Lyn Jones

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Johnny Sexton stabs through a kick for Peter O’Mahony to score Ireland’s second try in Kobe. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland no longer looks like a Joe Schmidt team. Successful Schmidt sides - all of them up until 2019 - needed Johnny Sexton to guide t(...)

Ireland’s Garry Ringrose is tackled by Igor Galinovskiy and Vasily Artemyev of Russia during the 2019 Rugby World Cup match in Kobe. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Vasily Artemyev lingers inside The Misaki stadium on this typhoon-threatened night for as long as possible. There are old friends to see and 15 jersey(...)

Johnny Sexton kicks at goal during Wednesday’s Captain’s Run at the  Kobe Misaki Stadium in Japan. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland v Russia Venue: Kobe Stadium. Kick-off: 7.15pm local time/11.15am Irish time. On TV: Live on Eir and RTÉ (ROI) and ITV (NI) and live radio (...)

Joe Schmidt’s Ireland are looking to bounce back against Russia on Thursday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It was all going so well. Ireland’s Rugby World Cup campaign had got off to the perfect start, as they hammered Scotland 27-3 in Yokohama - a fixture (...)

Russia’s Kirill Golosnitskiy and Japan’s  Kotaro Matsushima  jump for the ball during the opening  Rugby World Cup Pool A match  at the Tokyo Stadium. Photograph: Odd Andersen/AFP

The Earth shifts with a Rising Sun. At least that’s what Fumihito, Crown Prince Akishino of Japan, assured Billy Beaumont and everybody else as rugby (...)

Kotaro Matsushima scores his third try and Japan’s fourth against Russia. Photograph: Ashley Western/PA

Pool A: Japan 30 Russia 10 The first Rugby World Cup ever to be staged in Asia is under way and the host nation have duly delivered the result the to(...)

Former Blackrock College player Vasily Artemyev  will captain Russia at the World Cup. Photograph:  Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images

Former Blackrock College wing Vasily Artemyev will captain Russia at the upcoming World Cup after they confirmed their 31-man squad on Monday. Experi(...)

Russia’s players line-up before a European Rugby Championship match against Belgium in Sochi in February 2019. Photograph: Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty

Russia Who are they Russia qualified for the tournament after Spain, Belgium and Romania were sanctioned for fielding ineligible players. A discipli(...)

Newly appointed Ulster head coach Les Kiss. Photograph: Brian Little/Inpho.

Ulster’s lack of success on the road was a topic of conversation broached by captain Rory Best and new head coach Les Kiss during the week and the (...)

Connacht’s Danie Poolman scores his side’s second try against the Dragons. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho
Connacht hit the ground running
  • Pro12
  • September 6, 2014, 19:20

Connacht 16 Newport Gwent Dragons 11Connacht opened the new Guinness Pro12 campaign with an encouraging victory over the Newport Gwent Dragons in Galw(...)

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