The TG4 team of presenter Máire Treasa Ní Dhubhghaill, commentator Máire Ní Bhraonáin, and analysts Deirbhile Níc a Bháird, Jenny Murphy and Eimear Considine on duty for the Leinster  v Cardiff Blues game last November. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

It was November 2020. TG4 had just announced a first all-female broadcast team for Leinster’s game against Cardiff in the Pro14. Presenter Máire Trea(...)

England lock  Maro Itoje has explained how Swing Low, Sweet Chariot  makes him “uncomfortable”. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

England supporters will not be banned from singing Swing Low, Sweet Chariot when allowed back into Twickenham but it is understood the lyrics will no (...)

England line up ahead of their clash with the All Blacks at Twickenham in November 2018. Photograph: Phil Walter/Getty

The English Rugby Football Union is conducting a review into the use of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot by England supporters, admitting that many of them ar(...)

England rugby player Maro Itoje has spoken in the past about how he has been subjected to racist abuse. Photograph: Inpho

The English Rugby Football Union has no plans to introduce the Rooney Rule to its existing recruitment policy despite calls from senior England player(...)

Tommy Bowe:  will  host the Rugby World Cup coverage on eir Sport where he’ll have a trio of ex-team-mates for company – Gordon D’Arcy, Peter Stringer and Jerry Flannery. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

This is very definitely a World Cup for people who get up early in the morning. And with 48 matches over 44 days, the schedule will be a gruelling en(...)

 Johnny Sexton is engulfed by his teammates after scoring the winning  drop goal in Paris. Photograph:  Getty Images

The clock has passed the 77 minute mark. Ireland trail France by 13-12 and their goose looks cooked. Anthony Belleau is lining up a kickable penalty a(...)

Most injuries in youth rugby occur due to the collision elements of the game, say academics from Newcastle University’s Institute of Health. Photo: Inpho

World Rugby has rejected “extreme and alarmist” claims made in a study that calls on scrums and tackling to be banned at school level, with a number o(...)

“It’s a day for boot, bite and bollock,” said Ronan O’Gara on the RTÉ panel. Photograph: Anthony Wallace /AFP/Getty Images

For youngsters, John F Kennedy is the man who promotes wind energy on the telly, but for the rest of us he’s the fella who foresaw how many would feel(...)

2014 Women's Rugby World Cup Semi-Final, Stade Jean Bouin, Paris, France 13/8/2014Ireland vs EnglandNiamh Briggs applauds the Ireland fans after the game Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Dan Sheridan

Where to start? Wednesday’s defeat to England made for grim viewing, in stark contrast to the marvellous shock of Canada overcoming France thanks to a(...)

Ireland need all the variables to fall inther favour at Stade Jean Bouin this evening. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

If you don’t believe in the prowess of Fiona Coghlan’s band of sisters by now, you never will. Ireland can win this evening, they really can, but t(...)

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