Gregor Townsend

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Former Wales international Ieuan Evans picks out Munster during the Champions Cup draw at  Chateau de Neuchâtel in Switzerland. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

It’s a case of familiar faces and foes following the EPCR Champions Cup and Challenge Cup draws for next season that took place in Neuchatel, Switzerl(...)

Conor Murray makes a break during the Guinness Pro 12 final against Scarlets at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster will never forget this season. It was and will forever be defined by the sudden and premature passing of Anthony Foley on the morning of their(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt poses during the Rugby World Cup 2019 pool draw in Kyoto, Japan. Photograph: Reuters

Ireland and Scotland were pooled together in Pool A at Wednesday’s Rugby World Cup 2019 draw, with Japan also in their section. Ireland will be favou(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt with Japan’s head coach Jamie Joseph  and Scott Johnson, the performance director of Scotland, at the Rugby World Cup 2019 pool draw  in Kyoto. Photograph: Dave Rogers/AFP/Getty Images

Scotland, Japan . . . Jamie Heaslip punched the air after seeing Ireland’s initial opponents come the 2019 World Cup. “We are happy with it,” said (...)

 Robbie Diack in action during Ulster’s costly defeat to  Ospreys  at the Liberty Stadium. Photograph: Simon King/Camerasport/Inpho

It always seemed too contrived and flawed a strategy to keep a full schedule of six derbies for the 22nd and last round of the Guinness Pro12. Why r(...)

Mike Ross: announced his retirement this week but will feature in the Leinster team to host Glasgow Warriors.  Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Leinster v Glasgow Warriors, RDS (7.35, live on TG4) There are a number of milestones that lend a greater poignancy than otherwise would have been th(...)

Ireland international  Jared Payne was one of the surprise inclusions. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

When Warren Gatland and his fellow Lions coaches finally sat down and went through the 41 players they’d settled upon after a final selection meeting (...)

James Cronin scores for Munster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 10 Glasgow 7 Munster’s hopes of a home semi-final in the Pro12 remain firmly on course after they survived a late rally from a Glasgow Warri(...)

Munster's CJ Stander is a long way ahead of anyone else in the Champions Cup in terms of carries made. Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

The focal point of this week’s column is the attacking philosophies and patterns of the respective teams in the Champions Cup quarter-finals this week(...)

 Ruan Pienaar runs in for a try during Ulster’s Guinness Pro 12 game against Glasgow at Kingspan Stadium. Photograph:  Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster 37 Glasgow 17 Whether Ulster can ultimately do enough to snatch themselves a top four finish is still very much a work in progress, but there (...)

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