Ian Mckinley

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Jordan Larmour scores Ireland’s  fourth try during the match against Italy in Chicago. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 54 Italy 7 Italian job done yet again. It may have taken a while but as so often happens in modern rugby the superior team reaps its rewards (...)

Ian McKinley in action for Treviso against Cardiff Blues. “I’m  an international rugby player now. No-one can ever take that away.”  Photograph: Ashley Crowden/Inpho

Since his early teens he dreamed of lining up in front of the Irish flag, listening to Ireland's Call before representing his country in the sport he (...)

Joey Carbery gets in some kicking practice durin Ireland’s captain’s run at Soldier Field, Chicago on Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland v Italy, Soldier Field, Chicago. On TV: Live on eirSport. Kick-off: 3pm local time/8pm Irish. Ireland return to the scene of, arguably, their(...)

 Owen Farrell in action for Saracens in their Champions Cup match at Allianz Park, London, on October 20th. Photograph:   Steven Paston/PA Wire

Enough is enough Is this the moment rugby finally eats itself? The dinner table has certainly been set. Recently, information leaked from Saracens t(...)

Joey Carbery and Kieran Marmion will look forward to gaining valuable international game time in their respective positions over the next month. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

When World Rugby’s vice-chairman Agustin Pichot and CEO Brett Gosper recently described non-tournament Tests as “friendlies”, it was a decidedly disin(...)

Ian McKinley is in line to play for Italy against Ireland at Soldier Field in Chicago after being named on the replacements bench. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Former Leinster player Ian McKinley is in line to play against Ireland for Italy after he was named on the bench for Saturday week’s match at Soldier (...)

Italy coach Conor O’Shea at the team base at Radisson St Helen, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

La vita non è sempre bella. Life is not always beautiful. Not yet for Italian rugby, and not this weekend for Ian McKinley as the homecoming is abando(...)

Italy’s Ian McKinley is not in Conor O’Shea’s squad. Photograph: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Italy coach Conor O’Shea has admitted he had to stop himself from picking Ian McKinley to face Ireland purely to create a “romantic story”. Dublin-bo(...)

Conor O’Shea: 'I believe you can win any game at any time. It doesn’t matter what sport, because it’s two teams.' Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty

Once again Italy appear to have drawn the short straw. First up they face England in Rome next Sunday, before just a six-day turnaround before playing(...)

Italy head coach Conor O’Shea will be hoping for his team cause a few upsets this year. Photo: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images

Italy You Bet: Winner 500/1, Grand Slam 2,500/1 Form: LLWLLLL Last Year: Sixth The current form of the competition’s traditional whipping boys doe(...)

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