Jacob Stockdale

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Joe Schmidt’s Ireland are second favourites a year out from the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Like a US presidential election when the campaigning starts pretty much as soon as the previous winner is inaugurated, the countdown toward the 2019 R(...)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony and Tadhg Beirne celebrate   after beating Australia in the third Test at Allianz Stadium, Sydney in June. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In the bowels of Sydney’s Allianz Stadium on June 23rd, the cheers had barely died down on Ireland’s come-from-behind series win in Australia to cap t(...)

Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale will miss the start of the Pro14 season with a hamstring strain. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland wing Jacob Stockdale will miss Ulster’s opening Guinness Pro14 games next month due to a hamstring injury. The 22-year-old, who scored a Six (...)

 The Ireland team sing the national anthem during the third Test at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

What a season for Irish rugby. A third Grand Slam as well as a Triple Crown, a November clean sweep, Leinster’s European Champions Cup and Guinness Pr(...)

 Ireland players celebrating after  CJ Stander  scores a try against Australia.   Photograph: Craig Golding/Reuters

Australia 16 Ireland 20 There was a time was when Ireland would put up the good fight but generally have their tummies tickled and yet fill the groun(...)

Peter O’Mahony holding aloft the trophy  after Ireland won the test series against Australia in Sydney. Photograph: Reuters

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland have enjoyed a remarkable season, stockpiling a Triple Crown, Grand Slam, Six Nations Championship and a 2-1 series victory over(...)

A security guard loses his trousers as he chases down a pitch invader after Ireland’s win over Australia at the Allianz Stadium in Sydney. Photograph: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images

Some are analysts. Some are commentators. It is not difficult to tell the difference between the two. “Still young enough to sleep with the lights on(...)

Ireland’s  Tadhg Furlong evades the tackle of  Australia’s Izack Rodda during the third Test in Sydney. Photograph:   Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images

A slightly drained looking Joe Schmidt admitted that the last few minutes of Ireland’s white-knuckle ride to a 20-16 third Test win, and with it a fir(...)

 Tadhg Furlong of Ireland makes a break during the  win in Sydney. Photograph: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images

Rob Kearney Brave and dependable. Contested high balls well. Appeared a little hesitant getting across for the Koroibete try. Rating: 5 Keith Earls (...)

Israel Folau takes out Peter O’Mahony in Sydney, earning himself a yellow card. Photograph: Stuart Walmsley/Photosport/Inpho

Australia 16 Ireland 20 So, Irish rugby’s greatest season ever ends in the grandest of manners. A come-from-behind series win in Australia, the first(...)

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