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Paddy Jackson has signed for Top14 side Perpignan after he had his Ulster contract revoked. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The continued unrest in Ulster rugby cannot calm until they fill the void left by Paddy Jackson as the 26-year-old begins the next part of his life in(...)

Ross Byrne: has made great strides during the past season with Leinster where he enjoyed ample game time at outhalf. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This Irish tour of Australia being something of dry run for the 2019 World Cup in Japan, the selections of John Cooney and Ross Byrne among the six ha(...)

One of the reasons Joey Carbery’s decision regarding his immediate future at provincial level has generated so much interest is that most rugby suppor(...)

Joey Carbery: Joe Schmidt is keen for him to be a starting outhalf in the Champions Cup next season as the World Cup looms. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Having seemingly rejected a loan move to Ulster, Joey Carbery is now being guided towards a one-season deal with Munster. Ireland coach Joe Schmidt i(...)

Jamie Heaslip lifts the Heineken Cup after the win over Leicester at Murrayfield in May 2009. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jamie Heaslip will walk on the pitch before Leinster v Saracens. “Mick Dawson told me this morning they are at just south of 50,000.” Imagine they b(...)

 Leinster’s Jonathan  Sexton  celebrates scoring a try with Shane Horgan during the 2011 Heineken Cup Final victory over Northampton Saints at the Millennium Stadium  in Cardiff, Wales. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Leinster’s Jonathan Sexton-inspired comeback in the 2011 Heineken Cup final, when the Irish province overturned a 16-point interval deficit against th(...)

Newcastle Falcons beat Northampton Saints at St James’ Park. Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty

Player welfare key part of success Jamie Heaslip and Johnny Sexton spoke last week on the importance of managing players and name checked England and(...)

Bristol head coach  Pat Lam said he expects some household names to come through Bristol’s academy in the next five to 10 years. Photograph:  Harry Trump/Getty Images

“Can you come here and do what you did in Connacht?” That was Pat Lam’s outline of what Bristol Rugby asked him to do when he confirmed his decision t(...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton, Jamie Heaslip and Keith Earls with Dan Biggar and Scott Williams of Wales in the Six Nations championship round 4 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff in  March 2017. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jonathan Davies: “I think it’s just ferocious, Paulie. You can hear the hits.” Paul O’Connell: “Absolutely, you can hear ’em, ya.” Davies: “The gasp(...)

Johnny Sexton in training ahead of Ireland’s Six Nations clash with France on Satuerday in Paris. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Small mercies, but Johnny Sexton can expect the Parisian treatment visited upon him in 2014 and 2016. No Mathieu Bastareaud. Suspended for a homophob(...)

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