Jonny Sexton

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Leinster’s Isa Nacewa consoles Racing 92’s Teddy Thomas after the latter’s error handed the Irish province victory in the Champions Cup final in Bilbao last year. Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

With four exciting matches featuring the form club teams in Europe, the Champions Cup quarter-finals weekend is my favourite in the club rugby season.(...)

Ireland’s Tadhg Furlong with England’s Maro Itoje and Mark Wilson at the Aviva Stadium. England came to Dublin to prove themselves, and to regain respect. Now Ireland have to go to Edinburgh and do the same. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Being ambushed in rugby has never been a pleasant experience. Being ambushed in your own backyard is downright humiliating. If we cast our minds back(...)

 TJ Perenara leads New Zealand in the haka ahead of the auyumn international against Ireland at the Aviva stadium. Photograph:  Phil Walter/Getty Images

Thirty-five minutes in, Ireland deep in the New Zealand 22 and Kieran Read is genuflecting on one knee as a medic tests his shoulder and arm. The big (...)

The consistently high performance of the Irish scrum has been a revelation. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

There are many eternal truths in rugby. The first is that ‘forwards win matches, backs decide by how much’. While Jonny Sexton’s Parisian drop goal (...)

 Ireland’s Johnny Sexton looks on  as French players form a huddle following their defeat in the Six Nations clash at  Stade de France in Saint-Denis, outside Paris. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

While many Irish supporters were wearily making their way back from France to Ireland, I was doing the opposite. Dublin to Barcelona, then a drive bac(...)

 Mayo’s Eoin O’Donoghue and Kerry’s Shane Enright scuffle. Photograph; John McVitty/Inpho

Kerry 1-15 Mayo 2-9 Sometimes it’s good to stir the hornets net. Kerry’s youngsters came to Castlebar, shot the lights out, bullied venerable Mayo na(...)

Ronan O’Gara will form part of TV3’s punditry team for the 2018 Six Nations. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

TV3’s landing of the Six Nations Championship represents their “single biggest investment in sport,” according to Group Managing Director Pat Kiely. U(...)

CJ Stander has been outstanding for Ireland with his powerful running, strong fends and great footwork. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

In those beautiful, tingling moments before the team departs the changing-room for the intensity of the warm-up, the emotion levels remain below the r(...)

Joe Schmidt saw his side produce a performance which was worth waiting for against England in Dublin. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

To allow England, if we can paraphrase here, win one Grand Slam in Dublin at the conclusion of our national Top O’ The Mornin’ week would have been re(...)

Munster players and staff sing ‘Stand Up and Fight’ on the pitch after beating Glasgow Warriors at Thomond Park. Photograph: Diarmuid Greene/Sportsfile via Getty Images

“Death really opens your eyes,” Conor Murray says on an unusually sunny winter afternoon in Limerick. The Munster scrumhalf, who has been inspirationa(...)

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