Pascal Gauzere

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Leinster’s Josh van der Flier after being cleared out by Northampton’s Tom Wood during last Saturday’s Champions Cup game at the RDS.

Is rugby staring into the abyss? Can it save itself? Who will play it? These are the inevitable questions arising from the horrifying revelations o(...)

Munster outhalf Ben Healy reacts after  a late tackle from Joe Marler of Harlequins during the Heineken Champions Cup game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Johann van Graan’s ire over the roughing up by Harlequins has been compounded by 21-year-old outhalf Ben Healy being ruled out of Munster’s daunting H(...)

Munster’s replacement outhalf Ben Healy kicks a penalty against Harlequins at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Munster move on to what seems a particularly daunting assignment against Clermont in the Stade Marcel Michelin next Saturday with four points tucked a(...)

Munster’s Tadhg Beirne is tackled by Marcus Smith and Nathan Earle of Harlequins during the Heineken Champions Cup match at  Thomond Park. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Munster 21 Harlequins 7 A feisty affair on the pitch and a spicy one off it too judging by the volume of sound in a crowd-less affair. On a wet night(...)

Ireland head coach Andy Farrell speaks to his players at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Lineout and maul Once an almost guaranteed source of possession and launch plays, and even – if not directly – of tries, Ireland’s lineout and catch(...)

The Ireland 10 Ross Byrne needs to have one eye on “the plan” and the other on what his gut tells him. Keep the forwards on the front foot and build pressure on the scoreboard. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Andy Farrell said he learned a lot about the players who played at Twickenham for the first time. Some of them became men, he said. Great to hear – a(...)

Ireland’s Joy Neville is the first woman to officiate (as TMO) in a Tier One Test match. File photograph: Inpho

Twickenham provided a strange affair. The first half gave us a kicking duel, with neither team showing any appetite to play an expansive game. The sec(...)

Ireland’s Jacob Stockdale scores a try during the Autumn Nations Cup against England at Twickenham. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP via Getty Images

England 18 Ireland 7 There wasn’t much for Ireland to take from a fourth successive defeat against England except maybe a collective headache as they(...)

James Ryan reacts to Ellis Genge during Ireland’s defeat in Twickenham earlier this year. Photograph: Getty Images

Not in our game, mate. Not part of our values, old chap. Not unless you are England or Sarries. Then it is fine to lord it over your opponent. Or roar(...)

England coach Eddie Jones shakes hands with his Ireland counterpart Andy Farrell before the Six Nations game at Twickenham in February. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty

Eddie Jones understands the media better than most people working in the industry. The England coach loves to create false narratives with funny and u(...)

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