James Ritchie

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France’s Mohamed Haouas after being sent off against Scotland. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

French prop Mohamed Haouas has been suspended for three weeks for punching James Ritchie in his team’s defeat to Scotland last Saturday. The Six Nati(...)

Last weekend, it seemed like Johnny Sexton was trying too hard not to annoy Mathieu Raynal. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Perhaps the main reservation about Johnny Sexton being made Irish captain was his history with referees. Let’s just say his on-field relationship with(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale is upended. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland 19 Scotland 12 The dawn of the Andy Farrell era yielded a win, which leaves everything else in the shade, if not quite in the manner hoped or(...)

Munster’s Jack O’Donoghue in action against  Andrea Lovotti of Zebre in their victory last weekend at Thomond Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Heineken Champions Cup quarter-final preview  Edinburgh v Munster  Venue: Murrayfield.  Kick-off: 12.45pm.  On TV: Live on Virgin (...)

 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(...)

Edinburgh fullback Blair Kinghorn celebrates after beating Toulon at the Mayol stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Toulon 17 Edinburgh 28 Edinburgh remain on course for their first Champions Cup quarter-final appearance since 2012, beating Toulon 28-17 to become (...)

Mike Ruddock: “We were better in the second half but we’ll look carefully about how the scrums went and how the lineouts went. We have to identify the areas in which we need to do more work” said Ireland U-20 coach.

Scotland 17 (Tries: Carmichael, Ritchie (pen). Con: Chalmers)Ireland 30 (Tries: Busby, Goggin, Timmins, Dardis. Cons: McKeon, Byrne. Pens McKeon, Ring(...)