Stade Français’ Paris French centre Gael Fickou eludes Racing 92 number eight Antonie Claassen during the French Top 14 clash at Jean-Bouin Stadium in Paris. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty

Donnacha Ryan enjoyed the bragging rights after Sunday’s Parisian duel in the French Top 14 as he helped Racing 92 to a 17-16 victory over a Stade Fra(...)

Simon Zebo: will begin a new chapter in his career later this month with Racing 92 in the French Top 14 Championship. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On Saturday, August 25th two Irish players Simon Zebo and Paddy Jackson are scheduled to make their respective debuts in the opening round of fixtures(...)

Joey Carbery: moved from Leinster to Munster

The memories remain vivid but professional sport permits but the briefest pause to enjoy success. Leinster’s record breaking double of Champions Cup a(...)

Garryowen’s Neil Cronin in action  during his side’s 7-13 loss to St Mary’s College. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

Terenure College cruised straight to the top of Ulster Bank League Division 1A thanks to an eye-catching 24-0 bonus-point victory over Dublin Universi(...)

Dan Leavy in action against Castres at the RDS. Leavy, happily injury free, has consistently delivered on his prodigious ability this season. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Scarlets v Leinster, Parc y Scarlets (7.35, live on BBC Wales) Leinster coach Leo Cullen will know more about the depth of his playing roster, both(...)

Tadhg Furlong: The 23-year-old will be making his full Test debut against South Africa in the lions’ den that is Ellis Park, Johannesburg, and in direct confrontation with Tandai Mtawarira. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

For several of this Irish match- day squad, it is the biggest game of their fledgling careers to date, and Tadhg Furlong falls into this category. T(...)

Adam Byrne will make his second appearance for Leinster three years after his first. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Number crunching highlights the magnitude of the task facing Leinster as they look to clamber to the top of the Guinness Pro12 in the inhospitable su(...)

Ireland under-20 scrumhalf Charlie Rock makes a break during the seventh place play-off against Scotland at the World Rugby  under-20  Championships at  Zaffanella Stadium in Viadana. Photo: Giuseppe Fama/Inpho

Ireland 17 Scotland 9 Ireland under-20 coach Nigel Carolan says he expects many of this squad to go on and earn full caps in the years ahead and belie(...)

Munster’s Donnacha Ryan: with the World Cup looming the secondrow could benefit from playing for Emerging Ireland at the Tbilisi Cup in June. Photograph: Inbpho

As the World Cup looms ever closer representative playing outlets become a cherished commodity for those looking to impress Ireland coach Joe S(...)

Dan Trayers scores Cistercian’s second try in the semi-final against Newbridge. Trayers in the main man in the lineout for Roscrea. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

With a completely unforeseen pairing in Cistercian Roscrea and Belvedere, here we are on St Patrick’s Day as unquestionably deserving finalists bring(...)

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