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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(...)

Sean O’Brien has agreed a three-year deal with London Irish. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Seán O’Brien has agreed to join London Irish following this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan, on a three-year contract reported to be worth €420,000 pe(...)

Racing’s Simon Zebo during the match in Belfast. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ulster head coach Dan McFarland tackled issues on two different fronts on Monday as he commented on Racing 92 winger Simon Zebo’s tweet in the afterma(...)

Wenceslas Lauret crosses the line for one of Racing 92’s five tries against Ulster in their  44-12 victory in Paris. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Champions Cup: Racing 44 Ulster 12 Another point, or at a push two points, got away from Ulster in Racing’s futuristic Arena but over the course of t(...)

Lansdowne’s Jack O’Sullivan tackles Garryowen’s Andrew O’Byrne during the  Ulster Bank League Division 1A semi-final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Jack O’Sullivan has twice dipped a toe in the world of professional rugby but for now has prioritised completing a Business & Management degree in(...)

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