Jacob Stockdale

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Jonthan Sexton recieves medical treatment after sustaining an injury during the Six Nations match between Scotland and Ireland at Murrayfield. Photo: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Johnny Sexton is expected to start ahead of Joey Carbery at outhalf against Italy in Rome this Sunday. “With all these games it is about getting the (...)

Quinn Roux lead the way in clearouts for Ireland against Scotland. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

‘Look, I just need to do my job and I know that my coach and my team have respect for me, and if I do well that I’ll keep on being selected. So that’s(...)

 Chris Ashton kicks through for England’s third try  against France  on Sunday. Photograph:  Warren Little/Getty Images

Every once in a while an international rugby tournament will unearth a new tactic, or at any rate, a rehashing of an old one. Think back to the 2007 W(...)

 Leinster coach Stuart Lancaster: “The way the game played out I think England deserved it in the end.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Watching England’s victory over Ireland at the Aviva stadium, Stuart Lancaster tempered any emotional investment in the outcome by seeking refuge in t(...)

Referee Nigel Owens speaks to French players Guilhem Guirado and Arthur Iturria in Twickenham. Photograph: EPA

Less leading to more mistakes from officials A pre-tournament directive from World Rugby to reduce the role of the TMO has led to more errors being m(...)

 Ireland’s Conor Murray in action against Scotland. Photograph: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

No hurry for Murray The Conor Murray problem is exacerbated by the fact it is Conor Murray. When a scrumhalf suffers a dip in form – like Aaron Smith(...)

 Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony on the ball  during the Six Nations match against Scotland  at Murrayfield. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

Peter O’Mahony was man-of-the-match in a crucial game low on skill but high, very high, on mentality. Had Ireland lost this game it would have been a (...)

Ireland’s Jonny Sexton lies injured against Scotland during the Six Nations match at Murrayfield. Photo: Graham Stuart/PA Wire

Clarity was needed around the Johnny Sexton injuries, which ended his involved on 24 minutes of this otherwise routine victory at Murrayfield, when Ir(...)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony gets ready to go past Scotland’s Simon Berghan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

15. Rob Kearney - Positional masterclass makes him undroppable, but the resident Ireland fullback for over 10 years infuriatingly refuses to pass on t(...)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony during the captain’s run at Murrayfield, Scotland. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Scotland v Ireland, Murrayfield, 2.15 - Live on Virgin Media One and BBC One  A blustery Friday in Edinburgh. Yet it really was the calm before (...)

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