Jared Payne

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Ulster’s Alan O’Connor is available to face Leinster at the RDS. Photograph: Inpho

When it comes to grim away records, Ulster cannot hide from the fact that making a trip to Dublin has consistently meant for them in both regulation s(...)

Jacob Stockdale leads the way  for Ireland with 10 tries, including this one against England in this year’s Six Nations.  Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

It’s been an annus mirabilis for Irish rugby, Leinster winning a Champions Cup and Guinness Pro14 double, while the national team produced a Six Natio(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores a try despite the attempts of Damian McKenzie and Aaron Smith of New Zealand to stop him during the November international series at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Jacob Stockdale might be the deadliest finisher in European rugby but he reflects on his remarkable year with a light touch. The Ulster winger was the(...)

An injured Gordon D’Arcy  during Ireland’s Guinness Series clash with Australia in November 2014.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Memory lane and a cautionary tale rolled into one. After the November series in 2014 I decided to put all my efforts into making the World Cup squad. (...)

Joe Schmidt with Ulster coach Jared Payne at Carton House. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The hottest topic in Irish rugby was, unsurprisingly, still high on the agenda as Ulster assistant coach Jared Payne and hooker Rob Herring gave their(...)

Bundee Aki has become a key player for Ireland since his debut in 2017. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

New Zealanders have never quite known what to make of their own who end up playing against the All Blacks. Kiwis playing against the All Blacks is a (...)

Chris Henry in action for Ulster against Connacht in the 2017 Pro14. Photograph: Inpho

Still they leave. During the week, the Ulster flanker Chris Henry announced his retirement from rugby with immediate effect. He said that the sport th(...)

Ireland’s Sean Cronin  celebrates with Rhys Ruddock, right, after scoring in their victory over  Italy on Saturday in  Chicago. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo

Time was when Ireland used to tango with Argentina on a fairly regular basis, so much so it prompted the former Ireland manager Brian O’Brien to liken(...)

Ireland’s Luke McGrath running in to score his side’s second try at Solider Field, Chicago. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

IRELAND 54 ITALY 7 As befitted a half-empty stadium, this could be considered as either a glass half-full or half-empty performance. A slightly curi(...)

Ireland's Jordan Larmour scores a try during the international win over Italy at Soldier Field, Chicago. Photo: Inpho

Jordan Larmour’s scintillating footwork and try-scoring exploits didn’t just salvage an otherwise ho-hum, humdrum day in Chicago’s Soldier Field, but (...)

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