Mike Adamson

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Connacht’s Bundee Aki in action against Ulster. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht v Bordeaux-Begles, Sportsground, Saturday, 3pm The positivity oozing from Connacht this week needs to be turned into points when European ru(...)

Edinburgh’s Richard Cockerill: he  rested some of his established international players for last Saturday’s visit to the RDS

Is the Pro14 becoming the new Top 14? For years we cocked our collective snoots at the way so many games in the French Championship were seemingly set(...)

Stuart Lancaster: “I go hard on them, because I think it’s about winning,”. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

There should be an edge to Leinster’s first appearance of the season at the RDS this Saturday when the Dragons come calling (kick-off 5.15pm). The a(...)

Scarlets’s Jake Ball is tackled by Devin Toner of Leinster during Saturday’s Pro14 match at Parc y Scarlets, Llanelli, Wales. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Scarlets 23 Leinster 21 As defending European and Guinness Pro14 champions, Leinster know what’s needed to achieve success at the highest level. But(...)

South African referee Stuart Berry: Will rely on input from his officiating team in making decisions. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

South Africa’s Stuart Berry, in his first season officiating in the Guinness Pro14, has been chosen to referee Saturday’s final between defending cham(...)

Brand amplification: 3Arena chief executive Mike Adamson with Three Ireland chief executive Robert Finnegan and chief commercial officer Elaine Carey. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Three Ireland has renewed its naming rights sponsorship of the 3Arena venue in Dublin, investing €55 million over the next decade in what is one of th(...)

Cardiff Blues’ Alex Cuthbert in action against the Toyota Cheetahs at Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein. The Welsh side endured a nightmare 55-hour journey to South Africa. Photograph: Frikkie Kapp/Inpho/BackPagePix

The brave new dawn of an expanded Pro 14 began with misgivings and specifically the logistical difficulties for the Celtic and Italian sides in negoti(...)

Ulster’s Jacob Stockdale tries to evade the tackle of Cardiff’s  Willis Halaholo during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  BT Sport Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph:  Billy Stickland/Inpho

Cardiff Blues 35 Ulster 17 Ulster’s playoff hopes were dealt a hammer blow in South Wales as they fell to a 35-17 defeat to the Cardiff Blues. Jono (...)

Argentina players celebrate beating Ireland in the 2015 Rugby World Cup quarter-finals in what was the last time the two sides met. Photograph: Andrew Cornaga/Inpho

Ireland v Argentina Venue: Aviva Stadium Kick-off: 5.30pm On TV: RTE Two/Sky Sports Main Event, 4.30pm The South African game, á la Chicago a year ag(...)

Munster’s Simon Zebo celebrates scoring their second try  in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Dragons at Musgrave Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Munster 49 Dragons 6 There were a few inevitable things about this encounter in Cork. Munster were always destined to win against a team that had los(...)

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