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Israel Folau faces a showdown with Australian rugby chiefs after posting anti-gay views on social media. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho/Photosport

Israel Folau faces a showdown with Australian rugby chiefs after posting anti-gay views on social media. In a statement, Rugby Australia described co(...)

Dave Rennie has signed a contract extension with the Glasgow Warriors. Photograph: Henry Browne/Getty Images

Glasgow coach Dave Rennie has put an end to rumours linking him with the Australia job by committing himself to another year with the Warriors. The f(...)

Australia coach  Michael Cheika   in 2009 when he was head coach of Leinster. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Michael Cheika remains a well-liked figure hereabouts and the feeling works both ways. He still makes fairly regular sorties back to Ireland and an up(...)

Eddie Jones has dismissed the role of Lions head coach as an “ambassador job.” Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty

Eddie Jones has dismissed the role of Lions head coach as an “ambassador job” while refusing to rule out the possibility of succeeding Michael Cheika (...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton dejected after defeat in Cardiff. ‘The frustrations are real. You can see it on senior players’ faces.’ Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Doubt has forever been the nemesis of confidence. Steve Hansen’s comment from November came into my mind last Saturday in Cardiff. Steve was very ser(...)

When Ireland used Plan B, via Conor Murray’s boot, the officials deemed the line of England blockers to be legal. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

We now know that Plan C is going to be needed. At an event last week the signature performance of Joe Schmidt’s Ireland, so far, was discussed. Beati(...)

Joey Carbery: Munster will be looking for a big display from the outhalf against his former team-mates. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Munster v Leinster, Thomond Park, 5.15pm – eir Sport This December derby, taken in splendid isolation, has provided a launchpad for Garry Ringrose an(...)

Michael Cheika as been retained as Wallabies head coach after a review by Rugby Australia. Photograph: Dan Mullan/Getty Images

Michael Cheika will lead the Wallabies to the Rugby World Cup in Japan next year, but the head coach will have to report to a director of rugby after (...)

 All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen during Thursday’s press conference in Auckland. Photograph: Getty Images

The impending departure of All Blacks coach Steve Hansen may mark the end of an era in more ways than one. Hansen, 59, announced his intention to ste(...)

Leo Cullen: “Before most people wake, Leo is working away on what’s best for Leinster Rugby but people don’t see that,” says Isa Nacewa. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

“We farmed in Newtownmountkennedy and I’d be moving ponies or sheep and I’d ask Leo, from a young age, to give me a hand. He always said yes but he wa(...)

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