Matthew Carley

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  La Rochelle coach Ronan O’Gara’s  tactics against Leinster were brilliant. Photograph: Dave Winter/Inpho

In America, they are called “Monday Morning Quarterbacks”. Those who have all the answers on how the weekend’s game should have been won after they ha(...)

 Matthew Carley: When the Racing flanker Baptiste Chouzenoux made obvious shoulder contact to the head of a Bordeaux player,  referee  Carley commenced an extraordinary exchange with his TMO, which  was accompanied by 24 replays of the one high tackle. Photograph:  Alex Davidson/Getty Images

As if to openly defy the pandemic gloom, clubs in Super Rugby and the Heineken Cup are playing inspiring, creative, running rugby. In recent weeks th(...)

Hannah Tyrrell starts at outhalf against Italy on Saturday. Photograph: Inpho

Ireland v Italy, Energia Park, Donnybrook, Saturday, 6.30 – Live on RTÉ Two France have agreed to switch the final Six Nations match against Ireland (...)

Andy Farrell’s Ireland resume their Six Nations campaign at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The 2020 Six Nations Championship feels like it belongs to a different time, a different age. When Ireland began their campaign with a win over Scotla(...)

Connacht head coach Andy Friend: ‘We have picked a strong side and are aiming to win the game and regain some momentum ahead of an important block of games coming in the Pro14.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Montpellier v Connacht, GGL Stadium, Sunday, 3.15pm - Live on BT Sport 3 Connacht head to Montpellier for their final Heineken Champions Cup fixture(...)

Munster’s chances of reaching the knockout stages are improbable, but just about possible. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

The 2020 Six Nations Championship is creeping ever close, and with it the dawn of a new era for Irish rugby. But before Ireland can take centre stage,(...)

Billy Burns: will be looking to impress  the Ireland coaching team when Ulster face Clermont Auvergne at Stade Marcel Michelin. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Clermont Auvergne v Ulster, Saturday, Stade Marcel Michelin, 2.0pm local time/1.0pm Irish time - Live on BT Sport Ulster’s resilience, the ability to(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan misses a late drop goal against Racing 92 at Thomond Park, Limerick. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster  21 Racing 21 Fittingly for their first draw in 79 home games which have liberally garnished the Champions Cup, this was new territory f(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan misses a late drop goal  in the Heineken Champions Cup match against  Racing 92 at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 21 Racing 92 21 As ever with Munster, this was high drama, although as ever with draws, neither side will feel entirely satisfied with a shar(...)

Wayne Barnes will referee Ireland’s opening Rugby World Cup fixture against Scotland. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Wayne Barnes will referee Ireland’s opening Rugby World Cup fixture against Scotland on Sunday September 22nd. Barnes is a familiar face for the Ire(...)

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