James Hook

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Ireland prop Tom Court was visiting his parents in Brisbane in 2013 when he was called up as a replacement for the Lions Tour in Australia. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There will be an expectation in Wales that representation in the Lions squad to tour South Africa this summer will reflect the 2021 Six Nations Champi(...)

England celebrate their success in last autumn’s  Nations Cup at  Twickenham Stadium, London. They are favourites, at around even money, to retain their Six Nations trophy. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Inpho

Ireland finished third in the last two editions of the Six Nations, the same again in the Autumn Nations Cup and, accordingly, are third favourites go(...)

Connacht’s Peter Robb celebrates scoring his teams second try of the game. Photograph: Ryan Hiscott/Inpho

Ospreys 10 Connacht 20 Connacht maintained their winning momentum when grabbing a hard-earned win against the Ospreys at Liberty Stadium on Saturday (...)

Tom Farrell and Stephen Fitzgerald with teammates at  Connacht’s squad training session at  Sportsground, Galway. Photograph: James Crisbie/Inpho

Three points separate the combatants in Conference A so the implications are significant for the team that manages to eke out a victory in Galway. M(...)

 Mike Haley of Munster scores his side’s third try. Photo: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Ospreys 13 Munster 19 Munster edged to victory over a resilient Ospreys side at the Liberty Stadium as Ireland second row Tadhg Beirne returned from (...)

Leinster’s Nick McCarthy scores a try during the Guinness Pro 14 game against the Ospreys  at the   RDS. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 52 Ospreys 7 Leinster tightened their grip at the summit of the Guinness Pro 14 Conference B table with a resounding seven-try victory over (...)

Munster’s Chris Cloete scores thier third try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Munster 36 Ospreys 10 Munster’s new head coach Johann van Graan enjoyed a winning home debut at Musgrave Park where the under-strength Ospreys were b(...)

Munster’s Tyler Bleyendaal at the  Liberty Stadium in Swansea. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ospreys 16 Munster 21 Munster demand perfection and even this deserved – if eventually narrow – victory over the Ospreys didn’t please everyone in Ra(...)

Justin Tipuric, Lloyd Ashley and Bradley Davies in action for the Ospreys against Munster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ospreys 16 Munster 21 Munster’s forwards stood up to be counted as they helped deliver a third straight Guinness Pro14 victory with this 21-16 win ov(...)

 Iain Henderson (Ulster), Dean Budd (Bennetton Treviso), Ken Owens (Scarlets), Isa Nacewa (Leinster), CJ Velleman (Southern Kings), Mark Bennett (Edinburgh) and Cory Hill (Newport Gwent Dragons) at the launch of the Guinness PRO14 season at the Aviva. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

From a Pro14 press release: “It promises to be a sensational season . . . ” Guinness and Sky Sports certainly hope so. The good folk behind Europe’s (...)

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