John Afoa

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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 (...)

 Ian Madigan of Bristol Bears celebrates during the Gallagher Premiership Rugby match between Bristol Bears and Leicester Tigers. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Former England centre Kyle Eastmond was sent off as 14-man Leicester crashed to a 41-10 English Premiership defeat against Bristol at Ashton Gate. R(...)

Pat Lam’s Bristol have spent heavily as they bid to retain their top-flight status following last season’s promotion. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bristol’s first season back in the Premiership is likely to have a significant bearing on whether the top flight is ring-fenced, according to the Engl(...)

John Afoa at the Gloucester Captain’s Run in  San Mamés Stadium in  Bilbao: “We’ve lacked a little bit of intensity in the last few games but there is no point worrying about the last few weeks. It’s all about trying to lift the trophy.” Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Gloucester have prioritised performance over results since Johan Ackermann took charge in August, but their season will be defined by the outcome of t(...)

 Connacht’s Tom Farrell is stopped in his tracks by  Jeremy Thrush and Mark Atkinson of Gloucester. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Connacht 28 Gloucester 33 Heartbreak for Connacht, again. Nemesis Gloucester recorded a fifth win over Connacht, and once again dashed west of Irelan(...)

Munster’s Conor Murray is tackled by Josh Strauss of Glasgow Warriors during the sides clash at Scotstoun on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

When you think of it, that was actually one of the finest weekends Irish rugby has known in the pool stages of European Champions Cup or its predecess(...)

Connacht’s Denis Buckley. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Considering the importance of our provincial derbies to the Guinness Pro12 and Europe, it’s the individual that has caught my attention. There’s no (...)

Mils Muliaina’s Connacht salary could have covered the cost of an astonishing 60 academy players. Photograph: Craig Thomas/Inpho

This needs to be the night Mils Muliaina rolls back the years. It could easily be the night his buckled wheels roll into the category of yet another (...)

Bath’s Sam Burgess: his tackle technique is a cross between Trevor Brennan and a dumper truck. Photo:  Michael Steele/Getty Images

Hollywood actor and co-owner of South Sydney Rabbitohs Russell Crowe defines him as the ‘sparkly eyed man’ where ‘those sparkly eyed men carve their (...)

Robbie Hanshaw starts for Connacht against Gloucester in their Challenge Cup quarter-final. Photograph: Inpho

Mils Muliaina has been named in Connacht’s starting line up for their Challenge Cup quarter-final away to Gloucester just a day after it was announced(...)

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