Matthew Burke

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Dan Goggin in action against Saracens at the Ricoh Arena last week. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Pro14: Munster v Connacht Kick-off: 7.35pm, Saturday. Venue: Thomond Park. On TV: Live on Eir Sport and Premier Sp(...)

Cian Kelleher, Tiernan O’Halloran and Tom Farrell during Connacht training at the Sportsground. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Tiernan O’Halloran has returned from a leg injury to take his place in the Connacht side to face Sale Sharks in the Challenge Cup in the Sportsground (...)

Perpignan’s Irish outhalf Paddy Jackson will face Connacht on Friday night. Photograph: Getty Images

Paddy Jackson will play in Perpignan’s Challenge Cup match against Connacht in France this weekend. The former Ulster and Ireland outhalf will start (...)

 Ireland head coach Nigel Carolan. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Defeat to Wales last weekend may have cost the Ireland Under-20s any chance of the title, but as with their senior counterparts there will be more tha(...)

Munster winger Calvin Nash comes into the Ireland under-20 team. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho.

Italy Under-20 v Ireland Under-20 Stadio Enrico Chersoni, Prato (Friday, 6pm, Irish time) Injuries to captain Jack Kelly and tighthead prop Peter C(...)

Fresh from his Munster debut, Calvin Nash will start for Ireland under-20s in Italy. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland coach Nigel Carolan has made two alterations to the team and a further brace of changes on the bench from the side that beat Scotland for Fri(...)

Nathan Grey, Defence Coach of Australia speaks to the media following an Australia team recovery session in London. Photo: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Defences win championships, it is said, and as well as possessing two potent, creative and well-coached attacking games, Saturday’s World Cup final(...)

Gordon Hamilton’s try put Ireland on the brink of a famous win over Australia and the 1991 Rugby World Cup semi-finals. Photograph: Inpho

Ahead of the 1991 World Cup quarter-final between Ireland and Australia, not many people were giving Ciaran Fitzgerald’s side a prayer. Indeed,(...)

Lions Test fullback Leigh Halfpenny appears to listen intently as outhalf Jonny Sexton speaks during the captain’s run out at  Churchie School in Brisbane. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

How to put this into context? “This is our shot at forever,” ventured Paul O’Connell this week, which re-invoked the immortal words of forwards coa(...)