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Ulster’s John Cooney in action against Ospreys – injuries saw the scrumhalf moved to outhalf during the game. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

When Ulster had finished the unsettling humiliation of their coach in 2012 the Guardian newspaper ran a headline. “Brian McLaughlin shows success is s(...)

Former Ireland international Paddy Wallace said a “strong section” of Ulster fans were very upset the Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding had been let go. Photograph: Matt Mackey/Presseye/Inpho

The official Ulster Rugby Supporters Club (URSC) is canvassing its 1,000-strong membership on what possible protest action it could take over the prov(...)

 Ulster head coach Jono Gibbes addresses a press conference at Newforge Country Club, Belfast, on Monday. Photograph: Philip Magowan/Inpho

Ulster continue to refuse to comment regarding the matter of whether Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding will potentially be returning to play for the pro(...)

Les Kiss and Declan Kidney have taken over as head coach and technical consultant respectively at London Irish. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

London Irish rugby director Nick Kennedy has left the Aviva Premiership strugglers with immediate effect. Making the announcement, the club also said(...)

The Ireland team celebrate winning the Grand Slam at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Consulting, farming, coaching and media darlings aplenty, here are the 2009 Grand Slammers revisited. The campaign got off to a stunning start with J(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale celebrates scoring one of his two tries against Scotland. This Irish team has already scored five more tries than the 2009 Grand Slam winners.    Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Boring, boring Ireland? Okay, so Matt Williams only used the adjective once, not twice as the chant goes. But even so the description, coming in the (...)

Declan Kidney and Les Kiss worked together with Ireland. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland’s 2009 Grand Slam-winning coach Declan Kidney and his former defence coach Les Kiss will take over at London Irish with immediate effect. Kid(...)

 Rory Best: “Due to a few unforeseen circumstances it hasn’t been as quickly through as we would like but hopefully we would have news on that - good, bad or indifferent - in the future, the very near future.”

Rory Best has yet to sign an IRFU contract that would take the Ireland captain to the 2019 World Cup in Japan. At a media briefing ahead of the penult(...)

Devin Toner: “It’s brilliant obviously when you have the confidence of the coaches, it’s really good for your own self-confidence.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/INPHO

Devin Toner will never be taken by his durable achievements.   “I have, to quote Liam Neeson, ‘a certain set of skills’ that I know do well for (...)

Former Ireland coach Declan Kidney, who is tipped to form a coaching partnership with Les Kiss at London Irish. Photograph: PA

Reports that Declan Kidney is going to be London Irish head coach were welcomed by Munster and Ireland flanker Peter O’Mahony. It was reported this (...)

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