Richardt Strauss

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CJ Stander during an Ireland training session  at Westerfield School in  Cape Town, South Africa. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The presence of three South African-born and reared players who qualified by dint of the three-year residency ruling has, unsurprisingly, generated qu(...)

Ireland head coach Joe Schmidt. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

The Quinn Roux numbers do not stack up. And they should, considering his 6ft 5in frame is filled by 124 kilograms of Pretoria muscle. Having been le(...)

Newly anounced Springbok captain Adriaan Strauss pictured during a training session in Stellenbosch on Monday. Photograph: Rodger Bosch/AFP/Getty Images

South Africa named hooker Adriaan Strauss as captain for next month’s three-Test home series against Ireland. New coach Allister Coetzee, who named a(...)

Connacht  coach Pat Lam and centre Bundee Aki celebrate with the Pro12 trophy. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

I heard it described that Connacht took their chances. Not so. Connacht created their chances, which is the fundamental difference between what they a(...)

Connacht’s Niyi Adeolokun finishes off a lovely piece of skill on the right wing to beat Eoin Reddan to the try line at Murrayfield. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Connacht 20 Leinster 10 Not even Connacht’s storied season could have scripted a better ending than this. By the end, their momentum, on and off the (...)

Ulster backrow Sean Reidy is one of two uncapped players in the 32-man Ireland squad for the tour of South Africa. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

At the end of a long, arduous World Cup season, Ireland will endeavour to hit the ground running with clearly as much familiarity as they can muster f(...)

Ulster’s Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding: likely to be included in the 32-man Irish squad for tour of South Africa. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Ulster pair of Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding, neither of whom featured in any of the matches in the Six Nations, are likely to be included in a (...)

Garry Ringrose scores Leinster’s eighth and final try against Treviso. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Leinster 50 Treviso 19 Leinster will play Ulster at home in the semi-finals on Friday week after they recorded a comprehensive 31-point triumph over (...)

Clontarf’s Mick McGrath scores a try against UCD. Photograph: Gary Carr/Inpho

Clontarf 24 UCD 10 Joey Carbery possesses the unruffled elegance of a bullfighter, nerveless, unflinching, agile in thought and deed, and a taunting (...)

Connacht’s Denis Buckley. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Considering the importance of our provincial derbies to the Guinness Pro12 and Europe, it’s the individual that has caught my attention. There’s no (...)

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