John Barclay

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Conor Murray will make his 100th Munster appearance against Scarlets while Donnacha Ryan will play his 167th and final game for the province at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

Munster and Scarlets have both named unchanged starting line-ups for Saturday’s Guinness Pro 12 final at the Aviva stadium (6.15pm). Munster director(...)

Niall Scannell in action against Ospreys in the Pro12 semi-final at Thomond Park last Saturday. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Thoughtful and articulate, Munster’s 25-year-old hooker Niall Scannell provides more colourful content than is customary, where players err on the sid(...)

Scarlets’ Gareth Davies celebrates on his way to scoring their third try in the  Guinness Pro 12 semi-final at the  RDS. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Leinster 15 Scarlets 27 Another Leinster season doused in regret and failure. Two semi-final defeats tell no lies. For all the massive leaps in perfo(...)

Scarlets’ Liam Williams and Marnitz Boshoff of Connacht in action during the Guinness Pro 12 game at the  Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 8 Scarlets 30 A fond farewell, but there was no winning performance for Pat Lam’s final Guinness Pro 12 fixture at the Sportsground. Instea(...)

Maro Itoje was the second best shot-putting schoolboy in England. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There comes a time when a boy must become a man – extract from a poem by Maro Itoje Lebron James is an astronomical comparison that nobody deserves.(...)

 Jonathan Sexton tackles England’s George Ford. If Ireland seek out Ford in open field they can hurt England, drag him into the physicality of the game. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is a way to beat England. This Ireland group know there is a way to beat any team. England come to Dublin with multiple strengths but the passi(...)

 Danny Care  scores England’s  seventh try in the whopping 40-point victory over outclassed Scotland at Twickenham. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty

England 61 Scotland 21 England’s oppressive rugby hymn reverberated around the ancient ground as Scotland desperately sought a manly route away from (...)

John Barclay stood in as Scotland captain for their win over Wales on Saturday. Photo: Russell Cheyne/Reuters

15 Stuart Hogg (Scotland) Scotland were excellent on Saturday and central to that was the performance of Hogg. The fullback was exemplary in all that(...)

John Barclay in action against France at the Stade de France. Photograph: Getty Images

Flanker John Barclay will captain Scotland for the first time in seven years in their Six Nations clash with Wales at Murrayfield on Saturday, taking(...)

Josh Strauss’ Six Nations has been ended by a kidney injury. Photograph:  Ian MacNicol/Getty Images

Scotland’s Six Nations campaign has suffered a second major blow in three days after Josh Strauss was ruled out of the competition. The Glasgow numbe(...)

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