Mike Ross

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Leinster’s Tadgh Furlong: “Don’t get too carried away by the highs,  but don’t get too carried away by the lows either.” Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Tadhg Furlong has already ticked plenty of boxes in his career. At just 25 he’s already established himself as a worldc lass tight-head in drawing a s(...)

Joey Carbery: His conundrum will find its own solution; elite rugby tends to. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

What is success? Dare I wonder, in this professional era, what Connacht coach Kieran Keane’s definition might be? In the beginning of professional rug(...)

Ireland celebrate at the full-time whistle  after defeating England  at Twickenham Stadium on February 27, 2010. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Twickenham. The worst place to lose, but the best place to win. Come the full-time whistle this afternoon the ground will either be reverberating to S(...)

Ireland’s Jack McGrath, Cian Healy, Tadhg Furlong and John Ryan. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Traditionally, Ireland’s prop cupboard has been as barren as the supermarket bread shelves in recent days. For 16 seasons of the Six Nations in succe(...)

 Jacob Stockdale scores the clinching try in overtime. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 37 Wales 27 Ireland and Wales don’t tend to do dull but even by their standards this was a bizarre, rip-roaring, riotous rollercoaster of a g(...)

Andrew Porter replaced Tadhg Furlong in the early stages of Ireland’s win over Italy. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

With an update on Tadhg Furlong’s hamstring tear imminent, Andrew Porter is poised to become a crucial figure for Ireland. The 22-year-old tighthead (...)

Rob Kearney and Tadhg Furlong celebrate Ireland’s  dramatic late win over France in Paris. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

It’s happened to Ireland often enough for several of the current squad and those before them to feel they were due an Houdinesque-like piece of escapo(...)

Niamh Briggs evades a tackle from Jade Knight during a challenge match in Wales last month. Photograph: Ashley Crowden/Inpho

Preview: Ireland v France Stade Ernst Wallon, 8pm Live RTÉ Let’s start on a positive note: Niamh Briggs is back. The former Ireland captain, and fu(...)

France’s Maxime Médard clashes with Tadhg Furlong at Stade de France in 2016. Away wins are hard to come by in the Six Nations – which rarely follows preordained scripts. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The time to back Ireland has passed. At 6-4 second favourites to win the title, and down to 7-2 to win the Grand Slam, neither odds offer especially t(...)

Ireland’s Jenny Murphy has quit international rugby to take up boxing. Photo: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Before unveiling Jenny Murphy’s new sporting life as a boxer, see Australian rugby’s landmark shift toward sporting equality. The ARU, along with inco(...)

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