Nick Williams

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John Porch has shone for Connacht. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Not having the budgets of their competitors in the Guinness Pro14, never mind the Premiership and Top 14, Connacht have always had to shop for bargain(...)

Donnacha O’Brien on Buckhurst (left) wins at the Curragh last year. Photo: Peter Mooney/Inpho

Joseph O’Brien still isn’t ruling out a tilt at Saturday’s Cox Plate for Buckhurst despite his disappointment at the four-year-old being made first-re(...)

Leicester’s Dan Tuohy was forced to retire from rugby this week. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The difficulty with speaking the truth is that it often offends but the core of rugby, seemingly, is “rotten”. Former Ulster and Ireland lock Dan Tuoh(...)

Connacht’s Dave Heffernan scores a try in the first half at the Sportsground. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

Connacht 29 Cardiff Blues 0 Ireland hooker Dave Heffernan delivered a man-of-the-match performance as Connacht ran out 29-0 bonus-point winners over(...)

Munster’s JJ Hanrahan kicks a conversion in Cardiff. Photograph: Rogan Thompson/Inpho

Cardiff Blues 23 Munster 33 JJ Hanrahan and Alby Mathewson masterminded a brilliant wet-weather performance that had Munster singing in the rain at t(...)

Ulster captain Billy Burns is mobbed by his team-mates after scoring a try in the Guinness Pro 14 game against Cardiff Blues at the  Kingspan Stadium in  Belfast. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 23 Cardiff Blues 14 Ulster made it three wins from four in the Pro 14, though this was a struggle to get there in a second-half performance wh(...)

Will Addison: starts at fullback for Ulster against Cardiff Blues at the Kingspan Stadium. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Ulster v Cardiff Blues, Kingspan Stadium, Friday, 7.35pm - Live on Eir Sport, Premier Sports Will Addison has recovered from injury and will make his(...)

Munster’s Keith Earls scoring one of his two tries  during the Champions Cup victory over Edinburgh at Murrayfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster winger Keith Earls has called on his team-mates to kick on from their Champions Cup triumph over Edinburgh and finish their season with a bang(...)

Connacht’s Colby Fainga’a and Kyle Godwin tackle Rey Lee-Lo of Cardiff Blues during the Guinness Pro 14 game at  Cardiff Arms Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Cardiff Blues 8 Connacht 7 The Cardiff bogey continues for Connacht. With just three wins since 2001, Connacht failed once again at the Arms Park, al(...)

 JJ Slevin riding Fakir D’Oudairies clear the last to win the JCB Triumph Trial Juvenile Hurdle at Cheltenham Racecourse. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Fakir D’Oudairies moved to the head of ante-posts lists for the JCB Triumph Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival after dominating his rivals in the openi(...)

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