James Hook

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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 (...)

Paul Wallace played all three Lions Tests in South Africa in 1997 having been called up as a replacement. Photograph: Bily Stickland/Inpho

It’s a nervous time for those players selected to travel with the Lions to New Zealand who are still involved with their clubs and provinces in season(...)

Wales coach Warren Gatland speaking at a press conference two days before his side’s World Cup quarter-final with South Africa. Photo: Martin Bureau/Getty Images

Warren Gatland was at his world weary best at the Wales team base in Weybridge, barely glancing up as he summed up the opposition. “It will be the sam(...)

Welsh player Tyler Morgan  (right), seen in action against Fiji, dons the number 13 jersey for the showdown against South Africa. Photograph:  Geoff Caddick/EPA

Triskaidekaphobia is the fear of the number 13. In the context of the Welsh international team, it should inspire certain trepidation, but only for th(...)

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