Liam Squire

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Ireland’s Jack Conan during training ahead of the Guinness Series clash with the USA. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Jack Conan is far from self pity. But you can feel his pain. He’s been doing what he can, doing a fine job. But sometimes the rugby life deals you a h(...)

Leinster players James Lowe (left) and James Treacy at the launch of a picutre diary charting Leinster Rugby’s historic double winning season, on Monday, November 19th Photograph: Sam Barnes/Sportsfile

To the trained eye of James Lowe, Ireland’s picture perfect performance against New Zealand could hang in the National Gallery. The aestheticisation o(...)

 Jonathan Sexton celebrates as New Zealand’s Ben Smith is forced into touch late on at the Aviva.  Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpoh

Ireland 16 New Zealand 9 So much for having to score at least four tries to beat the New Zealand. In beating the back-to-back world champions for a (...)

All Black players Nepo Laulala, Sam Whitelock and Liam Squire, at the site of The Hauntings Solider sculpture at St Stephen’s Green.  Photograph: Ronan McGreevy

No country was further away from the fighting in the first World War than New Zealand, yet few were so disproportionately affected. In many sites acr(...)

  After 10 phases Emiliano Boffelli at fullback and Pablo Matera, above,  at blindside wing forward and captain can be  devastating. Photograph:  Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images

When is conservative too conservative? The answer is almost irrelevant once your team dominate their team. History tells us that Argentina have been (...)

Sonny Bill Williams will earn his 50th All Blacks cap against Australia on Saturday. Photograph: Behrouz Mehri/AFP/Getty

New Zealand v Australia, Saturday October 27th, Yokohama (kick-off 6.0am Irish Time) New Zealand centre Sonny Bill Williams says he feels “blessed” t(...)

Sonny Bill Williams will start for the All Blacks against Argentina. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty Images

Sonny Bill Williams will play his first Rugby Championship test of the year and prop Angus Ta’avao looks set to make his debut off the bench after St(...)

Michael Hooper and Michael Cheika after the second Bledisloe Cup match between New Zealand and Australia at Eden Park. Photograph: PA

The level of frustration in Wallabies head coach Michael Cheika’s face was evident after his side were beaten 40-12 by the All Blacks in their Rugby C(...)

New Zealand outhalf Beauden Barrett runs away from the Australia defence ato score one of his four tries during the Rugby Championship match at Eden Park in Auckland . Photograph: Michael Bradley/AFP/Getty Images

New Zealand 40 Australia 12 Beauden Barrett scored a record four tries as the All Blacks withstood a tense first half before running away with the s(...)

Beauden Barrett of the All Blacks on the charge against Anthony Belleau and Uini Atonio of France during the  Test series. Photograph: Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty

All Blacks flyhalf Beauden Barrett and loose forward Vaea Fifita will not travel with the team to Dunedin for next week’s third test against France du(...)

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