Pascal Pape

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Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll celebrates at the final whistle of the Six Nations Championship at Stade de France, Paris in 2014. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

A Six Nations finale on a Halloween night that has banned trick or treating makes all the statistics feel redundant. Nevertheless, Ireland’s record at(...)

“A massive amount of work has gone into it and a couple of the six weeks I had before the tour probably stood to me. I did an awful amount of work and conditioning and fitness and strengthening and everything in that time. I feel very good. I feel very fast and strong.” Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

At last we have seen Sean O’Brien fully fit and at full tilt. With that has come his first win over the All Blacks in seven attempts and now a crack a(...)

Sean O’Brien in action against New Zealand on Saturday. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Sean O’Brien is free to play for the Lions in next Saturday’s momentous third test series decider against the All Blacks after the citing against him (...)

Guy Noves could be building a  squad capable of competing with the best. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Prospects: They have to travel to London and Dublin, which makes the prospect of them winning the championship considerably longer odds against. The h(...)

Scarlets James Davies received a three-week suspension for using foul language and making an obscene gesture. Photo: Inpho

Scarlets flanker James Davies has received a three-week suspension for using foul language and making an obscene gesture. Davies, who helped Great Br(...)

Ireland flanker  CJ Stander receives a red card during the first Test against South Africa in cape Town. Photograph:   Luke Walker/Gallo Images/Getty Images

The saga concerning CJ Stander’s disciplinary hearing and his fate for the remainder of the tour was finally resolved after the judiciary officer, Aus(...)

France’s Guilhem Guirado should have been carded by referee Jaco Peyper after his late shoulder on Johnny Sexton during the Six Nations game in Paris. Photograph: Inpho.

When the International Rugby Board and the Rugby World Cup organisers clamped down on high hits and clearing out around the neck at rucks during the 2(...)

Munster Head Coach Anthony Foley has made three changes to his side to play Stade Francais at Thomond Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

A curious quirk of the ill-judged fixture planning for the penultimate round of pool games in the two European competitions is that all four Irish sid(...)

Ireland captain Paul O’Connell is taken from the field against France. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Tweets guide us back through a calamitous week. Friday: Jared Payne has a swollen foot. Saturday morning (Captain’s Run): further scans of Payne foot (...)

France’s Morgan Parra and Brice Dulin try to halt New Zealand centre Ma’a Nonu at the Millennium Stadium. Photograph: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

Richie McCaw turns and leads with a glance. The other unsmiling giants immediately know the command is rapidity. Seven disciples, led by Kieran Read, (...)

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