Jack Conan

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 Johnny Sexton during the 25-7 defeat at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photo:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Wales 25 Ireland 7 Wales kept their best for last and, in truth, Ireland reserved their worst. Securing a Grand Slam, and almost pulling up, against (...)

A dejected France’s Demba Bamba after the Six Nations game against Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The carnage continued over the weekend and we are now almost becoming immune to it. Already suffering something of an injury crisis, including the in(...)

Jack Conan and Guilhem Guirado in action during Ireland’s win over France at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Yes, but is it good enough to beat Wales? The glass half full. Again. The fans happy to drink from it. Again. But as Joe Schmidt observed, Wales are “(...)

Jonathan Sexton celebrates scoring Ireland's second try of the game with Jordan Larmour, Garry Ringrose and Conor Murray. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Crisis, what crisis? Ireland may not ultimately retain their Guinness Six Nations title, but they found much of what they were looking for in Sunday’s(...)

Ireland’s wing, Keith Earls,  runs in their fourth try during the Six Nations international rugby union match between Ireland and France at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Damien Meyer/AFP

The old adage that “forwards win matches and backs decide by how match” might have left Ireland’s pack feeling a little shortchanged if they cared to (...)

Ireland’s Keith Earls celebrates his try with CJ Stander and Conor Murray during the Six Nations clash against France. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 26 France 14 With France having found their mojo last time out against Scotland, Ireland put that result in perspective by also finding their(...)

Jordan Larmour of Ireland in action during the Six Nations win over France. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Being a creative artist amid such regimented and structural excellence cannot be easy. On the hour mark, with spoils divvied and the holy trinity of (...)

Sean O’Brien: It’s hard to think of him ever being omitted out of choice by either Schmidt or Declan Kidney since establishing himself as a regular in the Irish team in  2011. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Seán O’Brien has seemingly been omitted from the Irish match-day 23 for Sunday’s penultimate Six Nations meeting with France at the Aviva Stadium (kic(...)

Brett Gosper has promised the Pacific Islanders would not be “shut out”  of any World League creation. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Hold Goschot to account This time, Brett Gosper must be held to account for what he says. In May 2016 the chief executive emerged from a World Rugby (...)

Wales’  Corey Hill, who scored a try  against England. Photograph:Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Six Nations championship mid-term report card highlights Wales as the star pupils, unbeaten three-fifths of the way through the tournament and the(...)

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