Jaco Peyper

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CJ Stander wins a penalty for Ireland in their Six Nations win over Wales. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Necessity being the mother of invention, for the first time ever rugby has been forced to adopt its oft-mooted and much debated global calendar albeit(...)

New Zealand All Blacks’ Sonny Bill Williams is shown the red card by referee Jerome Garces during the second Lions Test in Wellington. Photo: Marty Melville/Getty Images

Highlight To put this in some kind of context, nobody beats the All Blacks, especially in New Zealand. Ireland had been there five times between 2002(...)

Referee Romain Poite explains to All Blacks captain Kieran Read his decision not to award a penalty in the closing stages   of the third Test against the Lions at Eden park in Auckland. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

There are 77 minutes, 54 seconds on the clock and, as the dogs in the street now know, it’s 15-all. Freeze-frame Beauden Barrett’s restart. Kieran Rea(...)

“If you let a let a player like Finn Russell take a couple of steps and throw 20 metre passes to guys like Hogg, Seymour, Maitland on the wings you are always going to be struggling.” Photograph:   Andy Buchanan/Getty Images

“There were times on the edges there when we just chased shadows,” said Rob Kearney. “We let Finn Russell play the game all day long, there wasn’t a s(...)

 Australia’s Bernard Foley  landed three of just six points conceded due to  Ireland penalties in recent Tests. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

Ireland’s discipline in the two Tests against New Zealand and one against Australia was remarkable by any yardstick. They conceded just 11 penalties o(...)

Ireland’s Devin Toner is dumped by Bernard Foley of Australia in the last few minutes at the Aviva Stadium. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The courage that the Ireland team demonstrated to eke out a win in the most unpromising of circumstances has applied a gloss rather than a matt finish(...)

George Clancy: part of a 12-member panel that will referee at Rugby World Cup 2015. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland’s George Clancy and John Lacey have been chosen as part of a 12-member panel that will referee at Rugby World Cup 2015. World Rugby also co(...)