According to the official statistics James Ryan  did not miss a single tackle in the five European Champion Cup matches in which he started and the four when introduced as a replacement. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Devin Toner is occasionally hidden-in-plain-sight on a rugby pitch, eclipsed by more eye-catching contributions from his team-mates but they are the v(...)

Devin Toner: “It’s a bit of a double-edged sword. Do I bluff him or do I not bluff him?”.

Devin Toner knows the lineout will be one of the most highly contested areas when Leinster meet Racing 92 on Saturday in Bilboa. With former Munster l(...)

Louis Picamoles and Johnny Sexton wil meet again when Leinster take on Nortahmpton in Pool 4 of the Champions Cup. Photograph:   Loic Venance/AFP/Getty Images)

There is no obvious ‘Pool of Death’, but the four Irish provinces face a tall order to qualify It is four years since Leinster won the then Heineke(...)

Connacht’s Robbie Henshaw will want a big game in his farewell to the Sportsground. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Connacht v Glasgow Guinness Pro12 semi-final The Sportsground, Saturday, 6.30pm TG4/Sky Sports 1 In outlining their vision and strategy for the n(...)

Fijian teammates rejoice after scoring against Samoa during the 2015 World Rugby Pacific Nations Cup at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. Photograph: Don MacKinnon/AFP/Getty Images

Fiji have issued a warning to their World Cup rivals by winning the Pacific Nations Cup with a 39-29 defeat of Samoa in the final of the six-nation t(...)