Nigel Owens

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“Unusually for a cat, she has been the subject of a ruling by the actual rugby referee, Nigel Owens”

I’m not surprised to read that Travis Kauffman, the Colorado man who last week fought a young mountain lion to the death while out running, has credit(...)

Benetton’s Ratuva Tavuyara scores a try against Ulster in the Guinness Pro 14 game at the Kingspan stadium in Belfast. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ulster 17 Benetton Rugby 17 Ulster certainly came back to earth with a resounding crash after their European heroics of the previous two weeks and, y(...)

Simon Zebo: tweeted about comments directed his way from among the attendance at Kingspan Park. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

What Simon Zebo heard at Kingspan stadium on Saturday may become known in time. Regardless, there has been overwhelming support beneath the Ireland in(...)

 Johnny Sexton celebrates with Bundee Aki after scoring the match-winning  drop goal. Photograph:  Getty Images

Six Nations: France 13 Ireland 15 - February 3rd, Stade de France, Paris “Would you go back please!” “But I’m the captain,” Johnny Sexton informs re(...)

Bath’s Sam Underhill breaks away from Leinster’s Garry Ringrose at The Recreation Ground. Photograph: PA

Walking through the riot-scarred streets of Paris on Sunday evening was to be reminded Europe has more pressing issues than the Heineken Champions Cup(...)

'The old dear texts her mates and cancels – hilarious – supper? I text Sorcha and tell her that I won’t be home tonight and tomorrow doesn’t look promising either.'

It’s, like, three weeks until Christmas and in Dundrum Town Centre the competition for porking spaces is like the Battle of the Bastards from Game of (...)

 New Zealand’s  Ryan Crotty crosses the line to score the winning try in the last minute of the 2013 clash at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Look at the All Blacks bench from Sunday, November 24th, 2013. Today’s best player in the world, Beauden Barrett, arrived to cause serious damage. I (...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale is tackled by Giulio Bisegni of Italy at Solider Field, Chicago.  Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

A 100 per cent record in Soldier Field – not bad when it was the world number one team New Zealand and a Six Nations team. There are big winners, Ital(...)

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 (...)

Joey Carbery gets in some kicking practice durin Ireland’s captain’s run at Soldier Field, Chicago on Friday. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland v Italy, Soldier Field, Chicago. On TV: Live on eirSport. Kick-off: 3pm local time/8pm Irish. Ireland return to the scene of, arguably, their(...)

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