Johnny Sexton

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Clerys workers picket outside the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Kildare street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The most extraordinary thing about the offer last week from US fund Gordon Brothers to reimburse the losses of 50 former concession holders at Clerys (...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton dejected after defeat in Cardiff. ‘The frustrations are real. You can see it on senior players’ faces.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Doubt has forever been the nemesis of confidence. Steve Hansen’s comment from November came into my mind last Saturday in Cardiff. Steve was very ser(...)

Alun Wyn Jones: an inspirational figure for Wales whose contribution to the cause  cannot be summed up by mere statistics. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

I had hoped Ireland’s hibernation in that opening round against England was covert preparation for a more overt action in Cardiff but Ireland stayed i(...)

Wales Dan Biggar and Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale in action during the Six Nations clash in Cardiff. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Wales 25 Ireland 7 To Wales and Warren Gatland go the Grand Slam and the garlands, and deservedly so. Led magnificently by the colossal and remarkabl(...)

Ireland’s CJ Stander tries to claim possession of the ball during the  Six Nations match against Wales in Cardiff. Photograph:  Alex Davidson/Inpho

Ireland may not have become a bad team overnight, but it’s fair to say that over the last two months they have stopped being a very good one. The fina(...)

Rory Best: ”We always strive to get better. We haven’t done that.”

Long before the finish of this 25-7 defeat the Welsh fans were laughing in unison. Laughing at Joe Schmidt’s decision to let the heavens into the(...)

 Johnny Sexton during the 25-7 defeat at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. Photo:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Wales 25 Ireland 7 Wales kept their best for last and, in truth, Ireland reserved their worst. Securing a Grand Slam, and almost pulling up, against (...)

 George North of Wales scores the first try during the Six Nations match between Wales and Ireland at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff in March  2017. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

There is a bus story from 2005 that Mike Ruddock likes to tell and retell, as is his right forever more. “I remember talking to Reggie Corrigan about(...)

Rob Kearney returns after missing the win over France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Cardiff knows how to throw a party at the best of times and all the more so if it is to coronate a cherished Grand Slam, as any Irish person who was i(...)

Alun Wyn Jones has called for players to have a seat on World Rugby’s executive committee ahead of Thursday’s meeting in Dublin. Photograph: Robert Perry/EPA

The world’s leading players have called for a seat on World Rugby’s executive committee, hitting out at the sport’s governing body for ignoring their (...)

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