Scarlets forward Tadhg Beirne  makes his way to the field prior to the Pro14 match against Leinster  at the RDS Arena in Dublin in February 2018. Photograph: Seb Daly/Sportsfile via Getty Images

Any player who retains hope of wearing the green jersey while contracted to British or French clubs should pay closer attention to Tadhg Beirne’s two (...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt: “There are guys on standby, but what happens is when they go away on holiday as they normally would, they just take their boots and their gumshield.” Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Victorious post-match interactions between Joe Schmidt and press reporters feel like the school principal inadvertently wandering behind the sheds. E(...)

 Ireland’s Tommy Bowe celebrates his try against South Africa  with Conor Murray, Rhys Ruddock, Richardt Strauss and Tommy O’Donnell. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The Bounce of an Oval Shaped Football. “It may seem erratic, but it can be described by simple laws of physics. Projected at an oblique angle without(...)