Ian Henderson

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Ulster captain Iain Henderson is tackled by Tim Visser. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Harlequins 5 Ulster 17 In the midst of a blizzard Harlequins’ European hopes were blown away. They were outthought and outfought by an Ulster side wh(...)

Ireland scrumhalf Conor Murray in action against Argentina. “In the opening half Los Pumas didn’t engage the breakdown, affording Ireland total comfort in possession.”  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

I’m not overly focused on the detail of Ireland’s victory over Argentina, but instead the detail of the autumn series. Firstly and possibly the great(...)

James Ryan and Iain Henderson form a an interesting second row partnership for Ireland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Can we give meaning to tomorrow’s clash of old, old adversaries? A whole new Irish team back in play after two autumn victories; eight with single f(...)

Bundee Aki during Ireland squad training at Carton House in Co Kildare. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“Security isn’t a dirty word, Blackadder. Crevice is a dirty word, but security isn’t”. General Sir Anthony Hogmany C Melcett may be batty but at leas(...)

Asking the right questions: Peter O’Mahony competing in the lineout. Photograph:  Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

I asked on Friday about England’s confidence and Ireland’s perception of same. England won nine lineouts when thrashing Scotland. But what would happe(...)

Jared Payne could prove a wonderful foil to Sexton by running rewind lines in a second playmaker role. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

With Conor Murray out, I wonder what impact Johnny Sexton’s injured season is having on the team. He is crucial, and clearly the best outhalf, but I’v(...)

I do expect a subtler performance from Jack McGrath in managing Rabah Slimani. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

So Leinster’s superb win last Friday put paid to my musings regarding playing Josh van der Flier against France. Mind you, van der Flier could be r(...)

Munster’s Jaco Taute scores their third try against Leicester last weekend. Photo: Dan Sherida/Inpho

Irish rugby in December 2016 feels like a harmonious ecosystem. It certainly looks that way from recent results. Everyone, from players to coaches,(...)

Seán O’Brien and Peter O’Mahony could have a big impact against the All Blacks if they are introduced from the bench. Photograph: Marcus Sheridan/Inpho

O Captain! My Captain! – Walt Whitman’s iconic poem about the untimely demise of American president Abraham Lincoln comes to mind. Oh Captain! My Cap(...)

Connacht Tom McCartney and Bundee Aki at squad training. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Lest we forget Leinster’s perennial challenge was how to win. At times this season, they have forgotten those ways, but not so in the RDS last Saturda(...)

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