Philip Browne

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The IRFU can effect a change at governance level which would benefit the whole game. Photo: Billy Stickland/Inpho

There’s a match being played, and it’s not even available on pay-to-view. Professionals versus Amateurs. It kicked off in 1995, unbeknownst to us all(...)

Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

On the premise that spectators will be permitted to return to grounds in time for next year’s Six Nations, the IRFU are hopeful that there will no fur(...)

 Jacob Stockdale makes a break for Ulster against Dragons. The Ulster fullback has stormed back from injury, looking closer to his scintillating best more than any time since 2018. Photograph: Ryan Hiscott/Inpho

Heretofore, loyalty shown by Ireland coach Andy Farrell has been admirable. Billy Burns flunks the last play against Wales, and Ireland lose, yet Farr(...)

The current broadcasting deal for the Six Nations ends after this year’s tournament. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne maintains “nothing has changed” with regard to impending negotiations for the television rights to the Six Nations (...)

Six Nations organisers say the deal with  CVC is subject to customary regulatory approvals. Photograph: Getty Images

Six Nations Rugby has agreed to sell a stake in the tournament to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners in a five-year deal thought to be worth in (...)

Keith Earls, Peter O’Mahony and Jonathan Sexton ahead of the Rugby World Cup game against Russia in Kobe City. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Nokia had an iPad before the word was invented by Apple. We know next to nothing about this because they stuck to what they were good at. Everyone was(...)

Ireland’s Hugo Keenan in action against Italy in their Guinness Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium last Saturday. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ironically, pitchside at the Aviva for ITV, I cannot see the game properly. I watch, for the most part, on a monitor. Andrew Conway, on the right wing(...)

Garry Ringrose: sustained a broken jaw in Saturday’s 50-17 win over Italy and so will miss the game against France in Paris next Saturday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/EPA

The scale of the task facing Ireland in an empty Stade de France next Saturday night was laid bare by France’s friendly win over Wales on Saturday nig(...)

Dorothy Wall runs with the ball during an Ireland training session at the  IRFU High Performance Centre in Abbotstown on Thursday. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

France have given up home advantage and will travel to Dublin to take on Ireland in the final round of the Women’s Six Nations on November 1st after i(...)

IRFU chief executive Philip Browne. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Tom Grace, the honorary treasurer of the IRFU, has painted a bleak financial picture in his annual report with an emphasis on the enormous losses incu(...)

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