Peter Stringer

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Scotland’s  Finn Russell  is shown a red card by referee Wayne Barnes  during the Guinness Six Nations  match against France  at Stade de France. Photograph:Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

Scotland’s win in Paris was a good result, for France. I’ll try to explain. There has been a recent whiff of something in the air, maybe arrogance? E(...)

John McClean (76)  was sentenced to eight years in prison last week over the sexual abuse of 23 boys in Terenure College between 1973 and 1990. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Convicted child abuser John McClean, who was a former teacher and rugby coach at Terenure College, held a position of “royalty” within schoolboy rugby(...)

Tadhg Furlong and Paul O’Connell in action during the 2015 Rugby World Cup warm-up game against Wales at the Aviva stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The Aviva stadium on August 29th, 2015 will always be a place in time that binds Tadhg Furlong and Paul O’Connell in the context of a rugby milestone.(...)

Joe Schmidt is World Rugby’s newly created “director of rugby and high performance”. File photograph: Getty Images

Schmidt lays down the laws Joe Schmidt is back people! And the referees are his new pet project. Some advice for the Six Nations touch judges and TMO(...)

Paolo Garbisi attacks for Italy against Ireland in Dublin. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

To have any chance at all of breaking a 27-game losing streak in the Six Nations, Paolo Garbisi must embody all the great Azzurri 10s that came before(...)

Craig Casey: “I remember when we won the AIL in 2009, my father was the coach, and going on to the pitch with them all and just seeing the three days of celebrations they had afterwards.” Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Craig Casey readily admits he set a goal during the first lockdown last year to win his first cap this season. He hasn’t got there yet but being named(...)

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(...)

Munster’s Damian de Allende is tackled by Will Connors, Johnny Sexton and Robbie Henshaw of Leinster during the Guinness Pro 14 semi-final at the Aviva Stadium. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In November last year Munster hosted Racing 92 in the Heineken Champions Cup. Despite it being only the second game under a revamped coaching ticket f(...)

Leinster’s Garry Ringrose looks to offload as he is tackled by Andrew Conway. Photograph: Inpho

Got the email last Wednesday. Filled in the form. Next came my time to arrive on Saturday for a temperature check. All the precautions you would expec(...)

Unfortunately RG Snyman’s Munster debut did not last long. Photograph: Inpho

In fairness to the lads, they were models in regard to their social distancing. As eir Sport finally got some payback for having the television rights(...)

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