Niall Saunders: “I set my goal at being the number nine at Harlequins and that is something that I want to achieve.” Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty Images

Niall Saunders steeled himself momentarily; then pushed open the door to the then director of rugby at Harlequins, John Kingston’s office, walked in a(...)

Simon Zebo: will begin a new chapter in his career later this month with Racing 92 in the French Top 14 Championship. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On Saturday, August 25th two Irish players Simon Zebo and Paddy Jackson are scheduled to make their respective debuts in the opening round of fixtures(...)

Bordeaux-Begles’  Ian Madigan will be leaving the French Top 14 for English Championship side Bristol. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

(Irish exiles James Coughlan, Michael Noone and Peter Lydon talk about playing and life abroad)  The annual migration of Irish rugby’s wild gees(...)

Terry Kennedy, son of former Ireland wing Terry. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

On February 2nd, 1991, Rob Saunders, made his debut for Ireland, the first of 12 tests, captaining the team against France in a Five Nations Champions(...)

Terry Kennedy: he will be one of the new faces that will feature for Ireland U-20 against Georgia. Photograph: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Ireland U-20 coach Nigel Carolan says the abrasive nature of the U-20 World Championships has forced him into 13 changes for their group decider again(...)

Ireland celebrate their victory over New Zealand during the Under 20’s Rugby Union World Cup match at the City Academy Stadium, Manchester. Photograph: PA

15 Jacob Stockdale Position: Fullback/Centre/Wing Age: 20 Club: Belfast Harlequins A member of this team last year’s team, this season he has(...)

Ireland under-19s beat France 13-10 in Marcoussis. Photograph: FFR

Ireland beat France 13-10 in the first of two Under-19 internationals between the countries at the French training base of Marcoussis, just outside Pa(...)