Ryan is always looking to improve the quality of his work.

James Ryan (Leinster) Position: Lock Age: 22 Height: 2.03 metres (6’ 8”) Weight: 108kg (17st) Ireland caps: 17 (1 try) Why’s he so important? The s(...)

Ireland’s muted celebrations after  Conor Murray secured a bonus point against Italy. The body language of the Irish team in Rome was telling. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

England remain the only northern hemisphere country to have won the Rugby World Cup, and their 2003 success is therefore seen as something of a templa(...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray in action  at the Six  Nations Championship Round 5  match against England at Twickenham in March 2018.  Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Brian O’Driscoll believes Ireland will beat England at the Aviva Stadium this Saturday as a starting point to a 2019 Guinness Six Nations which, he fo(...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne blocks a kick by Exeter Chiefs Nic White during the clash at Thomond Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Typical. Iain Henderson and Tadhg Beirne are both named Heineken man of the match after their respective wins with Ulster and Munster, whereupon bot(...)

  England’s  Paul Gascoigne celebrates after scoring   during the European Championship Finals group match against Scotland  on June 15th, 1996, in London, England. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Studies on flawed genius are multitude. One English man has a catalogue of harrowing tales spread across a lifetime sprinkled with pure skill. We are(...)

Rupert Everett: “I don’t think there is any point in regretting.” Photograph: Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty Images

“I didn’t know this was going to be . . . In the Psychiatrist’s Chair,” Rupert Everett says with the slightest of flinches. He doesn’t clam up. He doe(...)

 Leinster’s Isa Nacewa and Jordi Murphy lift the Champions Cup trophy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

If you’re of the rugby faith and your twin Gods are Leinster and Ireland, then at this point you’re perched on a cloud numbered nine floating just abo(...)

Ireland’s Dan Leavy, James Ryan, Kieran Marmion, Bundee Aki, Conor Murray, Andrew Porter, Jordi Murphy and Tadhg Furlong celebrate winning the Grand Slam at Twickenham. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

“Not bad for a ’scummy nation’, eh Eddie?” That’s the headline on the front page of today’s Sunday Times sports section after England manager Eddie J(...)

Ireland celebrate at the full-time whistle  after defeating England  at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2010. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Twickenham. The worst place to lose, but the best place to win. Come the full-time whistle this afternoon the ground will either be reverberating to S(...)

Finn Russell with the Calcutta Cup. Photograph: Craig Watson/Inpho

Oh, what a perfect day. Saturday saw Ireland’s Grand Slam’s challenge really ignite, while England’s chariot came to a shuddering, spluttering halt. (...)

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