Kieth Earls

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James Ryan of Ireland and Luke Thompson of Japan compete for a lineout during the Rugby World Cup 2019 Pool A match. Photo: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Japan’s tempo leaves Ireland floundering Ireland struggled with conditions and were hurt by the high tempo game Japan played. From the outset the Iri(...)

Fergus McFadden: “There are four friendlies before the start of the World Cup. That is time for Joe to try new guys.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It has been a painfully slow winter for Fergus McFadden, short days longer than they should have been. In October Leinster coach Felipe Contepomi con(...)

Munster Head coach Anthony Foley at training ahead of their Pro12 tie against Edinburgh. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster players will put a brave, pragmatic face on it but this has been a shattering week for coach Anthony Foley. Normally the arrival of a proven c(...)