Portia Woodman

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 Johnny Sexton is engulfed by his teammates after scoring the winning  drop goal in Paris. Photograph:  Getty Images

The clock has passed the 77 minute mark. Ireland trail France by 13-12 and their goose looks cooked. Anthony Belleau is lining up a kickable penalty a(...)

Ireland’s Joy Neville in her assistant referee role during France’s draw with Japan at the U Arena in Paris on Saturday night.  Photograph: Charles Platiau/Reuters

Ireland’s Joy Neville has been named referee of the year at the World Rugby Awards in Monte Carlo. A veteran of 70 caps for Ireland, Neville is now m(...)

 Conor Murray  was not included on World Rugby’s player of the year shortlist. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Ireland’s Conor Murray was a notable absentee when the nominees for World Rugby’s player of the year award were announced on Monday. Five players ha(...)

 New Zealand captain Fiao’o Faamausili,  raises the World Cup after victory over England in the final in Belfast.  (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

New Zealand 41 England 32 A watershed moment like 1995, when professionalism took hold of male rugby, remains some way off. So where to from here? (...)

New Zealand celebrate winning the 2017 Women’s Rugby World Cup Finalafter beating England at  the Kingspan Stadium in Belfast. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

New Zealand 41 England 32 The English machine derailed by wave upon crashing wave of blackness. A never ending night until we move to Hong Kong or p(...)

Scrumhalf Nicole Cronin has had an outstanding World Cup for Ireland. Photograph:   Dan Sheridan/Inpho

World Cup 7th Place playoff: Ireland v Wales, Kingspan stadium, Saturday, 2pm – Live RTÉ 2 and Eir Sport Last of the summer wine. Reasons to be cheer(...)

France’s Julie Annery is tackled by England’s Sarah Bern. Annery crosses the line but the try is disallowed. Photograph: Getty Images

France may have saved the Women’s Rugby World Cup from mediocrity and duopoly but the Black Ferns and Red Roses will contest this Saturday’s final at (...)

Portia Woodman of New Zealand breaks clear from Lindsay Varty of Hong Kong to score a try during their pool match in UCD on August 13th.  Photograph:  David Rogers/Getty Images

Here comes the serious and perhaps, finally, the competitive rugby at this World Cup. England, New Zealand and France all breezed through the round-(...)

Hong Kong’s Jessica Ho makes a try-saving tackle on Portia Woodman of New Zealand during the Women’s Rugby World Cup match  at UCD. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

New Zealand 121 Hong Kong 0 Flying New Zealand winger Portia Woodman ran in eight tries as the Black Ferns put Hong Kong to the sword 121-0 in the se(...)

 Magali Harvey: Canada’s flying winger  scoring one of her five tries against Hong Kong. Photograph: Oiin Keniry/Inpho

Pool A Four-time champions New Zealand against Hong Kong is a match to view with some trepidation. From the outset the best runner-up from the three (...)

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