Nic Berry

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Leinster’s Josh van der Flier after being cleared out by Northampton’s Tom Wood during last Saturday’s Champions Cup game at the RDS.

Is rugby staring into the abyss? Can it save itself? Who will play it? These are the inevitable questions arising from the horrifying revelations o(...)

Ireland v Georgia: The scrums were shambolic and referee Mathieu Raynal penalised incessantly, without ever changing player behaviour.  Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

The Aviva Stadium saw a poor, grim performance by Ireland, way, way below their international Tier One status. Very hard to watch. Georgia can be more(...)

Ireland’s Conor Murray with referee Mathieu Raynal during the meeting with Wales last year. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Ireland v Scotland Referee: Mathieu Raynal Raynal, who red carded CJ Stander for a collision that knocked out Springbok outhalf Patrick Lambie in 20(...)

Referee Jaco Peyper shows a red card to Frances’s Sebastien Vahaamahina during the  Rugby World Cup quarter-final in Oita. Photograph:  Ashley Western/PA Wire

South African referee Jaco Peyper will take charge of Ireland’s clash against England at Twickenham on Sunday, February 23rd . Peyper was ruled out o(...)

Former Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt in his new book Ordinary Joe reveals the difficult calls he had to make for the World Cup and his regrets. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

A potential six-week suspension for Devin Toner was a contributory factor in the decision not to include the long-serving Leinster and Irish lock in I(...)

Joe Schmidt inspects the pitch during the Captain’s Run ahead of Ireland’s clash with Samoa in Fukuoka. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Former Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has revealed he tried to have the final pool game at the Rugby World Cup against Samoa called off before the match co(...)

 The England scrum is pushed back during the World Cup final  in Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Who saw that coming? Not me, for starters. The final produced a match that couldn’t really have been anticipated. England never got going, weren’t al(...)

Ireland’s Jonathan Sexton impressed in his team’s bonus point win against Samoa at the Fukuoka Hakatanomori Stadium. Photograph: Getty Images

Ireland’s 45-7 victory over Samoa was excellent when weighted with the pre-match considerations. The pitch issues, pressure borne of expectation and a(...)

Bundee Aki is consoled by Jack Lam after he is shown a red card during Ireland’s win over Samoa. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Samoa coach Steve Jackson and captain Jack Lam have called on the World Rugby disciplinary committee to “see sense” by not suspending Bundee Aki for n(...)

Ireland’s Jordan Larmour on his way to scoring a try against Samoa. Photograph: Jayne Russell/Inpho

Ireland 47 Samoa 5 Mission accomplished, and with a good deal less drama than might have been expected, not least when Bundee Aki’s 29th-minute red c(...)

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