John Muldoon

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Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores a try despite Damian McKenzie and Aaron Smith of New Zealand during the Guinness November Series win over the All Blacks. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The season just gone lingers into the next campaign, and particularly the World Cup, with barely a pause for breath, especially for the players and ba(...)

Garry Ringrose scores a try for Leinster in their Heineken Champions Cup Round 6 match against Wasps at Ricoh Arena in Coventry on Sunday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster will push for a 5.30pm kick-off on Saturday March 30th when they host Ulster in the quarter-finals of the Heineken Champions Cup at the Aviva(...)

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 (...)

Dan Leavy in action against Bath.  He is one of three players retained from last weekend’s Leinster team for the game against Connacht.   Photograph: David Davies/PA

Leinster v Connacht, RDS (7.45, live on TG4, Eir Sport, Premier Sport) Connacht have administered two of the most painful defeats suffered by Leins(...)

Jarrad Butler: “I’ve been learning on the fly a little bit.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

For less time than people might have believed, it was impossible to conceive how Connacht were going to fully function without John Muldoon front and (...)

Stade Français’ Paris French centre Gael Fickou eludes Racing 92 number eight Antonie Claassen during the French Top 14 clash at Jean-Bouin Stadium in Paris. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty

Donnacha Ryan enjoyed the bragging rights after Sunday’s Parisian duel in the French Top 14 as he helped Racing 92 to a 17-16 victory over a Stade Fra(...)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend said Leinster “are the side you want to be playing against and coaching against too because it brings the best out of you”. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

When the Connacht hierarchy decided to dispense with the services of Kieran Keane, after just one season as head coach, it looked a little hasty. It a(...)

Leinster’s Scott Fardy: ‘We have to go up against each other and challenge each other on a week-in, week-out basis.’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There is a suspicion that Scott Fardy doesn’t engage unduly with melodrama in sport, possibly attributable to a laid-back nature away from the confine(...)

Leinster’s Cian Healy is tackled by Simon Berghan and Ben Toolis of Edinburgh during their match at the RDS Arena. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Henceforth, the stakes start to rise. A fortnight of no-holds-barred inter-pro derbies will lead in to the opening two weeks of European rugby. That d(...)

  Geordan Murphy   has been appointed interim head coach of Leicester Tigers following the departure of director of rugby Matt O’Connor. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Dean Richards once dubbed Geordan Murphy the “George Best” of rugby. It is Richards who arrives to Welford Road this weekend with Newcastle Falcons to(...)

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