James Ryan

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Ross King scored 16 points for Laois in the win over Antrim at  O’Moore Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Laois 0-27 Antrim 2-16 Captain Ross King helped himself to a massive 16 points as Laois held off the challenge of Antrim at O’Moore Park. While Ant(...)

Conor Murray poses for photos with fans during Ireland’s training session at Buccaneers RFC in Atholone. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Like a bad dream, or witnessing a car crash, Joe Schmidt feared he could see Robbie Henshaw being injured before he grounded the ball and quietly impl(...)

Tadhg Furlong ran at ‘75 per cent’ in Athlone on Thursday, according to Ireland coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has given the most optimistic noises yet about Tadhg Furlong’s well-being following the hamstring injury which forced the tighthead off af(...)

Max Deegan was named player of the tournament at the 2016 Under-20 World Cup. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Max Deegan is hoping to expand a trio into a quartet. In 2016 Ireland reached the Under-20 World Championship final only to lose out to hosts England.(...)

Jack McGrath, Johnny Sexton and Andrew Porter train at Carton House, Co Kildare. Photograph: ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

The narrative changed with one flourish of Johnny Sexton’s boot last week, and so it has again this weekend. Wales and England dipped their bread with(...)

 Peter O’Mahony  makes one of his six catches from a  lineout ahead of France’s Yacouba Camara during the Six Nations  match  at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Sport’s analysis is about perspective and often a choice of whether to zoom in or zoom out. Ireland’s lineout is an integral component in attacking te(...)

Rob Kearney and Tadhg Furlong celebrate Ireland’s  dramatic late win over France in Paris. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s happened to Ireland often enough for several of the current squad and those before them to feel they were due an Houdinesque-like piece of escapo(...)

Jack Conan is expected to make his Six Nations debut against Italy on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium  at number eight. Photograph by Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Jack Conan is expected to make his Six Nations debut against Italy on Saturday at the Aviva Stadium (kick-off 2.15) when chosen at number eight, with (...)

Jordan Larmour during training. Skills and kicking coach Richie Murphy said he’s “learning very quickly”. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jordan Larmour is in line to make his Test debut for Ireland against Italy in their Six Nations encounter at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, amid a gro(...)

Ireland’s prop Tadhg Furlong vies with France’s Paul Gabrillagues  and France’s hooker Guilhem Guirado during Saturday's Six Nations match at the Stade de France in Paris. Photograph: Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Were those 41 phases a window into the world of Irish rugby – being sucked deep down in the French trenches where, but for terrible French discipline,(...)

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