Nick Isiekwe

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Ulster’s Alan O’Connor is tackled by Jack Kenningham of Harlequins during the European  Challenge Cup round of 16 game at  Twickenham Stoop. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Alan O’Connor’s value to Ulster is calculable, measured not only in the consistent excellence of performance but also in leadership that inspires thos(...)

 Leinster’s Ryan Baird during the Champions Cup round two match against Northampton Saints: the standout memory will be the performance of the galloping all-action   Baird. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Leinster 35 Northampton 19 Halfway through the group stages and it’s not putting the cart before the horse to suggest that Leinster can realistically(...)

Dave Kearney dives over to score Leinster’s third try in the Heineken Champions Cup game against Northampton at the RDS. Photograph:  Lorraine O’Sullivan/PA Wire

Leinster 35 Northampton 19 Job done. Leinster’s second bonus-point win cemented their place atop Pool A and with Montpellier and Northampton both now(...)

Billy Vunipola of Saracens touches down to score his team’s second try during the Champions Cup Final match between Saracens and Leinster at St James’s Park last year. Photograph: Getty

Of all the games Leinster supporters wanted to attend, and of all the games Leinster wanted their supporters to fill the Aviva Stadium and be in full (...)

Ireland travel to play Bulgaria in the Nations League on September 3rd. Photograph: Michael Steele/Getty Images

It always struck home that having the best chin in boxing was a dubious honour for Irish world champion Wayne McCullough. His professional career show(...)

A fight breaks out between Saracens and Munster players in the 50th minute during the European Rugby Champions Cup pool match at Allianz Park, Barnet.  Photograph:  Adam Davy/PA Wire.

Saracens 15 Munster 6 There was no shame in losing to the reigning champions after going toe-to-toe and blow-for-blow in this heavyweight Heineken C(...)

 A mass brawl breaks out between the teams during the Heineken Champions Cup  match between Saracens and Munster  at Allianz Park in Barnet, England. Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

The fortunes of the four proud provinces could hardly be more contrasting. Leinster’s progress to the knockout stages has already been serenely comp(...)

Munster’s CJ Stander and Jack O’Donoghue compete for the ball with Billy Vunipola. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Saracens 15 Munster 6 Munster died with their boots on in withstanding the loss of captain Peter O’Mahony just before kick-off and all manner of othe(...)

Saracens’ Nick Isiekwe and Munster’s Jack O’Donoghue compete in the line out during the Champions Cup clash last weekend. Photo: Gary Carr/Inpho

Champions Cup: Saracens v Munster Kick-off: 3pm. Venue: Allianz Park. How to follow: The Irish Times liveblog will begin from 2.30pm. On TV: Live on (...)

Munster’s Peter O’Mahony stretches out to score a try during the Heineken Champions Cup match against Saracens at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Munster 10 Saracens 3 If this was the proverbial game of two halves, the cause was the weather. Munster were deserving of their hard-earned 10-3 inte(...)

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