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Bundee Aki and Finlay Bealham celebrate Ireland’s victory over the All Blacks during the Autumn Nations Series at the  Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Irish Team of the Year The men’s international team. They started the year with a 21-16 defeat by Wales after Peter O’Mahony’s 14th-minute red card a(...)

The Oireachtas committee met on Wednesday to discuss abuse of referees. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Oireachtas committees on the pressing matters of sport have proved far more cringe-inducing than this latest sitting to discuss the abuse of referees.(...)

France’s scrumhalf Antoine Dupont is assuming the mantle of the world’s best scrumhalf. Photograph: Franck Fife/AFP via Getty Images

France v New Zealand, Stade de France, Saturday, 8pm Irish time – Live on Amazon Prime To be in South Africa last summer, covering the British & (...)

 Siya Kolisi: ‘We know how we want to play rugby and that’s what we pride ourselves on.’ Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

England v South Africa, Twickenham, Saturday, 3.15pm – Live on Amazon Prime South Africa insist they will be inspired by the spirit of Rassie Erasmus(...)

 Luke Pearce shows a yellow card to Codie Taylor of New Zealand. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

“There’ll be days like this. When all the parts of the puzzle start to look like they fit . . . there’ll be days like this.” Van Morrison. Very hard (...)

Wicklow’s Amy O’Neill and Emily Ryan after a  game against Old Belvedere last month. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Last week this column highlighted the plight of the newly promoted Wicklow RFC in the Energia Women’s All Ireland League in losing their first two mat(...)

Adre Smith has received an eight-week ban over an incident in last Saturday’s United Rugby Championship game against Munster at Thomond Park. Photograph:  Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Images/Getty Images

Stormers lock Adre Smith has been suspended for eight weeks after being found guilty of an act of foul play in his side’s United Rugby Championship d(...)

British & Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland: he has made six changes and introduced three more players straining at the leash to a much-changed bench. Photograph:   David Rogers/Getty Images

South Africa V British & Irish Lions,  Cape Town Stadium, Saturday, 5pm Irish time - Live on Sky Sports, highlights Virgin Media Two And so,(...)

South Africa’s director of rugby Rassie Erasmus during the second Test at the Cape Town Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Rassie Erasmus is poised to continue in his role as South Africa’s director of rugby for the decisive third Test of the British and Irish Lions series(...)

South Africa captain Siya Kolisi celebrates after tackling Robbie Henshaw to prevent a Lions try. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

A relieved and eminently satisfied Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber hailed his team and particularly his captain Siya Kolisi and his leadership,(...)

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