Greg Mcgrath

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Robbie Henshaw: the form he delivered for the Lions could imbue him with the confidence to further underline his world-class status. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Prospects For all the disappointment of their Heineken Champions Cup semi-final defeat against La Rochelle last May, reaching that stage after that q(...)

Abraham Papali’i: the 28-year-old Aucklander’s ball-carrying could prove a potent weapon for Connacht. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Prospects Realistically, this looks like being a tough season for Connacht. In addition to a radical overhaul of the coaching ticket, Andy Friend ha(...)

 Lansdowne jerseys laid out  on hangers under the   canopy  with the canvas awning as the club returns to  action against Wanderers in the Leinster Senior Cup. Gear bags are scattered beneath.

A couple of minutes after six o’clock in the evening the car park at Merrion Road was almost full, that in itself the first anomaly on this match day.(...)

Gavin Coombes has been named as Munster’s men’s player of the year in a season in which he  scored 15 tries in 22 appearances. Photograph: Luca Sighinolfi/Inpho

Gavin Coombes has been named Munster men’s player of the year for 2020/21, thereby becoming the youngest winner of the award at the age of 23. This f(...)

 Connacht’s Peter Sullivan and Leinster’s Johnny Sexton  during the Pro14 clash at the RDS where Leinster slumped to a surprising home defeat. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Leinster backs coach Felipe Contepomi explained that “we’ll be as strong as we can” when asked whether there would be any selection constraints becaus(...)

Connacht’s Jack Carty scores a try during the Pro14 win over Leinster. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 24 Connacht 35 The nature and context of the victory would have provided enough justification to celebrate raucously at the final whistle, a(...)

Lansdowne’s Alan Peter Beirne scores a try. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Cork Constitution 12 Lansdowne 32 Three tries in the third quarter propelled Lansdowne to a long-awaited Ulster Bank Bateman Cup title - the club’s (...)

Ireland’s Jonny Stewart watches the scrum in their defeat to New Zealand during their World Rugby U20 Championship Pool B clash. Photo: Archil Gegenava/Inpho

New Zealand Under-20 69 Ireland Under-20 3 The anticipated mismatch materialised in what was a painful afternoon for a young Ireland side at the Jun(...)

Ireland’s Gavin Mullin in action against Scotland at the AIA Arena, Kutaisi, Georgia. Photograph: Achi Gegenava/Inpho

Scotland Under-20 32 Ireland Under-20 28 Ireland were flattered by the final margin of defeat as Scotland played a superior brand of rugby, scoring (...)

 Ireland head coach Nigel Carolan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Defeat to Wales last weekend may have cost the Ireland Under-20s any chance of the title, but as with their senior counterparts there will be more tha(...)

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