Gerry Thornley

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Ian Keatley: Munster outhalf is the product of  Belvedere College, UCD and the  Leinster academy and also played for  Connacht. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When Leinster completed the sleeves-rolled-up win in Sandy Park last Sunday which reaffirmed their status as European Champions Cup contenders, 18 of (...)

Leinster’s Luke McGrath dives over for a try that was later disallowed against the Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park.    Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster completed an epic weekend for the Irish in Europe, a fourth win out of four for the provinces and their own third from three, to keep the Eng(...)

Adam Byrne during an Irish training session at Carton House, Kildare. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A hamstring injury to Robbie Henshaw sees Chris Farrell come in for a second cap alongside Bundee Aki in the new look Ireland midfield to face Argenti(...)

After a process that started in 2013, Ireland’s hopes of hosting the Rugby World Cup in 2023 boil down to today’s vote of the World Rugby Council at K(...)

Munster’s Chris Farrell offloads as he is tackled by Leinster ’s Josh van der Flier and Robbie Henshaw at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Leinster 23 Munster 17 For a team that never led and rarely threatened to do so, Munster could nonetheless take plenty from this game and certainly, (...)

Leinster captain Isa Nacewa suffered a calf strain in Leinster’s defeat in South Africa to the Cheetahs. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster have something of a midfield injury crisis heading into the first defining period of their season. Compounding the long-term absence of Garr(...)

Johann van Graan will take over as Munster’s new Director of Rugby. Photo: Getty Images

The Springboks’ assistant coach Johann van Graan will succeed Rassie Erasmus as the Munster Director of Rugby. The Irish Times has learned that van Gr(...)

 British and Irish Lions forward Tadhg Furlong in action during the final Test which ended in a 15-15 draw at Eden Park in Auckland. Photograph: Nigel Marple/Reuters

As has been mentioned in despatches, Brian O’Driscoll and Paul O’Connell among a host of others, and not only from Ireland, never had that winning fee(...)

Ronan O’Gara was given a tough time by the New Zealand media during the last tour in 2005. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

If the All Blacks and their coach Steve Hansen appear to have grown real respect for the touring Lions, the same cannot be said for parts of the New Z(...)

 Sonny Bill Williams shoulder charges Anthony Watson  to earn a red card in the first half. Photo: Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images

New Zealand 21 British & Irish Lions 24 We have a test series. It’s for days, occasions and most of all games like this that millions love rugby (...)

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