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Ireland prop Tom Court was visiting his parents in Brisbane in 2013 when he was called up as a replacement for the Lions Tour in Australia. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There will be an expectation in Wales that representation in the Lions squad to tour South Africa this summer will reflect the 2021 Six Nations Champi(...)

Johnny  Sexton celebrates scoring a  try during the 2011 final against Northampton at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Whatever way you look at it, that was a special win, even by Leinster’s standards. To down the reigning European and English champions after falling 1(...)

Jacob Stockdale taking part in the Ireland captain’s run at the Aviva Stadium on Friday. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

In rugby bigger is better. Right? Not for Jacob Stockdale who has moved in the other direction after working things out when he was injured. Stockdale(...)

Josh Thomas celebrates scoring his  late try with Ospreys team-mates to secure victory over Leinster in the Pro 14 game at the RDS. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Leinster 19 Ospreys 24 Devin Toner equalled Gordon D’Arcy’s record of 261 appearances but the 34-year-old was unable to celebrate the occasion with a(...)

Devin Toner remains an important part of the Leinster squad. File photograph: Inpho

The milestone is within reach. One more appearance will see Devin Toner pull alongside Gordon D’Arcy (261) as the most capped rugby player in Leinster(...)

James Ryan is unbeaten in five matches against Scotland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Six Nations returns this weekend after a two-week hiatus, with the Championship approaching its final two rounds of fixtures. And it is Wales who(...)

Tadhg Furlong returns to Ireland’s starting XV against Italy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Six Nations resumes on Saturday after a fallow weekend, with the Championship picture starting to take shape as we head into the third round of fi(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty hasn’t played for Ireland since the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Jack Carty Age: 28. School: Marist College, Athlone. Club: Buccaneers. Carty, who also played soccer for the Republic of Ireland at under-15 level a(...)

Ireland’s Lynne Cantwell in action in the Women’s  Rugby World Cup Semi-Final against England at Stade Jean-Bouin, Paris, on August 13th, 2014. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

All too briefly The Irish Times had Lynne Cantwell as a columnist in 2014, when she was still one of the best centres in the world. In sports writing(...)

Veteran broadcaster Pat Kenny had the audacity to read Gordon D’Arcy’s column live on Newstalk last Thursday morning without crediting the media outle(...)

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