John O Sullivan

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Andrew Conway: has recovered from injury and starts on the right wing for Munster against Southern Kings. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Munster v Southern Kings, Musgrave Park (7.35, live on Eir Sport, Premier Sport) Johann van Graan has been able to call upon a portion of his Irish s(...)

Quinn Roux lead the way in clearouts for Ireland against Scotland. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

‘Look, I just need to do my job and I know that my coach and my team have respect for me, and if I do well that I’ll keep on being selected. So that’s(...)

Glenstal Abbey’s Taylor Gleeson celebrates scoring the equalising try in injury time with Dan O’Mahony and Eoghan Fitzgerald during the  Munster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final against Bandon Grammar School at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Holders Glenstal Abbey survived a major scare from Bandon Grammar School in a dramatic Munster Schools Senior Cup quarter-final at Musgrave Park on We(...)

Referee Nigel Owens speaks to French players Guilhem Guirado and Arthur Iturria in Twickenham. Photograph: EPA

Less leading to more mistakes from officials A pre-tournament directive from World Rugby to reduce the role of the TMO has led to more errors being m(...)

 Joe Schmidt: The last time he saw Ireland recover from an interval deficit to record a victory was in the  23-17 victory over the Pumas  in Tucumán, Argentina in  2014. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland’s 23-17 victory over the Pumas at the Estadio Monumental Jose Fiero in Tucumán, Argentina on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 represents a landmark m(...)

Ireland’s Devin Toner is replaced by Quinn Roux at last Saturday’s  Six Nations Championship round 1 match against England at Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Injury changes the landscape in sport. A month ago a rugby narrative pondered how Ireland could shoehorn James Ryan, Devin Toner, Iain Henderson and T(...)

England’s Billy Vunipola attempts to block a kick from Ireland’s Conor Murray. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Ireland will be measured not by how they lost the game but in the manner in which they address and respond to the defeat. Failure, and all that attend(...)

Robbie Henshaw and Conor Murray both start against England on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

What is it? Ireland start off their Six Nations defence against England, the old enemy, and the hosts are hot favourites. All four Irish provinces ar(...)

Jacob Stockdale scores his memorable try at Twickenham last season. Photograph:  Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Eddie Jones likes to amuse himself before matches and it generally manifests itself in the form of a verbal barb or two. The pliable and the unwary ge(...)

 Ireland may win the Six Nations but back-to-back Grand Slams are unlikely.

Gerry Thornley Who will win/will there be a Grand Slam? Ireland are the most efficient and dependable machine, although whether this biennial schedu(...)

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