Niall Scannell

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Niall Scannell: is a significant threat to Rory Best as Ireland hooker given his command of the basics and his exceptional ball carrying ability. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The most important player on the pitch is often not the best player on the pitch; elite sport brings its vagaries that require balance in units and te(...)

Finlay Bealham has been selected to start against the USA. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

In making 14 changes from the first Irish side to beat the All Blacks on home soil last week for tomorrow’s meeting with the USA, as expected Joe Schm(...)

Garry Ringrose is the only player from the first XV retained for the match against the Eagles. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

As expected, Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has named an almost unrecognisable team from the one that beat the All Blacks last weekend for this Saturday’s (...)

Finlay Bealham, Niall Scannell and Dave Kilcoyne during Ireland training ahead of the Guinness Series clash with the USA. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

This week Niall Scannell’s head is in the USA, his soul is in Munster and his heart beats with Ireland. That’s just the natural lie of the land for th(...)

Devin Toner made a big impact coming off the replacements bench against the Pumas. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Gavin Cummiskey This being the Ireland team we think Joe Schmidt will name, it won’t be the side that takes the field against New Zealand next Saturd(...)

Rory Best is expected to return as Ireland captain. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Rory Best is expected to return as Ireland captain for Saturday’s first Test of the Guinness Series at the Aviva Stadium against Argentina after missi(...)

Ireland’s Sean Cronin  celebrates with Rhys Ruddock, right, after scoring in their victory over  Italy on Saturday in  Chicago. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/AP Photo

Time was when Ireland used to tango with Argentina on a fairly regular basis, so much so it prompted the former Ireland manager Brian O’Brien to liken(...)

Jordan Larmour scores Ireland’s  fourth try during the match against Italy in Chicago. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland 54 Italy 7 Italian job done yet again. It may have taken a while but as so often happens in modern rugby the superior team reaps its rewards (...)

15 Jordan Larmour Club: Leinster. Age: 21. Height: 5’10”. Weight: 91kg (14st 4lbs). Caps: 6. In the absence of Rob Kearney he was handed an opportunit(...)

Jordi Murphy, Will Addison and Bundee Aki at Tuesday night’s Chicago Bulls v Denver Nuggets NBA game  at  the United Center in  Chicago. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Joe Schmidt has rung the changes for Ireland’s first of four Tests this November against Italy in Chicago on Saturday, although despite keeping most o(...)

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