Jerry Flannery

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Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Munster coach Rassie Erasmus says he has no plans to make any additions to his management team in the off-season. Erasmus was brought to the province(...)

Rory Best leads out the Lions against the ACT Brumbies at Canberra Stadium in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Rory Best’s British & Irish Lions’ number is 793. His debut against Western Force in 2013 fulfilled a childhood ambition, captaining the Lions aga(...)

 Rassie Erasmus will not be leaving Munster in the summer. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

Munster hooker Niall Scannell has revealed that Rassie Erasmus informed the squad a “few weeks ago” that he would be remaining on as director of rugby(...)

Johnny Sexton is set to feature on his second Lions tour after starting all three Tests in 2013. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty

On Wednesday, Warren Gatland will name his British and Irish Lions squad for this summer’s tour to New Zealand. The 37 players selected will be faced(...)

Simon Zebo gets swallowed up by Ulster’s Stuart Olding, Paddy Jackson and Andrew Trimble at Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

No underdogs here. Not even in the face of Saracens. “Listen, whatever I say here we are up against it next week,” said the always composed Rassie Er(...)

Munster captain Peter O’Mahony accepts the plaudits as he leaves the pitch after the victory over  Toulouse at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

This clash of one-time European superpowers, two- and four-time winners respectively who met in the 2008 decider, resonated of past glories but also i(...)

The successful Lions squad following the third Test win over Australia in Sydney in 2013. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Given the recent conclusion of the Six Nations Championship in a Lions touring year, it is an obvious exercise to establish what correlation, if any, (...)

Maximum Media chief executive Katie Molony with broadcast director Paddy McKenna.

Maximum Media, the company behind the websites,, and, made a profit of €466,000 in the year to the end of Apri(...)

Donnacha Ryan, Conor Murray and Keith Earls all attended St Munchin’s College in Limerick which leads the way with seven in providing senior internationals among the last 100 players to be capped by Ireland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The American comedian Stephen Colbert once observed: “Facts matter not at all, perception is everything. It’s certainty.” It came to mind when thinki(...)

In 2009, Ireland achieved their first Grand Slam in 61 years thanks to the lowest injury profile imaginable. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Aside from the glaringly obvious – uppermost amongst them being a good squad well coached – prospective Six Nations Champions require a few other fac(...)

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