John Ryan

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Head Coach Joe Schmidt and Joey Carbery during training at Carton House. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ireland’s kicking and skills coach Richie Murphy has revealed that Joey Carbery, who is likely to make his first Test start at home against Fiji on Sa(...)

Tadhg Furlong and Dave Kilcoyne during Ireland training. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne and Leinster secondrow James Ryan both sat out Ireland training on Tuesday morning ahead of Saturday’s test match against F(...)

Rob Kearney during Monday’s Ireland rugby press conference at Carton House. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Usually one of the coolest on the pitch, Rob Kearney felt the nerves coming into Ireland’s match against South Africa with only 80 minutes of rugby in(...)

Ireland’s Andrew Conway dodges South Africa’s Andries Coetzee to score a try at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin on Saturday. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland 38 South Africa 3 To say that Ireland won pulling away is an understatement. By the end, Ireland won almost too easily, and rarely has an Iri(...)

Ireland won the frontrow battle against South Africa. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

There will be a temptation in some quarters to focus on South Africa’s shortcomings as a team on a cold, wet Saturday evening in Dublin and that the 2(...)

Ireland winger  Andrew Conway makes a break for the opening try during the Guinness Series match against South Africa  at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 38 South Africa 3 In the end it was a pummelling, but Ireland had to put in plenty of hard graft and tackles before decorating the game with (...)

Tadhg Furlong and Jack McGrath face of during a Lions training session. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

There is a clip in the upcoming Lions fly on the wall DVD of the summer tour to New Zealand where Tadhg Furlong is scrummaging against Jack McGrath. (...)

Bundee Aki leads the Connacht celebrations at the full-time whistle after the Guinness pro 14 victory over Munster at the Sportsground. Photograph: /Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht 20 Munster 16 Connacht produced their game of the season to see off Munster at the Galway Sportsground on Friday night. The respective rec(...)

 Munster’s John Ryan makes a break  before being tackled by  Paddy Jackson of Ulster: Munster  were  unbeaten away   in matches immediately after the commencement of European fixtures  during the 2012-2016 period.   Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The results from the opening matches in European competition this season have been reasonably kind to the Irish provinces. Leinster charged forward wi(...)

Tadhg Furlong showed his true value to Leinster in unlocking space against Munster. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Many things in rugby interest me; currently it’s space. Where is it? And how can a team create then exploit same. With monster Montpellier winger Nema(...)

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