Jonny Wilkinson

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Connacht’s Jack Carty hasn’t played for Ireland since the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Jack Carty Age: 28. School: Marist College, Athlone. Club: Buccaneers. Carty, who also played soccer for the Republic of Ireland at under-15 level a(...)

Veteran broadcaster Pat Kenny had the audacity to read Gordon D’Arcy’s column live on Newstalk last Thursday morning without crediting the media outle(...)

South African captain Francois Pienaar lifts the William Webb Ellis trophy after the victory over New Zealand in the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final. Photograph: Inpho

Twenty-five years today a group of men sat in the Ambassador Hotel on Boulevard Haussmann in Paris and acknowledged the game was finally up. Rugby uni(...)

  Manu Tuilagi: In the week that 139 job losses have been signalled at Twickenham, there is no longer any mileage in pretending that English rugby – or Leicester – has the available spare cash to guarantee the status quo.  Photograph:  Paul Faith/Getty Images

As he sat overlooking the Mediterranean, sipping a cafe au lait, Manu Tuilagi smiled wryly to himself. No need to jump into any harbours these days,(...)

Munster’s Kenyon Knox celebrates winning a penalty against Connacht during the Pro14 clash at the  Sportsground last December. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

So, how was the Bundesliga for you? For sure, not all rugby supporters are also football fans, much less of the German top flight, but with rugby in m(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell and captain Johnny Sexton at the Ireland Rugby press conference in Energia Park, Donnybrook on Friday: ‘There are a lot of ifs, buts and maybes.’ Photograph: Tommy Dickson

Although Andy Farrell admitted he and the Irish squad remain in the dark about a possible date for rearranging next Saturday’s postponed Ireland-Italy(...)

 Keith Earls after  scoring his try against England in 2010. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Ireland have travelled to Twickenham in the middle round of the Six Nations on three previous occasions and, in their own way, they have been landmark(...)

 Ireland’s Tommy Bowe celebrates as he scores the late match-winning try against England at Twickenham in 2010. Photograph:  Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Twickenham will never change for me. Strolling up to RFU headquarters on Sunday I know the same uncomfortable feeling will creep to the surface. You (...)

 England prop Mako Vunipola practices his reactions with vision awareness coaches Sherylle Calder (right) and Christi Botha during a training session  at Fuchu Asahi Football Park  in Tokyo. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Potentially the most successful coach in the history of rugby union is hiding in plain sight. Maybe it is because she is a woman and gives relatively (...)

 England head coach Eddie Jones has rarely sounded so completely at  ease. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

In a pre-final waltz worthy of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers the players, coaches and backroom staff of England and South Africa have all packed thei(...)

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