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Eddie O’Sullivan, then assistant coach  with Ireland coach Warren Gatland in 2000. He succeeded the Welshman in the role in 2002. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell faces into his first Six Nations looking to infuse belief and momentum into the new regime. The disappointment of the World Cup is large(...)

Former Ulster outhalf Paddy Jackson in action for his latest club London Irish. Photograph: Harry Trump/Getty Images

Ulster’s best 10 of the decade Paddy Jackson hobbled off the pitch in London Irish’s match against Bath on Sunday. It ended badly for the former Ulst(...)

Ireland’s Andy Farrell at   training in Tokyo during the Rugby World Cup. His  first match as Ireland’s head coach is a Six Nations Championship game against Scotland at the Aviva stadium on  February, 1st. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell’s 45-man squad, his first as the new Ireland coach in succeeding Joe Schmidt, offers a selection of the old and the new, many borrowed fr(...)

Munster director of rugby Rassie Erasmus and defence coach Jacques Nienaber at Thomond Park, Limerick in October 2017. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The paranoid theory always went that Rassie Erasmus, one of four former Irish provincial coaches overseeing World Cup quarter-finalists last weekend, (...)

The Ireland rugby squad during their  open training session in  the Sportsgrounds, Galway. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Johnny Sexton, who celebrated his 34th birthday on Thursday, will be available if required for Ireland’s opening Rugby World Cup warm-up match against(...)

Les Kiss and Paddy Jackson pictured together after an Ulster Champions Cup match in 2017 - the duo are set to be reunited at London Irish. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

London Irish head coach Les Kiss insists the majority of Exiles fans support the decision to sign Paddy Jackson. Jackson will be entrusted with the (...)

Leinster’s Rocky Elsom bursts through the Leicester  defence during the 19-16 win in the 2009 Heineken Cup final. Photograph: Getty Images

Rocky Elsom’s biographer wastes no time entering the realm of hagiography. “Rocky is like a modern day renaissance man, a Leonardo da Vinci in studs,(...)

London Irish chief executive Brian Facer: ‘The most important thing for any rugby club is to succeed on the pitch.’ Photograph: Lee Christiansen

There’s commitment, and then there’s Brian Facer’s level of commitment. The chief executive of London Irish rugby club since late 2017, Facer commutes(...)

John Cooney at an Ireland training session at Carton House. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A book on John Charles McQuaid is where this John Cooney interview begins. Published in 1999, the Ruler of Catholic Ireland written by the Ulster scru(...)

Sean O’Brien at an Ireland Rugby press conference in Carton House, Co Kildare.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

There were a number of considerations that informed Seán O’Brien’s decision to sign a three-year contract to join London Irish after this year’s Rugby(...)

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