Jonathan Sexton

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 Leinster’s James Lowe scores a try against Glasgow. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The team selection whetted the appetite, the presence of Jordan Larmour and James Lowe in the Leinster backline for the Champions Cup clash with the G(...)

Leinster’s Scott Fardy scores a try during the Champions Cup game against Glasgow Warriors at the RDS. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Leinster 55 Glasgow Warriors 19 The aesthetics of victory were arguably as pleasing as the material gain that confirmed Leinster as pool winners with(...)

Tadhg Furlong has been named the ninth best player in the world by Rugby World magazine. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland head into 2018 with high hopes after ending their 2017 calendar with a bang, as they beat South Africa, Fiji and Argentina to make it seven Te(...)

Luke McGrath crosses for Leinster in their narrow win over Connacht. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 21 Connacht 18 The final throes of a pulsating, richly entertaining, tension-laden Guinness Pro14 match took place in the shadow of the Lein(...)

With 21 per cent, Katie Taylor topped the poll and  regained the title of Ireland’s most admired sports star. Photograph:   James Crombie/Inpho

Katie Taylor has regained the title of Ireland’s most admired sports star – knocking Conor McGregor off his perch, his popularity halved compared with(...)

Luke McGrath crosses Leinster’s match-winning score. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Leinster 22 Exeter 17 It was a remarkable game of rugby that produced a staggering win for Leinster in which they managed to rise above the imperfect(...)

 Gareth Steenson:  “We are very excited about the game. We know we have to be on our mettle but we feel we are in a good place.” Photograph:  Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Once upon a time, well 2005 to be precise, there were two young outhalves who competed for the Ireland number 10 jersey at the Under-21 Rugby World C(...)

Ireland’s Johnny Sexton maks the break that led to Jacob Stockdale’s first try. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland 28 Argentina 19 Job done. The final scoreline is more of a testimony to Argentina’s resilience and spirit, as well as qualities, but Ireland (...)

Jonathan Sexton and Tadhg Furlong of Ireland tackle Siya Kolisi of South Africa during last Saturday’s Guinness Series match at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan

“Attack is the secret of defence; defence is the planning of an attack.” Chinese general Sun Tzu, credited by historians as the author of the book The(...)

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(...)

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