Jim Williams

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Ulster’s Marcell Coetzee is presented with the man of the match award by Barney McCann after the Pro14 win over Munster. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Whenever the provinces sign ‘foreign’ or to use another term ‘non Irish qualified’ (NIQ) players there is occasionally a period of uncertainty before (...)

 John Kelly celebrates his try for Munster during the “Miracle Match”, where the province needed to win by exactly four tries and 27 points against Gloucester, which they succeeded in doing so.   Photograph: Jamie McDonald/Getty Images

Looking back now, it perhaps doesn’t seem quite so fanciful. Facing into the final round of pool games, Munster had to beat Gloucester and also by fou(...)

Andrew Conway takes advantage of Toulon’s lack of defensive discipline to cut through for the crucial try at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Bank balances become irrelevant across the full 80 minutes of knockout rugby in Thomond Park. It used to always be this way and looks like a similar (...)

Munster’s Jaco Taute scores their third try against Leicester last weekend. Photo: Dan Sherida/Inpho

Irish rugby in December 2016 feels like a harmonious ecosystem. It certainly looks that way from recent results. Everyone, from players to coaches,(...)

Gary Anderson  was like a “Killer on the Loose”, so to speak, exterminating James Wade’s hopes in a decidedly one-sided affair at Alexandra Palace. Photograph: by Dan Mullan/Getty Images

As you nibble on your 465th seasonal After Eight while draped across the armchair, too afraid to stir lest a limb fall off, you do feel a tad guilty f(...)

Munster’s Anthony Foley dives for the line ahead of several Gloucester players in 2003. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

If this is to be the Heineken’s final bow, then the old lady is going out in style. Week one was compelling from its Ulster start to the final bows at(...)

Doug Howlett and Munster coach Rob Penney. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Munster will have a leadership void and a couple of overseas’ playing spots to fill next season after the province yesterday confirmed Doug How(...)