M Williams

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Jordi Murphy (above) and John Cooney have been released to play by Ireland coach Joe Schmidt for Ulster’s Pro14 match against Dragons. Photograph: Inpho

Ulster know there is no room for a misstep and with the exception of a disappointing 17-17 draw against Benetton – it doesn’t look as bad when weighed(...)

Ulster’s John Cooney celebrates at the final whistle of the Champions Cup game against Leicester at Welford Road. photograph:   Gary Carr/Inpho

Leicester 13 Ulster 14 How Dan McFarland will look back at this match; stifling the gag reflex and with unfathomable pride. Ulster created a large si(...)

Iain Henderson  celebrates  with Andy Warwick after Ulster’s win over Leicester in the Heineken Champions Cup at Welford Road. Photograph:   Tony Marshall/Getty Images

Leicester 13 Ulster 14 Ulster could have made this simple or complex. While a permutations fetish gripped pre-match conversation, the province knew t(...)

England wing Jonny May has recovered from his shoulder injury to face Scarlets in the  Heineken Champions Cup.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Leicester Tigers v Scarlets, Welford Road , 7.45 (Live on BT Sport) The Scarlets may have to rekindle some of the character they demonstrated last se(...)

England’s Kelly Smith is tackled by Katie Fitzhenry of Ireland during the Women’s Six Nations match at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

England Women 33 Ireland Women 11 Sometimes there’s no shame in defeat. Even if every pass had stuck and Ireland reduced their error count by three q(...)

James Hume  with Michael Lowry after their under-19 friendly match against Japan last March. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland coach Noel McNamara has made three changes from the side that beat Italy 38-34 for the Under-20 Six Nations Championship match against Wales o(...)

Leah Lyons with her team-mates at the end of the game which Ireland lost  24-0 to France on Saturday evening. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

France 24 Ireland 0 The Ireland Women’s side began their 2018 Six Nations Championship campaign with a heavy defeat to France at Toulouse’s Stade Ern(...)

 Connacht’s Bundee Aki and Perry Humphreys of Worcester Warriors during their  European Rugby Challenge Cup round two encounter.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 15 Worcester 8 Connacht flattered to deceive in their victory over Worcester Warriors. Although ultimately grabbing control of Pool five in (...)

Scott Fardy: the Australian international  will play his  first competitive match for Leinster

Dragons v Leinster, Rodney Parade (3.15, live on Sky Sports) James Ryan will emulate Brian O’Driscoll if he is called from the bench in Wales in tha(...)

England’s head coach Eddie Jones has enjoyed a honeymoon period since taking over from Stuart Lancaster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Prospects Unbeaten in 2016, they won 14 matches in succession and lie just four games away from equaling New Zealand’s world record for tier one nati(...)