John O Sullivan

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Gary Ringrose: “You can have the best laid plans, and ultimately if you don’t win your ball, get quick ball, it’s tough to play.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Garry Ringrose has played every minute of Leinster’s three Champions Cup matches so far this season – one of four players to have accumulated the maxi(...)

Bath v Leinster breakdown:  Joe Cokanasiga trapped at the bottom of a ruck. Action Images via Reuters/Adam Holt

Tadhg Furlong’s observations this week on the key constituents required for the attacking side to retain possession at a breakdown underlined both how(...)

Leinster’s Devin Toner and Tadhg Furlong at the Recreation Ground against  Bath in the Champions Cup. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Victory felt like a defeat, the substandard performance niggling away, lightened only by the result. Leinster’s 17-10 Champions Cup win over Bath at t(...)

Leinster’s Johnny Sexton is subsitituted injured during their Champions Cup win over Bath. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Robbie Henshaw could miss the start of the Six Nations Championship after a further assessment on his hamstring injury suggested he could be out for u(...)

Hugo Keenan of Leinster during a recent Pro14 clash against Dragons at Rodney Parade. Photo: Alex Davidson/Inpho

Sevens rugby polarises opinion. Some view it as a standalone bastardisation of the 15-a-side game that does little to develop the skill sets of player(...)

Tommy Fleetwood of England walks over a waterfall during the DP World Tour Championship ProAm held at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Photo: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

It’s the ‘MoliWood’ story, as unbeaten Ryder Cup partners Francesco Molinari and Tommy Fleetwood are the only two players in an abridged field of 60 g(...)

Shane Lowry is hoping for a high finish to boost his Race to Dubai rankings at the DP World Tour Championship this week. Photo: EPA

Whatever else transpires during the DP World Tour Championship in Dubai this week, Shane Lowry knows exactly where he’ll be at 11pm local time on Satu(...)

Chris Henry in action for Ulster against Connacht in the 2017 Pro14. Photograph: Inpho

Still they leave. During the week, the Ulster flanker Chris Henry announced his retirement from rugby with immediate effect. He said that the sport th(...)

Johnny Sexton during Friday’s captain’s run ahead of Ireland’s clash with Argentina. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

15 Jordan Larmour Club: Leinster Age: 21 Height: 5’10” Weight: 91kg (14st 4lbs) Caps: 7 Three tries last week and setting up another for Luke McGrat(...)

Argentina’s Emiliano Boffelli scores a try in the Rugby Championship, despite a tackle from Ardie Savea of New Zealand. Photograph: Inpho

If the New Zealand rugby team eclipse all other considerations when it comes to Ireland’s four match November Test series given the heightened levels (...)

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