Greg Feek

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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(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell speaks to his players at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Lineout and maul Once an almost guaranteed source of possession and launch plays, and even – if not directly – of tries, Ireland’s lineout and catch(...)

The Ireland 10 Ross Byrne needs to have one eye on “the plan” and the other on what his gut tells him. Keep the forwards on the front foot and build pressure on the scoreboard. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell said he learned a lot about the players who played at Twickenham for the first time. Some of them became men, he said. Great to hear – a(...)

 Ireland coach Andy Farrell: ‘Players want information. They want feedback, they want to know the plan going forward together.’ Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Time was when Joe Schmidt’s Monday morning reviews assumed almost legendary status. Whether or not this became a tad overstated, or whether or not som(...)

Tadhg Furlong in action against Scotland during the Six Nations game against Scotland at the Aviva Stadium on February 1st. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

For players and coaches who have young families, being in lockdown has its pluses. And likewise for those from a farming background. Not a bad time at(...)

Strong sanctions – including cards – change behaviour, chat does not. That was very clear in England v Ireland, the scrums were a mess. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The scrum. Not an easy topic and my limbic-residing inner chimp is demanding that I flee from it. But here goes. Since professionalism, there’s littl(...)

Ireland scrum coach John Fogarty works with prop Andrew Porter during the captain’s run at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Andy Dunne is hardly a soothsayer. An adventurous outhalf during his nomadic career – Leinster, Harlequins, Bath, Leinster again and Connacht – he’s s(...)

John Fogarty will be part of the Lions coaching set-up in 2021. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Incoming Ireland scrum coach John Fogarty will tour South Africa in 2021 as part of Warren Gatland’s British and Irish Lions coaching set up. The ap(...)

England defence coach John Mitchell Mitchell was briefly Ireland’s forwards coach in 1997.  Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Such is the crossover in coaches among what remains a relatively small rugby world at the elite level, it is not unusual for some of them to come up a(...)

The Tokyo Tower lit up in the colours of the Brave Blossoms during the Rugby World Cup in Japan. Photograph:  Clive Rose/World Rugby via Getty Images

Hamacho is one of the sleepier pockets of Tokyo but it still houses arguably the city’s most exotic sight. Just a three minute walk from the train sta(...)

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