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The Ireland and New Zealand encounters define the Joe Schmidt era.

Joe Schmidt’s decade in Ireland has yielded unprecedented success ever since Johnny Sexton orchestrated Leinster’s miracle revival against Northampton(...)

Connacht’s Bundee Aki skips past Jacob Stockdale of Ulster on his way to scoring his side’s second try during the Guinness Pro 14 game at the  Sportsground in  Galway. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Connacht 44 Ulster 16 What a win, what a night at the Galway Sportsground. Connacht had demonstrated improving form over the last two weeks, but no(...)

British and Irish Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray kicks the ball clear of danger during the Lions’ first Test match against the All Blacks. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters

Warren Gatland has publicly expressed his concern about the late hits on Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray by All Blacks players in the first Test, and wil(...)

Garry Ringrose during an Irish training session at Carton House this week, he retains the number 13 jersey for Friday night’s trip to Cardiff. Photograph: Inpho

In Cardiff two years ago Wayne Barnes whistled Ireland off the pitch as Leigh Halfpenny kicked Wales into a 12-0 lead that, ultimately, proved the und(...)

There are a few selection conundrums for Ireland coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Prospects A very good November series provides momentum, the injury portfolio is reasonable, and France and England have to come to Dublin so there(...)

Les Kiss: “If Clermont win they’re in charge of everything and then we’re pretty low in the points to be able to get one of those second-place spots.” Photograph: Jonathan Porter/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster v Clermont, Kingspan Stadium (1.0, live on Sky Sports) It’s just as well rugby matches aren’t played on paper because the statistical minuti(...)

Ulster: “Capable of completing a historic clean sweep of Irish away wins”. Paddy Jackson and Craig Gilroy training in Belfast. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Inpho/Presseye

Ulster arrive in Swansea on the back of a handsome win over Leinster last Saturday, their third successive victory. However they are facing a trick(...)

Ian Madigan has been dropped for Leinster’s must win Pro 12 game against Ulster at Ravenhill. Photograph: Inpho

In what could be seen as a boost to Gordon D’Arcy’s hopes of making Ireland’s World Cup squad,  Leinster coach Matt O’Connor has taken the dec(...)

Tommy Bowe goes over for his first of two scores during Ulster’s 27-20 win over Connacht at the Sportsground. Photograph: Inpho

Connacht 20 Ulster 27In a game of seven tries, Ulster took the spoils to maintain their push for the Guinness Pro 12 title, while Connacht had to cont(...)

Jordi Murphy comes in to replace Jamie Heaslip for Sunday’s Six Nations fixture against England. Photograph: INPHO

Ireland must be a three-dimensional team to defeat England, said Joe Schmidt, as he contested the assertion that his game plan is “boring, one dimensi(...)

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