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New Zealand’s players dejected at the end of the game against Ireland. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

In the build-up to Ireland’s magnificent win over the All Blacks on Saturday, the New Zealand press seemed to display a cautious trepidation that bord(...)

Ireland players celebrate Jacob Stockdale scoring a try during the win over New Zealand in 2018. Photo: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Only the All Blacks could be sitting on 12 wins from 13 Tests in 2021 and fretting that their season will have the taint of failure clinging to it sho(...)

Ireland’s Josh Van der Flier is tackled by Yu Tamura and Ben Gunter of Japan. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Content and context sit side by side in evaluating Ireland’s thoroughly entertaining 60-5 victory before an appreciative crowd at the Aviva Stadium. (...)

IRFU high performance director David Nucifora is able to point to the largely successful round of contract negotiations with players whose deals would have expired as of Tuesday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Since becoming the IRFU’s high performance director in April 2014, David Nucifora has afforded the media end-of-year and end-of-season state of the un(...)

The IRFU are still not letting provinces negotiate new contracts, to the frustration of agents and players. File photograph: Inpho

Nearly 100 Irish professional rugby players face an anxious Christmas, as the IRFU continue to block provinces from negotiating new contracts. Agent (...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton was replaced during the Six Nations match against France in Paris. Photo: Dave Winter/Inpho

Ireland captain Johnny Sexton has apologised to Ireland coach Andy Farrell for the manner he reacted to being replaced by Ross Byrne in the Six Nation(...)

 France’s scrumhalf Antoine Dupont makes a break   during the Six Nations  clash against Ireland at the Stade de France, in Saint Denis,  Paris. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

France 35 Ireland 27 This was an odd, fluctuating affair which was both encouraging from an Irish perspective but also a little sobering. They went (...)

The Irish squad look on after France’s Antoine Dupont scores a try. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

A Six Nations decider on the last day of October, with a locked down Ronan O’Gara locked out of the Stade de France, forcing him out of Virgin Media’s(...)

Munster back Shane Daly has been named in Ireland’s Six Nations squad. File photograph: Inpho

The winds of change in the Andy Farrell era have, as expected, swept a little stronger through the Irish squad following the announcement of a 35-man (...)

Principality Stadium in Cardiff. There are few if any better places in the world to enjoy a big rugby match. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Descending from the valleys like red-clad wildebeest, they squeeze into Cardiff’s watering holes, cheek by jowl with friend and foe in heady anticipat(...)

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