Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire Cup after the victory over Kerry in he All-Ireland SFC Final replay at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

And so this is 2019. And what have you done? Well, we’ve mostly gone to things, written about them and talked endless hours of guff on the back of th(...)

South Africa’s captain Siya Kolisi celebrates his side’s victory over Wales at International Stadium Yokohama. Photograph: Ashley Western/PA Wire

It’s impossible, from this juncture anyway, to ascertain the social significance of Siya Kolisi potentially captaining the Springboks to victory in ne(...)

Iain Henderson and James Ryan: will start together for the first time against New Zealand in the World Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Although the Chicago win was the one which finally made history, a few things made the Dublin win seem even better. Firstly, it was on home soil in fr(...)

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